The Crane & Lion brand offers a lovely mix of style and comfort, with clothing options from fitness items to pieces with a more dressy-casual flair. Among the standouts in the so-called Lifestyle line is the wrap sweater, an elegant garment that hangs long, nearly to one’s calves, and can be worn several different ways.
As advertised, the sweater can also be used as a travel blanket, but potential buyers should note the fabric is a bit on the thin side, so it’s really more of a cosmetic garment than a practical one used for warmth. Still, it’s a gorgeous piece of clothing, and one that can instantly dress up a casual outfit while also providing comfort.
The sweater is made of 40 percent viscose, 40 percent rayon and 20 percent cotton, so it drapes nicely and is extremely soft. And, thankfully, it’s machine washable, so you don’t have to worry about hauling it to the dry cleaners or ruining it in your home machine.
The sweater comes in warm colors like black; caribou, a medium tan tone; micro chip, a light gray; and a lovely zinfandel. Crane & Lion has a great policy where they suggest you buy more than one garment if you’re not sure what size you need, and returns and exchanges can occur without any cost to the buyer. Overall, it’s a great brand with plenty of enticing options.
Rome is one of Europe’s most-visited destinations (if not the top-visited destination) and at no time is this more evident than in the summer. School tour groups, retirees and backpackers descend upon the ancient city in droves, making a leisurely walk through Trastevere a distant hope. But if you find yourself in Rome and face crowds of epic proportions, here are a few ways to get away from the masses and enjoy Rome as more of a vacation destination than a tourist trap.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.
The more you travel, the more you learn about what works for you in terms of packing, preparing, lodging, locations and more, so it’s inevitable you’ll develop your own cache of travel tips likely to result in the most enjoyable experience for you. But when it comes to the broader travel community, there are some tips and tricks that can apply to any traveler. Here are a few that can help you progress toward expert travel status.
Experience a big-city hotel stay that doesn’t feel like your typical urban visit at Chicago’s Claridge House, nestled in the sought-after Gold Coast neighborhood. The hotel’s sophisticated décor and serene residential ambience foster the atmosphere of an oasis amid the hustle and bustle of a busy metropolis.