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Visual Guide to the Packing Essentials for Backpackers and Travelers

Deciding to take that vacation and go off on holiday is probably the easy part of the travel experience. What’s not so easy? Deciding what goes into your suitcase and deciding on how much stuff you actually need. Traveling is a way of life for many people. Most people swear by just a simple backpack or a carry on size suitcase as your only luggage.Why Should I Travel With Just One Piece of Luggage?Travel is much more about the experience rather than the items you collect. That’s why it’s best to leave the entire contents of your wardrobe at home with you and just take the essentials (don’t worry; you will live! And there are such things as washing machines...

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7 Secret Getaways in Italy this Spring [Stunning Pictures]

Italy is one of those countries that everyone must see once. Whether you decide to spend time in the world famous Emerald City of Rome, or head up north to Venice for a romantic getaway, there are so many places to see and experience in this magnificent country. However, one thing that takes away from the beauty and can be seen as an annoyance is the sheer size of all of the tourists and the rain which can fall anytime. However, the best solution to this would be buying the best quality raincoat. You can consider buying raincoat online for that much needed convenience. So, if you are looking to experience the real Italian lifestyle in some of the most...

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What to look for in a good raincoat

What to look for in a good raincoat The winter season is in full swing and people are starting to lock themselves indoors to protect themselves from the extreme weather. As the rain and wind are picking up people are searching for their tattered old macs, or buying new ones and either compromising on style or on functionality. But this doesn't have to be the case. If you are in the market for a new raincoat there are important things you need to consider. The following article is to highlight the important traits to look out for and hopefully help you choose the perfect raincoat. Take care of the fitting Whether in an urban setting, or out in the wild, you should...

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Top 6 Countries to Travel to for Perfect Year Round Temperature

Weather is one of the most important factors when it comes to travel. There are many beautiful destinations that only stay beautiful for a few months out of the year. The rest of the time it may be frigid and painful to go outdoors in the freezing cold temperature. Or, in other climates, it could completely monsoon during the rainy season, then be so dry and blistering hot a few months later. These places require you to find the perfect “golden window” opportunity and aren’t ideal all year round. Fortunately, there are tons of great destinations all over the world that have a great temperature and climate all year round where all you really need with you is a light rain...

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A Weekend Away - The Search for the Vance Creek Bridge

On our way back to Seattle we were bundled under a blanket on the bench seat of the van, smelling like campfire and coffee. A yellow raincoat was draped over the back of the passenger seat. The windshield wipers were swishing. We had decided to get away to the woods for a weekend, despite the notorious Pacific Northwest gloom having erased the last traces of summer. The plan was simple: wrangle some wool socks and playing cards, fire up Buttercup and Shelly (the vans), and once everyone was off work Friday, head toward the Olympic Peninsula. After we changed our mind about sleeping in a grim looking parking lot, we found a wooded area close to the nearby lake to park the...

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