The weather in Oregon is supposed to be in the mid-80′s this week: unheard of for late April and early May! This makes us think about all the summer vacations we have planned. Whether you’re planning a day trip to the Oregon Coast, or a sun-filled week in Hawaii, here are some helpful travel tips.
Pack Like a Pro
My mom was a stewardess—before they were flight attendants—and wore the requisite short skirt and knee high boots. Another requisite: knowing how to pack. Check out GoLite (left) to see the latest in smart, efficient travel gear.
Be sure to pack a couple pairs of shades (one always gets lost!) and a wide brimmed hat or cap. That goes for the kiddos too.
Remember to bring cover-up attire like a skirt, wrap, or sarong. Also pack beach-friendly footwear. We like these colorful flip flops from Tommy Bahama (below, right) and sandals from Merrell (below, left.)
You’ll want casual clothing for dinner and activities. If you’ll be walking around, wear shoes that are comfortable.
While many destinations have a casual dress code, make sure you pack something special. Travel + Leisure advises, “Whether you’re going to Paris or the jungle, pack a tie and proper shoes. ….you never know who will invite you to dinner.” Make sure to have something dressy on hand in case Brad and Angelina have an extra seat at the table.