According to the MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index for 2013, Asia has topped Europe as the favorite spot for tourist travel worldwide with Bangkok edging out London as the top destination. Six of the top10 destinations are outside of Europe with Singapore, Istanbul, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong replacing traditional European cities in the rankings. This shift changes travel planning for US tourists and affects how to pack for trips.
First, research the climate at your destination. Most Southeast Asia areas are warm year-round with many becoming oppressively hot and muggy during the summer monsoons. Bring along a Unisex Waterproof Poncho and you’ll thank us later. This exclusive Magellan’s design is both waterproof and breathable with a drawstring hood and covered zipper to protect you from a sudden downpour. It’s oversized for a comfortable fit, even over packs, and folds compactly into its own zip pocket for easy storage in a tote or daypack when not in use.
Light, loose-fitting cotton clothing is most comfortable and should include garments that cover your shoulders and legs, especially if you plan to visit religious sites that require that women’s shoulders and heads be covered. The sun and insects can be oppressive, so covering yourself is a good idea for protection from insect bites too.
Pack light and pick up some of the clothing you need upon arrival. You’ll find that many Asian locations offer clothing tailored to the local climate at low prices. Just be sure to leave room in your luggage to bring it back with you for your next trip to tropical climes. Or leave it behind in your hotel room where it is likely to find its way back to needy indigenous peoples.
The TourSafe 22 Anti-Theft Wheeled Carry-On bag is a great way to get the ultimate packing versatility in a bag designed to guard against theft and damage. Using PaSafe’s industry-leading anti-theft technology, the TourSafe collection of luggage is made of tough ballistic nylon with a slash-proof lightweight steel mesh inner lining to protect contents from cuts and tears. Rough handlers and slash-and-grab thieves are no match for this rugged bag that includes lockable, puncture-resistant zippers. Compression straps secure your load while interior pockets keep things organized, and the smooth-rolling wheels, padded handles and telescoping pull make it a breeze to navigate through airports and aisles. PacSafe luggage and bags are available from Magellan’s in a variety of styles and sizes to meet the needs of savvy travelers.
You may be traveling through different countries with different currencies, so managing cash, cards and travel documents is a must.Increasingly thieves are stealing personal information from transmitting chips embedded in everything from credit cards to passports. To combat this theft, Magellan’s offers a wide choice of RFID-protected wallets, purses, and bags to stop identity theft in its tracks. The RFID Blocking Passport/Ticket Wallet is an exclusive Magellan’s design with multiple compartments to keep your documents and other valuables organized and secure.
Regardless of where you travel, you can count on Magellan’s. Founded in 1989 by travel professionals, Magellan’s has grown into one of the world’s leading travel accessory companies. Shop in person at one of our Southern California retail locations or order safely through our online catalog. We stand behind our products 100%. If you’re not completely happy with your purchase, we’ll make good or cheerfully refund your full purchase price.
And don’t forget to take your Good Night Sleep Mask for those long plane flights across the Pacific.