June 2016 Newsletter

A collection of colorful kite surfers crowd the beach on clear blue watersin Boracay, Philippians. Photo by Anastasia Zhebyuk (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e6/Boracay_kitesurfing.jpg)

A collection of colorful kite surfers crowd the beach on clear blue watersin Boracay, Philippians. Photo by Anastasia Zhebyuk (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e6/Boracay_kitesurfing.jpg)

Summer is upon us, and we hear a lot of you have exciting trips coming up to all ends of the world! This month would be the perfect time to drop in on one of our packing light clinics, as our last one of the summer is on Tuesday, June 14th, at 7:00pm. Don't miss out on your 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. 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.

This month is also a time to celebrate the fathers among us. Father's Day 2016 is to fall on June 19th, so if you know a father that loves to travel in his spare time, come find the perfect gift. It could be a handy universal adapter, the perfect suitcase, a book on an upcoming, well deserved vacation, versatile clothing, or a gift certificate, for those who are harder to shop for.

As a reminder, we do not have any travel shows scheduled for July or August, as this is a time of traveling for everyone. However, we do have some great shows scheduled for the fall, so keep checking back with us, either in our store or through our websites, for future updates.

Product of the Month - Vapur Water Bottles

Vapur water bottles, deemed “the most flexible, reusable water bottles on the planet,” are a great way to save packing space. A large, bulky, traditional water bottle takes up too much space in your luggage or carry-on, but buying disposal water bottles everywhere you go isn't the best idea for the environment. Vapur water bottles answer both these problems. They pack flat when empty, and stand upright when full, and can be used over and over again. Perfect for any type of travel. Stop in today and grab one for yourself or others, for your next trip out of the city, or even just to the gym!

Packing Tip of the Month

Stay healthy in transit! Airports and airplanes can be crowded, dirty places to move through. It can be very easy to get sick while traveling. And who wants to be sick by the time they get to where they're going? Here are a few tips to staying healthy while flying.

· Bring a bottle of hand sanitizer. Pick a bottle that can only hold three ounces or less, so it is TSA-compliant and you can take it through security and have it on the plane with you.

· Avoid touching your eyes, mouth, or anywhere on your face as much as possible. This is one of the easiest ways to introduce a virus into your system.

· Stay hydrated. Your nose and throat need to remain moist to effectively flush bacteria and viruses out. At the elevation commercial airlines fly, you're likely to become dehydrated. Make sure you get some water every time the drinks cart goes by, or pack a water bottle in your carry on like the Vapur ones above! For best results, start hydrating before you even leave for the airport.

·  Avoid touching problem areas – hand rails along escalators, the surface of check-in counters, or your tray table. Think about all the other hands that have been on them today! If you must come into contact with surfaces such as these, utilize your sanitizer!

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:  This castle was the setting of a famous novel featuring an undead character with pointed teeth and an affinity for blood. It rests at an elevation of around 2,500 feet, overlooking a small city that has sprung up beneath it. This city is surrounded by a crescent of mountains, complete with old, original forest, and snowy tips.

Last Month’s Answer & Winner: Last month we had a lot of response, and many of you answered correctly! The location was was Deadvlei inside the Namib-Naukluft Park in Namibia. Congratulations to Dave C  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 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!

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