November 2015 Newsletter
Many people consider November to be the start of the holiday season with lots and lots of gorgeous fall travel. Come to Changes in Latitude for all your necessary travel accoutrement. Start your holiday shopping early and get all the travelers in your life some great books, luggage, maps, adapters, locks and/or tons of other travel accessories. Just a reminder if you can’t make it to the store directly you can always purchase your favorite CIL products on our website! Don’t have a trip planned? Come check out all of our wonderful fall clothing and attend our Traveler’s Tuesday Programs at 7pm every Tuesday night but please note that the show originally scheduled for the first week in November was cancelled!
All shows start at 7:00 PM, are held in the store, and are FREE
November 3rd- This show has been CANCELLED! We apologize for the inconvenience!
November 10th- Explore Ireland: The Emerald Jewel
Grab your thermarest, sleeping bag and tent, book a rental car in Dublin and off you go! In the fall of 2013, Stan Havlick and his wife Margaret opted to camp out for 15 of their 18 days on this magical island. There are ample camp grounds with castle and ocean views. This non tourist “coach” approach allows more flexibility for hiking and sight-seeing, and allows more resources for Guinness. Some of the photos and highlights discussed will include three nautical destinations to the Blasket, Aran and Skellig Michael Islands, an amazing UNESCO World Heritage Site. A special treat was visiting Annascall, the home of Tom Crean, the famous Antarctic explorer who was a member of three polar expeditions in the early 1900s. The Ballycarberry Castle, Kylemore Abby, Cliffs of Mohr, Trinity College with the legendary Book of Kells, and the memorable, not so sobering visit to the must see Guinness Brewery, made a perfect finale to this Emerald Jewel. Stan, who has lived or traveled on all seven continents, will also devote a portion of his presentation to answering questions about the wonderful world of travel.
November 17th- The Magic of Portugal
Why visit Portugal? It is a country with a rich history and an interesting present. The people of Portugal are extremely welcoming and there is a lot to see in this fascinating country. Join Kim Kreutzer and Jeff Jennings who spent a month in Portugal last March. Hear about the importance of port wine to Portugal and see wonderful architecture, archeological sites, and scenes of hiking through the Algarve region.
November 24th- NO SHOW! Happy Thanksgiving!
PRODUCT OF THE MONTH
Epic HDX Suitcases
This Scandinavian Luggage brand has been flying off our shelves! They have a 100% polycarbonate shell and are extremely strong yet sleek and light weight. The HDX model has a unique Hexacore surface that adds strength, and helps prevent scratching. These 4-wheeled pieces come in a 22”, a 25” and a 29” option. Come check out the fancy new Chocolate color that is chic yet neutral (without being black). All Epic suitcases come with a built in TSA combination lock. The HDX model has a 7 year EPIC® UNLIMITED ARMOR™ Warranty.
Made from the same company as your favorite GoToobs, these lightweight totes have an internal frame to hold open your bag and keep it upright! Use for a picnic, or even as a toiletry bag. The uses are endless! They are durable, and water-and wear-resistant outer fabric.
PACKING TIP OF THE MONTH
Don’t forget to pack duct tape! Use it for a variety of purposes including: repairs (to suitcases, shoes, tents etc.), as a makeshift bandage, a sling, remove lint from your clothing, make a rope, and a clothesline. This is just to name a few! The options are limitless! Changes In Latitude now stocks duct tape in a variety of colors in a small travel size package!
WHERE IN THE WORLD
Can you guess this location? Email us your answer to email@example.com for a chance to win a Changes in Latitude Gift Certificate!
Hint: This underwater ecosystem is the world's biggest single structure made by living organisms stretches over 1400 miles and is so huge it can be seen from space. Known for it’s 400 different types of coral, It supports a wide diversity of life including many different species of whales, dolphins, porpoises, fish, sea turtlesbirds and plants. It is an extremely popular spot for scuba divers and can even be viewed in 3D on Google Underwater Street View.
Last Month’s Answer & Winner: Last month we had a lot of response, and many of you answered correctly! The location was the White Temple in Chiang Rai, Thailand. Congratulations to Verne C. for winning the Changes in Latitude Gift Certificate!
CIL FACES AROUND THE WORLD CONTEST
Take a picture of yourself wearing a Changes in Latitude hat anywhere in the world and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to win! Each month we will draw a winner from the monthly submissions and YOU can win a Changes in Latitude Packing Cube in any color or size 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!
*This newsletter was compiled and written by Molly Trollinger at Changes In Latitude Travel Store