Hello! How’s your summer going? We’ve had a particularly good run of weather here in Eastern Canada, so I’ve been training for Camino and spending quality time on my back deck enjoying the garden. I’m planning like a fiend for the Camino de Santiago in Portugal and will be spending time in Porto in Portugal ahead of my trip. Gladly receiving your suggestions at bitesizedtravel@gmail.com! Thanks for reading The Packing List, have a great week!

Travel news you can use

Nifty finds

 Planning your next trip

  • This week’s newsletter took forever to write because I spent way too much time on Wander, a site that will plan a trip for you based on your budget, home base, and available time.
  • Here’s a bunch of simple tips for managing and securing your moneywhile traveling.
  • Thinking about Africa? Here are 11 countries to think about even more while planning an African travel adventure. I’m bookmarking this one.
  • If you’re a walker, or a Camino fan, you may be interested in this 125-kilometre “Irish Camino,” a guided walk later this summer as part of Heritage Week in Ireland. I tried to translate “Buen Camino!” into Irish, and it yielded something I can neither pronounce nor confirm its accuracy: Mbóthar ceart!
  • Irish-speaking readers can send their corrections to bitesizedtravel@gmail.com.

Packing lists and tips

  • When I talk to people about packing, I start with the connection between good planning and good packing. Here’s a great approach for the good packing (especially if you’re a spreadsheet person): a packing grid.
  • As a bonus, the comments on the above link have some great additional tips. For the first time in modern history, I suggest reading the comments.
  • If your travel plans including hiking where the weather is highly variable (mountains in Northern Europe), this packing like for hiking in Iceland’s Laugavegur trail should serve you well.
  • light packing list for women traveling to Morocco. During my time there, I was served well by light coloured, long sleeve shirts that block the sun and the heat.

Zipping the suitcase

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!