April 2016 Newsletter
April is here! For some this means upcoming trips to ideal places to soak up all the sun humanly possible, for others this means escaping the impending heat for cooler climates. Wherever you may be travelling, and whatever you need to bring, we can help show you how to pack as light as possible! This coming Tuesday, we have a Packing Light Clinic (April 5th) at 7pm. Here we can give you tips and answer any questions you may have! Additionally, this month we’ll be hosting an Osprey Meet and Greet Event, Tuesday, April 28th, from 3-7pm. Are you looking for a new piece of luggage? Maybe your current suitcase is becoming a little travel weary, or you simply need more suitcases in your travel-centered life. For a few hours, an Osprey representative will be visiting us in the store to answer questions about the Osprey line of Ozone products over wine and snacks. You can look forward to deals and gifts alongside any purchases you make as well. Hope to see you April 28th!
**All shows begin at 7:00 PM, are held in the store and are FREE
April 5th- Packing Light Clinic
Do you have a fun trip coming up? Have you never quite tackled the task of effective packing? Join us in this fun and informational clinic on how to consolidate your trip essentials. Learning how to pack light helps to reduce unnecessary stress and really can make your trip more enjoyable! We’ll teach you about packable fabrics, different packing methods, and travel accessories that make all the difference. Whether you’ll be traveling for a week or several months, you can learn how to pack everything you need in one convenient and organized suitcase.
April 12th – Travelling Around Iceland
If you have heard good things about vacationing in Iceland and have put it on your travel destination list, this presentation is for you! This presentation on Iceland will show you why tourism has doubled in the last four years and give you a framework to plan YOUR vacation in this scenic and diverse country. Your travel host, Robert Nichols, will share experiences from his self-guided tour around the island and give you insights on hidden gems and must-not-miss places to help your trip get the most bang for the buck. Robert Nichols is an accomplished photographer and brings a real visual treat for you to savor.
April 19th – Morocco - From the Desert to the Mountains
Morocco’s intoxicating blend of cultures & influences have attracted travelers for generations. Join Stephanie and Susan, as they share stories and pictures of their recent trip. We’ll visit the medieval cities of Marrakesh, Fez and Casa Blanca. Discover modern day Rabat; at Ouarzazate we’ll venture out to ride camels in the Sahara and discover the beauty of the desert, in Ait Benhaddou we’ll visit the UNESCO protected Kasbah frozen in time. From the cities, to the mountains, to the vast desert, to meeting the colorful and friendly people of Morocco, it is a country that is exotic and beautiful. Morocco won’t disappoint your dreams of this ancient country!! Please join us for a fun evening traveling through exotic Morocco!
April 26th – Travel Photography
John has been a professional photographer and writer for 25 years, and an avid skier for 40 years. He has written 5 books on photography and travel.
He has visited Europe six times, the last two, to ski the Alps. It's a very different experience than Colorado, but very rewarding and exciting. He'll also discuss travel and photography tips. He'll show us how easy it is to add cities like Turino and Paris to your travel plans.
Countries visited and skied include France, Austria, Italy and Switzerland. Learn how easy it is to drive through Europe using your smart phone and a little technology.
April 28th - Osprey Meet and Greet
Meet an Osprey representative, coming to Changes in Latitude to chat about their Ozone line of products, featuring suitcases. Over wine and snacks, you can browse and learn more about their products, getting deals and some gifts with your purchases. A new event we’re looking forward to as well!
Products of the Month - BugsAway® Apparel
The news lately has been laced with reports of a few mosquito born viruses popping up, such as the Zika virus. The disease spread outwards and upwards from Brazil quickly enough to cause the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare it as a public health emergency. With this in mind, for those of you travelling to areas where there have been reports, you may want to consider the BugsAway® clothing we carry, which is infused with Permethrin, shown to be highly effective in repelling several species of mosquitoes, ticks, and more. This means it also repels insects that could potentially carry Malaria, Lyme disease, West Nile virus, and Dengue fever. Changes in Latitude carries BugsAway® jackets, shirts, convertible pants, hats, bandannas, socks, and nets; anything and everything to keep yourself covered should your travels take you in those parts of the world. The garments are odorless and good for up to 75 washes. You can keep up to date with the latest Zika news at http://www.cdc.gov/zika/. Safety first!
Packing Tip of the Month
Ever have problems with wrinkly clothing when you travel? Many of us do try to take wrinkle resistant clothing, but not all garments have this handy property. Like the nice top you really probably shouldn’t have brought, but you did because you knew it would look so good on you in the vacation photos later. Our recommended solution: bring a little spray bottle and fill it with water as you go! With a few little spritzes directed at the problem spots, you can throw the clothing on afterward and let your body heat work with the moisture to solve your wrinkle problem. Another tip: hang your clothes in the bathroom while you take a steamy shower and this can work too! If you’re worried about an item of clothing causing wrinkle woes, you can always test these methods on it before you leave, so you know before you go if your garment can be tamed.
Where in the World?
Can you guess this location? Email us your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to win a Changes in Latitude Gift Certificate!
Hint: At the right times of the year, the view of this city is crowded with many species of birds, and beautiful specimens of dragonflies and butterflies all year round, as the site is dedicated to eco-tourism. The city itself features many of these tall buildings, spread across the horizon. Before the buildings were there, the land was home to mostly fish ponds and fishermen. Now, the area is sometimes branded ‘The Sorrowful City’ by some of the locals.
Last Month’s Answer & Winner: The March photo was of La Paz, Bolivia. Congratulations to Mark Cole for winning the Changes in Latitude Gift Certificate!
CIL "Local Faces Around the World" Contest
Take a picture of yourself wearing a Changes in Latitude hat anywhere in the world and submit it to email@example.com for a chance to win! Each month we will draw a winner from the monthly submissions and YOU can win a Changes in Latitude Large Cube in any color you want! With your permission, we will add the picture and description to our new website under “CIL Faces Around the World.” Join in the fun!
Deals & Happenings at the Village: A new website with exciting offers, and event happenings at The Village Shopping Mall can be found at www.villageboulder.com/eblast/villageopt.php?s=cil
Or, ‘like’ their Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Village-Shopping-Center/136845149718194?sk=wall