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Hello! It’s cold! It’s warm! It’s cold again! But it’s sunny? Keep being weird, weather in Eastern Canada. This week on bitesizedtravel.ca, I updated my list of 10 travel essentials and planned for sunny days ahead with a glorious rum punch from Hotel Oloffson in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Thanks for reading The Packing List, have a great week!


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Nifty finds

  • France’s Musée de l’Armée at Les Invalides in Paris is recreating Napoleon’s last home in exile on St. Helena with his furniture and belongings from that time. (until July 24, 2016). Full details en français
  • The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History has posted behind-the-scenes photos of its immense, almost unfathomable archives. Butterflies! Birds! If you want to avoid a lifetime of nightmares, stay out of the rat drawer.
  • This isn’t so much of a new nifty find as much as a recurring nifty find. Want to go somewhere? Not sure where to begin with planes, trains, and other modes of travel? Rome2Rio is my favourite site for figuring out the easiest, straightest, or unlikeliest way to get from Point A to Point B. It’s particularly good for questions like, “How can I visit these 5 cities in Europe by train?”
  • Over the years, lots of people have told me they dream of being a travel writer. Here are some travel narrative writing tips to get you started.
  • The Afar Magazine ultimate guide to solo travel is full of advice for travelers of all ages, styles, interests and intentions. If you aren’t sure solo travel is for you, start small with these tips.

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I hope you’re having a lovely spring so far (or wonderful fall if you’re in the Southern Hemisphere). Go see some cherry blossoms if you’re in the right place at the right time! Tell me what you think about this week’s newsletter by sending a message directly to bitesizedtravel@gmail.com. Find out more about where I travel right here on http://bitesizedtravel.ca. See you next week!


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