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How to Pack for Winter Travels to Europe





Winter travels to Europe can be magical. Imagine the energy of Christmas markets, the beauty of light snow coating the top of historic homes, and plenty of space to explore famous sites without bumping into a ton of other tourists! With so much to look forward to from November through February, your packing list for Europe should contain items that will keep you warm and comfortable throughout your entire tour with YMT Vacations. Not sure where to get started? Here are some packing essentials for traveling to Europe during winter:




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Topics: Travel Tips, Packing Lists, International Travel


How to Pack for Your European Vacation



 

Booking a European tour is exciting – especially escorted tours of Europe because you don’t have to worry about researching hotels or planning your daily activities. The one thing that can take some of the enthusiasm out of your upcoming trip is the stress of packing. While your packing list will vary slightly based on the weather, we’ve compiled a list of essential items that you will use during every season.




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Topics: Europe, Travel Tips, Packing Lists


7 Ways to Avoid Paying for Airline Baggage Fees





Finding affordable airfare these days can be a challenge, especially with many airlines charging additional fees for checked baggage. These fees can range from anywhere between $25 to $50 and are enough to leave the most excited travelers feeling blue since that money could go toward meals, excursions, and souvenirs while on vacation. If you are interested in keeping your travel costs down, here are seven ways to avoid paying these for airline baggage fees:




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Topics: Travel Tips, Senior Travel, Packing Lists, Checked Baggage, Checked Bag, Carry-On bag


6 Tips for Packing Your Carry-On More Efficiently





Travelers are typically allowed to bring one personal item and one carry-on bag onboard at no cost whether flying domestic or international. If you decide to forgo checked luggage altogether to save on baggage fees, or just want to make the most of your carry-on, there are some great ways to get everything you need on the plane with you! While you should be prepared for some trial and error, here are six tips for how to pack efficiently when using a carry-on:




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Topics: Planning a Vacation, Travel Tips, Senior Travel, Packing Lists


How To Pack For Your Asian Vacation



A trip to Asia will immerse you in cultures and traditions that may be unfamiliar and exotic. The sights and sounds will captivate your attention as you visit vibrant and colorful markets, people-watch as locals go about their daily business, admire the serenity of temple grounds, and marvel at opulent palace grounds. Before embarking on your tour, be sure to set aside time for learning about the history of the places you’ll be visiting. Another area to look into is the weather at your destination in order to ensure you pack for maximum comfort on your escorted tour. The weather across the region varies from country to country, but depending on when you visit, humidity in the region may be unlike anything you have experienced before. To properly prepare for your trip, here are essential items to pack for your vacation to Asia:




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Topics: Asia, Packing Lists


How to Pack For Your Ireland Vacation



Packing for vacations in Ireland can be tricky, even for frequent travelers. One would think a reasonable amount of sunshine and warmth would be the norm for trips between April and September, but that is not the case. In fact, temperatures rarely get higher than 70 degrees Fahrenheit in the peak of summer! With so much uncertainty when it comes to the weather, you may be asking yourself, “Where do I even get started?”

Regardless of season, there are some standard items you should include in your luggage, and below is a packing list of must-haves for your upcoming Ireland vacation:




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Topics: Ireland, Packing Lists


What to Pack for Your Transatlantic Cruise



A transatlantic cruise is a once-in-a-lifetime trip! Whether your journey starts in the Americas or Europe, you’ll see beautiful sights along the way and get to enjoy all the amenities onboard your vessel as it crosses the Atlantic Ocean. Your embarkation date can’t come fast enough, but preparing for this journey presents a unique challenge because you will be away from home for three to four weeks. Deciding what to pack can be daunting, and we have compiled a guide to help alleviate your stress so you can focus on the amazing voyage.




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Topics: Packing Lists


What to Pack for Your Australia and New Zealand Vacation



 

The ideal time for Australia and New Zealand tours is during their summer months of January and February. The days are long and sunny with highs around 90 degrees Fahrenheit, while the evenings are mild with temperatures in the 60s and 70s. Consistent weather means your packing list will be relatively straightforward. Here is a list of must-pack items for your summer travels to New Zealand and Australia, whether you plan to stroll through the city, visit subtropical islands, or explore picturesque towns:




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Topics: Travel Tips, Australia, New Zealand, Packing Lists


8 Common Packing Mistakes To Avoid



An upcoming vacation is certainly a reason to get excited! It is understandable that travelers may focus their attention on tour activities and excursions instead of the details involved in packing luggage. However, packing poorly adds unnecessary stress to any trip. It can compromise your plans, cost you money, or unintentionally offend locals. Below are eight common packing mistakes and how you can avoid them to ensure the best experience possible on your escorted tour:




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Topics: Travel Tips, Packing Lists


What To Pack For Your Hawaiian Vacation



Aloha, Hawaii! With your vacation coming up, it’s time to start thinking about what to pack for yourtrip to Hawaii. The good news for those living in cold or rainy areas is that you can say goodbye to your bulky clothing. Temperatures throughout the year and across various islands in Hawaii are consistent, with lows between 65-75 degrees Fahrenheit and highs between 80-89 degrees Fahrenheit. This means you can count on your packing list being straightforward, and avoid the stress of debating which items to take on your tour and which items to leave behind. In fact, if you use the suggestions below as inspiration, you’ll be packing like a pro in no time.




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Topics: Packing Lists