The Packing List #62- July 16, 2017 – Air France chewing gum

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! 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

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

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