Fez Tanneries

Wandering through the Medina in Fez, you see craftsmen of all sorts at work, their workshops often open right onto the narrow alleyways. The leather tanneries are slightly less accessible; you’ll smell them long before you see them. The tannery works can only be seen from upper floors of the leather shops that surround them. Continue reading

3 Favorite Packing Accessories

When I was a kid, I loved packing because it meant we were about to travel somewhere. I also loved flying. How times have changed… Now flying is plain agony for me and packing is a chore. Journey schmourney. Sometimes the joy is in the destination and the best we can do is survive the journey and arrive with everything we need, neatly packed in an efficient and organized fashion.

So, without further ado, I present my favorite packing accessories fromTravelSmith, three tools that make packing fun, almost.

Shelves to Go
This is brilliant – a hanging shelf unit that collapses into your suitcase. Hang it in your closet, pack the shelves, put it in your bag. The shelves keep their contents contained and organized. At your destination, lift the shelves out of your bag and hang them in the closet. Your clothes are out where you can see them and access them easily, without having to unpack.

Large Shelves To Go
Open: 20″L x 12″W x 23″H. 1 lb. 12 oz

Small Shelves To Go
Open: 18″L x 12″W x 23″H. 1 lb. 8 oz.

 

Packing Envelopes
These not only organize your bag but keep clothes neatly folded and wrinkled free. They come with a folding board, very helpful.

Large TravelSmith Smart Envelope
18″L x 12″W. 14.3 oz.. Holds 4-5 jackets, skirts or pants.

Small TravelSmith Smart Envelope
15″L x 10″W. 10.7 oz.. Holds 6-8 shirts, skirts or pants.

packing envelopes

packing envelopes

Compress-it Cube
Compress a 5″ stack of clothes to 1″ with magic zippers. You can take five-times more clothes!

KIVA® Large Compress-It Cube
10½”W x 1½”D x 13½”H. 5.75 oz.

KIVA® Small Compress-It Cube
10″L x 7″W x 5″H. 4 oz.

Compression Cuba

Compression Cuba

Travelers with Ya’lla Tours get a discount on TravelSmith purchases!

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