The Packing List #63- July 23, 2017 – Bye bye, laptop ban

Hello! Summer is going from strength to strength. We’ve had an almost rain-free July here in eastern Canada, which is great for endless summer fun.

As I hoped, I got a message from an Irish reader and friend who provided an *accurate* Irish translation of the Camino de Santiago’s “Buen Camino!” greeting, following last week’s mangling by me and Google Translate. Here you go, aspiring Irish speakers and trekkers: Go neirì an bother leat.

Here on the blog, I shared some tips and photos from my delightful Scottish detour to Linlithgow Palace, birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots, and a spectacular ruin these days. Thanks for reading The Packing List, have a great week!

Travel news you can use

Nifty finds

  • Hotel dogs are very good dogs, so it was not really surprising when Smudge, the hotel dog at Edmonton’s Hotel MacDonald, proved she is a star/very good dog. Smudge just busted up a press conference at the recent Council of the Federation meeting, featuring the leaders of Canada’s provinces and territories.
  • A bit of light in these dark times: the “director’s cut” of the new British Airways in-flight safety video:

 Planning your next trip

Packing lists and tips

  • Low-cost airlines and plummeting baggage allowances challenge the most nimble carry-on only traveler. When this blogger had to have her bag weigh in at less than 5 kilograms (~11 lb), she made good use of her leather jacket and beat the system.

Zipping the suitcase

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