Happy Saint Patrick’s Day to all who celebrate!
This is an exciting month for us at Changes in Latitude. Our store is quickly receiving the new styles from some of your favorite brands. If you are not on our mailing list for a specific brand, and would like to be, please contact us and let us know! Clients on the mailing list are the first to find out when we get new products in. This time of the year our merchandise tends to fly off the racks, so it’s important to check them out before we are all sold out!
Attn: Sympli Ladies! Don’t forget about the Sympli Trunk Show --Saturday, March 3rd from 10:00am to 5:00pm-- A Sympli representative will be coming to our store to showcase some new styles and colors from their luxurious everyday travel clothing. Shopping can get a little exhausting, not to worry, refreshments will be served!
Upcoming “Wandering Wednesday” Travel Shows
(All shows start at 7:00pm and are FREE of charge unless noted otherwise)
March 7th: Packing Light Clinic
Pack light for your next trip by learning the latest in travel tips for easy packing! Learn the secrets, dos, and don’ts from very experienced travelers. Traveling light can be a daunting task for some and many worry about over packing. Worry no more and join us this evening to absorb the tricks of the trade. And Hey, who doesn’t like saving money by not checking a bag?
March 14th: Slovenia Adventures
Slovenia, nestled between the Alps and the Adriatic, is blessed with incredible natural beauty; from its stunning mountains, awesome blue lakes, crystal clear rivers, beautiful capital city of Ljubljana with its unique and interesting Dragon Bridge , ageless castles and historic towns with unforgettable architecture, Slovenia is a hidden gem for the active and cultural traveler. Visit beautiful Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj, trek though the Soca River Valley, be stunned by the Alps in Triglav National Park, go back in time to the historic WWI sites and memorials, view the sweeping vineyards and enjoy the local wine, learn about two of the largest cave systems in Slovenia, experience the beauty of the Lipizzaner horses at the Lipica Stud Farm, and visit the picturesque town of Piran.
Get a taste of traveling with Adventure Slovenia, a vibrant travel company that was created to showcase the beauty of Slovenia. The founder of this travel company’s goal is to create an environment in which travelers are able to enjoy tailored small-group adventures that highlight the essence of Slovenian nature, gastronomy and entertainment. Come with us as we visit one of the most beautiful and affordable countries in all of Europe! Enjoy an evening with Slovenian wine, cheese and 2 great guides from Slovenia!!
March 21st: Coast to Coast – Hiking in England
March 28th: No Show- Spring Break! ☺
Products of the Month –
------- "17 Countries. Six weeks. One pair of underwear. (Ok, maybe two).”-------
Modern Traveler Bra:
Modern Traveler Bra: This is THE MUST HAVE travel essential this month for our adventurous women. Equipped with so many great features this bra will change your life. Some features include the retaining shape spacer cups that hold their place even when smashed between everything else in your suitcase, HeiQ order and moisture wicking material to keep you feeling and smelling fresh everyday all day, as well as the wire free holster to assure you’re supported AND comfortable. But that’s not all! This truly miraculous bra can be fashioned four different ways to seriously allow you to wear it with any style you wish to rock that day!
Briefs + Bikinis: Exofficio does nothing but impress. From your favorite travel underwear brand, new this month are Briefs and Bikini styles in both nude and black.
These lightweight, quick dry, antimicrobial treated underwear will end up being your favorite travel companion on your next trip. Hand wash in your sink and hang to dry, for the everyday freshness you deserve.
SOL COOL Boxer Briefs
This Sol Cool material is truly COOL, both figuratively and thermally. This “Travel Fresh” underwear feels like a cotton fabric though preforms so much better by dynamically adapting to your personal body heat to keep you feeling cool all day long. Another hit feature about these briefs are how odor resistant they are for the entirely of their lifetime.
This ultra-light weight sport mesh material is the perfect match for anyone who will being doing any active adventuring while traveling. The mesh wicks moisture and odor away from skin assuring you feel cool and fresh. With its snug fit and flatlock seams allows for a smooth waist band that will let you move with ease and comfortably wherever the day takes you.
??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: This legume is planted in the heart of a destination that is very popular on the 17th of this month.
Last Month’s Answer & Winner: We are so excited about all the answers that were sent back to us this past month, due to our full inbox of the correct answers, we have randomly selected the winner of last month’s “Where in the World” to be – Ingrid Swords!- who correctly answered Mt. Fuji in Japan ☺ Congrats to all who also answered correctly! Thank you for all the participants who sent in their best guesses to this “Where in the World” posting. Give this month another go and win a $10.00 Changes in Latitude Certificate!
Travel Tip of the Month!
THE LANGUAGE BARRIER
The following tips are from the New York Times article written by Shivani Vora, who focuses on using the tips of world traveler Francois Thibault, a French adventure who has navigated the world of foreign language when traveling to a destination where he does not speak the mother tongue.
Tip 1: Make use of foreign language apps.
-Google translate is the most popular app language application of time and has been known to be one of the best. Thibault makes note to find the right app according the language you are translating. If you find the language uses characters, perhaps there is a more appropriate application to utilize. – it is also important to note that, like the English language, deciphering a word via a dictionary may only be helpful to distinguish the general meaning of the word and less so to help in conversation.
Tip 2: Hand + Body Gestures.
-As if you can’t vocalize anything at all, hand gestures such as pointing or a simple head nod can allow you to communicate general wants and needs. Though, it is important to research the dos and don’ts of certain gestures culturally prior to your adventure to be sure you are not being offensive to anyone.
Tip 3: Learn a few key words.
-Alike to the hand and body gestures mentioned previously, learning a handful of key words of the native language will take you father than you know. Its possible you will gain more respect and locals will be more patient to work with you by showing interest and care in learning their language. Thibault suggests using YouTube or a similar source to hear the pronunciation of said key words.
Tip 4: Engage with a local travel agent.
-Say trouble arises due to a miscommunication between you and the native language spoken by the locals, a travel agent is one of the best resources to aid in correct translation and to assure that both parties are not being offended.
Tip 5: Hire a local tour guide.
-similar to the aid of a travel agent, a local tour guide is an excellent source to help with translation and simple communication. By hearing the guide engage with the locals will also train your ears to better grasp the native language. Thibault suggests hiring the local guide within one the first days of being at your destination so you have a head start. Being able to find a local guide should be easy, especially if you are able to work with a concierge of some sort from where you are staying.
CIL Local “Faces around the World” Contest
OUR very own Bev Kurtz in Bangkok representing Changes in Latitude in Thailand!
Photo Credit: Bev Kurtz, Jan 2018
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 choose! 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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