England What to Pack

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    Umbrellas and rain in London!
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England What to Pack

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    Manchester What to Pack

    Manchester is quite flat in the city centre so you can bring wheeled suitcase with you. You see a lot of people wheeling suitcases around in the early hours of the morning near picadilly train station. If you are travelling around on buses, metro, trains etc I would recommend wearing a bag pack as it is easier to travel with a rucksack rather than...

  • The 'white sports shoes' myth...is...

    I know people are often told that no-one wears white trainers (sports shoes) or plimsolls (deck shoes?) in the UK (or in Europe), that no-one wears them and that they give you away as an overseas tourist immediately. This is absolute rubbish. It was absolute rubbish when I wrote this tip in 2009 and it is still absolute rubbish in 2013. White...

  • Safety for Valuables

    In place of a regular purse, I adopted a "safe bag". This is a large handbag with slashproof shoulder strap, reinforced side and bottom panels, tamper-proof zippers and an anti-grab shoulder strap that can be clipped to secure fixtures when you're stationary. The inside had good organizing pockets for passports and cameras, and there is even an...

  • Pack for all four seasons!

    Accept that the UK has unpredictable weather and pack clothes which you wear in layers. That way, you won't get caught out when the temparature suddenly plummets or (occasionally) soars! Waterproofs are vital whenever you visit, of course.What to wear in summer? Look here! You can buy most toiletries easily, at chemists or supermarkets, so...

  • A Brolly Good Idea

    Just like everyone advises to pack comfortable walking shoes for Vegas or a mosquito net for the tropics most people will also tell you to pack and umbrella when travelling to England. Whilst, given our uncertain climate, that is fairly good advice you are probably better off saving the space in your luggage for an extra bottle of duty free and...

  • Pack for all weather...

    Pack for all weather seriously...I went camping in the middle of June... In the morning it was SO cold.. Windy.. and almost frosty .. and then by the afternoon we were at the beach playing in the sea and actually got sunburnt!! because of the heat. It can differ throughout a day so much. So pack some warm items.. like a coat or a warm jumper -...

  • Keeping Kids Happy and Together

    I got each of the kids a new backpack they could carry on and made sure they were supplied with their Gameboys, with a new game each, snack containers that could be replenished, water and a book. Each child checked a suitcase with wheels, that way everyone could handle their own luggage. Finally, I tied a red ribbon on each bag so they could be...

  • BYOC

    If you are a smoker, I would highly suggest bringing a few packs with you from home. We like to smoke when we drink so we brought some cigarettes from the states, but we ran out at the end of the trip and had to buy cigarettes there.... $12 a pack!!!!!!! Yikes!

  • Pack LIGHT!

    one tote bag or purse large enough for cameraone carry-on sized wheeled luggage or backpack comfortable walking shoes - no one you know will see if you are wearing unfashionable shoes...BE COMFORTABLE!!!!!!And, remember - it rains here with some degree of frequency...raingear is essential! carry all prescriptions with you- don't pack in checked...

  • You should have been here LAST...

    My first trip to England showed me the value of my one carry-on suitcase rule. Bring one carry-on, mix and match clothing, and a bottle of Travel Wash. You'll be happy you did when you're walking around London with your luggage or trying to manage your bags as you get on and off a bus or a train. Bring an umbrella or rain jacket. It WILL...

  • Bring a converter for electrical items.

    I just pack a lot of black or dark interchangeable clothing which I roll and cram into one rolling bag. Bring some sort of jacket that can repel water and wind plus keep out the damp. Even in the summer, it can get chilly (compared to Texas anyway). The usual. Just remember that you need a converter for hairdryers and other electrical...

  • Here's a few tips for ya!

    I always suggest to bring 'American Tourister" type luggage for many reasons: First of all they are semi-rigid, which means that they give just a bit when the punch in the luggage system hit's it, not breaking it apart. Second, it's convenient shape makes it easy to stowe home, in the overhead bins in planes and SPECIALLY, in the bins going in the...

  • There is no bad weather.......

    I was quite happy to have warm clothes with me and especially the raincoat came in handy!!!There is a saying in Germany:there is no bad weather, only wrong clothing!!!

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