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of clothing or accessory that will make her
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to tell us about their perfect item of travel
clothing we received over one hundred and fifty
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mix and match pieces...
like to recommend the
Chicos 'Traveler's Collection':
black long skirt, pants, one or two shells,
and a jacket. They all pack into a tiny space,
never wrinkle, and can be washed in a sink
and air dried overnight. Their contact information
is: Website: www.chicos.com, Tel: 888-855-4986
Barbara, North Aurora, Illinois, USA
Kim Allan Silk is perfect for travel...
I purchased several items from Kim
Allen's company (http://www.kimallansilk.com)
and wanted to say how delighted I am with
my purchases. They are my new travel favorites.
My order not only arrived most speedily, but
(since my order totalled a little over $100)
I was sent a super pair of black silk, high
cut briefs as a gift. My leggings and long-sleeved
top are not only feather-light, cozy, and
easy care -- they also provide extra warmth
with minimal bulk when worn under other clothing.
Add to that the fact that they double as the
most comfortable and luxurious pajamas I've
ever come across.
Marilyn, Toronto, Canada
clothes don't wrinkle...
like this line because I don't have to worry
about ironing. The brand is 'travellers' and
it is carried by Chicos.
It just DOES NOT WRINKLE!! My long pants,
crop pants, cami's with bras, tops and dresses,
all pack very small and look good.
Louise, Boston, USA
ago my friend Chris made me a 60" square
with pulled thread edges from a beautiful
muted paisley lightweight soft wool blend
material. Folding to the size of a purse umbrella,
it goes everywhere in the side pocket of my
large bag or back pack. It unfolds with no
wrinkles to be worn as a head scarf, neck
scarf, shawl, wrap skirt, swim suit cover,
belt, or blouse. When not on the body, it
can be a blanket, window shade, pillow, table
cloth, package wrapping, a playhouse roof,
or a tie around the middle to help a baby
stay upright while learning to walk. This
is indeed my "Magic Square"!
Bennie, Corvallis, Oregon, USA
just love my robe...
I travel I always pack my long polyester/cotton
single knit wrap-around robe. Often the hotel
duvet is too much but the sheet is not enough
the robe can be spread out to be a light-weight
blanket. Then, of course, I enjoy relaxing
in it at the end of the day and after my shower.
Rosann, Boone, Iowa, USA
have no favorites...
my favorites become unwearable after some
time. So, I save all my badly worn underwear
for my backpacking trips. I simply wear and
dispose at the end of the day. Works great,
lightens my backpack as I travel, leaving
some room for a travel keepsake.
coordinating black pieces...
JourneyWomen. I never travel without my coordinating,
black, light microfibre skirt; short sleeve
top and cardigan, made in Australia for Target.
They weight almost nothing, screw up and bounce
back, and hand wash and dry overnight.
Annette, Canberra, Australia
My young daughter has her travel favorites
as well. She writes...
always travels with her fleecy jacket that
doubles as a pillow or cushion, washes well,
and protects from wind as well as cold.
Erin, Canberra, Australia
it's black it's my favorite...
travel in black: I always have one or more
synthetic fiber black slacks that I can dress
up or down by varying a shirt, top, scarf
or shoes. They easily wash up in a small sink
and will dry overnight in most any climate.
(I carry a sink stopper too.. the flat kind
that will fit most sinks.) Being black, the
slacks don't need to be washed very often.
Currently I have several inexpensive ones
and the Clothes
Barn that have worn as well
as more expensive brands.
Patricia, Sun City, Arizona USA
loves my pyjamas...
piece of clothing that always goes with me
is my black satin pajamas. They're modest
enough to roam a hotel in and silky enough
to sleep in without being too hot or cold.
Dual service -- with a silky camisole under
the top and the top unbuttoned like a jacket,
they're perfect. My PJ's are heavyweight embossed
satin, so they doesn't look like
PJ's. Most evening dresses are beaded slips,
Shelley, Nashville, USA
are very important...
it doesn't matter what you are wearing if
your feet hurt - the shoes I pack are always
most important. I have found some sandals
made by Taryn
Rose which are metallic with
a thick sole and I can stand on my feel and
walk all day in them and not have aching feet.
They are casual enough to wear with shorts
and dressy enough to go with a nice skirt
for dinner. They are pricey but well worth
Sarah, Holualoa, Hawai
Packing for Japan...
is famous for its fashion-forward clothes
and people here (especially in cities) dress
up to an unbelievable degree. Yet we are also
used to Western tourists wearing sneakers
and casual clothes and we're not bothered
by that. The big no-nos in this part of the
world are showing cleavage, and allowing any
parts of your breasts to show through tight
tops. All the Japanese bras have a layer of
foam to prevent this. I suggest visitors wear
a double layer or a bra with a tiny bit of
padding or a heavier sports bra. That should
do the trick.
Jen, Osaka, Japan