Bergan’s of Norway has long been a respected brand in outdoor apparel. Their wide array of clothing and gear spans outerwear, base layers and everything in between, plus tents and backpacks.
The Tovdal Women’s Shirt is a great option for stylish flannel. Though 100 percent cotton, the shirt is thick and will keep you warmer than most cotton tops. Just don’t get it wet.
The shirt features a flattering, feminine cut with front pockets and snaps rather than buttons. And there are snap adjustments if you plan to roll up the sleeves. The Tovdal also has reinforced elbows for added longevity if you’re hard on your clothes.
The Tovdal is sold in several colors: orange, blue and red check, plus a solid brown. Perhaps the only downside is the shirt arrives extremely stiff, with little give. It takes a few washes before it softens up, but the first few times you wear it, it feels constricting and slightly uncomfortable, with the collar standing straight up.
Still, the shirt is a great purchase, and one likely to last much longer than typical cotton tops, most of which are woefully thin these days.
The Alamo was a place occupied by Spanish settlers, and an important part of the early stages of Texas’s war for independence from Mexico. The Spanish settlers established a military and prepared for a fight. During the early stages of the war, a group of Texan soldiers ambushed and took over the Alamo from the Mexican military and gained control of San Antonio. Shortly after, the Mexican military gained control once again. The Battle of The Alamo went on for years and eventually ended with the Texans winning.
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For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.