Hello! The autumn chill has set in where I live in Canada and I’m ready to hide under many layers until the sun reappears. I even saw snow while I was away! Nothing could have prepared me for that. Anyhoo, let’s talk travel plans, preferably to somewhere warm, along with Christmas gift ideas for your favourite travelers (AHEM). Thanks for reading The Packing List, have a great week!

News you can use

Packing lists and tips

  • How to pack wine (or any alcohol, really) for upcoming holiday travel.
  • Travel Fashion Girl, a packing site I regularly read, has developed her own multi-functional carry-on compliant, packing cube system. She has a promo deal on now for pre-orders (I get nothing for mentioning this), or you can just check out all of the ways you can organize your own things.
  • It’s a light week for packing, but in the coming weeks, I’ll have tips for packing for winter travel, as well as holiday gift suggestions for your favourite travelers!

 Armchair travel & inspiration

  • If you aren’t sure where to begin with planning a city break, particularly in Europe, here is a great process to get you started.
  • The Guardian shares reader tips for the best winter travel in Europe.
  • The Travel Risk Map for 2018 is out. Enter your destination and get up to date assessments of health, road safety, and security risks.
  • If you’re traveling over the holidays, start planning now. Get travel insurance if you don’t have coverage, including health insurance for international travel. If you’re heading to Europe, monitor labour situations at airports, airlines, and rail companies. I’ve been seeing a lot of threats of labour disruptions. Also, monitor country reports for safety and security notices.

Zipping the suitcase

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