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Pro"We must not think of the things we could do with....

Contra"… only of the things that we can't do without." ...

I like to think I’m a seasoned traveller. By this I do not mean one with salt and pepper already added, but one who has been to a few places, seen them and come away with T-shirts to swell the wardrobes of my long-suffering offspring. In the course of travelling one does acquire many things: not...

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ProBased on a lot of experience

ContraYou may not have the same ideas about what's an es...

I should be getting ready for my holiday - I leave on Friday night and so far I've not been able to get my act together. Give me a month or 10 minutes to prepare, I'll still leave it all to the last minute - but I've packed so often I know I'll not forget anything really important. So here...

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“Terror Rage !”

published 03/03/2010

ProSun

ContraStress!

Check-in desk.. Rodney: I would like to fly to Chicago and can you send my luggage to L.A please! Check in: Sorry sir we cant do that service on this airline." Rodney: You did last week! (Rodney Dangerfiled.R.I.P) With Heathrow and the like facing meltdown at the peak of the Easter holiday season...

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“Girls just wanna have fun...”

published 21/10/2004

ProHolidays are fun

ContraUnpacking afterwards isn't fun

Passport, tickets, money… Passport, tickets, money… Anyone who has seen the movie Shirley Valentine can hardly fail to remember her muttered aide memoir as she rushed around the house panicking and dusting. After many years of booking our own ‘pick n mix’ holidays we have devised a very handy...

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“Goin on a summer holiday”

published 13/02/2009

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I only really go on holiday to Italy. So by now, things that I take with me I kind of already have wherever I go. I like to get the packing out of the way at least a day and a half before I leave. Ok so straight away, I get my, new, big green suitcase and... The first thing I put in is - My...

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Excellent

ProYour holidays and indeed your life will be enriche...

Contraabsolutely none :)

Im feeling kind of creative today, ( a euphamism for not wanting to do real work) and i am going on holiday very shortly so i thought i would share with you lucky readers my magnificent list of ten indispensable things that i take on holiday with me. Now obviously there should be a caveat...

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ProI love holidays!

ContraI hate carrying suitcases!

I love going on holiday, preferably somewhere which requires a passport and suncream. I don't go nearly as often as I want to, but I make sure I make the most of anytime away from home! So.... Passport: Check it is still valid! If you are still young enough to need ID, you probably have a rather...

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ProGreat list to check things off!

ContraToo much to fit in and carry on your back!

Does this list sound totally crazy? I am going in travelling in November for 6 months travelling to, LA, New Zealand, Australia & Singapore! I am very excited and have been doing loads of research on what to pack and what not to pack. I have decided that I should share all the vital information I...

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ProThey help you when you are away

ContraYou have to carry them

10 Indispensable Things With You On Holiday When going on holidays I always plan everything and then end up forgetting something useful by the time I head away. Here is my list of things to take with you on holiday: 1. First Aid Kit - you never know what's going to happen to you when you are away...

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ProHoliday essentials!!!!

ContraDon't believ all I tell you.

This opinion has been inspired following a chat with Angus and a recent trip to Austria, where I meet an eccentric English couple on holiday. In my bag I packed one thong. Why? The thong can be worn six times without washing. Wear for one day, rotate 120O clockwise for the following two days...

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“Observing the CMO at work”

published 23/08/2001

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I don't pack. In fact the current Mrs O would probably be hard pushed to name one thing that I do contribute to our times away (forgetting the humuor, the language skills, the diplomacy and general lugging duties) but my cell mate does. Very well. Here's a few things I noticed while lazing on the...

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ProYou should have what you need

Contrayou'll always miss something

Theres never enough room for everything you want so its better to pack what you need and go from there. There are 7 basic items that are a must have in your backpack and a million personal preferences. 1 CLEAN CLOTHES Enough said. Just remember to bring at least 1 long sleeved top or shirt. 2...

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ProCosts less if you are prepared

ContraHEavier bags for the best prepared

It is often very difficult to plan for every trip; some destinations require totally different articles than others. Generally though it is possible to plan for most eventualities: Obviously clothing is essential, but packing clothes does require some thought. It is a good idea to check out the...

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“Dont Forget Your Suitcase”

published 27/07/2001

ProImportant to have everything

ContraDon't take unecessary things

It’s six o’clock in the evening in the middle of winter; the eerie stems of light from the lamp outside make patterns on your wall. The rain drums against the window of the taxi. Inside, you run around in the dim light, getting ready, packing, sorting things out. The kids are all...

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ProSunshine between showers.

ContraShowers.

I apologise for hi-jacking (yet again) a general category, but the simple fact is this. No two destinations are the same. So general lists, though helpful, do not adequately cover all eventualities. So, if travelling to Scotland this summer, please remember it may be similar to winter in many...

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