By train... by plane, make this summer a passage to adventure...

Smooth sailing will be assured with this Louis Vuitton steamer trunk (right). All brass fittings. Handcrafted for a long life replete with explorations, $3.300; and the Vuitton hat box will bring proper distinction to your headwear. It’s trimmed in natural cowhide that darkens with age, $575. Louis Vuitton, Galleria (934-3637).

The International Travel Calculator Wallet (left) will keep close tabs on your dollar, yen or pound. The calculator converts U.S. dollars to foreign currencies, and converts distances, volumes, even temperature readings, from English units to metric. There’s a place for airline tickets, traveler’s checks-even a passport. Available through mail-order only $44.95 with an unconditional guarantee. Hammacher Schlemmer (1-800-368-3584).

Leave the Micbelin at home; each section of these maps contains lists of restaurants, attractions and landmarks, shopping areas-even the number of a reliable interpreter. Twelve world cities available. The World Unfolds by Pro-Design, $5. Rizzoli International, NorthPark Center (739-6633).

For child adventurers, we recommend this washable, durable and quiet Lauri Rubber Picture Puzzle. Lost or damaged pieces can even be replaced, $6.95; And don’t let the journey be complete without Curious George (right), a travel classic, $16.95. Toys available at FAO Schwarz, Galleria (458-7783).

And for a real road trip, pack this ultimate gourmet basket in the front seat and dine along the way. The Tuxedo Adventure Basket, about $100. Soup to Nuts, 3314 Knox (521-1270).

Photography by Charlie Freeman; Styled by Lynn Moon; Hair/Makeup by Donatelle Mascari


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