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Snapshot Journeys Travel Planning Tips, Info, Pictures

Enjoy your holiday more when you pack light yet still have everything you need!

On top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge overlooking Opera House. Hi! I'm Karen Zabawa, a travel writer in Port Credit, Ontario, Canada. I travel light whether I'm on the road for one week, two weeks or a month or more, with  everything I need in one suitcase and a backpack.


Over the years, I've travelled a lot and learned the hard way how to pack light and not take along everything I think I might possibly need. You really do not need to pack a lot for a trip.

And now, I'm happy to share with you my travel packing and planning tips, information and pictures to help plan your trip.


Lots of Travel Packing Tips:

See what to pack, how to pack it and what to pack it in (including your travel money and prescription and other OTC meds).

Here's what to carry on the plane, and travel documents you might need, like a visa.


Travel Wardrobe By Item or Country:

Travel pants, shirts and tops and travel skirts, sleepwear, and more.

Or pack by country: See Packing for China travel,  Dominican Republic resorts, Canada in winter or Portugal'sAlgarve.

If the place you are going to is not listed here, then choose a similar destination: Dominican Republic tips, for example, also apply to any hot climate destination like Mexico, Costa Rica or Queensland.


See Travel Pictures Snapshot Journeys Destinations:

I'm always happy when going walkabout with my camera, anywhere --  at home around Saddington Park or in Port Stephens, Australia, hiking up Tomaree Head.

See the shops in Hong Kong. Have a barbecue with Argentina gauchos near Buenos Aires.

Do a wine tour in Chile, see the Hand in the Sand in Uruguay and the Great Wall of China.

Australia is a favorite destination with lots of photo ops, from the ferry to Manly or  Kangaroo Island koalas and emus. See side menu for list of Snapshot Journeys destinations.


Travel Alone or With a Tour:

In travel business language, I"m a FIT (Foreign Independent Traveler). That means I plan my own trips, book my flights and hotels, and plan my own itinerary. But I've also traveled with friends, and gone on all-inclusive holidays. Whatever the trip, my travel packing tips work for them all!

And I always pay my own way, except for Sri Lanka, when part of my trip was subsidized. And frankly, I likely wouldn't have thought to go to Sri Lanka, until someone called and said "Press Trip!" And I am so glad they did. It was an amazing trip!

Enjoy your Snapshot Journeys. Take lots of pictures and make some memories!