One of the most fun and challenging things about preparing for an overseas trip are making sure the ‘basics’ are still in good shape, or need tweeking. Each journey presents itself with a variety of unique requirements which usually means…SHOPPING!!
Because I don’t drive, I spend countless hours surfing the net for travel board advice and researching the ratings and best prices on the items I need. When I’m pretty sure I’ve found the perfect solutions, Steve drives me to the stores to see the items in person. Sometimes they are just the ticket….others are a total bomb and I have to start over.
I thought I’d share with you a few of the awesome finds I scoped out and purchased for this upcoming trip to Laos and Vietnam.
We are going with only carry on luggage so each garment and accessory needs to be simple, neutral and easy to clean. Black and darker brown and greys are my staples. colorful scarves dress up the outfits.
I like for my handbag to blend with my clothes for security reasons and NO designer anything to mess up my bartering skills at the markets. As we have experienced in all countries we travel to, if the vendors see designer or jewelry the price goes up instead of down. The TRAVELON CROSSBODY HANDBAG has all the features I need and lies flat. With both my handbag and huge camera hanging off me plus my blind cane, I need to keep things as pared down as possible