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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


Capsule Wardrobe Essentials



A capsule wardrobe is a minimalist set of clothing. The concept was designed to help people downsize and simplify their lives. Creating a capsule wardrobe for vacations helps you travel light—in some cases you’ll be able to pack everything you need in a roll-on carry-on bag and small backpack.




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Topics: Packing Lists


Summer Packing List



A summer packing list helps ensure a smooth, hassle-free vacation, whether you’re planning a road trip to visit the grandkids or flying off to explore foreign lands. Stay organized while you travel with this handy summer packing list.




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Topics: Planning a Vacation, Packing Lists


What to Pack for Ireland: Top 10 Tips on Packing for the Emerald Isle





When it comes to packing for your travels there’s a saying that goes, “pack half of what you think you need and take twice as much money!” That couldn’t be more true than in Ireland with its shifting climate and unpredictable temperatures. To make the most of your limited weight allowance, here are our tips on what to pack for traveling to Ireland:




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Topics: Europe, Packing Lists


Traveling to Cuba: What to Pack




For more than half a century the American view of Cuba has been largely based on black and white movies and long-ago nostalgia. This “forbidden fruit of travel” is now opening its doors to curious travelers fortunate enough to earn a coveted spot on a U.S. State Department ‘People to People’ tour like the ones offered by travel company YMT Vacations. Before you go, here are some tips on what to pack when traveling to Cuba:




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Topics: Cuba, Packing Lists