North America What to Pack

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North America What to Pack

  • Comfortable Shoes

    New York City What to Pack

    Pack light, cause I'm not going to carry your stuff. The most comfy shoes you got. Coat and Hat and Gloves. Boots too from Dec. to March. Ibuprofen, walking is pain... All you got. Hockey stuff. Skates. Bike.

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  • Dress for Weather / to Impress

    Las Vegas What to Pack

    I went in mid to late October a few years ago. It was warm to hot during the day (85-95 degrees), but by 8:00 - 9:00 pm it usually dropped back into the 70's and even into the 60's towards midnight. I had a pair of jeans, a pair of lighter weight slacks, and a couple long sleeve shirts and didn't have a problem. My wife, who is always cold,...

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  • Shoes

    New Orleans What to Pack

    The luggage you bring will depend on your mode of transportation. By air, travel as light as you can. Never go anywhere, especially someplace where there is as much walking involved as in New Orleans (on hard pavement), without two pairs of comfortable walking shoes - shoes that are already broken in. Otherwise you are asking for blisters or worse....

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  • Clothes For Layering

    San Francisco What to Pack

    I cannot stress this enough: layer. It's true that San Francisco can be very cold and foggy, and fog often makes way to light rain, so rain jackets are a must 9 months out of the year. However, if you plan on doing a fair amount of walking, you're going to get warm pretty fast, as the hills can be brutal. Good walking shoes with traction are great...

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  • Casual / Light

    Key West What to Pack

    Ladies: Sundress Shorts Light Jacket (it cools off when the sun goes down) Sandals Guys: Shorts Button down camp shirts sandals (but please - no socks) hat Sunscreen! Aspirin (for when you have been out in the sun all day) Definitely bring a camera - Key West has beautiful beaches, interesting architecture, plenty of photo ops, and lots of great...

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  • Layers

    Los Angeles What to Pack

    If you are coming during the winter, be prepared for generally, sunny days and cool evenings. The best way to dress is in layers. When it does rain, it is chilly. So be prepared and do bring a warm jacket. When the sun is out, the days are quite comfortable and nice. People on average dress pretty well and when you go to any of the clubs or nice...

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  • Clothing/Luggage

    Puerto Vallarta What to Pack

    OK....you've planned a family vacation to Puerto Vallarta. The tickets were reasonable, the weather is perfect, now what to bring? First let me say check with your airline regarding your baggage allowance. Many airlines are now charging for the first checked bag, as well as any subsequent bags.....these costs can add up rather quickly! And remember...

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  • Pack For Weather

    Boston What to Pack

    Always pack some sort of slicker/shell/waterproof jacket. I was visiting over the first weekend in May, after the hottest marathon day ever, and it was POURING RAIN and FREEZING. Like, 40 degrees freezing. Other friends of mine who had traveled from California for our reunion were going to Patagonia to buy fleeces because they had packed so...

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  • climate preparation

    Vancouver What to Pack

    In case you rent a RV, bring bags in stead of suitcases. They will take less space in the RV. Bring all different clotes, for +30 till -2 if you travel in June Get your BBQ gear ready, but be carefull in summer it is too dry to BBQ everywhere

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  • Warm clothes

    Montreal What to Pack

    Many people think about keeping their "core" warm, but what about the lower half? There are some really great fitting and comfortable jeans available that keep you warm. They are called Winter Blues Jeans and they are perfect for travelers in the colder months. They are only available in a few stores but can be found online at:...

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  • What to pack

    Cabo San Lucas What to Pack

    You really only need 2 small pieces of luggage - a regular size carry on and a backpack or beach bag. If you're planning to spend most of your time on the beach or the water, you only need to bring flip flops. Flips flops were all we needed for dinners, walking around town and mostly everything. If you're going to go hiking, off-roading, or...

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  • Beachwear & Sunscreen!

    Honolulu What to Pack

    Bring flip-flops with you or plan to buy some when you arrive. See my Local Customs tip. Pack clothing suitable for tropical weather. The young women in this photo, with their black stockings and high heeled shoes, were dressed as if they were in New York City, and they just looked silly. Plus, they must have been extremely uncomfortable. It was...

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  • Cool / Casual

    San Diego What to Pack

    On the VT Gear website the question is asked, "Ever wonder who you're standing next to?" Well, that is one reason to wear VT gear, but I have another reason. To easily keep track of my grandkids while we are on an adventure! As you can see from the photo, they each have their own style, yet, where ever we were--this time at the San Diego...

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  • Wetproof Gear

    Seattle What to Pack

    Even though Seattle is often described as one of the rainiest cities in the US, it's not exactly true - it's not that it rains a lot, it's that it rains a little bit, almost all the time! On average, it rains over 150 days a year in Seattle, and clouds are present almost 300 days a year. Locals are so used to the rain coming and going (for it...

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  • Beach Attire

    Fort Lauderdale What to Pack

    You'll need layers during the Spring. It was warm to downright hot and sunny during the day...so Swimming Suits and shorts will do. However, a sweater or the appropriate coverage is needed for night. And DO NOT forget your flip flops! Sunblock, Aloe, After Sun Lotion and lip goop!

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  • Packing Lists

    Philadelphia What to Pack

    Comfortable walking shoes. It's best to explore this great old town on foot. Wide angle is great for shots of buildings but a zoom is fun for sneaky people shots. Thanks to D for getting me to explore my old home town more closely.

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  • Toiletries/Medical Supplies

    Miami Beach What to Pack

    Really all you need to bring is a light travelbag or medium-sized backpack.,because the clothes you will pack to visit here will not take up alot of space. Tank tops,light summer dresses and bikinis do not take up that much room! This is all I would have taken , if it weren't for the fact I was going to Peru afterwards and I needed to bring some...

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  • Clothing

    Mexico City What to Pack

    I brought a very small carry on travel backpack for my trip. If you are planning on taking the subway to and from your hotel this is all you will want to take because there are TONS of stairs and quite a bit of walking involved. From the Zoloco to the Airport you will need to change trains three times and each time involves walking up and down...

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  • Camera

    Miami What to Pack

    Since we have been traveling by boat, we don't have any luggage. However when we fly, we take two carryon sized bags each. I check one of mine - I just don't carry any more than two small bags. A wide brimmed hat. SUNSCREEN I have always traveled with at least one camera. Now I have at least two. I have one digital and one film camera. (I still do...

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  • Comfortable Clothes

    Atlanta What to Pack

    During my trip this year, the temperature remained in the 70s, although this seemed a little warm than I would expect for Atlanta at this time of year. I would probably recommend bringing warmer clothes for November in case, as it could get much colder during this time.

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  • Winter, summer & rain gear

    Quebec What to Pack

    Quebec City is one of Canada's snowiest cities. On average, we receive 3 m of snow every year but the 2007-2008 winter was our snowiest ever, with about 5.6 m of snow!! It is not rare to see the first snowfall in October, but we sometimes have to wait until January before there is any snow to speak of. As a rule of thumb, the milder the temperature...

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  • Photo Equipment

    Tijuana What to Pack

    Just a small, cheap 35mm camera should do. I take an average quality digital camera. I also turn off the flash, so not to draw any attention. I also take small, pocket size cameras that can be easily hidden. So when I see something that looks interesting, I turn on my digital camera (or leave it on), wait for it to charge, take the camera out of my...

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  • Weather Related Clothing

    Houston What to Pack

    It's hot. It rains. That's just Houston. There are two seasons: Summer and Spring. Spring is about January-April. After April, until December, it's hot. Make sure you bring plenty of sun screen. Let me repeat: It rains. Sometimes all day. Sometimes 5 minutes a day for 3 months. When it rains all day it floods-and fast. Be careful! I carry a small...

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  • Attire

    Sedona What to Pack

    You needed a luggage if you spend the night in Sedona. Otherwise, just bring some backpack to carry your bottled water.Your comfy walking attire. Bring comfy attire, comfortable shoes and depending on the weather you are going, bring a jacket even during the spring time because it gets cold at night and during early mornings. Bring sunscreen. The...

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  • Weather

    Ottawa What to Pack

    Waterproof shoes, don't forget weatherproof paste. Waterproof coat etc; you will have make your car ice/snow-free more than once. Anti-flu, anti-cold stuff (I prefer Fisherman's Friend). Some moisturizer for your lips. General tips for snow-pictures. In the winter the sun is always low and it is hard to take a good picture of a building at close...

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  • Weather Related Clothing

    Dallas What to Pack

    Although you can probably leave out your snow boots, I would suggest being prepared for almost any other kind of weather (especially in spring)! You can never tell what the weather is going to be like. One day it is a hot, dry, 95 degrees, and the next day is 70 and raining. I would definitely suggest being prepared for the rain. You will almost...

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  • Warm Clothes / Hiking Shoes

    Yosemite National Park What to Pack

    This being one of the top backpacking destinations in the US, a backpack might be a good thing to bring along. There is such a big network of trails, you just couldn't see them all day-hiking so you'll need to carry all your gear...you guessd it, on your back. A day hiking pack is also necessary if you don't plan on backpacking. Even if you're not...

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  • Comfortable Shoes

    Anaheim What to Pack

    Bring a sensible bag with only the necessities. It's a pain making trips to and from the lockers at the main gates or all the way back to your room if you're staying at one of the Resort hotels. We use the lockers when we make a full day trip and want to take extra clothes like a jacket or sweater to wear in the evening. Like many things at...

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  • Clothes

    Tampa What to Pack

    I like to travel light, but this is up to you. You don't need any heavy winter clothes in Tampa, that's for sure! During the summer, make sure you have light clothes and flip-flops! It rains a lot too, so be prepared! For the winter, I would say spring/fall clothes. Sunscreen is a must! Mosquito repellent too if you visit Tampa during the...

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  • Pack for the Desert

    Tucson What to Pack

    In the summer, bring a light t-shirt, shorts, and flip flops. Don't forget the sunscreen. When the sun is beating and the temp is 105 F, you will burn fast. In the winter, bring a jacket with you. The days are nice. Temps in the 70's but overnight lows can drop into the upper twenties and lower thirties. Light T-shirt. No black ones. They hold...

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  • Packing List

    Mazatlán What to Pack

    Wheeled luggage works best. beach attire Medications that you will need plus extra are a good idea. Trust me... I have 2 kids with asthma it saves hassel I actually have had good luck with disposable cameras... They don't cost you anything if you misplace them and are less likely to get stolen..The quality of photos is not bad. We took our own...

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  • Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear

    Richmond What to Pack

    If you go to Richmond, or anywhere else in the world, by plane be prepared for loss of your luggage by the airlines. It happened to us thanks to KLM. So, Urszula and I were separated from our luggage for the first two days in the South. We had a camera, video camera, newspapers, travel books, some cosmetics but no clothes to change! It was not...

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  • Heat / Sun Protection

    Death Valley National Park What to Pack

    Should you find yourself visiting Death Valley in the midst of a 120 pluis degree heat wave, be prepared with lightweight clothing, sunscreen, a hat and lots of water. Those opting for the more moderate temperatures in October through May should keep in mind that nights can get pretty chilly. In late November, evening temperatures dropped into the...

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  • Sweater / Jacket

    Monterey What to Pack

    if you plan to stay a night or two at the hotel, then bring a light travel bag but you're only here for a day tour, then a small type of bag will do. the weather can change abruptly in monterey, always bring a handy sweater or scarf or a wind breaker so that you are prepared for sudden weather changes but you don't need to bring a water proof...

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  • Temperature Extremes

    Grand Canyon What to Pack

    Keep cool and hydrated in the summer heat, (especially if going down to the canyon floor) 1. Buy several BPA-free water bottles with insulating sleeves, (I like the Camelback better bottle and sleeve, which you can attach to your belt). Instead of filling with water, fill it with ice before you start your hike, as it melts it helps keep you cool....

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  • Packing List

    Sanibel Island What to Pack

    Mosquito Repellent if you go out at night. Sunblock for day, are must have's! Water Shoes, once in the water it is pretty soft, but getting there is...ouch...ohh....ouch...ohh. Load 'em if you got 'em! Screen House, Box for food, lots 'o wild life

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  • Weather Wise

    Minneapolis What to Pack

    something water proof is always good.. Minneapolis is known for being cold... That being said, most locals own a pair of snow boots (the garrish things that your mom maybe made you wear as a little kid) but never wear them.. I haven´t worn know boots for years.. I just wear regular shoes, or my zip up regular boots in the winter.. Spring is wet,...

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  • Cold in Winter - Mosquitoes in Summer

    Winnipeg What to Pack

    We all know that traveling with small children can be tricky. If you want to avoid bringing everything with you that your baby or toddler might need when they are away from home, consider renting baby gear. Baby equipment rental companies are available across Canada, the US and even into Europe and beyond. Many, like Parentals in Winnipeg, rent car...

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  • Bring Camera & Film

    Banff National Park What to Pack

    Comfortable shoes for walking, and not just on sidewalks, but on walking paths, and rough ground. As you go up higher in the mountains, have a jacket - for example, while short sleeves are fine in the town, you'll find it much cooler up at the top of the gondola. Lots of film, telephoto lenses because its safer to take the pics of animals at a...

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  • Beach Wear / Jacket

    Santa Monica What to Pack

    Again, we're facing the Pacific Ocean, so be prepared for rather chilly weather. It was amazing to see joggers wearing sports tank tops and shorts and out jogging, while i had to be fully clothed! heheheehee... I suppose they're used to the cold winds! Again, buy water from convenience stores or from gas stations. These places tend to be...

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  • Travel Light

    Kailua-Kona What to Pack

    Just pack lightly! And pack shorts in your carry-on to change into once you reach the islands: the airport isn't air-conditioned, and you exit the plane on the HOT black tarmac! Light, short-sleeved shirts and lots of shorts. A good pair of walking shoes. One semi-formal outfit if you plan on having a meal at a hotel restaurant. All such items can...

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  • Weather Wise

    Long Beach What to Pack

    Take something with wheels - you might do a little walking from where you parked your car. I can't speak for what it's like except for July - I highly recommend bringing a light jacket for the evenings or long sleave top/sweater.

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  • Temperature Extremes

    Grand Canyon National Park What to Pack

    Our trip was in October, and it was cold in the morning. In the picture my dad has on his overcoat, and was still too cold, so he has borrowed my scarf and has it wrapped around his head (it is Navy and gold). The arid South Rim is pleasant, even in the peak of summer. It gets nippy in the winter. The inner gorge OTOH is relentlessly hot in the...

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  • Weather Wise / Casual

    Sacramento What to Pack

    Sacramento like most of California is mostly casual but unlike some of the other tips for this area I don't think running around in shorts and flip-flops in the summer is all you want to do. If you are visiting Old Sacramento or some of the other outdoor venues then its fine but in many restuarants away from the "tourist" areas a little nicer...

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  • First Aid Items

    Joshua Tree National Park What to Pack

    You will want to wear sunscreen at Joshua Tree National Park. Even in the winter, you'll get a lot of sun in the desert. The last thing you want is to end up with a burn. Bring along the bottle so you can re-apply as the day goes on!

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