My daughter and I were sitting on a plane one time, delayed, waiting, bored. I had a scarf on as usual, and we got to talking about all the ways a scarf could come in handy while traveling. After I thought about it, I realized I would never set out on an adventure again without at least one scarf! Here’s our list of reasons you should always wear a scarf when you travel, too.
- Fold to use as a pillow.
- Wrap around your shoulders as a shawl on those cool Paris nights.
- Cover yourself when the plane is too cold. The last time I asked for a blanket, it had chewing gum stuck in it. Never again!
- Make a sling for an injured arm or to carry a baby.
- Bad hair day? Wrap your head in a scarf.
- Over do it shopping? Turn your scarf into a ruck sack.
- Luggage didn’t make it? Wrap your scarf around your waist as a sarong skirt.
- Luggage didn’t make it? 🙂 Wrap your scarf around your torso as a bandeau or halter top.
- Belt or sash.
- Attach to almost anything as a strap.
- Lights too bright? Drape your scarf over a lamp or your face to get a little shut eye.
- Outfit need something extra? Turn your scarf into a vest.
- God forbid you need it for this, but it would work as a tourniquet or bandage.
- Driving through the mountains in a convertible? Use your scarf as a headband.
- Hair tie.
- Impromptu picnic at a castle? Instant tablecloth!
- Not sure about the hotel you chose? Cover the pillow with your scarf.
- Crossing the desert? Use your scarf as a dust mask.
- Need to wash up? Use it as a towel.
Now that you’ve seen our list, can you think of any other ways to use a scarf? If you’re a writer, how would your character use a scarf? Tying up the bad guy’s hands comes to mind…or tying up the good guy’s hands–if you write that sort of thing. 🙂
Hoping your days are filled with adventure! Come to think of it, next time I step out, I’ll make sure I’m wearing a scarf and have a spare in my carryon!
Don’t forget to enjoy the ride.