July
13
2009
By
Vinny Locsin
for Valet.
 
Andrew Harper's Travel Tips
1)

The easiest way to improve life at airports is wearing loafers or deck shoes.

 
2)

Pack a Leatherman, which has a variety of tools, the most useful of which is a tiny screwdriver for fixing sunglasses.

 
3)

I never leave home without cash. Credit cards are fine, but no matter where you are, people are always happy to accept American dollars.

 
4)

Noise-canceling headphones really do work and are, in my view, a mandatory purchase.

 
5)

Don't count on buying sunscreen when you arrive. Clarins makes the best and it won't be in gift shop.

Bag of Tricks

With summer comes the hope of a well-deserved vacation. And if you're looking for luggage, you can't get much better than Dunhill's new Traveller collection. A collaboration between the discerning London label and incognito premier travel guru, Andrew Harper, the handsome bags offer luxury that's anything but discreet—from the perfectly sized holdall to an 800-page travel review with membership to Harper's exclusive club (complete with the services of a personal travel advisor). Of course, with a connoisseur like Andrew Harper behind the set, we'd expect nothing less. Understandably, your pockets may already be burnt out from booking plane tickets and hotel rooms, so we asked Harper for some pro-bono travel tips.

Holdall bag, $3,070 available at Dunhill

 

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