Essentials for Your February Getaway

Add a little wanderlust to your winter

Remember your first few breaths of crisp autumn air? Remember that feeling of excitement that overcame you as you anticipated the winter months, and the snow, and the hot chocolate? Can someone let me know where the hell that feeling is now?! At this point in the season, all that’s on our minds is whether or not Punxsutawney Phil will be wrong in his reading of a long, and inherently unmerciful winter.  It’s because of this feeling of being fed up with winter perhaps, that February is known for vacationing (as random as it sounds, I know). Many designers actually come out with resort wear lines in February because it’s such a common vacation month! A lot of people choose to go somewhere tropical, but it’s nice to go anywhere during this month and escape the monotony that usually sets in around this time. But to plan any great trip, there are a few essentials that you’ll need…

1. A fabulous location
Okay thank you captain obvious! To be fair, this essential item is sometimes the hardest one to find! There’s a lot of indecisiveness when it comes to picking a place to travel to. Do you let a dart thrown at a map decided where your next adventure should take place? Do you go off of recommendations from friends and family, and maybe even the deep corners of the Internet? I personally think the most logical way to plan any trip is to take your budget into account first. There’s a great site called Wherefor that allows you to enter you budget for a flight and hotel, and then gives you options across the world that fit your budget. This is a great site for those who are really open to traveling anywhere. If you have a particular destination you want to cross off your bucket list, and still want to stay within a budget, check out couchsurfing.com. I’ve never used this site, but I’ve heard great things about it! It basically pairs you up with people who have opened their homes to travelers in over 200 countries around the world, allowing you to save big bucks on lodging.

2. A kick-ass camera
Whether you’re an Instagram junkie or not, you can’t plan a badass trip without some way to document it! Depending on where you’re going, you might want to consider different camera options. If your adventure is going to be more action packed (think something involving water sports or maybe skiing) you might want to invest in a GoPro. These babies are extremely durable and meant to capture your most adrenaline evoking moments. On the other hand, if you’re site seeing, you may want to invest in a digital point and shoot camera or a DSLR camera. Point and shoots are your classic digital cameras and are a lot less expensive than DSLRs. The trade-off is in the quality of the photos, however. DSLRs take professional level pictures and have lenses that you can change in and out (just in case you weren’t sure what constitutes as a DSLR!). I started off with a digital point and shoot and have just recently graduated to a DSLR, and I can personally say that it’s life changing (if you’re an avid picture taker). I use a Canon EOS Rebel T6 and would highly recommend it!


3. Anjé clothing

Anjé clothing is a crucial element to any great getaway. Anjé pieces are delightfully packable, and won’t wrinkle easily, which means that you can pack out your suitcase a little more guilt freely. Anjé clothing is also an essential for travel because the pieces are so easy to mix and match. Whenever you’re traveling, you want to bring versatile clothes that give you the most bang for your buck (the most outfits for the amount of space taken up). Anjé pieces do exactly that. Just a few tops and bottoms will bring you infinite looks that are chic, yet effortless, this way you can fill your suitcases with more souvenirs 😉.

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Now that you’ve got your essentials in order, all you have to do is follow through! Break the boredom that February brings, and get out there and explore! Bon Voyage!


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