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Hello! I hope my American friends enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving break, including loads of turkey and all the fixins’. For the rest of the world, I hope you’ve been enjoying(?) Black Friday, which is somehow now a thing, despite the fact most of us just went about our days normally.

In blog news, I posted something new about how I spent my last day in London on a DIY craft beer tour. All part of my ongoing quest to clear the draft queue on the blog. Thanks for reading The Packing List, have a great week!


Travel news you can use

It was a slow news week in travel because of the American holiday, but a few noteworthy things happened:


Nifty finds


Buy all the things for your travels!

Holiday shopping season is upon us and there are tons of gift suggestions for the travelers in your life.
  • Mystery trips are the latest thing for people who hate/are too busy to plan.
  • I don’t get paid to plug these guys, but I think this travel scarf with a hidden zipped pocket is a really cool idea, particularly for first time or long-term travelers heading overseas.
  • This long list of gift ideas includes things all travelers will love and is broken into categories like electronics, clothing, and things for the home.
  • This list of gift suggestions includes a twisty “infinity pillow” for sleeping in weird places.
  • In case you’re wondering, I don’t need anything, just send money – USD or euros – I’m not particular.

Planning your next trip


Packing lists and

  • I’m sharing this “Six Things You Should Always Pack” list only because it includes one of my top suggestions: good raingear.
  • Everything packing-related is presently focused on Christmas gift ideas – get on it!

Zipping the suitcase

The holiday season is upon us, so I’ll more gift ideas for you next week. Tell me what you think about the newsletter by sending a message directly to bitesizedtravel@gmail.com. Find out more about where I travel here on http://bitesizedtravel.ca. See you next week!


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