The Packing List #10 – May 15, 2016 – TSA’s Annus Horribilis Continues Unabated

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Hello! This week was a roller-coaster for your faithful correspondent. I booked a trip to Canada’s West Coast for a reunion with my university friends AND managed to score tickets to Hamilton (yes, that Hamilton) for my birthday weekend in January. So, yeah, you’ll definitely be hearing more about that.

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Travel news you can use

Nifty finds



  • Another “ultimate” guide to packing light. This one is great if you need some tough love to pare down your packing.
  • Add Google Translate to your phone before heading off, a recent update improved offline dictionaries – and the addition of that feature for iPhone users – and a “tap to translate” feature for Android users.
  • I love packing challenges, but packing for a summer trip to Iceland is doing my head in. The last time I went in the summer, I didn’t have *nearly* enough layers, so I’m hoping to crack the code this time withpacking tips like these.
  • Is your travel health kit up to date? Here’s a thorough kit list that may inspire you to refresh the bandages at the bottom of your suitcase.

Zipping the suitcase

Did I mention I got tickets to Hamilton? I know – I’m the worst. Tell me what you think about this week’s newsletter or any other travel-related topic by sending a message directly to Find out more about where I travel on See you next week!

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