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Packing Cubes Review

Usually when I pack I use my trusty plastic zip lock bags to keep my clothes organized. This year, I thought I’d class things up a bit and try out packing cubes. After a bit of time on google, and checking out the ones Alex in Wanderland uses, I decided to order 3 different sets from Amazon with the aim being to return the ones that didn’t suit me as well. I’ve tried out a few different cubes so you don’t have to!   WHAT I ORDERED: Item 1 : The Eagle Creek Pack-It Specter Compression Set I ordered this…
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Travel Checklist – What to do 10 days before you go!

Madrid's metro map

I’m just over a week out from my July trip to Europe. At this point we’ve already planned all of the essentials, so now’s the time to get your pre-trip checklist taken care of. Below are some of my recommendations for what to get done a little over a week before you travel!   Make Digital Copies of Documents – Upload copies of your passport, ID, travel documents, etc. to Google Docs or any other web based program that you can access anywhere you have internet.   Download Local Apps –  I’m fairly familiar with the Madrid metro, but I…
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Trip Planning – The Essentials – Upcoming trip – July 2015

I’ve known my friend Danielle for 14 years, and we’ve been taking vacations together for the past few of them. Our first international trip was a tour of Italy with a tour group. We loved the country, but we knew we wanted to ditch the group. In 2014 we took a trip to Ireland, England, & The Netherlands. This year we knew we wanted to do the same style of trip, planned entirely by us.   This post will outline the things for my upcoming trip that I must have booked before leaving the country. This is specific to this…
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