The best time to take a trip to Germany is in the fall and winter when all of the tourists have their eyes on tropical climates. We love the cities of Berlin, Dresden, and Frankfurt for their green open-air spaces, old-world architecture, and hearty cuisine. But with all of the fees one can expect to incur on luggage, it can be discouraging to want to take an extended trip to Europe. Don’t fret! We figured out how feasible it actually is to go on a multi-city trek for weeks with just a single carry-on bag. The secret is how you pack and what you choose to bring along with you.
Samuel Hubbard’s Frequent Traveler is the gentleman’s wanderlust buddy for any time of the year. It’s priced at an affordable $235, so it doesn’t dip into your travel savings. The slip-on style is achieved via elasticized gussets for easy on and off wear to get you in and out of TSA lines in a snap. It comes in four fashionable colors and three finishes: navy nubuck, chocolate suede, classic black, and whiskey brown leather. A thick shock-absorbent Vibram® sole elevates the upper for a sophisticated look that transforms denim and dress pants alike. This oxford leaves plenty of room in your luggage for keepsakes with its sleek look, lightweight body, and versatility. Samuel Hubbard has been perfecting their footwear for nearly a century so you can rest assured that the Frequent Traveler shoe will get you through days and nights of exploring, as well. The replaceable triple-density memory foam insole was a thoughtful addition with all-day support in mind. A “glove-leather” lining eliminates pressure points to provide relief and improve physical conditions.
Packing your bag for Germany is a breeze with the Frequent Traveler. Our style experts recommend tossing some no-iron shirts of various hues and sleeve lengths into your bag to be paired with denim jeans, chinos, and slacks. Depending on the time of year that you decide to visit, you can add a neutral cardigan to the mix for the flight and chilly nights on the town. Other essentials that you might like to tag along with you include a messenger bag to hold your camera, a patterned scarf for waltzing through the scenic squares in the cooler months, and a pair of tortoise-shell sunglasses to protect your eyes from sun glare. Samuel Hubbard’s Frequent Traveler oxford shoe fits nicely into your overhead bag and still allows for ample room to fit in things you discover at street vendors. You’ll marvel at just how streamlined your luggage is!
Check off your travel packing list with Hanig’s. The Frequent Traveler is available online with free UPS ground shipping to your door. You can also find this style and many more like it at either one of our conveniently located Chicago area stores. Visit us in downtown Chicago at 875 North Michigan Avenue and Delaware Place or at our Plaza del Lago store in Wilmette today!