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Hello! August is upon us, which means one very important thing for comedy fans: the Saturday Night Live ticket lottery is open for another year. I’ve won twice and loved every minute of the experience. Read more about what going to SNL is like, and try your luck at the lottery. Also, Olympics! Go Canada Go! Thanks for reading The Packing List, have a great week!


Travel news you can use

  • It’s a quiet week in the world of travel news, as, in the French tradition, everyone seems to have gone on vacation.
  • Trying to take weapons and all kinds of crazy things in a carry-on, not just for Americans! Here are the best efforts of some Canadians to take ridiculously dangerous things in their carry-on.
  • I’ll believe it when I see it, but the Canadian Transport Minister has acknowledged air passenger consumer rights are sorely lacking in our country and is “looking into it.” Europe is the gold standard for air passenger consumer rights, but, heck, I’d even be happy with what the United States has.
  • The Director of the US Centers for Disease Control says the Zika advisory in place for parts of Florida could remain in place for up to a year. Plan accordingly, snowbirds.
  • Continuing coverage of TSA’s annus horribilis:

Nifty finds


Planning

Packing

  • Timely (again)! Packing for the constantly changing weather in Iceland. I’m packing more outerwear options than I do for a trip to NYC in the winter.
  • One of my greatest travel joys is walking long distances, but carrying very little on account of my deteriorating back. This woman’s packing list forher 10,000km journey in a 32L backpack will be bookmarked for my next long walk – a return to the Camino de Santiago in 2017.
  • Pantyhose to foil leeches? Dental floss to mitigate a dripping tap?Unexpected travel fixes and tips from a very resourceful traveler.
  • If you’re a frequent traveler, or wrangle a lot of people when traveling, keep a travel drawer (or a bin, in my case) of frequently-used travel items and you’ll always know where they are.

Zipping the suitcase

Did I mention I’m going back to Iceland soon? I’m looking for Reykjavik craft beer stops to pass the time between pylsurs (amazing Iceland hotdogs). Tell me what you think about the newsletter by sending a message directly to bitesizedtravel@gmail.com. Find out more about where I travel on http://bitesizedtravel.ca. See you next week!


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