Made in the U.S.A.: Summer Packing

James T. Murray

What to bring to three great American destinations.

The only thing better than summer is summer vacation. Once the last chill of winter has lifted and spring starts flirting with longer, brighter days, that weather-based wanderlust begins to set in. So where to this year? Though a far-flung journey is always a thrill, this season invites us to explore the more local wonders of these United States. Perhaps it’s childhood nostalgia for packing up the family car (preferably a woodie) and hitting the open road. In these pages, not only do we remind you of three outstanding destinations—Telluride, Nashville and Laguna Beach—but we also help make packing a cinch, with exquisite pieces manufactured mostly stateside. For thinking about what to bring is certainly as much fun as thinking about where to go.