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The Running List: What To Pack When Traveling Abroad

Welcome back everyone! I hope all of your summers are going swell, your runs strong, and your naps mighty and long.

Summertime is a great time to relax, unwind and travel to new, exciting destinations. I was fortunate enough to travel to Southeast Asia this past June. The trip was conveniently planned five days after the San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon for a few different reasons; the main one being that if I had an awful race, I would be out of the country and hopefully everyone would forget to ask me about it by the time I returned.

Luckily I didn’t have to worry about dodging any marathon-related questions, as it was actually one of the best races I had run (woohoo!). In fact, it was so good that I did not want to lose my mojo and was afraid that the next two weeks of traveling would eliminate everything that I had worked so hard to obtain in terms of physical fitness. While numerous studies have shown that it is nearly impossible to lose one’s endurance in two weeks, I am neurotic, stubborn and believe what I want. With that, I knew that even though it would be difficult to run in the countries we were exploring, I was destined to make it happen.

The amazing thing about running and, quite honestly, one of the biggest reasons why I like it is because you can do it just about anywhere. At the bare minimum, all that is required is a good pair of running shoes and socks. (Though running in the nude is often shunned or heavily frowned upon in most places, so I don’t recommend it.)

(This picture was taken in Siem Reap, Cambodia after one of my runs. This proves that with a semi-decent sense of direction anyone can run in foreign country — even when all directions are written in Khmer.)

When I travel, I take comfort in the fact of knowing that as long as I have my running shoes and two pairs of workout clothes (socks included) anything is possible. I tend to take at least two pairs of workout clothes so as to rotate them and allow the inevitable sweat to dry. This is my attempt to make them feel as new and non-gross as possible when I’m ready to wear again. If extra suitcase space permits, I will take another pair of clothes; however, it is an inescapable fact that when traveling a person will reuse their workout clothes without getting to launder them. Sure, by the time I return home I may have accumulated an extra set of houseflies, but getting that run in was so worth it!

The below items are a few of my favorites to take with me while I travel as they are lightweight, dry rather quickly, and do not take up much space in my suitcase.

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  1. Lucy Workout Racerback 
  2. adidas TECHFIT™ Bra
  3. Nike Dri-FIT™ Venom Tempo Shorts

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  1. Trina Turk Laser Cut Tank Top
  2. Moving Fiona Comfort
  3. Brooks Racey 7" Shorts

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  1. New Balance Heathered Jersey Tank Top 
  2. Nike Dri-FIT™ Pro Classic Giraffe Bra
  3. adidas TECHFIT™ Capri Tights - Vibration Print
     

Until next time, happy trails, roads and any other unchartered terrains!

-Chelsea

Our Favorite Bags by adidas

As summer comes to a close, we’ll spend less time packing beach totes and more time filling school bags. It’s back to the daily grind ­of projects, homework, and living on the go. Carrying your weekly essentials is crucial and adidas makes toting textbooks, laptops, and school supplies easy and safe with durable, thoughtfully created packs.

adidas uses innovative features like climacool technology to keep you cool while lugging your bag and FreskPAK ventilation to inhibit odor-causing bacteria. Materials like tricot-lining help bags and backpacks hold their shape and show minimal wear and tear, even with frequent use. Padded laptop sleeves, water bottle pockets, and tons of organization slots ensure every item has a place. You can keep your individuality too with unique screen-printed designs, bright colors or more classic tones.

Almost all of adidas bags offer the same technology regardless of size or type. From totebags to backpacks and gym bags, most styles have thick straps or padded handles to make all-day carrying more comfortable. So which adidas bag style is right for you?  Well that depends on your individual fashion sense! But, here are a few of our favorites to consider:

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1. adidas CLIMACOOL® Strength Backpack

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My Adventures Through South East Asia with Toad&Co!

There are few things that I enjoy more than taking trips to foreign places. Whether it’s to a new place across town, a neighboring state or a location overseas, there is something to be said for exploring never before seen places. This summer, I was fortunate enough to visit the vast and amazing lands of Southeast Asia. Our trip started in Cambodia, wound through Vietnam and ended up in Thailand. As excited as I was for this trip, there was one thing I was not thrilled about: packing.

Packing for an international trip is about as much fun as an ingrown toenail. There are so many factors to take into consideration and the fact that I couldn’t exactly rely on the old “If I forget it, I’ll just buy one there” adage makes me a little a lot on edge. This is why I was more than relieved when I found out Toad&Co (formerly Horny Toad) was launching their new Modern Travel Collection. This collection was the answer to all of my travel prayers: functional, fashionable clothing that I could wear, re-wear, sweat in, spill on, crumple up and continue to wear yet again throughout the journey.

Knowing that my trip was coming up, I selected a few items to take with me, which quickly turned into a few more items, and then a little bit more for good measure! I will now share with you some of my Toad & Co favorites, though I have to say that they all were just what I needed.

Our first day was in Siem Reap, Cambodia, visiting the astounding temples of Angkor Wat. Because we would be visiting a religious site, we were told that we would have to wear clothing that covered both our shoulders and legs. Knowing that it was 97 degrees outside and 90% humidity, I knew that I would need pieces that were lightweight, breathable and would be able to keep me as cool as possible (or at least hide all the sweat stains that I was sure to encounter).

The Ella Ankle Pant and Ursa Three-Quarter Sleeve Tunic were just the solution to my conundrum. They maintained the appropriate coverage while being light enough so I didn’t feel like I was suffocating in the surrounding heat and humidity. For the other portions of our trip where it wasn’t necessary to dress as conservatively, the Rizzo Sleeveless Stripe Shirt and Farflung Short were amazing. These pieces were perfect for our trips to the Cu Chi Tunnels in Vietnam and exploring markets in Bangkok as they allowed for maximum comfort and mobility.

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1. Toad&Co Ursa Three-Quarter Sleeve Tunic

2. Toad&Co Rizzo Sleeveless Stripe Shirt

3. Toad&Co Ella Ankle Pant

4. Toad&Co Farflung Short

5. Toad&Co Alluvial Dress

6. Toad&Co Linette Dress

7. Toad&Co Capellini Dress

8. Toad&Co Allisa Dress

On the days where we had more time to shop, explore and weren’t necessarily as active, the Allisa Dress and Capellini Dress were just right. From the breathable, stretchable fabrics to the versatile and easy designs, these dresses were just what I needed!

I am typically the type of person that could live in pajamas, and since that is usually frowned upon; I have to say that these dresses were the next best thing. They were beyond comfortable and super stylish.

Finally, for dressier occasions like dinner and shows, the Alluvial Dress and the Linette Dress provided the perfect dose of dressy while still remaining extremely versatile and relaxed. As with all of the other pieces, I found that I could wear them comfortably during the day and easily dress them up at night; making my wardrobe decisions that much easier.

For all my future adventures, instead of worrying about what to bring in my suitcase, I am truly excited to know that the versatile Toad&Co Modern Travel collection has me covered…literally!

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Packing Essentials for Summer Vacations

Any travel-savvy person can attest to the importance of organized and efficient packing—whether it’s for a long weekend or an extended holiday abroad. That’s where the right luggage, bags and accessories play a crucial role. Smart packing can save you a lot of time and hassle in transit, giving you more time to enjoy the journey ahead.

Below we’ve gathered up a few of our packing/travel sidekicks for every kind of summer trip on your itinerary. Bon voyage!

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Weekend Getaways:

1. Kipling “Darcey” Luggage Small

2. Bric’s “Milano Bojola” Traditional Shave Case

3. Tumi Voyageur “Geneva” Carryall

4. Rimowa “Salsa Air” Ultralight in Acid Green (Zappos Exclusive)

 

International Travel:

1. Eagle Creek “Sandman” Travel Pillow

2.Rimowa “Limbo” Cabin Multiwheel International

3. Pacsafe RFID Safe™ RFID-Blocking Travel Waist Wallet

4. Jonathan Adler “Airplanes” Passport Case

 

Summer Explorations:

1. Eagle Creek 2-in-1 Backpack/Duffel

2. Eagle Creek Pack-It™ Specter Wallaby Small

3. Fossil “Keyper” Beach Tote

4. Arc’teryx “Pyxis 12” Backpack

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Summer Vacation Essentials

Vacations are awesome, but let’s face it, sometimes the transit to and from your destination can be far from a day at the beach. The good news is there are plenty of items you can pack in your travel bags to make the journey to your blissful summer getaway as stress-free and comfortable as possible.

Below are just a few of our travel must-haves for any warm-weather getaway:

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1. LAmade Convertible Tube Dress/ Maxi Skirtthe perfect multitasker to pack for warm destinations.

2. Ray-Ban Aviator Polarized Flash Lenses – a timeless pair of sunglasses that goes with everything? Yup, a total must.

3. Yosi Samra “Samara” Cap Toe Foldable Flats – the perfect shoe to carry around to give your feet a break from uncomfortable heels. Also great for getting in and out of the security lines!

4. San Diego Hat Company Mixed Braid Large Brim Floppy Hatthis blocks your face from the harsh sun AND covers up any hair woes!

5. Supergoop Everyday SPF 30 Sunscreena must for every day and especially when you’re out and about more than usual!

6. Herschel Supply Co. Packable Travel Tote Bag – for when you purchase more souvenirs than you anticipated!

7. Alternative “Relay” Raglan Hoodie – don’t get caught in a cold plane cabin without this versatile layering essential!

8. COOLA Suncare Liplux SPF 15 Vanilla Peppermint Lip Balm –airplane cabins are notoriously drying, so keep this handy in your bag at all times!

9. Eagle Creek Pack-It™ Sac Medium – keep all your travel essentials like snacks, chargers and medicine close at hand and all in one place.

10. Sam Edelman “Gigi” Sandals – this super-wearable sandal goes with everything!

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New Brand Spotlight: SWISSBRAND

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Their durable leather boots are ready for all kinds of outdoor activities from an easy day hike to simply enjoying the sights in the city. SWISSBRAND offers many leather boot styles that are waterproof and water resistant to keep your feet comfortably dry in wet weather. Their outsoles help prevent foot fatigue with their extra lightweight design and reliable oil and slip-resistant construction.

Loved by both young people and experienced travelers, SWISSBRAND travel boots are made to offer the best in comfort, durability and style. When you travel with SWISSBRAND, you travel with luxury.

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Going Somewhere This Summer? Check out these 9 Travel Must Haves.

Let’s face it; the most dreaded parts of the whole travel experience are packing and transit. Although the anticipation of an adventure-filled summer trip may be the best incentive to go through the tedium of packing a suitcase and trudging through airport terminals, it doesn’t hurt to start any trip off with some help!

Before you begin planning for any trip, consider arming yourself with luggage, travel bags and travel accessories that make all the difference between a smooth packing session and a dreadful one. By investing in a few great travel essentials now, you’re ensuring that every trip, from short weekend getaways to faraway destinations, will be a lot more pleasurable and stress free!

Below are some of our must-have travel picks that can turn any novice traveler into a pro! Go ahead a rack up those frequent flier miles; these guys will be your trusty travel companions for years to come!

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1. Mighty Purse Charging Wallet – keep your mobile device charged up on the go with this handy wristlet.

2. Tumi Voyageur Laval Toiletry Kit – getting through security with your travel toiletries is a breeze when they’re housed neatly in this pretty case.

3. Bric’s Milano Pronto 22” Duffel – perfect for quick weekend getaways or carry-on essentials.

4. Victorinox Deluxe Travel Pillow – give your neck plush support during long flights with this super soft fleece pillow.

5. Travelpro Crew 20” Expandable Business Plus Rollaboard – this durable carryon is perfect for quick trips with room for souvenirs!

6. Delsey Belfort Plus 30” Spinner Trolley  - for longer hauls, this spacious and lightweight suitcase is as dependable as they come.

7. Kenneth Cole Reaction Columbian Leather Day Bag – perfect for sightseeing excursions and city commutes, this crossbody bag keeps your essentials organized and close at hand.  

8. Victorinox Victoria Aspire Expandable Foldable Tote – pack this light nylon tote for extra carryon items like magazines, souvenirs and other shopping hauls!

9. Eagle Creek Pack-It™ Specter Cube Set  - this simple yet ingenious packing system keeps all your clothes neatly rolled and compact in your suitcase.

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Menswear Monday: 3 Air Travel Essentials

Guys, get your boarding passes ready! Flying is about to become less of a hassle and more of an anticipated opportunity to show off your great style thanks to a few comfy, travel-ready basics. Air travel has more than its fair share of annoyances—from long lines at the security gate to delayed flights, there’s no reason why your outfit shouldn’t come prepared for anything the travel gods may have in store!

We like to think of dressing for the airport as a lesson in stylish simplicity and impeccable utility. Keep things as streamlined as possible by cutting out unnecessary elements when going through security: belts, shoelaces—they’re outta there!

An airport-friendly outfit starts with a great pair of stretchy pants like a slim jogger or athleisure sweatpant. It’s super convenient when going through security (no belts!) and makes for a comfortable plane ride no matter how long your flight may be. Since airports and plane cabins tend to be pretty cold at times, it’s a great idea to always have a nice hoodie sweatshirt handy. Just throw on your hood, slip on your sleep mask and drift away 30,000 feet in the air.

Last, but certainly not least, a pair of effortlessly versatile shoes is a traveler’s best friend. Slip-on sneakers are a great option for air travel because they’re not only easy to run in (gate changes and missed alarms do happen!), but getting through security is a breeze without having shoelaces to contend with.

Below is a small sampling of a few of our popular men’s travel wardrobe must haves: 

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SLEEK HOODIES

1. Alternative Rocky Zip Hoodie

2. Vince Heathered Pullover Hoodie

3. Diesel Brandon-Z Sweatshirt

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SLIP-ON SNEAKERS

1. Ted Baker Teutra

2. Vans Classic Slip-on™

3. BOSS Green Stiven On

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COMFY JOGGERS

1. Levi’s® Men’s Authentic Sweatpant

2. Publish Sprinter Jogger Pants

3. Original Penguin Range Pants

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