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What to Pack for Greece




From April through September, the weather in Greece is ideal for traveling and sightseeing. You can expect sunny and dry conditions as you explore Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, and more. To prepare for your trip, follow our packing list to make sure you bring all the essentials.




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Topics: Europe, Greece, Travel Tips, Packing Lists


How to Pack for Your Fall Trip to New England




A trip to New England in September or October is a magical experience as trees in the region transform into a dazzling mosaic of colors. There is plenty to see and do on a tour of New England during fall, with many activities focused on the harvest and foliage.




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Topics: Americas, Planning a Vacation, New England/Canada, Travel Tips, Packing Lists


What To Pack For Trips to the Canadian & US Rocky Mountains




Whether you’re hiking Canadian Rockies or visiting the mountains stateside, you’ll want to be prepared for your trip. Packing can be one of the most stressful parts of preparing for any vacation. A trip to the Rocky Mountains between May and September is no different.




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Topics: Americas, US National Parks, Packing Lists


How to Pack for California In The Winter




Millions of tourists visit California each year because the state has something for everyone.

  • Beautiful National Parks
  • Unique architecture
  • Diverse cuisines
  • The allure of Hollywood
  • Top tier sports teams
  • The iconic New Year’s Day Rose Parade

The diverse landscape brings with it varying climates, and travelers need to pack accordingly. Packing for a trip to California may not be as straightforward as you think. In some places, you can go from sunny beaches to snowy mountains in the course of a day! Temperatures across cities vary, and may even fluctuate in the same city from morning to night.




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Topics: Americas, Rose Parade, Travel Tips, Packing Lists


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


What to Pack For Alaska



Alaskan vacation packages are a great way to explore all that our 49th state has to offer. Many guided options even allow you to take a combined land and cruise tour so you can get the full tourist experience. When participating in Alaskan tours, you will need to prepare for all types of weather because it is common to have sunny skies, rain, and wind all within the course of one day, regardless of the season. Your packing list for an Alaskan cruise will require layers so you can put them on or take them off to match the changing weather. Here is a list of items to pack for your Alaskan tour:




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Topics: Alaska, 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