TOP 2018 FALL-WINTER TRAVEL DESTINATIONS (AND DEALS)

TOP 2018 FALL-WINTER TRAVEL DESTINATIONS (AND DEALS)

Fall is here and it’s one of the best times to travel! Autumn is often shoulder season in popular destinations, meaning less crowds and more savings.

But where in the world to go? Check out these top destinations for Fall and Winter 2018. This list is designed to inspire your next trip and point you toward some great travel deals!

WHERE'S MY BAG: GUATEMALA

WHERE'S MY BAG: GUATEMALA

Our “Where’s My Bag?” series highlights Clark & Mayfield handbags in interesting locations around the world. This is a guest post by Rachel McGehee of Rebel + Connect. Rachel co-founded the Remote Work Summit. She recently the Remote Work Summit in Guatemala with the Clark & Mayfield Hawthorne laptop handbag in tow.

3 SIMPLE LIFE-LONG LEARNING ACTIVITIES ONLINE

3 SIMPLE LIFE-LONG LEARNING ACTIVITIES ONLINE

Lifelong learning is defined as the "ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated" pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. The benefits of lifelong learning are both personal and communal. By gaining skills and challenging your mind, you can enrich your own life as well as those around you.

Lifelong learning doesn't have to cost a lot of money or take up a ton of time. That's why we've compiled this short list of life-long learning activities you can do from the comfort of your home with nothing more than a laptop and internet.

HELPFUL RESOURCES FOR MOMPRENEURS

The Benefits of Becoming A Mompreneur

Modern day moms are making business moves in new and innovative ways. You may have noticed the Lularoe craze, where ladies are using social media and house parties to sell clothing peer-to-peer. Others have launched Etsy shops, provided services or e-products completely online, or even started a technology handbag company for women (Yes, Clark & Mayfield founder, Lauri DeLaczay, is a mompreneur!).

The term "mompreneur" simply comes from the growing trend of women who are balancing motherhood with entrepreneurship. Here are some of the benefits these women are enjoying:

  1. Thanks to the internet, building a business from home is much more accessible. No more choosing between an office job and staying at home.

  2. Entrepreneurship allows flexibility to schedule your work around other family activities.

  3. Of course, additional income for the family is always a plus - whether it be a small side hustle or a full-fledged business.

  4. It sets a great example to your kids of how to be a self-starter and follow your dreams.

  5. Mompreneurs love having variety in their day, using their talents and skills in multiple ways.

Mompreneur Resources

Sound interesting? There are a growing number of resources to support Mompreneurs in their unique challenges. If you're looking to learn more about entrepreneurship as a mother, check out the following:

 

WHERE'S MY BAG: BEND, OREGON

WHERE'S MY BAG: BEND, OREGON

Our “Where’s My Bag?” series highlights Clark & Mayfield handbags in interesting locations around the world. This is a guest post by Michelle C. of IntentionalTravelers.com. Michelle and her husband are "digital nomads," running their business online as they travel. For her visit to Bend, Michelle took the Stafford Pro 17.3" laptop bag in camel.

BEST SCHOOL BAGS FOR COLLEGE: STYLISH LAPTOP HANDBAGS

BEST SCHOOL BAGS FOR COLLEGE: STYLISH LAPTOP HANDBAGS

Stylish bags for college students need to be both fashionable and practical. Demanding course schedules have students jetting around campus, and they often need to carry all kinds of course materials to get them through the day.

That's why a school bag with laptop compartment and room for textbooks should be a top priority for any university student.

9 SECRETS TO SURVIVE FLYING WITH KIDS

9 SECRETS TO SURVIVE FLYING WITH KIDS

Flying in airplanes and navigating the airport with young kids can be a challenge, but many parents find that it's well worth the effort. Kids can learn how to travel from an early age and this helps develop new skills and priceless family memories. 

For this list, we surveyed the parents of well-traveled young families and compiled their top ten best tips to survive flights with kids.

PEEK INSIDE REAL C&M LAPTOP BAGS [VIDEO]

PEEK INSIDE REAL C&M LAPTOP BAGS [VIDEO]

Over the years, our travel writer, Michelle C., has toted Clark & Mayfield handbags to different corners of the world. Today, you're getting a sneak peek inside those bags! 

These three videos capture how you can use our technology bags for both short trips and long-term travel, for work, and for every-day use. Take a look!

PORTLAND IS A PART OF US

PORTLAND IS A PART OF US

You may have noticed that Clark & Mayfield bags are named after the tree-lined streets and neighborhoods of Portland, Oregon (the place we’re proud to call home). 

Our handbags have been toted all over the world, but perhaps one of our favorite place to explore with a C&M bag is our very own city. Over the years, we've featured various neighborhoods around Portland. See if you can recognize them!

CARING FOR YOUR BAG

CARING FOR YOUR BAG

Clark & Mayfield bags are designed to be your constant companion. With daily use, a few simple tips can keep them from looking the worse for wear. 

Our business and travel bags are made from either nylon or top grain leather. To clean your bag and keep it in the best possible condition, we recommend the following:

PORTLAND'S UP-AND-COMING ST. JOHNS NEIGHBORHOOD

PORTLAND'S UP-AND-COMING ST. JOHNS NEIGHBORHOOD

Once a small settlement started by a pioneer named James John, few realize that the St. Johns area actually became its own municipality. The neighborhood did not incorporate into the greater city of Portland until 1915. Even today, St. Johns maintains a detached, small town feel - despite being just a 12 minute drive into downtown Portland via the iconic St. John's bridge.