Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: Sunglasses, Shades…

sunglasses at salar de uyuni

Tuesday’s Travel Essentials – paying homage to sunglasses today on Don’t Stop Living. My shades at Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia.

I got hit by a dose of sun over the weekend and while my sun cream kept my skin protected, let’s not forget those other sun blocking heroes – sunglasses. It’s today’s Tuesday’s Travel Essentials – shades, sun visors, sun protectors, sunglasses. Whatever keeps my eyes protected from that hot ball out there. I need them, and so do all travellers. And you know what, I’m not even a mega sunseeker or anything! I like cold climates just as much as I like hot ones, but still PACK YOUR SHADES.

you need sunglasses to travel the world

My current sunglasses – a travel essential…

I always own one pair only at a time, and yes they often get lost or broken so need replaced every couple of years. However I never buy expensive ones, what’s the point? It’s not a fashion contest! This is me – I’m a cheapskate, tight ass backpacker. I don’t walk the catwalks of Milan, and if I did, I’d wear a football shirt and deliberately forget to shave or wear underpants.

sunglasses shades jonny blair

Here comes the sun…you’ll need shades…

That’s it – make sure you pack your sunglasses. Not only will you look cool as f**k but your eyes will be all the better for it. My favourite sunglasses quote was from Oasis songwriter Noel Gallagher “Thou shalt wear sunglasses at all times. It’s in the Bible.”

wearing sunglasses in antarctica

IN Antarctica in 2010 with my travel buddy Mark – cool sunglasses for a cool continent!

If you’re a sunglasses company reading this and want to send me a free pair, I’d be happy to wear them by the way. Head to my advertising page if you want your brand on here too!!

Safe travels with a quick 5 track EP especially selected for you today, with a hint of Britpop about it:

The Beatles – Here Comes The Sun:

U2 – Staring At The Sun:

The Boo Radleys – Wake Up Boo!:

The Seahorses – Blinded By The Sun:

Oasis – Turn Up The Sun:

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