Like many fellow sufferers of the chronic “wanderlust”, one of my favorite things to do is to travel and I am always thinking about the next big trip somewhere exotic or at least far enough away to feel the escape. Although, the problem when you're constantly dreaming and planning of the next dream vacation to somewhere on the bucket list, you tend to forget about the mini excursions that lay at the foot of your own backyard. As in my case, I live in the Toronto area in Canada and often take for granted the easy access to the vast wilderness and nature just minutes outside of the city. So this past weekend, we decided to ditch the city for a little hiking while the autumn leaves were still in full viewing bloom.
I don’t know what I would do without autumn because it’s the one time of year when it’s actually hard to choose what coat to wear. There’s an endless array of stylish options to chose from that are also light enough that won't get you mistaken for the Michelin man: trench coats, leather moto jackets, quilted jackets, the husky jacket, wool field jackets, bombers, suede blousons, etc. You get the idea. Read my article on trench coats for styling ideas.
Weekend getaways are a chance to escape the day to day and take a style adventure. When flying is involved, strategic packing is key. Maximizing your air travel experience requires two things: comfort and style. The vast majority of travelers seem to only care about the former. But the way you look absolutely carries with it some added bonuses, from cruising through customs to arriving at the hotel and not appearing like you just got off a plane. Fortunately, there are ways to get the best of both worlds.