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    Might you consider merino? (Icebreaker and Ibex...

    Might you consider merino? (Icebreaker and Ibex are wrapping up their Labor Day sales today, fwiw. :)) If you get a lightweight long-sleeved top (150 weight), and a slightly heavier midlayer (200...
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    Seconding the Skype thing. :) Also, when we...

    Seconding the Skype thing. :)

    Also, when we were in Europe this past month, DH set up a Google Voice account and forwarded all mobile calls to that account, so that we wouldn't get expensive...
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    I'm thinking that your A30 will be on your back,...

    I'm thinking that your A30 will be on your back, and the MCB on your front, so if the purples aren't an exact match, it won't matter. They are both beautiful. :) (But you know your own preferences...
  4. Toblerhaus - good to know! The 10yo had a rolling...

    Toblerhaus - good to know! The 10yo had a rolling backpack (AND a huge backpack... I have not yet succeeded in drawing her to the light side of packing :)), but the 6yo did not. Am thinking the...
  5. My (small, like 10th percentile) 6yo liked the...

    My (small, like 10th percentile) 6yo liked the idea of the (Cordura) S19, but in practice balked at carrying it thru the airport when it contained anything more than a notebook, some pencils, and a...
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    Lol. ILU Janine!! :)

    Lol. ILU Janine!! :)
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    I have often thought I'd love a small, structured...

    I have often thought I'd love a small, structured tote or clutch that goes just on the shoulder. Like a Mini Shop Bag, but with just a touch of sass. Could be a tiny duffle shape, or a hobo, or a...
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    Ooohh, I've been wanting some Iberian straps!! ...

    Ooohh, I've been wanting some Iberian straps!! Perfect for my first-aid kit. And the 8-inch UV KS is just what I need to contrast with my Shop Bag, so that I'm not trying to figure out which strap...
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    The Icebreaker site has some web specials on some...

    The Icebreaker site has some web specials on some colorways of their socks - not immediately apparent - you have to click thru the different choices for each item, but I just bought some that were...
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    I find that performance merino gear (this 'new'...

    I find that performance merino gear (this 'new' breed of merino wool garments designed for active wear) is much, much gentler on the skin than even merino sweaters that I used to buy from, say, J....
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    saikyo, you can sign up for e-mails (or watch...

    saikyo, you can sign up for e-mails (or watch Twitter or Facebook) from Icebreaker and Ibex (I don't know if Ibex ever makes socks, but they're a good company to watch for other gear). You can also...
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    I do have a pair of PhD (their lighter-weight...

    I do have a pair of PhD (their lighter-weight winter version) ski socks from Smartwool where one of the layers has worn through. The inner layer keeps on going though - I still haven't worn all the...
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    Icebreaker Ultra Lite 3/4 Crew, no cushion. I...

    Icebreaker Ultra Lite 3/4 Crew, no cushion. I wait till they are on sale (I've found them for 50% off), then I buy multiples of the same color so that it's easy to match socks, and if I lose a...
  14. Hey Holly, So far the tube has held up to...

    Hey Holly,

    So far the tube has held up to three weeks of use by two grownups. It got more of a workout towards the end of our trip when I was trying to squeeze the last bits out of it. And the...
  15. Thread: Just TOO BIG!

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    Ooh I love the Yahtzee (with or without mini...

    Ooh I love the Yahtzee (with or without mini dice) travel game idea!!

    On our recent 3-week trip, we took magnetic chess/checkers (did not get used, for whatever reason, although at one place we...
  16. Still reading thru the whole thread, but just...

    Still reading thru the whole thread, but just wanted to say - I got a refillable toothpaste tube (Toothpaste 2 Go; the transfer thingy is pretty much unnecessary - I just lined up the openings,...
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    Holly - did you book your Rome stay yet? I can...

    Holly - did you book your Rome stay yet? I can highly recommend the VRBO property we rented - steps from the Colosseum, beautifully appointed, with a super-helpful host. PM me if you would like the...
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    Hi Holly! Apologies for the slow reply, I hadn't...

    Hi Holly! Apologies for the slow reply, I hadn't checked this thread recently. Did you want an Istanbul hotel or Rome?

    Istanbul - we stayed at the Best Western Citadel, a bit higher-range but it...
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    For Icebreaker I wear a S in base layers and...

    For Icebreaker I wear a S in base layers and bottoms, and an M for mid layers like hoodies. I've now bought pieces from the store, their website, and retailer like Backcountry, and find their sizing...
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    I am loving my SB's for travel - we've been on...

    I am loving my SB's for travel - we've been on the move for a week. I use my SA as my carry-on, and put my SCB and LSB (turned inside-out) in my SSB to go thru security and the gate. Once on board, I...
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    Delicious!! We'll keep an eye out, thanks!! :)

    Delicious!! We'll keep an eye out, thanks!! :)
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    Thanks, good point autolycus! :) I like the idea...

    Thanks, good point autolycus! :) I like the idea of a guide. I've been thru the Vatican myself, but a long time ago. Might be worth it for the kids, anyway. :) And gelato,I love gelato! We should all...
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    I always wear the wool layer next to skin - in...

    I always wear the wool layer next to skin - in winter, and now in summer too! We've been enjoying temps in the mid-80's and 90's, and wool (the lighter weights - 150 for Icebreaker gear, or the...
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    Aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh!!! (That is: thank you. ;)...

    Aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh!!!

    (That is: thank you. ;) Or rather: my pocketbook does not thank you. :))
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    *evil laugh* I have to admit, I succumbed too....

    *evil laugh*

    I have to admit, I succumbed too. :) For basics, basics! :) Considering half the clothing I brought on this trip is Icebreaker, I know I'll use it. (I'm also hoping Ibex will put...
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