Nancy Brown, Royal Robbins, travel clothes
As a travel writer, I’m in the fortunate position to have companies send me products, clothing and footwear for review. Some things I love, while others I can do without. Rarely do I review the same brand more than once, unless it’s truly unique or I find something new to write about. Such is the case with Royal Robbins travel apparel. I really do go everywhere in their clothes.

I’m wearing the Noe Elbow Sleeve Shirt in black and Embossed Discovery Skort in woodland fern on a walk at Dinosaur Hill Park in Pleasant Hill, California. How quickly our parched fields turn from vibrant green to brown in our fourth year of drought.

Nancy Brown, horses, Santa Clarita

Horseback riding in Santa Clarita, California

One of my favorite ways to travel is on horseback. I love visiting different places, meeting the local people and riding with them. During a recent trip to Santa Clarita, I was able to go horseback riding in the country, although the Don E Brook Farms was only minutes from downtown and Valencia, California.

In this photograph with my buddy Tank, a handsome Quarter Horse, I’m wearing the women’s Expedition Stretch 3/4 sleeve in white. Like most of Royal Robbins travel apparel, the shirt is wrinkle-resistant, lightweight, quick dry and offers UPF protection – a must for me after my brush with skin cancer.

Nancy Brown, Trattore Farms, Healdsburg

Trattore Farms in Healdsburg, California

My job takes me to wonderful locations, but I’m very happy to travel to California’s wine country. It’s here that I’m able to go wine tasting, pick local produce from the fields and watch olives turn to liquid gold in the form of fresh press olive oil. That was the case on a recent trip to Sonoma Valley. I got to ride on a McCormick Farmall Cub Tractor at Trattore Farms in Healdsburg and sample unfiltered extra virgin olive oil from Dry Creek Olive Company in Healdsburg.

Royal Robbins dress, Tilley sun hat

Wearing my sun hat and Breeze Thru Tank Dress

When I’m not traveling, I’m in the water or on the pool deck. Being from California, I grew up swimming in the Pacific Ocean. I never want to take for granted our beautiful coastline. But as I mentioned, being in the sun all day has its downside. With my new found skin cancer awareness I look for clothing with UPF protection and I wear sun hats. Is sun protection a consideration for you when you shop for travel clothes?