Tilley Endurables underwear...
pair to wear, one pair spare and I can travel
the world for a year with my Tilley
Endurables travel underwear.
Wash and dry in a flash. Expensive, but
last forever. Amazing. Website: http://www.tilley.com
Fran, Toronto, Canada
travelled the world with my Helly
Hansen blue shell. I used
it as: a raincoat, winter coat, summer coat,
pillow, blanket, and cover over other items.
It rolls into a ball, covers other blunders,
always looks great and dries quickly. I
NEVER leave home without it.
Christine, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
sew my own...
have a denim skirt and matching vest I made
for myself. The skirt has 4 pockets, two
inseams and two patches. The vest has 4
pockets, two interior and two on the front
and is reversible. The fabric is durable
and doesn't show dirt and is very comfortable
after multiple washings. The skirt is full
and mid-calf length so I can walk, bend
and sit comfortably in it. And since it
is not pants or shorts, it is welcome at
sites where women in pants are not allowed.
I'm on version two now, the first set wore
out recently after 20 years of trips all
over the world. This new set has only been
to China, California and Key West so far,
but Greece, Turkey and Africa are in its
Pauline, Fort Myers, USA
Note: For those who sew,
you'll be very interested in: http://www.saf-t-pockets.com
love my fleece...
favorite is an EMS
lightweight fleece. Light enough to tie
around my waist, warm enough for the plane
or airconditioned restaurant or cool day,
and still in good shape after five years.
A good buy! Website: www.ems.com
Dawn, Canandaigua, New York, USA
nifty new vest...
Smart Vest. Orvis'
spring catalog of women's travel clothing
has a very nifty new item. Men's jackets
are often a source of pocket envy, but this
women's vest will cure that condition. Even
though it's made of lightweight nylon/polyester
(and washable, by the way), it features
two zippered compartments with pockets for
stashing small items such as credit cards,
cash, keys or a cell phone. There are two
on-seam pockets too. The vest comes in easy-to-coordinate
black and sizes small (6-8) to extra large
(18-20). It even has its own storage pouch
into which it can be folded and stored.
To order, go to www.orvis.com or phone (800)
leather travel bag. I concede that there
are women who just can't abandon traveling
with a bag. (I prefer a hands-free trip
myself.) If the multipocketed travel vest
option isn't for you, Orvis
has a new travel bag. Since the leather
is supple, it's easy to keep close to the
body for security. The interior is divided
into several practical compartments. A zippered
outer pocket allows quick access to plane
tickets, passport and other travel documents.
The lining is cotton twill. The bag comes
in either tan or black. As with the vest,
you can get it at www.orvis.com or by calling
Susan Reigler, Travel Journalist,
always travel with my tailored 'The
North Face' zippered fleece
top -- thin enough to layer under jackets
but thick enough to wear on its own when
chilly. Multiple hidden pockets, too. Hurrah!
Katherine, Kitchener, Canada
two favorite travel items...
Shower Slippers (www.magellan.com)
- these slippers are so flat, thin, and
breathable (due to the mesh upper) that
they weigh nothing, take up no room in my
bag, and dry in minutes. The rubber bottoms
keeps my feet dry & germ free in foreign
bathrooms. I can even shower without removing
them from my feet - just soap my feet up
right through the mesh. Added
bonus: I pack them in my carry-on for long
flights so I don't have to keep putting
my shoes on to walk to the bathroom. Love,
love, love these slippers & would never
travel without them!
Lip Markers in place of
lipstick (www.sephora.com) - as I travel
mostly to hot, humid climes, my make-up
just slides/melts right off my face in the
tropical heat. I have discovered that the
only thing that stays put are these lip
markers. They last all day, thru the tropical
heat, downpours, and eating. I also use
them as cheek tint. They are so wonderful
for travel - the size of a pen & last
forever. I pack a pink one & and a bronze
one, a tube of super-waterproof mascara,
a sunscreen lip balm to smear over the felt
lip marker stain, and that's it! I'm pretty-pretty
all day thru the worst of tropical climes
& don't even have to carry a make-up
Sylver, New York, USA
can't leave home without my most important
piece of clothing. I would never be without
my black, light Coast
Mountain zippered fleece
jacket. It looks dressy with a skirt or
slacks and works with jeans too. Website:
Betty Ann, Surrey, B.C., Canada
Don't pack a straw hat for India...
an Indian woman I can tell you it is not
appropriate for visiting women to wear a
hat in India other than during summer months.
Indian women wear head coverings but not
hats. A hat is not a fashion statement in
our country nor is it part of our casual
or daily wear. But as a tourist you do need
to wear one during the hot summer months
especially if you are travelling and always
out in the sun. More appropriate find a
beautiful headcovering in the market to
Shoma, United Kingdom