Packing Lists for Travel
Life is too short to wait at the baggage claim, so I try to travel light. Here's my collection of packing lists of what I include in my valise when we hit the road. Scroll down to see them all. ↓
Maybe I didn't appreciate it enough when I called the Bay Area home, but San Francisco is a pretty special place. Each year, millions of visitors come to see the city's iconic sights – the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Powell Streetcars, and the Ferry Building, among them – and explore the city's streets and many hills (48 in total!). If you're planning to be one of those visitors soon, you might wonder what to pack for San Francisco. Is it sunny and warm like Los Angeles? Or, being 350 miles apart, do their climates differ...
For many years, I've had a hypothesis: for people who travel even once per year, we pretty much pack 90% of the same things over and over. We all have travel essentials – and as I travel about 20x more than the average traveler, you can bet I have some tried and true travel essentials I never leave home without...
When I started Valerie & Valise, I had one mission: help people travel better on the weekends. I had spent a year traveling many weekends across Europe while living in London, so I wrote weekend travel itineraries and tried to help convey my passion for getting out there to travel as much as you can...
The outer layer you choose for your Alaska trip can make or break your adventure. Here are the best jackets for Alaska, plus coats, rain gear, and vests too.
It's hard to know what to pack for Alaska! In this post, discover the best shoes and boots for Alaska travel, no matter the forecast or season you're visiting.
Heading to Seattle for a weekend getaway or as part of a Pacific Coast Highway road trip? Here's what you need to pack for Seattle, a Pacific Northwest gem!
Planning a trip to The Last Frontier? You might wonder what to pack for Alaska – but this list tells you exactly what you need!
Planning a tropical getaway? Here are 10 things you need to pack for Hawaii – because though it's paradise, you don't want to forget something important!
Planning a trip to the Golden State and uncertain what to bring? This packing list will share essentials you need to pack for California.