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A Beginner’s Guide to Canada’s Jasper National Park

  A Beginner’s Guide to Canada’s Jasper National Park Photo by Michael Brandt/Unsplash Jasper National Park is the largest in Canada. The first thing to know about Canada’s Jasper National Park is that this is a place where the journey and the destination are equally important. There are plenty of wonders to be found in the park, and they’re reserved for those willing to make the trek. For most people this means a scenic road trip from Calgary (about five hours of driving time) or Edmonton (about four hours). The southern route from Calgary leads through Banff National Park and up the captivating Icefields Parkway between summits and glaciers.

Here at Traveler, we’re always thinking about packing lists. And while there are some items we find, fall in love with, and want to bring on every trip, no matter the vacation destination, certain trips call for very specific outfits, luggage, and travel accessories. With that in mind, we’ve created a bevy of guides for nearly every unique experience you might find yourself on: a camping trip, cruise ship, European city vacation, theme park visit, and more. Scroll through for shopping inspiration and links to our best packing lists for every type of trip—we hope they’ll help you prepare for your next vacation, be it a foodie-focused city trip or a family vacation to Disney.

20 Top Things to Do in Michigan

  20 Top Things to Do in Michigan From museums to vineyards and beaches, the Wolverine State has plenty to explore.Named for its location on the Grand River in western Michigan, this is the second-largest city in the state and home to some of its most famous museums and cultural offerings, like the Gerald Ford Presidential Museum, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park and Frank Lloyd Wright's Meyer May House. In addition to art and history, Grand Rapids is nationally acclaimed for its craft beer scene and offers an "ale trail" featuring 46 breweries and almost 20 distilleries, wineries and cideries in the Beer City USA region.

What to pack for your honeymoon

Whether you’re jetting off “grand exit”-style immediately after the nuptials or planning a getaway for a later date, preparing for your honeymoon includes packing the right items for the destination, activities, and climate. We've rounded up some honeymoon packing list essentials to bring along no matter where you're headed, followed by outfit ideas, comfortable walking shoes, and luggage tailored to your locale of choice.

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Away The Medium check-in suitcase

$345.00, Away

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Allbirds Wool Pipers

$110.00, Allbirds (women's sizes)

What to pack for a cruise

Unless you're on an expedition trip to, say, Antarctica, packing for a cruise vacation is a fairly straightforward endeavor: Bathing suits, sandals, a Kindle full of books to read by the pool, and you're basically good to go. But there are a few trip essentials that shouldn't be left off your cruise packing list—we’ve broken it down by items to unwind in your stateroom, picks for sightseeing and shore excursions, gear to wear by the pool, and outfit ideas for formal night.

27 Top Things to Do in New Hampshire

  27 Top Things to Do in New Hampshire Outdoor adventures, amusement parks, museums and historic sites abound in Granite State.The Lost River Gorge is tops among what to see in New Hampshire, namely because it's a nifty natural attraction and unusual outdoor experience. Open seasonally, the Gorge Trail is a self-guided, 1-mile boardwalk loop trail with over 1,000 stairs – you'll want to make sure to dress for the weather and wear sturdy footwear. Along the way there are scenic spots to stop and admire Lost River and its cascading waterfalls in the gorge.

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Kindle Paperwhite

$140.00, Amazon

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Birkenstock Arizona Essentials sandals

$50.00, Nordstrom

What to pack for a road trip

There is certainly something to be said about the magic of the open road, whether you’re headed out on a last-minute weekend jaunt or a weeks-long trek across North America. While technically you just need keys, a driver's license, and a set of wheels, add these essentials to your road trip packing list to make your journey that much more enjoyable.

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a close up of a bag: Another gift-meets-teachable-moment: this roadside emergency kit (one of our road trip essentials), which comes with all sorts of gear to get them through their first flat tire or dead car battery. Think jumper cables, a reflective safety vest and warning triangle to keep drivers safer at night, a self-powered flashlight, a full first-aid kit, and a tire pressure gauge, among other tools. $50, Amazon. Get it now! © Condé Nast Traveler Another gift-meets-teachable-moment: this roadside emergency kit (one of our road trip essentials), which comes with all sorts of gear to get them through their first flat tire or dead car battery. Think jumper cables, a reflective safety vest and warning triangle to keep drivers safer at night, a self-powered flashlight, a full first-aid kit, and a tire pressure gauge, among other tools. $50, Amazon. Get it now!

Always Prepared Roadside Emergency Kit

$40.00, Amazon

Add These Trees to Your Backyard if You're Looking for a Little Privacy from the Neighbors

  Add These Trees to Your Backyard if You're Looking for a Little Privacy from the Neighbors Improve your view the natural way.

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Soaiy car mount

$20.00, Amazon

What to pack for a trip to Europe

When deciding what to pack for Europe, there are a few things to keep in mind: You want to make sure your travel essentials are versatile, comfortable, and destination appropriate, keeping in mind the cityscape and climate you're headed to. Bonus points if you can make your stylish gear sustainable by wearing clothing and accessories made using recycled or even remnant fabrics. With those goals in mind, we’ve put together some wardrobe essentials and outfit inspiration for a few of our favorite European holiday destinations, from Paris to Lisbon to Copenhagen.

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Top handle crossbody bag

$248.00, Cuyana

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Eastbank crew

$158.00, Outerknown

What to pack for a beach vacation

Headed to a white sand beach? Finalizing a beach vacation packing list requires a slightly different strategy, one that can be heavy on the travel accessories: For one, preventative measures like face and body sunscreen, sunglasses, and hats are non-negotiable. Plus, there's the basics, like beach bags and swimwear. For a refresher on items you won't want to forget, consult our ultimate beach vacation packing list before your next seaside trip.

This Charming New York Town Hidden in the Adirondacks Is a Dream Winter Vacation Destination

  This Charming New York Town Hidden in the Adirondacks Is a Dream Winter Vacation Destination Just five hours outside of New York City, this cozy Olympic village offers world-class alpine activities.Tucked away in a corner of the Adirondacks lies a charming New York town that shines. A two-time Olympic destination, Lake Placid is the place where 19th-century tycoons chose to vacation. And yet, it prefers a hushed kind of reputation.

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Baggu reusable bag

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Hydro Flask 32-Ounce Wide Mouth Bottle

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What outfits to pack for a safari

Packing for a safari is a science: You need to be prepared for changing temperatures, high sun, and plenty of dust, as well as cocktail hour and a dip in the pool—and all of your safari outfits, plus toiletries and gear, have to fit in a soft-sided duffel with a strict weight limit. We polled our resident experts and trusted specialists for help narrowing down the best safari outfit ideas.

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Everlane relaxed linen shirt

$80.00, Everlane

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Everlane The Dream pant

$88.00, Everlane

What to pack for a ski trip

When it comes to ski trip packing lists, we’re big fans of lightening your luggage load. That might mean packing everything into an extra-large carry-on, or renting heavy gear. That said, from the slopes to après-ski fun, there are a few essential pieces of clothing and gear items that are best not rented. And when you know the trusted cold weather brands to invest in, you can count on that wool sweater, those Gore-Tex lined boots, leather mitts, and down jacket to last for many, many years to come.

28 Top Things to Do in Utah

  28 Top Things to Do in Utah Natural attractions and otherworldly landscapes make Utah one of the most unique states to explore.Soaring sandstone arches and towering hoodoos make Arches National Park in eastern Utah one of the most striking places in the state. Plus, the snow-capped La Sal Mountains in the distance only add to this area's beauty. If you only have a few hours to explore, drive the 18-mile scenic road (Arches Scenic Drive) to enjoy a brief, but thorough tour of the park. You'll pass Balanced Rock as well as the Windows area, which is home to a large concentration of arches. Luckily, there are plenty of spots to pull over and admire the views.

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This weighty platform boot from Dr. Martens requires some breaking in, but it's worth the wait. You can wear this boot all year long, though it's particularly apt for winter—pair it with a midi dress and tights, jeans, or leggings. $180, Nordstrom. Get it now! © Condé Nast Traveler This weighty platform boot from Dr. Martens requires some breaking in, but it's worth the wait. You can wear this boot all year long, though it's particularly apt for winter—pair it with a midi dress and tights, jeans, or leggings. $180, Nordstrom. Get it now!

Dr. Martens 2976 Chelsea boots

$180.00, Nordstrom

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HotHands super warmers

$6.00, Amazon

What to pack for Disney World

Preparing for a trip to a theme park, be it Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Six Flags, or otherwise? Beyond lightweight clothing and your go-to pair of sunglasses, there are a few things you can bring that will make your time in the parks go more smoothly and keep your travel party comfortable, leaving you to focus on having fun.

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a close up of a bag: This sleek backpack is plenty functional: It has a two-way zip-around closure, a laptop sleeve inside, side pockets, and a small pocket at the top for your cell phone. It includes a detachable pouch, a key leash, and mesh shoe bag, and is also just a gorgeous bag: “Looks and feels beyond expensive and luxurious, plus it's so roomy and great to carry,” says one reviewer. Get the Dakota backpack in neutral colors like heather gray or moss, or a seasonal hue like light blue. $195, Nordstrom. Get it now! © Condé Nast Traveler This sleek backpack is plenty functional: It has a two-way zip-around closure, a laptop sleeve inside, side pockets, and a small pocket at the top for your cell phone. It includes a detachable pouch, a key leash, and mesh shoe bag, and is also just a gorgeous bag: “Looks and feels beyond expensive and luxurious, plus it's so roomy and great to carry,” says one reviewer. Get the Dakota backpack in neutral colors like heather gray or moss, or a seasonal hue like light blue. $195, Nordstrom. Get it now!

Dagne Dover Dakota backpack

$200.00, Nordstrom

Megababe’s Thigh Rescue is an absolute savior when it comes to sticky summer skin, something Florida produces in abundance. Whether you opt for a breezy sundress, shorts, or athleisure in the parks, a few swipes of Thigh Rescue will keep you comfortable well into the day, and serves as a pinch hitter to prevent blisters if you made the grave error of not breaking in your shoes before leaving home. $14, Megababe. Get it now! © Condé Nast Traveler Megababe’s Thigh Rescue is an absolute savior when it comes to sticky summer skin, something Florida produces in abundance. Whether you opt for a breezy sundress, shorts, or athleisure in the parks, a few swipes of Thigh Rescue will keep you comfortable well into the day, and serves as a pinch hitter to prevent blisters if you made the grave error of not breaking in your shoes before leaving home. $14, Megababe. Get it now!

Megababe Thigh Rescue

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Your guide to exploring West Virginia’s New River Gorge National Park

  Your guide to exploring West Virginia’s New River Gorge National Park Editor’s note: In celebration of National Park Week, which runs from April 16-24, The Points Guy is publishing a series of articles focusing on the beauty and diversity of America’s national parks. We will share personal stories from the TPG team, as well as news and tips that will help you get the most out …It’s embarrassing to admit, but this native West Virginian was pushing 50 years old when she hit the iconic rapids of the state’s New River for the very first time. I did my best to make up for lost time, though, exploring outdoor diversions beyond the river. Here’s your guide to the many lures in and around the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve.

What to pack for a camping trip

Deciding to plan a camping trip and knowing where to start—and, specifically, what supplies to bring—are two different things. Understanding which tent you need and what cookware essentials to bring to the campgrounds often requires far too many hours spent researching online. Here's the good news: We did the research for you. Click below for a full run-down of the best camping gear must-haves. (Going on your first backpacking trip? We've got that covered, too.)

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Stoic Madrone 4 tent

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The North Face One Bag sleeping bag

$290.00, REI

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Peach Blueberry Cobbler .
Everyone loves a peach blueberry cobbler. This one is the perfect, scrumptious treat! If you're taking it to a party, you might want to make another one for yourself. There won't be leftovers! —Laura Jansen, Battle Creek, Michigan The post Peach Blueberry Cobbler appeared first on Taste of Home.6 servings

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