Riding a scooter in the rain sucks; it’s not a fun experience, especially without the proper rain coat. Most people around here wear the kind you can buy for a couple bucks at 7-11, it’s plastic, it’s bright yellow, and it’s one size “fits” all. I was tired of looking like a big yellow taxi and stumbled across the Typhoon Jacket.
Those of us in the northern hemisphere are starting to bundle up as fall turns into winter and we switch our t-shirts for jackets and sweaters. Packing cold weather clothes can be a pain because they take up so much room in your bag, but if you pick the right layers it makes the process much easier.
Before I left for my most recent European sojourn, I knew I needed a nice lightweight jacket that I could layer and that wouldn’t take up too much room in my backpack. I have North Face and Marmot fleece jackets, but I wanted something waterproof and more versatile.
Before I left for Australia, I owned several heavy winter coats but no lightweight jackets for cool mornings, windy days, and the rain. The North Face Triclimate jacket caught my eye, and the moment I tried it on, I knew it would be a great permanent addition to my packing list.
Rainy days happen in travel, whether we like it or not, but it pays to be prepared when packing. Carrying a few extra items can make your rainy days and sweaty moments a little brighter.
Beverley Rienemann took the time to tell us about the one little thing she just can’t travel without: her scarf! Read on to find out just why this little piece of travel gear is so important to her.
Few items are as versatile and functional for the female traveler as the sarong. Heather shares some of the fun and stylish uses a sarong offers the female on the road.