Travel On Trend


Traveling to the great outdoors? Columbia sportswear makes mosquito-repellent and sun-protecting women’s shirts. The brand ExOfficio also offers clothing that features BugsAway insect-repelling fabric to ward off ticks, mosquitoes and midges. To browse options from both brands, shop for outdoor clothing locally at Tyrol Ski & Sports.

Group tourGroup Travel

Group travel is having a resurgence. From short bus trips to international itineraries, no need to postpone a trip due to lack of a travel partner. By joining a group, locations become a memorable, shared, social experience. Locally, there are several options to choose from including Ed-Ventures, Glenn’s Motorcoach Tours and Heartland Tours & Travel.

OnTrend_RVRV Rentals

Ever wanted to experience an RVing trip but didn’t want to invest? There are companies such as and that allow you to rent a local RV. Vans, trailers, campers, motorhomes and more are available to rent for the night just as you would a hotel room. In the Rochester area, rental prices range from $50 to $350 per night based on size and amenities. Book soon for your summer family road trip. “It’s not the destination, it’s the journey.”


OnTrend_WalkingSandalWalking Sandals

Sightseeing means a lot of walking. When temps are high, it’s important to have sandals up to the task. Indosole flip-flops are made with recycled tires. Waterproof and sustainable, they are a top tier flip-flop. For more hiking than shopping, consider Teva Zymic Outdoor Sandals, which get a 4.2-star rating from most purchasers. To receive superior customer service with your footwear, visit Rogan’s Shoes in Rochester.



Motion sicknessMotion Sickness

Planes, trains and automobiles make you slightly sick? Dramamine does the trick, but who wants to feel groggy for hours on vacation? Recently referred to as a “Mom hack,” try taking one chewable Dramamine for Kids to travel through the choppy skies or seas without the nausea or the sleepiness. To shop local, visit Eagle Drug Store or Hunt’s Silver Lake Drug.




Work bagWork Bag

From board meetings to boarding a plane, having a backpack for laptop and work supplies with room for personal items is a must. Wandering the airport, it doesn’t take long to notice Target has a backpack leading the pack. The Signature Day Trip Backpack Open Story comes in black or taupe, holds up to a 16-inch laptop, is water-repellent and even has an RFID security pocket. Move over Tumi, Target is making trendy affordable again. ::

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