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8 traits of the enlightened traveler

You’ll see it in their eyes: a stillness that comes with preparedness, as well as the willingness to go with the flow. They don’t panic through speed bumps or get bored with delays — what ever happens, they trust that the universe (or good old Google Maps), will always point them in the right direction. Here are 10 traits of the enlightened traveler:

  1. They prepare just enough. The enlightened traveler packs for their personal needs. They don’t like to borrow. They are considerate enough to assume that their companions have packed just enough for themselves.
  2. They take only pictures and leave only footprints. They clean up after themselves and leave no trace apart from friends made.
  3. They get lost on purpose. The enlightened traveler is not consumed by itineraries and plans. They know that the best way to get to know a city is by aimless wandering.
  4. They don’t look down on touristy things. They say know the rules before you break them. The same applies to traveling: touristy things are popular for a reason — they are bedrocks of culture and history.
  5. They respect what other travelers enjoy. Traveling is a no-judgement zone. People have spent a lot of money to have fun — let them!
  6. They are curious. The enlightened traveler asks questions, talks to locals, and Googles almost compulsively.
  7. They are still. The best way to confront a negative situation when traveling is with calmness and presence of mind. Anger, panic, or hysterical bawling won’t help.
  8. They pack well. They enlightened traveler is not concerned about packing light or packing heavy. They are concerned about packing what they need — size does not matter as long as everything they want to bring fits.

TUMI celebrates Enlightenment with their fall 2019 collection, encouraging travel that brings true understanding, knowledge and insight through a new range of must-haves that were created with the same values and to free the traveler of worry, frustration and distraction on their way to enlightenment.

This Fall, TUMI introduces a unique, shimmering seasonal color in 19 Degree Aluminum – Banyon Leaf. The 19 Degree Aluminum features a reinforced framecase design, snap closures, and die-cast corner caps for additional protection. The expertly appointed interior is beauefully organized and features a lightweight lining with embossed diamond pa ern that complements its striking exterior. 
Purposeful, pracecal design that doesn’t compromise on style, the updated Voyageur collecetin brings you versatile and lightweight nylon backpacks, bags, and accessories for women. This season’s new styles include the Harper Backpack and the Hartford Backpack, which features an exterior laptop compartment, as well as the Serra Mini Backpack, slim Madison Hip Bag and Kyle Crossbody, which was inspired by the classic camera bag. The lightweight Bailey Business Tote is a must-have for work, while the Cleary Weekender’s wide clam shell opening will make it an easy favorite. Seasonal color offerings include an updated Mink with silver hardware, Midnight with gunmetal hardware, Raspberry with gold hardware, and Port with gold hardware. Seasonal prints include Collage Floral and Floral Tapestry, both with gunmetal hardware. 
Designed for performance, the best-selling Alpha Bravo backpacks, briefs, and duffels boast military-inspired features and are made to last with TUMI’s signature ballisec nylon. The new Nathan Backpack (with expansion) and Norman Backpack will be introduced into the assortment this season, as well as the small, compact Robins Backpack and Douglas Backpack, an on-trend rucksack- style piece. New briefs include the Ellsworth and Murray 3 Way, and customers who enjoy the crossbody trend will have the opeon of the Barksdale Crossbody with its large front zip pocket, the more compact Stewart Crossbody with a box construction great for storing belongings, and the slimmer, more streamlined Campbell Sling. Excieng seasonal prints include Camo and Luminous Blue, while Brushed Blue makes its mark as a seasonal color. Core colors return with Black Ballisec, Graphite, Navy, Black Leather, and Dark Brown Leather. 
Designing for the eternally active, Tahoe captures the freedom of movement between work, travel, and the great outdoors. This season’s updated street-inspired designs are executed in a sleek material for a more modern look. New features include a customizable zipper puller, a key leash, organizational pockets, and an updated rain cover design. The new Innsbruck Backpack has sleek diagonal webbing, while the Crestview Backpack features a woven webbing detail. The smaller No away Backpack has dual compartments, while the design-forward Finch Backpack has webbing that doubles as expansion. The roomy Westlake Backpack offers a deep pocket secured by magneec closure and quick-access pockets. A must for hands-free adventures, the new Bozeman Sling is expandable, with a unique, utilitarian fold-over design, speed clip closure and front zip pocket. For quick and easy packing, the Ridgewood Backpack is designed with a top lid zip-entry to the main compartment. In addition to core Black, the new seasonal Static Grey print has a slightly patterned weave for added texture and dimension. 
Launched earlier this year, the Alpha 3 colleceon is a celebration of everything TUMI stands for: design innovation, engineering, funceonality and performance. Last season’s launch moved Alpha 3 forward by elevaeng the collection with a cleaner, more refined aesthetic and increased functionality such as leather rain flaps and gusseted front pockets on bags and molded impact-resistant side panels and USB power ports on carry-on luggage. 
Adding a new dimension to the Alpha 3 line, this season TUMI introduces a new colorway in Black Chrome to bring another level of sophisecation to the TUMI luxury customer. The new black chrome items feature refined leather handles, updated luggage tags with elegant chrome accents, and chrome zippers.
This season’s must-have totes have arrived! Lightweight, simple, and the perfect travel companion, the new effortless, coated canvas TUMI Totes are available in two sizes to cover all your daily travel needs. Both sizes offer comfortably sized top carry handles, zip entry to the main compartment, and classic TUMI functionality such as Add-a-Bag, a hanging interior pocket with media pocket, and key leash. Seasonal colors include Collage Floral, Brushed Blue, Grey, Ivory Collage Floral, and Raspberry, all incorporating TUMI’s iconic Ticon print. Select Totes will also be available in Saffiano Leather for an elevated take on a classic everyday silhouette. 
As a frequent traveler and longeme TUMI user, Hollywood actor Chris Pratt appreciates the brand’s relentless pursuit to address the details within the journey, providing him with the freedom to be present in every moment. Chris Pratt kicked off TUMI’s regional campaign this past April by showing off his pre-journey packing skills in a lighthearted video in preparation for his first trip to Hong Kong. This fall, he returns as the star of TUMI’s Asia Pacific and Middle East campaign to appreciate all the details that go into perfecting the journey. 
“It has been a pleasure to work with Chris in all phases of the brand’s regional collaboration. As a long-time TUMI user, Chris has a deep appreciation for the brand and the efforts we take to perfect the journeys of our customers every step of the way,” says Victor Sanz, TUMI creative director. 

Explore the latest collection at TUMI Greenbelt 5, TUMI Power Plant Mall, TUMI Solaire Resort & Casino, TUMI Shangri-la Plaza, TUMI Podium, and TUMI Ayala Center Cebu. For information, visit

1 comment on “8 traits of the enlightened traveler

  1. Passport Overused

    Great post 😄


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