North America What to Pack

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North America What to Pack

  • Packing for Fall

    New York City What to Pack

    Fall Weather is both sunny and occasional rains, although hurricanes rarely go to New York as it usually fall in the South like Florida, weather can still be finicky and it does rain in New York City during this seasonso better be aware of the weather by watching tv or updates on your smartphones via the weather channel or accuweather for updates...

  • 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,...

  • items to bring on Trip

    New Orleans What to Pack

    Comfortable shoes or sturdy sandals. It always rains one weekend, so you may be sloshing through the mud. Some folks bring rain boots for those days - I say don't bother. Big hat to block the sun. For women, wear a skirt rather than shorts - makes it easier to use the portalets, and you don't have to worry about the fabric sticking to you. Sun...

  • 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...

  • Clothing - Winter

    Chicago What to Pack

    It gets really cold in Chicago in the winter, and I mean *really cold*! You will need a good coat, a hat, gloves, a scarf and anything else to keep wam and out of the wind. During the weekend in December 2008 we visited a bar in downtown Chicago and left around midnight, when we left the bar it was around -15 Celcius, which in itself is pretty cold...

  • 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...

  • Baggage

    Cancún What to Pack

    If you can do it only pack a carry on. Luggage and Customs is a pain You can get by with 3 pairs of shoes. Sandels (beach and Dress) and Tennis shoes. Every hotel I have stayed at in Cancun has toiletries such as shampoo, soap and condt. If you can get by with what the hotel supplies do it. Bring you own medicane in it's orig. bottle if at all...

  • 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...

  • 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:...

  • 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

  • Clothing/Luggage

    Puerto Vallarta What to Pack

    you need expendable sandals for walking on the beach; the sand is VERY hot. a hat is also very useful, on the beach or while shopping (otherwise, you risk serious sunburn). a hat cuts down on the squinting too, even with sunglasses.

  • Pack For Weather

    Boston What to Pack

    if you are visiting bostonn in the fall like i did, the weathe starts to become nippy more so in the late september so you must always carry a jacket or a sweater or better is to bring a weather proof jacket as this is also the season where it sometimes rains and you might get wet. If you don't want to bring an umbrella, the weather proof jacket...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • What to pack

    Cabo San Lucas What to Pack

    This is the Baja, so you really don't need much. I always try to bring only carry on luggage and a minimum of clothing. There's always a laundry or store with a sale going on. The Baja, especially the Southern Baja, is known for its sun and fun, however, even though it can be quite warm in the winter, the weather can be fickle and turn on you. As...

  • Travel Light / Layers

    Seattle What to Pack

    Comfortable Shoes, Sweatshirt/Blazer, and lightweight pants/shorts. We always travel in August or September, which in all reality is truly the perfect time. It's a bit warm still but there is seldom rain. Pack a windbreaker or sweatshirt just in case... or don't and buy a souvenir that will brighten up your rainy days when you return home!

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • Chilly Evenings

    San Diego What to Pack

    Think smarter not harder, pack light because most CA hotels,malls, and airports are in outdoorlike settings! Ok your'e thinking Sunny CA, right, well that's true in the day time hours, but night time could get a bit chilly when Mr. Sun go's to bed! pack at least one sweater/light jacket for this trip. Lots of high spf sunscreen, all thought 70s to...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 guessd it, on your back. A day hiking pack is also necessary if you don't plan on backpacking. Even if you're not...

  • 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...

  • Miscelaneous

    Miami What to Pack

    Casual is the key. Miami is incredibly laid back and most places allow shorts, tanks, bare shoulders/arms and even flip-flops. People wishing to "Be Seen" on Lincoln Road may wish to dress up some. Seems to be the standard for clubbing. Follow general rules you would at any large city as NYC or LA but keep in mind that Miami's Hot tropical nights...

  • Pack for the Desert

    Tucson What to Pack

    if you plain on camping and they do not provide working showers, still bring a towel and soap theres a lake or river someplace! its not the best but it will work. bring your camera it will be a good item to capture your memorys brig sunscreen and plenty of water you dont want to get dehidreted

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Hot-Humid Weather

    Baltimore What to Pack

    In packing for a trip to Baltimore, you can count on a few things. It will be cold, damp and windy in the winter. It can reach 47F/10C any time of the winter, but there will always be a week where the temperatures will hover right around freezing. With the nearly constant wind, those days feel pretty cold. You won't need long underwear, but you...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Beach Attire

    Fort Lauderdale What to Pack

    You'll need layers during the Spring. It was warm to downright hot and sunny during the 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!

  • 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....

  • Backpack

    Isla Cozumel What to Pack

    A backpack is a must if you're out and about on the island. Poncho/umbrella (sporadic precipitation) Pants, sleeved shirts, closed-toe shoes (some activities are in the jungle) Hats/sunglasses Camera of course! Beautiful scenery on every side of the island. Water/swim shoes (rocky coastline) Snorkel/dive gear If you bring nothing else... Bug...

  • Clothing - Summer

    Edmonton What to Pack

    If you wanna shop, don't bring much (clothes wise) cause you'll prolly trek on down to WEM and go on a shopping spree. Leave some space in your luggage for stuff that you're prolly gonna buy and bring back to your city/state/country when you're here in Edm. The weather condition in the Prairies can be rather unpredictable. I mean, there was this...

  • 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,...

  • Clothing - Winter

    Calgary What to Pack

    I was on my way to Calgary at the end of April, we were DAYS away from the month of May when this HUGE snow storm happened: over 50 cm fell on the Calgary area; over 70 cm in the Banff area! The roads were blocked and my friend and I had to spend the night in a small town's City Hall along with other unlucky drivers. When we finally got to...

  • Baja Clothing

    Loreto What to Pack

    Travel in the Baja means travel light. Shorts, t-shirts and maybe a light jacket depending on the time of year. Temperatures in Loreto are typically "tropical." But layers are the best way to go. With the exception of July-September, weather is quite comfortable in shorts and t-shirt with the possibility of a light jacket in the early morning or...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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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