Here at Crossaxle we’re bigs fans of Tilley, especially their hats. Tilley are a proud Canadian company who make stylish clothing and accessories that are versatile, durable and wonderfully practical for the traveller.
So we thought we’d bring you Alex Tilley’s Ten Commandments of Travel…
1 – FIND A HOUSE SITTER
Make arrangements with a friend to check your home periodically while you’re away. Just keep your fridge empty so they don’t eat all your snacks.
2 – PACK LIGHTLY
You don’t need 10 pairs of shoes. Pack one or two versatile pairs. Yes, we’re talking to you.
3 – CARRY ON WITH A PIECE OF MIND
Carry on with peace of mind. Put a few pieces of clothing in your partner’s luggage and vice versa, in case your luggage gets lost. Just remember not to wear their underwear later on.
4 – TRAVEL COMFORTABLY
Wear loose clothing on the plane since the body tends to swell up in the air. Why do you think we don’t make skinny pants? That, and you’d probably look ridiculous in them.
5 – MAKE NEW FRIENDS
Since language can be a barrier, it’s easier to communicate with strangers through pictures. Show photos of your workplace, friends and family to stimulate conversation with your new friends.
6 – BE ADVENTUROUS
Release your inner explorer. Get your hair wet and your feet dirty. Kiss the soil atop the mountain you just conquered. Okay, maybe just pat it.
7 – DON’T DRINK THE WATER
Unless you’re in Switzerland. In that case, drink as much as you can.
8 – BEWARE OF PICKPOCKETS
Use your secret Tilley pockets to stash your cash, passport and whatever weird objects you don’t want us to know about.
9 – SPEAK THEIR LANGUAGE
At least try to. The locals will respect you for it…or laugh at you for it. Either way, you’ve made an impression.
10 – WEAR TILLEY
Come on, what’s the point of traveling if you can’t do it with class?
For more travel hints, check out: Packing and travelling tips
Check out their website: www.tilley.com/uk