One significant part of our catalog team’s journey shooting our March book in Vietnam, was getting there. It took 32 hours of airplane travel to get from Philadelphia to Vietnam: JFK, NY –> Seoul, Korea; Seoul –> Hanoi, Vietnam. But no matter how long your journey is, here are some tips to keep you traveling in style – from our producer, who has mastered the art of travel :)
Fashion on long flights was something that I had all but given up on in the name of function and comfort. Unfortunately I was finding that often times I was running straight from the airport to a work meeting or a nice hotel lobby and my disheveled flight look just wasn’t cutting it. Here are a few things that I’ve learned over the years:
2. Wear layers on top … you never know whether you are going to be freezing or sweating on your flight and both of these conditions affect the way you look when you arrive. I often wear 3 layers…a tee shirt, a long sleeve tee and a cardi. This prepares me for any scenario while on the plane and when I arrive!
3. Slip on shoes are a must! I try to wear socks to keep my bare feet off the airport security floor but if I don’t, I am sure to pack a pair of plush socks in my bag so my feet don’t get cold on the flight.
4. One other item that I am personally partial to is a large scarf that I purchased a few years back. It’s a bit of a security blanket for me at this point and I don’t travel without it. It fits perfectly in my carry on and I use it for everything from a blanket to a pillow while on my flight. It also doesn’t hurt to have it once you arrive … its always nice to have an extra layer just in case the weather is colder then planned!
Martha wearing the silk terry poncho – we love this as a beach cover up or a soft, comfy extra layer!
Michele in the silk terry tracksuit romper – I have had my eyes on this item since I first saw it in our studio, the fabric is amazing and looks so comfy for traveling.
There is often a lot of down time when traveling. One of my favorite pastimes is drawing and there are a few games that I learned in art class years ago that are still fun to do with a group of friends. We played this game all of the time in Vietnam … waiting to check into hotels, on flights, in the van, on the boat…the reason I love drawing games for trips is because they don’t take up a lot of space or any special tools aside from pen and paper. I am not sure of the official name of the game shown above … it is very simple. One person draws a scribble across a page, passes the paper to a friend and the friend’s goal is to “find” a picture in the simple scribble. There is no wrong solution and the more creative the better :) once one person has made their drawing then they make a scribble and pass it on. It’s quick and fun, and sometimes results in some great artwork!
Up next: beautiful Halong Bay
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