I’ve had fun doing some of the prep work for my extended vacation. The most fun comes from the purchases. Here are a few of my recent vacation purchases.
Teva Sandals – I was so excited to find a pair of sandals that could be used for casual and dressy. They are so cute. I love them. Teva is one of my favorite brands. Because of all my knee surgeries I just can’t wear sandals without support any longer. Teva’s don’t have a ton of support, but they have just enough to make wearing them so much more comfortable. And, my new pair is a style that I’ve never seen before. I got the walnut (pink) color.
Teva Hiking Shoes – I just got these and haven’t used them yet, but knowing how much I’ve loved every single pair of Tevas I’ve ever bought I have no doubt they will be fantastic. And of course, they look great. I got the leaf green color.
Asolo Travel Pack – What an amazing purchase. I found this pack online first, but then tried to find similar packs at REI with no luck. I was a bit leery of purchasing it online without seeing it, but I just couldn’t seem to find anything else I liked. Now that I have it, I absolutely love it! It’s a large travel pack or it can easily be converted to a duffle bag. It also has a day back and hip pack that can zip off and be used on their own. It has more pockets then I know what to do with, including one just for hiking boots (I think all my shoes will fit in that pocket). I can’t wait to pack it up and use it. I think I’ll take it on the 3-Day so I can try it out before the big trip. I got the evergreen color.
Olympus Waterproof Camera – This one took a bit more research. I knew I wanted a waterproof camera for my trip, but I didn’t know anything about them. I’m sure glad I did the research. I found that even though the prices have come down, most of the waterproof cameras are only good 10-16 feet. For the most part, that might be enough. But I’m still undecided about whether or not I’ll be going scuba diving in Belize. Fortunately I found one that is safe to 33 feet. It’s also shockproof for up to a six foot drop. Honestly I’m a complete klutz so this is a great feature.
After my trip, I’ll do a quick review of these items. I’m excited to try them out and I’m convinced they’ll be purchases worth their price.