I book all of our hotels through I find the hotel selections excellent and free cancellation is available on most of their bookings. They have over 1 million properties to choose from so you are sure to find the perfect accommodation for your needs.


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These are the essential items of travel kit that I always take with me.


[easyazon_link identifier=”B00IOY8XWQ” locale=”US” tag=”tracystrav012-20″]Kindle Voyage E-reader[/easyazon_link]

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[easyazon_link identifier=”B005AIIA4A” locale=”US” tag=”tracystrav012-20″]Travelon Anti-Theft Classic Messenger Bag[/easyazon_link]

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[easyazon_link identifier=”B017BPMUSQ” locale=”US” tag=”tracystrav012-20″]Pacsafe Metrosafe Anti Theft Laptop Backpack [/easyazon_link]

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I have a number of Travelon and Pacsafe bags and would NEVER travel without them. After a trip to Paris when thieves attempted to steal from my backpack (unsuccessfully) the bags have paid for themselves.



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The man at seat 61

I know I am recommending another website but this is really the BEST site for planning your train travel anywhere in the world. This is the first place I turn when thinking about logistics when we travel by train.