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# 262040 1-Jan-2020 20:47
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I can get a really great rate from SnapTravel for my accommodation later this month to the US. 


I have never heard of them before, but I see trust pilot has them as 4.7 from 5 stars off 10,500 reviews. I was hoping someone here had used them before? 


I guess worst case is I book, wait 2 days and then ring the hotel and confirm? If confirmed then no worries and if not, do a chargeback through my credit card?




Also, it's some of the coldest times of the year to be in Chicago, has anyone been there this time of year and have any guidance on things I should include in my packing list? I don't usually wear a hat, scarf or gloves but I hear some people recommend them? I don't expect to spend a LOT of time outside, maybe the occasional bit of sight seeing :)


Any other tips or tricks or recommendations for Chicago would be appreciated.



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  # 2383732 1-Jan-2020 20:47
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Allow me to introduce you folks to our new travel community: TravelTalk NZ.


We hope to see you there!


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  # 2383738 1-Jan-2020 21:06
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I lived in a college climate for years. Hats/beanies are a must as are gloves. I hated wearing scarves they were just a pain but you do need something around the neck. I would recommend a good merino buff instead.


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  # 2383979 2-Jan-2020 08:31
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Never used them because most of my travel is big chains where it always makes sense to book direct to get the best deal and more importantly get points.


Good boots, windproof gloves, a beanie and windproof jacket are 100% essential. Got me though a week in Feb year ranging from about 8 degrees C one day down to the lows of -20c



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