Introducing the HAVANA Travel Scarf

HAVANA Travel Scarf // Coming in June

We are so excited to bring you the newest Travel Scarf Pattern // HAVANA which will launch in early June! 

Next week,  I will share the stories of my Havana Nights (and days. Mostly days to be honest...)  We will discuss my new found love of Cuban Daiquiris and my shocking inability to cultivate any musical rhythm.  I will take you along my adventures and misadventures leading me to fall head over heels for this quirky and lovable city.

At the end of May, we will reveal the HAVANA scarf pattern and share some "Behind the Design" insights into how the design was created.

Stay tuned for the official launch with is coming in early June!

For now, read below to see how the trip came to be and check out the Havana City Guide to start daydreaming of a tropical paradise lost in time.


There is something magical about stepping off a plane into a world that is so startlingly different from the one you left behind.

The language that is usually the first thing that really makes it sink in that you aren’t in Kansas anymore.  The heat and humidity drifting through a non-climate controlled terminal is another dead giveaway. Bonus points if it was a red-eye flight and you are arriving totally sleep deprived and on sensory overload.  (Why is it so bright and why is everyone talking so loud?) But seriously, it’s such a powerful mix of emotions! Bucketloads of excitement, a dash of nerves and an insatiable desire for pending adventure!

Stepping off the plane to land in Havana, Cuba is all of that, plus being dropped off 50 years in the past.  

This trip began as most of my trips did, on a bored Monday morning when I was perusing flights instead of actively participating in the Weekly Staff Meeting.  (We all do it. Just admit it.) Cuba has been on my radar for the last few years and there happened to be an incredible flight deal over the weekend of my 30th birthday.  Coincidence? I think not!

I was craving a solo trip. I had so much going on in my life as far as thinking about transitioning out of Architecture and into Waypoint Goods full time and all of the pros and cons of losing my stable career to pursue my passion.  I needed to go for a solo soul searching Eat, Dance, Drink trip to the tropics to get my head on straight!

This inspirational trip and iconic destination were the catalysts for our new Lightweight Scarf collection and the new HAVANA // City Series scarf pattern.  


HAVANA // City Guide

I love creating these City Guides as a fun way to introduce our newest featured city.  There are so many nuances to these places that I love to share my favorite tidbits.


In the meantime, here are some pro tips on what to pack and which Airbnb excursions are must do’s.  Follow my footsteps (and bicycle routes) through the city and see my favorite places in the Havana with suggestions from the locals.

EAT

Eat and drink your way through Havana with these recommendations from the locals that I met along the way.

DO

There is a thriving Airbnb scene in Havana and here were my favorite experiences from yoga in the park to bicycling across the city.

PACK

Make sure these essentials make it into your carry-on so that you can experience all that Havana has to offer.


Caitlin

Caitlin Blythe

Waypoint Goods // Owner & Founder

Caitlin began Waypoint Goods to help and inspire women to get out and travel while feeling safe and fashion forward.  She creates custom patterns and designs for the travel scarves based on her travels. Her past life as an architect makes the brand contemporary and modern while focusing on empowering women to travel.
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