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    Yes, I'm back home. The train was amazing - a...

    Yes, I'm back home. The train was amazing - a totally wonderful trip. SO glad I did it! Food was even better than I had expected from all the good reviews on various Via Rail forums, the scenery...
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    I almost always use a nylon liner sock inside my...

    I almost always use a nylon liner sock inside my Smartwools when I'm going to be walking a lot. To me, it's neither annoying nor too warm. It's also very practical when traveling light; liners wash...
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    I think Smartwool socks are great - except for...

    I think Smartwool socks are great - except for the socks I knit myself, I wear only Smartwool nowadays. If you can cite a particular style you're considering, I'd be glad to give you feedback if...
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    I have recently gotten the A30 in black Dyneema...

    I have recently gotten the A30 in black Dyneema and am very pleased with it. My first trip with it will be for 11 days in mid-October on planes and a train, and I think it's going to be the perfect...
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    Thanks so much for all the wonderful suggestions...

    Thanks so much for all the wonderful suggestions and the packing list critiques. My Aeronaut 30 arrived yesterday and I've culled the clothing list again so that now I can get everything comfortably...
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    I have no problems with ballpoint writing in the...

    I have no problems with ballpoint writing in the Hobonichi. Have used a wide variety of writing implements in it, from fine roller balls to BB fountain pens, Sharpies, etc. The Sharpie has been the...
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    I've used Quo Vadis planners & Exacompta...

    I've used Quo Vadis planners & Exacompta journals, but now I wouldn't go back to either after using Hobonichi since the first of this year. Love, love, love the Hobonichi - the paper, the layout,...
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    Itsablur, I've just been learning a little about...

    Itsablur, I've just been learning a little about the Group of 7 so your AGO recommendation is spot-on. I'll be a happy Toronto visitor!
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    A great recommendation, monkey lady! That...

    A great recommendation, monkey lady! That definitely makes the "must-do" list. And yes, the cooler weather is always a treat for me.
    And clendrum, I've heard about delays but they don't bother me...
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    Itsablur, I'll have a Hop-On Hop-Off bus pass for...

    Itsablur, I'll have a Hop-On Hop-Off bus pass for both cities (two day pass in Vancouver) so in Toronto I plan to just hop on and ride till I see something interesting! Might go up in the CN Tower...
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    Badger, all good suggestions. Knee-highs are to...

    Badger, all good suggestions. Knee-highs are to wear w/ flats but I will drop one pair 'cause they wash easily & dry fast. PJs are because I'll be sharing a room in Vancouver & they are more modest...
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    Canada train trip packing list (after 3 edits):...

    Canada train trip packing list (after 3 edits):
    2 bottoms: IB Villa pants, black Hue jeggings
    7 tops: 3 long-sleeved knit shirts: (IB magenta, IB purple stripe, Patagonia black t-neck); 3/4 sleeve...
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    Canada Train Trip & Tom Binh Bags

    Mid-fall, I'm going on an 11-day trip to Canada. Flying from Birmingham, AL to Toronto (with a plane change in Atlanta). A day and a half in Toronto, and then I board The Canadian for a 4-night, 3...
  14. I carried my MCB all over Paris, out to Chartres...

    I carried my MCB all over Paris, out to Chartres and back, on the Eurostar to London, and then all around London for a total of almost three weeks last summer and never had a problem. I had worried...
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    Travelmom4, I recently ordered an Ego to use for...

    Travelmom4, I recently ordered an Ego to use for that very purpose (no longer traveling with children, but I still need a good "personal items" bag). Although I got it for international travel, I...
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    Yes! Love it!

    Yes! Love it!
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    Lani, will you be my pack-light consultant for my...

    Lani, will you be my pack-light consultant for my early April London trip? I'll have my own Tri -Star by then, and I'll be happy to e-mail you my tentative packing list for critiquing!
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    Rick Steves' without a doubt. We took his Paris...

    Rick Steves' without a doubt. We took his Paris city tour and it was excellent, and plan to do more RS tours in the future. The tours section of his website gives a lot of detail about what to...
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