Packing List: Petra in Winter

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If you’re a woman planning a trip to the Middle East, you’ve undoubtedly questioned what is acceptable to wear. Visiting in the summer means it can be quite tricky to keep cool while staying modest (check out my Egypt packing list for ideas on that). But if you’re visiting in winter, it’s easy because you’ll want to be bundled up anyway! … Read More

Packing List: Nile River Cruise

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Egypt’s climate in the summer is pretty much going to be hot! If you’ve been considering a trip, you’ve undoubtedly had questions on what to wear to stay cool while keeping modest. Below you’ll find our packing list for eight days spent in Cairo and on a Nile River Cruise during August/September. Iylana’s list for the ladies is first, followed by a … Read More

Packing List: Turkey in Summer

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Turkey has varied climates and seasons, from hot coastal summers to snowy winters. Even in the summer when temperatures soar, it may be quite cool at night in some parts. So the key is to dress in layers! Below you’ll find our packing list for two weeks spent in Istanbul, Kusadasi, and Cappadocia during August/September. Iylana’s list for the ladies is first, … Read More

Packing List Followup: Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

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We showed you what we packed in our bags before leaving for Peru, and now that we’re back we’re more informed on what should and shouldn’t have been included. Overall I think we did a pretty good job, specifically concerning clothing, as we somehow managed to have clean clothes to wear on the plane home without having time to do laundry like we thought we … Read More

Packing List: Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

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(We’ve updated this post with post-trip comments in italics) Packing can easily be the most stressful part of a vacation, so we hope to be helpful to those planning similar trips by sharing our complete packing lists for every trip we take. We’re no mountaineering pros, so all of these items are straight from our closet, with a few things purchased to fill … Read More