This fall, Hot Sox introduces our brand new Travel Collection! Our socks feature some of our favorite cities like Hollywood, San Francisco, New York City, South Beach, Las Vegas, Paris, London and Tokyo! In preparation for take-off to one of our "sox-inations", we here at Hot Sox thought that we’d share some traveling tips with you.
- Layer It Up
Dress comfortably and in light layers. Traveling conditions are constantly varying so you will want to be prepared. Wear shoes that you can take off easily both so that you can take them off in transit and during screening at the airport without too much effort.
- Arrive Early
Arrive at the airport with enough time to get through security. This is especially true if you are flying internationally because you will have to go through customs as well. Better to be early than to be in a frantic rush at the airport.
- Gear Up & Prep for Jet Lag
Make sure to pack all the gear you will need for the long flight/drive ahead in your most convenient bag. Grab a pair of your coolest Hot Sox socks to get your seatmates jealous and to keep your toes warm. But don’t forget to also pack your earphones, your favorite book, a crossword puzzle or two, a blanket, and a pillow. On top of that, make sure to start getting onto the schedule of the place you are traveling to. You want to be well adjusted as soon as possible so you can get into adventuring as soon as possible. Don’t let the journey ruin the destination!
- Pack Light
On your travels, you’ll be sure to pick up some new goodies that you will want to make sure you have room to take back home with you. Pack the necessities and then get creative with limiting your options. We think you can never pack enough Hot Sox though!
- Backup When You Pack Up
Expert Vagabond recommends that you make sure to “keep both digital and physical copies of your passport, visas, driver’s license, birth certificate, health insurance card, serial numbers, and important phone numbers ready to go in case of an emergency”. On top of that, make sure to keep extra cash stashed. There may be instances where your card doesn’t work or will not be accepted. Be prepared.
- Be Open
As you are traveling, if you are looking to truly understand a region, it is important to be open to new experiences. Don’t go somewhere in hopes of cloning the comfort of your home life. Travel to understand the world and its people. Interact with locals and get lost while you’re at it. Try new foods, check out the latest entertainment.
- Stay With A Local
If you are looking to get a truly authentic feel for where you are traveling, consider staying on a local’s couch for FREE with CouchSurfing.com or maybe through booking a room or an entire apartment/house via sites like Airbnb and VRBO. In many places, these alternatives will actually cost less than a hotel. Plus, the owner can be your go-to person for information as well as serve as a contact in the area.
Much luck to you all on your travels! Check back for more articles highlighting each of our sox-inations.
The Hot Sox Team