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Travel Gifts I’d Like To Get
As a travel writer, and a freelance travel gift guide curator for magazines and newspapers, I try out lots of gear, clothing and accessories. I toss the ungainly, impractical, and downright ugly. I usually eschew expensive Labels. I just want something to take along that will keep me warm, keep me cool, keep me safe, and make my trip easy and stylish. That’s it.
Shorts $85, pants $110. These pants have stood the test of Mumbai, Buenos Aires and other high theft cities. Garnering fans around the world, Pick Pocket Proof Pants, sporting double zipper pockets with button tabs, are impervious to pilfering rascals and are easy to wear and rugged to boot.
The coveted Hermes Birkin Bag starts at $10,000 and goes up from there, but you can carry your pooch in a Bark n Bag for just a drop in that bucket. $40 will get you a look-a-like tote for your Teacup doggie with stylish “Weekenders” starting at $60 for larger pets. Styles include “Embossed Croco” and “Embossed Ostrich” just like the real deal.
Take Your Wardrobe Farther With Cami-Bands
Can a woman expand her wardrobe with a simple, stretchy band of Spandex or lace? Absolutely. This clever accessory can broaden a travel wardrobe while taking up practically no space in the suitcase. Say you’re traveling to a country where showing too much skin is frowned upon; these bands can lengthen a too-short shirt or cover up a plunging neckline instantly. And if you need to conceal your bikini-bottom, but not too much, it’s a perfect stretchy add-on. $25.