Packing for Europe: 10 Rules of Thumb

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  As usual, I am preparing for my next trip to Europe and I am determined to do a better packing job than in the past. I am following these 10 Rules of Thumb for Packing for Europe. As I think about this trip, I remember all the trips in the past where I took clothes I never wore and lugged an over-packed bag across Europe. Not this time; I am packing light! 10 Rules for Packing for ... Read Full Article

Hints for Traveling the World as a Single Woman

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  I have been traveling the world as a single woman for the many years. I have been to North Africa, Turkey, the Middle East, the Caribbean, the US and nearly every European country, always on my own and accumulating a wealth of experiences and insights along the way. I made mistakes and have leaned from them; honing safety skills and perfecting my accommodation choices as well as knowing ... Read Full Article

Stress-Free Packing Tips

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  Packing for a trip can be a pleasurable preliminary to the trip itself, or it can be a rushed, stressful chore. Here are some packing tips from experienced travelers that may reduce your stress. Start early. Take at least two weeks to select what you want to take. Allow enough time to shop for garments that will be needed on the trip (For example if you’re traveling in January from ... Read Full Article

Pack Light – Travel Easy

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Yes, you could probably cram everything you need for two weeks in Europe into a carry-on and save the fee many airlines now charge for checked luggage. That’s if you wear the same jeans and t-shirt you wore on the plane. Most of us need quite a bit more. However, it’s easy to get by with only one medium-sized checked bag, and in fact you’ll be a happier traveler than those who saddle themselves ... Read Full Article