By Eva Whalen


When traveling, there’s nothing quite as useful as lightweight items that can enhance your trip. In that spirit, here are 3 items to toss in your purse or luggage this season — or to pick up as gifts for family and friends:

Adidas offers incredibly lightweight-yet-warm jackets for men and women (holiday gift alert!) who travel, like this CW Itavic jacket with the iconic Adidas 3-stripes on the shoulder. This multi-purpose jacket is ideal for working out, hiking, sight-seeing, boating, biking, or as an added layer for winter protection. Bunch it up and it takes up very little room, yet it’s a powerhouse of warmth when needed. Find it at Adidas stores and

The Curious Apothecary‘s small perfume essences in 15 ml are small enough to tuck into a purse or luggage without weight worry and exquisite enough to crave wherever you roam. The Eccentric, a gourmand vanilla-caramel based fragrance is an all-purpose perfume beloved by Beyonce, Vivienne Westwood, and Miucci Prada, to name a few (and us!). Another Curious Apothecary blend you’ll want to carry with you is La Taza de Oro, a floral-sandalwood-musk blend of epic proportion. These fragrances are rendered with modern molecules and natural elements, blending the best of both realms. Shop at

If you prefer Orange Blossom (Flor de Naranjo) or Coconut-based (Coqui Coqui) fragrance, then COQUI COQUI also has a mini, 15 ml-size bottle for traveling, created in the Yucatan Peninsula and Polynesia. You can also find luggage, bags, shirts, and hammocks for holiday gifts at

Happy Trails and Holidays!

Originally published December 2017



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