February 2017 Newsletter
It's that time of year again – come join us for our Packing Light Clinic on February 1st! Don't miss out on a chance to learn how to make your trip as light as possible, as with less luggage comes less stress. From packable fabrics, the perfect suitcase for each type of trip, and different packing methods, there are a lot of tips and tricks to be learned at our fun, informational clinic.
We would also like to announce our Spring Sympli Trunk Show is around the corner! Taking place over two days (March 3rd – 4th), we will have drinks, treats, and the expert opinion of our favorite Sympli rep – Charlotte! So mark your calendars and come and experience Sympli's newest styles and colors.
Come check out our Winter Clearance Sweater Sale!
40% off all applicable sweaters! For a LIMITED TIME ONLY.
SAVE THE DATE!
Sympli the Best Trunk Show: Friday, March 3rd, 2017 11am - 6pm
and Saturday, March 4th, 2017 10am - 4pm
Order your favorite styles in New Spring 2017 colors. Refreshments will be served!
Photo Submissions *New Contest!
Are you always the one with a camera in your hand on your voyages? We are searching for local photographers to feature in our newsletter. Whether you are a pro with a website or a dabbler with a smartphone, send us your best travel photos at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Newsletter Photo Submission” in the subject line. With your permission, we would love to feature your photo and credit you!
Wanders' Wednesdays - Upcoming Travel Shows
All shows take place at the store at 7 pm and are free!
February 1st (7pm - 8pm) - 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.
February 8th (7pm – 8pm) - Discovering Tibet and Kathmandu
Tibet, sometimes called the “Roof of the World”, is the highest region on Earth, with an average elevation of 16,000 ft. This land, with its fantastic landscape and intriguing culture, lives under a harsh political reality. Richard Lion will present his trip to Tibet and the trip's origination point: Kathmandu, Nepal. Sights include the Potala Palace (former chief residence of the Dalai Lama), a mountain-top monastery, the Mt Everest base camp, and Nepal's three Durbar Squares in their pre-quake splendor.
February 15th (7pm - 8pm) - Fun, Food, and Folklore: A Year of Italian Festivals (an all new show)
Have you ever just arrived in Italy and missed out on a cool local food festival or historical reenactment? Colorado author Lisa Vogele will introduce you to a diverse collection of food & folklore festivals highlighting various regions throughout the calendar year. This presentation will interest foodies, history buffs, Italophiles and offer tips for incorporating festivals into your travel planning, no matter the destination. If you have a favorite festival you've attended, we'd love to hear about it during the Q&A portion of the event.
February 22nd - No Show
March 1st (7pm - 8pm) - Tales of the Wandering Bagpiper
How does it feel to play the bagpipes on the summit of Mt. Fuji? Or march with the riotous skirl of 10,000 bagpipers through the streets of Edinburgh in the 2000 Millennium parade? What is it like to serenade mystified onlookers with bagpipe tunes on the Great Wall of China? And who are these strange folk who don woolly kilts and funny shoes to partake of this ancient musical rite? Susan Hadley Planck tells all in an engaging new book, Piping Hot! Tales of a Wandering Bagpiper.
Piping Hot! marches you into the world of bagpiping and around the globe through the eyes of a seasoned traveler, piper and educator, who weaves together her sense of adventure and humor with her love of bagpiping in this one-of-a-kind memoir and travelogue.
Arm-chair, group travel junkies or actual travelers, Scottish-Irish descendants, bagpipe aficionados or anyone after a good read will enjoy this entertaining book of zany adventures around the world through music. And when she joins us in store she will even squeeze out a few tunes for us!
For more information and updates on our travel shows visit www.cil.com/travelshows/
Product of the Month - All Things Red
Beautiful tops and cheerful suitcases are not the only things we have in red. Whether you're looking for a gift or a wardrobe filler for the holiday, we have beautiful reds all over the store.
Travel Tip of the Month
Never be without power! A constant issue for many is charging your phones, cameras, and other gadgets to be ready to go each morning. Here are some tips to make sure that happens so you are never left before a great photo-op with a drained camera.
For phones, make sure you don't have apps running in the background. If they continue to remain running on your phone, they are still using up battery. Make sure you are familiar with how to completely close an app once you are finished with it on your model of phone. This helps out in everyday life too!
A lot of hotels these days have key cards that activate the power. If you need to leave your items to charge while you are out to dinner and you only have one key card, try finding a substitute (anything credit card shaped, maybe a grocery store club card) to keep your device charging. Of course, try and turn off any lights you won't need if you go this route.
Make sure you have enough adapters. When travelling in a group, sometimes while there are enough outlets to go around, there aren't enough adapters.
Try borrowing a portable power bank from a friend before your trip. These are especially great for off the grid trips.
Live in the moment! It isn't the end of the world if you can't capture a view on your screen. Breathe in the smells, notice the clouds, take in the sounds. You can only be in this moment once.
Where in the World
Can you guess this location? Email us your answer to email@example.com for a chance to win a Changes in Latitude Gift Certificate!
Hint: This granite rock formation is well known for its unique shape and rises up over 4,000ft from the valley below it.
Last Month’s Answer & Winner: The January photo was of the Zenkov Cathedral, in Almaty, Kazakhstan. This was a harder one, so thanks to all who participated! The randomly selected winners this month are Jack and Lynn R. Congratulations, Jack and Lynn, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!