July 2017 Newsletter

“Snake Den Ridge Trail” by Brian Stansberry, under CC-BY 3.0 (via Wikimedia Commons). Connected to the Appalachian Trail, this hike lies in the Eastern Smokies of Tennessee and reaches up to 5,925 feet, making it the last mile high peak for AT hikers going in a northern direction.

Snake Den Ridge Trail” by Brian Stansberry, under CC-BY 3.0 (via Wikimedia Commons). Connected to the Appalachian Trail, this hike lies in the Eastern Smokies of Tennessee and reaches up to 5,925 feet, making it the last mile high peak for AT hikers going in a northern direction.

The weather is perfect for BBQs and fireworks, and from everyone at Changes in Latitude, Happy Fourth of July! We hope everyone is enjoying their summer travels and having fun planning their fall adventures. Don’t forget to stop by for any books, gear, and clothing you may need. We always want to hear your latest travel stories!

Upcoming Travel Shows (more details coming soon!)

Summer time, and the travelling is easy

No shows during the summer months. But we have some great fall shows coming up! Stay tuned for more details and shows. 

September 6th – Packing Light Clinic

September 13th – Exploring the Himalayan Capitals: Venturing through Thimphu, Kathmandu, and Lhasa 

September 20th – A Journey to India

September 27th – Discovering the Sukau Rainforest and Orangutans in Malaysia

 

October 4th – TBD

October 11th – The Beauty of England and Wales

October 18th – TBD

October 25th – Touring the French Canal

 

November 1st – Colorful Cuba

For more information and updates on our travel shows visit www.cil.com/travelshows/

 

Products of the Month - ILI Leather Goods and B&R’s All New Transcend Suitcase Line

We have different styles of purses, wallets, and card holders, all with RFID protection, in numerous colors

We have different styles of purses, wallets, and card holders, all with RFID protection, in numerous colors

We received a new ILI Shipment for all you lovers of color! Made from 100% genuine leather, all products we carry from this fabulous New York Company are incorporated with advanced RFID blocking technology to provide you with an extra level of protection from identity theft. With vibrant and gorgeous colors, you’re able to have function and fashion all in one stylish piece.

The Brigg’s and Riley Transcend Collection

The Brigg’s and Riley Transcend Collection

Innovation, functionality, and style reach new heights with Briggs & Riley’s brand new line of suitcases. On four spinner wheels to transport you effortlessly across the airport and around the world, this light luggage is well balanced and reinforced with an ultra-durable PermaSquare fabric to keep your piece in great condition. It is built with an innovative expansive system so it is always the right size whether you need it for an overnighter or a multi-day adventure. All these features and yet the Transcend still has a clean, modern look. Come in and check these ingenious suitcases out for yourself. The line includes carry-on and checked sizes, as well as totes and rolling cabin bags, all under Briggs and Riley’s guarantee for life warrantee (yes, that really does include airline damage!).

Travel Tip of the Month

Nothing could darken the heart of a traveler like the unsettling sight of their suitcase tracing an arch through the air to rival that of St Louis’. To further the ache, too often is your suitcase then buried beneath multitudes of other bags, often bigger and heavier. Now imagine how you’d feel if your laptop was inside your suitcase. For those who travel with laptops, the new and possibly expanding restriction will make airline travel just that more frustrating. For now, the ban only applies to flights flying directly to the United States from the Middle East. Double check with your airline if you are travelling in the area to see if you will be affected. Here are our top tips for handling the ban.

  • Smart phones are still allowed, so if possible, just leave your laptop! Essential email and communication could be conducted through just your phone.
  • If you must bring your laptop, BACK UP YOUR DATA! To an external drive, to the cloud, wherever, just do it! Should something happen, you don’t want to lose the things that can’t be replaced, like pictures, documents, and other precious data.
  • Ensure your laptop is password protected. Should it disappear from your suitcase, you do not want all your information to be easily accessible.
  • If you do not already have one, business travelers could consider asking their company for a travel designated laptop.
  • Pack the laptop in the center of your luggage, inside a laptop sleeve, bundled in clothing. Hey, you could even add bubble wrap at this stage!
  • Pack liquids extra well – you don’t need these to spill with your precious cargo in there.

Where in the World

Can you guess this location? Email us your answer to adventure@cil.com for a chance to win a Changes in Latitude Gift Certificate!

Hint: Atop these immense monolithic pillars sits six monasteries that were built in the 14th century that used to only be accessible via removable ladders.

Last Month’s Answer & Winner:  The June photo was of the Hallgrimskirkja in Reykjavik, Iceland. We had a lot of correct responses to this one, so many thanks to all who participated. The randomly selected winners this month are Ed & Beth S. Congratulations for winning the Changes in Latitude Gift Certificate!

June 2017 where in the world - Hallgrimskirkja in Reykjavik, Iceland

June 2017 where in the world - Hallgrimskirkja in Reykjavik, Iceland

CIL Local "Face around the World" Contest

Catching the Rays in Mexico!

Catching the Rays in Mexico!

Take a picture of yourself wearing a Changes in Latitude hat anywhere in the world and submit it to adventure@cil.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!

Photo Submissions*NEW!*

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 adventure@cil.com. With your permission, we would love to feature your photo, credit you, and link to your website, should you be interested!

 

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