Ryan's looking to solve some of his packing problems.
I’d like to say its easier for me to travel carry-on than it is for Vanessa. In theory, I have less to pack. In theory! In reality, I find that my items are generally bulkier and I tend to pack more of them. The problem is that I perspire -a lot. What I save in space by not packing dresses or skirts, I more than make up for with many undershirts, as well as bulky jeans and shorts.
My travel wardrobe is getting a "top"makeover.
When you're traveling the carry-on only way, you really need to make smart choices. But just as important is making happy choices, choosing clothing that you love, look good in, feel good in. This is especially true of shirts, as no other piece of clothing will be featured so much in your photographs. If I'm going to be rotating between the same 3 or 4 shirts on a month long trip, I better love them!
I knew Tilley Endurable shirts were a great choice for me because they wash and dry with zero fuss in a hotel room, they're lightweight and breathable, and many of them even have sneaky security pockets! I love that they are designed for real bodies and shapes and that there are a ton of colors, designs, and fabrics to choose from. I know I'll be traveling with some of their classic short sleeve, button down shirts, so I wanted to give two different types of shirts a try and see how things worked when I mixed things up!
It's a skirt! It's a short! But is it really a skort?
Like many ladies, my view of a skort is an above-the-knee pair of shorts with a skirt-style front, combining the sporty practicality of shorts with a more polished skirt finish. My Tilley Endurable skort is much different -a pair of knee length, lightweight, comfortable, regular shorts – with a detachable skirt that can zip over them! How crafty is that!?! The skirt layer is a few inches longer than the shorts, hitting below my knees, and attaches around the waist band via a discreet zipper. You can easily unzip the skirt portion in under 30 seconds, and it just takes a tiny bit longer to re-zip it back on.
We're testing the STM Velo 2 & Cable Wrap to see if they solve our travel packing problems.
A Packing Challenge
My passion with ultra-lite, organized packing is well known – I spend days (if not weeks!) obsessing over the placement of everything in my pack, debating each items’ merits and weighing it according (sometime literally weighing it!). But no matter how much I organize the main pack; there are always last minute odds and ends being stashed in my day bag. While I’d like to keep my day bag for just my camera, or maybe my iPad, the reality is that water bottles, magazines, snack packs, umbrellas, guidebooks and more tend to infiltrate it! The result is a heavy, awkward, bulging mess.
Update: Tilley Endurables no longer sells travel dresses. I hope this post inspires you to check out other wonderful products they make!
Last week TurnipSeed Travel was thrilled to announce a partnership with Tilley Endurables, to outfit us on our Around the World adventure this fall.
For a sneak peak of some of the clothing going in our carry on only bags for the trip we will be reviewing an article or two every week or so until we depart. Last week we reviewed our Tilley Hats. Today, TST is going to show you the one go item that every lady needs in her closet: The little black dress - Tilley Style!
We're traveling with Tilley Endurables Hats -and we're taking them all the way around the world
There’s nothing I love more than getting my backpack out a week (or two!) before a trip, grasping my packing list (you all know how I feel about lists), and laying out my clothing for a trip. I envision all the exciting scenes where I’ll show off my little black dress and the hikes I’ll embark on in a new pair of trail runners.
Every chance to travel is precious one and I want to enjoy every step of the process, from booking tickets and reading guidebooks to sorting through photos and distributing the souvenirs. It always pains me to hear people say how much they hate packing. Packing should be easy, uncomplicated, and stress free.
Investing in a high quality, long lasting, versatile, and comfortable travel wardrobe you love is a fun and practical way to tackle packing challenges and have a more enjoyable travel experience.
We are so proud to partner with Canadian made Tilley Endurables to build the perfect travel wardrobe for our upcoming round the world trip and demonstrate to our readers that packing can be a pleasure, not a chore.
Updated 2022. I'm searching for the perfect, lightweight, stuffable day pack. Would The North Face Verto 26 work?
As I slowly move away from the backpackers’ lifestyle and explore more grown up travel, I find myself yearning for some of my old gear. It might have been beaten up, scuffed and stained, but it was comfortable and it worked! One item that’s been hard to give up is my daypack. I’ve mostly moved to bags and satchels, but there are still times when a small backpack is best, such as hiking and transporting snorkel gear to the beach. My old daypack (originally a zip-off from a main pack), was about 15L in size and, while comfortable, was just a tad too small and the design made it difficult to squish up. Enter the North Face Verto 26 from the Summit Series.
I am addicted to notebooks and stationary - even when I travel!
I can't travel without these 3 packing essentials
I've heard so many people pose the question "What are the three things you can't live without when you travel?" And inevitably, the answers are always almost the same: passport, smart phone, money. Sometimes clean clothing or a good guidebook makes the list. I've been thinking about my own past travels lately and I've been remembering that there was once a time, not that long ago, when you didn't need all that much money, there were no such thing as smart phones, and you didn't even need a passport for certain trips. Here are the three things that have really been with me since the beginning - they come along every trip.
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