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When I first started packing for the Dominican Republic, I figured it would be a pretty basic 'bring dresses and swimsuits' type event. However, I started remembering more and more things I would need and once I got there, I realised how many things I had forgotten and definitely needed!Here is my guide on what to pack for the Dominican Republic - whatever season it is! While this guide is predominantly aimed at female travellers (although guys, if you want to wear a summery dress then feel free, no judgement here), it can still be used as a Dominican Republic packing list for men if you substitute or leave out some of the items (I'm guessing you probably don't need a bikini or a bra).Happy packing!

First things first - winters in Europe get coldDepending on where you are in Europe you might be enjoying temperatures as high as 20 degrees Celsius (Canary Islands) and 17 degrees (Lagos, Portugal or Malaga, Spain) or freezing your a** off in as low as -40 in the coldest areas of Russia (Yakutsk) and -10 in places like Bulgaria, Lithuania, Finland and Norway. One year I visited Sofia in Bulgaria in January and the temperature was -21! This packing list for Europe in winter will cover a variety of different temperature ranges and weathers, from cold and rainy to freezing and snowing.Aside from warming yourself up with copious quantities of mulled wine (I'd say I definitely didn't do that at the Christmas markets in Belgium but I would definitely be lying) the main thing to do is come prepared. Temperatures can vary hugely from the middle of the day to late evening and during the night. Plus in many countries (*cough* the UK *cough*) rain can suddenly materialise out of an otherwise lovely seeming day.If you're not sure what you need to pack for jaunting around Europe in winter, this guide should help you with all the information you need!

Europe is one of the best destinations to visit in fall - London looks stunning in autumnal shades, Paris becomes a fall wonderland and popular destinations in Greece, Italy and Croatia become much cheaper and less busy (so what's not to love?). I love the different styles in Europe, Parisians always look so chic, German fashion bloggers really know how to rock a cute sweater and check out Russian influencers for great style even in really cold weather!For me, Europe in fall is all about cosy knits, structured boots and big scarves - it'll keep you warm, it's comfortable and it's stylish. Read on to see everything in my packing list for Europe in fall!

I'm soon to start packing for my flight to Vancouver and then onwards to Denver and remembered one question I get asked a lot on Instagram - what do I pack? What are my hand luggage essentials, particularly for long-haul flights? As a regular traveller (33 flights so far in 2018 - madness!), packing my hand luggage has become second nature to me. Half the time I don't even bother to unpack it when I'm home and instead keep most of my travel essentials with me anyway - hey, you never know!So, without further ado, here are my hand luggage essentials for long-haul flights: