Travel Smart in Style

Published by Bucks Country Gardens in Boutique

The warmer weather is coming, the warmer weather is coming! This has been my mantra for the last few months, and I have to admit I’m getting somewhat impatient. After this grueling winter we’ve had, and the ever so slow start of spring, I am definitely in NEED of a nice vacation. What shall I do? A long vacation? A weekend getaway? Maybe some spontaneous overnighters here and there? Wherever I go, I’ll be sure to travel lightly! A lesson learned quite some time ago!

You see, back in 1979, at the age of 19, my friend and I planned a trip to the Colorado Rockies. At the time, we thought it would be a good idea to travel with some backpacking equipment for the fabulous journey. Excited as any young person could be, we flew out west, landing in Denver. We had no car and solely relied on public transportation, foot and, in the days when it was safe, putting our “thumbs out” on the highway. Sadly, I don’t encourage or advocate that in today’s world.

So there we were, young and fearless, tackling the great Rockies!!! We were in such awe, but not for too long! One major mistake–the big time backpacking equipment. There we were, ready for some adventurous trekking! What we didn’t realize was the backpacks weren’t as lightweight as we thought they would be once they were packed with our clothing and necessities. To this day, I really commend serious backpackers. It’s not easy to “lug” this equipment.

Now, 35 years later (ouch!), I’m still adventurous, though not as fearless! I think I’ll “take it easy” and travel WAY lighter. Here at my beautiful job, we’ve chosen a very chic and stylish collection for traveling or everyday use. Cinda b’s collection of handbags, totes and accessories is the new alternative to quality lightweight luggage. This collection is so LIGHTWEIGHT that even a toddler could handle the large Overnighter, Weekender or Vacationer style bags. And, the multiple coordinating bags and totes available help you solve your smaller packing problems, whether you need a way to organize your cosmetics, contain your flat iron or protect your tablet. Each Cinda b is designed personally by Cinda Boomershine, and she has thought of everything when it comes to packing and keeping the active woman organized. I love the durability and the easy to pack and unpack features. The fashion-forward colors and patterns give each woman the ability to choose a design matched to her personality. Some of the best features I like about the collection, and I think many of you will agree, is that they are washable, water and stain resistant, and……..made in the USA!

I’m having trouble deciding which style I’m going to use, but I know for a fact, I won’t be breaking my back on vacation this year!! Happy spring and summer to all! Enjoy yourselves! 🙂

Patti Gilbert | Lifestyle Design/Sales