Talking Travel with Trish Friesen
The editor-in-chief of travel blog tripstyler.com shares her tricks for jet-setting in style.
What accessories can do double duty to save carry-on space when I’m on the road?
An oversized scarf is a triple threat; wrap it around you for warmth, use it as a blanket on the plane, or belt it as a beach cover-up. I usually bring along a handwoven find I scored in Puerto Vallarta and a lightweight washable wrap from H&M.
Shoes take up so much room in my bag! How can I minimize my footwear options?
Look to trends: low-heeled booties or flats can be worn from morning to midnight. And don¹t forget wear-everywhere runners like the New Balance Custom 574. These personalized sneakers are sleek enough to sport with pants or a skirt and comfortable enough to wear to the gym.
I’m looking for some sunshine. Where should I plan my next trip?
Small hotels delivering local flavour are my muse. San Diego serves up the perfect mix of cosmopolitan and coastal. For a sleek take on the beach life, stay at Tower23 Hotel on Pacific Beach, or off the sand at the mid-century-inspired Pearl Hotel.
Do you have any lightweight camera options for capturing special moments?
My Canon Powershot Elph 115 IS—the most recent addition to my collection—is 16 megapixels and small enough to throw into my beach bag or clutch.
Can you help me find a suitcase with style?
Take a cue from the crew‹the majority of captains and flight attendants carry Travelpro suitcases. Alternatively, the Incase EO Travel collection is sleek and tech-friendly, with a splash of neon green. If you’re travelling with carry-on luggage, invest in black. Black is slimming, meaning your bag is less apt to under-go a last-minute measurement or weight check.