May 2016 Newsletter

A beach in Algarve, Portugal (Photo credit to Ricard12)

A beach in Algarve, Portugal (Photo credit to Ricard12)

The trees have fully regained their coats of green leaves, the bees are back to hovering around gardens and flowering trees, and it is the perfect time to travel! May tends to be the season just before the majority of travelers start their trips, so prices tend to be a little more friendly and destinations a little less busy. If you are planning a trip soon, or at any point this summer, you may want to think about attending our Tuesday night Packing light Clinic on May 10th. As always, it is hosted here at the store at 7pm, and it is a fun way to get tips and information on how to pack your suitcase in a light and organized fashion. We can teach you about packable fabrics, various packing techniques, and handy accessories to help keep unnecessary stress from being a part of your trip. 

We also have some special days coming up! Graduation is just around the corner for many schools, and we all know what recent graduates like to do – travel! If you were struggling to come up with a graduation gift, we have a variety of items that might make their travels through Europe or South America a little easier, from light weight Tek Towels to quick drying clothing, and everything in between. We also have gift certificates, if you’re buying for the rather tricky individual. Another special date on the horizon is Mother’s Day, May 8th. Don’t forget to get the Moms in your life something special!

May's Special Days

May's Travel Shows

*All shows are at 7pm and are free!

May 3rd- Experience the Magic of Morocco

This trip to Morocco was a cultural Immersion tour to better meet some of the people of Morocco.  From fabled towns of Fez, Marrakesh, and Essaouira to the Atlas Mountains and beyond to the Sahara Desert we meet the local people, visited their homes, and shared meals, music, and stories.  We wandered through ancient streets and markets, and rode camels to a Sahara camp far in the dunes.  We visited with traveling Berbers and the Blue Men of the Sahara.  We met the women behind the Argon oil cooperatives.  The photography shows not only the beautiful towns, but the faces of the people.

May 10th – 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.

May 17th – Autumn Colors of New England

From the fishing villages of Maine to the covered bridges of Vermont, from beaches and sea cliffs to blueberry barrens and mountainside ponds, New England is a wonderful place to visit in the fall.  The weather is (usually) pleasant, some of the summer hordes have departed, and there’s always somewhere with gorgeous autumn color.  Join Charlie Anderson and Pat Carney as they visit some well-known and some less well-known places to enjoy the scenery of the Northeast. It’s a great time to plan ahead for your fall travels.

May 24th -  Discovering Colombia, South America

Why go to Colombia? What is the attraction? Is it safe? The Colombia of today is one of the most dynamic and fast growing economies in Latin America. The years of violence and instability are largely a thing of the past. Colombia today is a safer place, though never a place where safety should be taken for granted.

So let us tell you of our fantastic experience in Colombia. We’ll stay in Bogota, the capital, which is described to be Colombia’s beating heart. We then fly to Medellin, which is located in a valley surrounded by mountains as if the city is reaching for the heavens. Next, it is off to the old world charm of Cartagena as we wind back the clock 400 years to experience life in the old, walled city. It is fantastic and beautiful and we loved this city. Don’t miss the history or the charm of Cartagena.

The last leg of our trip was to go north to Santa Marta, for sun, sand, beaches, good food, relaxing, and hiking in Tayrona National Park, where you realize just how good life can be. Join us for a fun and enlightening trip to discover Colombia! 

May 31st - No Show. Memorial Day Weekend

Packing Tip of the Month

Travelling with prescription medication can be tricky. Here are a few tips to makes it less so:

  • Firstly, it is almost always recommended to carry important medication on board, so you can access it throughout your travels, and should your luggage get lost or delayed, you still have access to it after your journey.
  • Next, while TSA does not necessarily require you to have the medication in the original bottle, some states do require you have all prescription medication labelled, so it is highly advised to carry all medicine in their original container. This is especially advised if you are flying internationally, and carrying your prescription for the medicine with you is always a great idea.
  • If your medicine is in solid form, such as pills, you may bring as much as you’d like. If it is in liquid form, you may bring more than the standard three ounces, as long as it still a ‘reasonable’ amount, but you must tell theTSA officer at security that you have medically necessary medicine with you, and be willing to submit the medicine for any inspection they wish to do. 

Note: these are just loose guidelines to think about while you pack! If you are travelling with medicine, try contacting your airlines or the TSA Contact Center for the exact procedures that may apply to your journey. 

Where in the World

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

Hint:  This city is located in a country with many climates, from zones of permanent ice to tropical, beachy climates. It is also incredibly rich in biodiversity, being a popular destination for bird watchers. The city pictured above was the birthplace to the artist who made the sculpture featured in the photo.

Last Month’s Answer & Winner:  The April photo was of Tin Shui Wai, Hong Kong, a view from the Wetlands Park. Congratulations to Sharon Norfleet 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 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!

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