I like to travel–not that I get the opportunity to do a lot of it but I so enjoy reading and thinking about it. I even like to help others with *their* travel plans by making plane reservations and researching lodging and activities. In short, travel forums and TripAdvisor are my guilty online pleasures.
So it was with great joy that I was finally able to “justify” a purchase from ScottEVest because of this river cruise. This company specializes in creating a variety of wearables loaded with pockets to carry travel “necessities.” Not just a pocket here or there but oodles of pockets. And the joy is that the pockets, unlike the cargo-type vests and pants, don’t “show” on the outside.
Mark just laughed when I showed him the ScottEVest “Sterling” jacket I purchased (nice of him to smile, too, considering it wasn’t cheap). As a travel greek, having a vest/jacket like this just felt like fun. And I don’t care if you think it sounds silly.
With this vest on, I don’t have to carry a bag of any sort with me. On our jaunts yesterday (Amsterdam) and today (Haarlem) I carried everything in this photo in my multitude of pockets–plus I had a squarish bottle of Fiji water that I forgot to add to the picture. And it didn’t feel heavy or awkward. Really!
I looked at the photos Mom took of me today and you really can’t tell I have all this with me.
And tonight, when I’m typing on the top outdoor deck of the Atla as we prepare for our push-off from the dock in 15 minutes, I’ve zipped the arms on to the vest and I’m toasty warm (should I need a few “extra” pockets, the arms each even have one sewn in. Not sure what I’d use ’em for…but I’ve got ’em!).