March 2016 Newsletter

Tulum, Mexico - photo courtesy of

Tulum, Mexico - photo courtesy of

Although March is typically the snowiest month in Colorado, it is also the month of spring break!  Changes In Latitude is your one stop shop for all things travel. We know all of you have some great spring and summer trips planned so be sure to come see us before you leave.   Our March Traveler’s Tuesday shows can help inspire you.  Please join us for our virtual travel to the Grand Canyon, California’s Lost Coast Trail, Madagascar, and Papua New Guinea.  Also don’t forget our Sympli Trunk Show on March 4 and 5!

Sympli the Best Trunk Show: Friday,  March 4th, 2016 11am-5pm

AND Saturday, March 5th, 2016 10am-4pm

Order your favorite styles in new 2016 colors. Refreshments will be served!


**All shows begin at 7:00 PM, are held in the store and are FREE



*All shows are at 7pm and are FREE!

March 1st - 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.

 March 8th - Hiking and Rafting in the Grand Canyon

Go on a Grand Canyon trip without getting wet. Charly Heavenrich has rowed on 118 trips in 38 years, and knows the Canyon very well. Through stories and a compelling DVD slide show, he will take you through the Grand and into the diverse side canyons, answering your questions while preparing you for your own trip, either vicariously or sometime in the future. His stories are inspiring, and his passion for sharing the Canyon Experience is real and heart felt.

 March 15 - California's Lost Coast Trail

The Lost Coast Trail follows the longest stretch of wilderness coastline in the lower 48 states.  This rugged 52-mile journey features black sand beaches, soaring cliffs, and temperate old growth redwood and fir forests.  Morning fog, harbor seals, black bears, and remnants of the area's native American ranching and logging history characterize this challenging hike and give a sense of how wild the west coast of the United States once was.  Parts of the hike are accessible to day hikers and the area's state parks and national forests provide many places to explore.

 March 22nd - Explore Madagascar

What many of us know about Madagascar comes from the Madagascar I, II, or III movies.   Ironically, seeing the lemurs in real life, it’s easy to understand why the lemurs are so endearing.  Andy and Sandy Edmondson spent three weeks in Madagascar traveling throughout the island.  The presentation will cover their journey as they visit the National Parks and see very diverse landscapes from the rainforests on the East to the Baobab trees and desert in the South West.   Ninety percent of the flora and fauna of Madagascar is found nowhere else on earth.  Lemurs are present throughout the island and they saw nineteen of the over 100 species on the island.


March 29th - Papua New Guinea

<Details to come on this show.>


Bucky Blackout Eyeshades                                                          

Bucky Blackout Eyeshades.   These shades can help you get the sleep you need on a flight or in a hotel room that is too bright.  They are contoured, have lined foam around the eye socket, and are padded around the contour of your nose to provide complete darkness.  Also included is a pair of reusable earplugs to block out noise.  There eyeshades are adjustable to insure you have a comfortable fit. 

Packing Tip of the Month

Does your passport need renewal?  If your U.S. passport has expired, or if it expires any time in 2016, the State Department recommends that you renew it as soon as possible.  There are three reasons for this:

1.     The State Department is expecting a flood of 10-year passport renewals this year because it is the 10-year anniversary of the beginning of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative.  This initiative requires that U.S. air travelers have passports for travel to Mexico, Canada, the Caribbean, and Bermuda.  The new passports people acquired in 2006 are now expiring and the State Department expects a wave of renewals. 

2.     Many countries are increasingly requiring up to 6 months validity on your passport, beyond your travel dates, in order to allow you entry into their countries.  You don’t want to be caught short and not be able to enter your destination of choice! 

3.     The State Department is no longer making it possible to add extra visa pages to your passport.  If your passport is full, you may actually need a new passport, even if it is not ready to expire.

For more information, please see the State Department Travel Website:  


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


Hint:  This city, located at a very high altitude, sits in a geographic bowl.  Unlike in many cities where the more affluent people live at higher elevations taking in the great views, in this city the more affluent  people live in the bowl.

 Last Month’s Answer & Winner:  The February photo was of the Great Buddha (Daibutsu) of Kamakura located in the Kōtoku-in Temple complex in Kamakura, Japan. Congratulations to Suzanne Schuelke for winning the Changes in Latitude Gift Certificate!


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 Take a picture of yourself wearing a Changes in Latitude hat anywhere in the world and submit it to for a chance to win! Each month we will draw a winner from the monthly submissions and can win a Changes in Latitude Packing Cube set in any color combination 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!

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