We have been quite active this summer and have taken a couple of trips which included several hours in the car and even more plane travel hours!
We had a great amount of fun during the trips and I confirmed something I knew all along, but that I never really sat down to think about.
While I was in the La Guardia airport in New York waiting for a connecting flight, I had some time to do some people watching and thought it was very interesting to see what people chose to wear while traveling.
What do you look for when choosing your travel apparel?
There are many different reasons to travel, such as business, pleasure, relocation, family vacation… Millions of people travel every day for different reasons, and the travel time can go from a couple of hours to many hours or even days to reach their final destination.
So what do you think of when you choose your travel apparel? Does the amount of time you are going to spend going from point A to point B affect your perspective?
I like to be comfortable when I travel and whenever possible, I choose my travel apparel based on comfort, but I prefer to not to give up on style…The truth is, you never know who you might meet while waiting to board your next flight!
So, in retrospective, I look for travel clothes that are versatile, comfortable, all without sacrificing your style.
For my last trip, I brought along a pair of Craghoppers shorts. I always choose pants to travel because it is simply a lot easier to wear pants for traveling.
What I like about the Kiwi Pro stretch shorts is that they are just the perfect length. They are over the knee but not too short so I can be comfortable and know that I am not showing more than I would like to.
By the same token these shorts are practical and fit a lot better than I would have expected, as matter of fact they fit really nice and to my delight, they are water repellent and stain resistant…Traveling with a 2 year old, accidents are going to happen!
The best feature? They are sun protective!
Blue is my favorite color and this a striking shade of blue that is perfect for the summer.
Having the proper travel apparel goes beyond packing nice fitting and versatile pieces, as I quickly learned on my trip to Ohio, it means to have all you need in case you need it.
You see, I never would have expected to need a jacket in the middle of summer, but I was proven wrong when we had a big temperature drop and the warm weather was not as warm anymore!
What I learned from this experience is that to have a super lightweight jacket like the Craghoppers compresslite selection that takes virtually no space and weighs close to nothing so you do not loose any storage space or add unnecessary weight to your suitcase.
I could not believe how extremely light these jackets are and you can fold it very compact so it takes no space. I personally like packing it in a small packing cube so that I can have it at my reach at any time, backpack, carry on, you name it!
They carry some really cute colors and this jacket has become a staple piece that is a must for any trip, no matter the destination.
The Venta light jacket is feather light with down blend insulation to get you warm in no time and it is water resistant!