The Packing List #11 – May 22, 2016 – Line up here for a TSA therapy horse

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Hello! It’s the (un)official first long weekend of summer in Canada and I’m off to ol’ Blighty this week. This means I will, temporarily, be your faithful foreign correspondent. While packing, repacking, and paring down my packing, I wrote about my final thoughts – and lack of conclusion – about my trip to Haiti. Spoiler: this trip changed how I’ll approach the rest of the world as long as I travel. Thanks for reading The Packing List!

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Nifty finds



  • This “bundle packing” method was definitely a new one for me. Basically,everything gets folded into a rectangular brick which somehow fits into a carry-on suitcase. Your mileage may vary, but I’m going to stick with packing cubes and Ranger rolls.
  • Eagle Creek has put together these 13 unmistakable signs you’re an expert traveler. They’re not paying me to say this (but they can!): I am a die-hard fan of their packing cubes.
  • Away, the “smart” suitcase is being called an affordable alternative, is another entrant in the rapidly-crowding market of suitcases that do a bunch things in addition to carrying all of your stuff. I’m a backpack traveler, and will need more a compelling reason to go back to a suitcase. Bonus: a mathematical formula for packing your carry-on.

Zipping the suitcase

That’s all for now from the London bureau – please share your London suggestions for high tea and craft beer! 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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