Travel

A collection of travel experiences - mainly for my benefit so I can remember places I've enjoyed (its my age ;o) but may be of use to someone...

  • Antigua here
  • Kenya (including safari) here
  • Ski Utah here
  • Vegas here
  • Los Angeles here
  • UK
    • English Lake District here
    • Great North Run (Borders) here
    • Northumberland coast here
    • Loch Lomond pictures here
  • Northern Spain here
  • Germany
    • Munich to Cardiff via Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and France here
      • Stein Am Rhien, pictures here
    • Mosel Valley here
      • St Goar pictures here
      • Cochem pictures here
      • Bernkastel Kues pictures here
    • Bavarian Forest here - COMING
    • German Romantic road here
    • German Alpine Road here
    • Lake Constance here
      • pictures here, Marksburg pictures here
    • Rhine, pictures here,
      • Ruedesheim pictures here
      • Loreley & Boppard pictures here
    • Herrstein, Fischbach Coppermine, Idar Oberstein, pictures here
    • Andechs (pictures here)
    • MGF German Rally here
  • Mille Miglia / Lake Garda trip report here
  • Kitzbuehel, pictures here
  • Stelvio here
  • Tuscany here
    • Montepulciano pictures here
    • Villa Corsano pictures here
    • Siena pictures here
    • San Gimignamo pictures here
    • San Galgano pictures here
    • Pienza pictures here
    • Montalcino, Bagni San Filippo, Bagno Vignoni pictures here
    • Florence pictures here
  • Bruges, pictures here
  • Norway - Andøya Rocket Range & Tromso, here

 

Flying / Travel Checklist


For the flight:

  • PASSPORT, Ticket, Credit card (all else is superfluous really!)
  • Inflatable airline neck pillow. (See travelsmith.com)
  • Eyedrops, eyemask, earplugs, sleeping pills, Vitamin C, hand cream, Hand sanitizer
  • Headphone Y splitter (enabling two of you to use the same device)
  • Pashmina shawl—for an extra layer of warmth on the plane and at your destination.
  • Self-inflating seat cushion. (See travelsmith.com)
  • Sweets / mints / snacks
  • Ziplock bags - one for easy removal of liquids at airport security, another for dry toiletries, one for electronic cords and chargers. Plus spares

At the destination:

  • Comfy walking shoes.
  • Ultra-light, compact jacket. For warm-weather destinations, consider a rain jacket, with a hood, that folds into its own pocket. For colder destinations, consider a windproof, water-resistant Patagonia Nano Puff or Uniqlo Down jacket
  • Ultra-light day pack. Pack it in your carry-on wheelie and use it when sightseeing and shopping. If all your souvenirs won't fit in your wheelie for the flight home, check the wheelie with the airline and use the day pack as your carry-on. (See amazon.co.uk)
  • Crushable, non-wrinkle hat. (See wallaroohats.co.uk)
  • Phone (all-in-one alarm clock, flashlight, map, and magnifying glass (use the camera zoom)).
  • Small binoculars
  • Spacesaver bags
  • Carrier bags
  • Plastic drycleaner bags. helps prevent wrinkles
  • Travel-size detergent
  • Extra camera battery and memory card.
  • Gaffer tape
  • Electrical multiway extension cord
  • Adapter plugs
  • Photo of your passport on phone / photocopy / email
  • Copy of your travel-insurance or emergency medical insurance policy.
  • Medical kit
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