Lug Cartwheel Fitness/Overnight Bag [Giveaway, Ended 3/7]

Anyone who appreciates well designed, quality travel gear (and a cheery rainbow of colors!) will appreciate Lug, one of my favorite travel accessory and bag brands. Not only do they make fantastically organized, well thought out and extremely useful products for your travel adventures... they clearly use them themselves.  Because they're always spot on.  Take the Cartwheel Fitness/Overnight Bag, for instance. I recently went on a quest to replace my bulky, disorganized gym bag.  I'm so done with the ugly mammoth duffel.  So I started Googling "women's gym bag" to see what alternatives were out there.  When my search turned up Lug's Cartwheel Fitness/Overnight Bag, I knew I'd hit pay dirt. What?  What??  Lug makes a gym bag?  Booo-yaaah! I've reviewed some Lug travel items before and was highly impressed.  (In fact, I still use and enjoy both of those pieces.)    Here's how my experience using the Lug Cartwheel Bag at the gym has gone, over the past few weeks.  I think you're … [Read more...]

Gaiam Everything Fits Gym Bag

Frustrated with my cumbersome, bulky gym duffel bag... I went on a quest to replace it with something more helpful, cute, and appropriate.  Take a look at the Gaiam Everything Fits Gym Bag I've been trying out for the past few weeks.  I love it's size and features, and think you will, too. Gaiam Everything Fits Gym Bag ~ Price & Features. Well designed for the specific purpose of toting a woman's things to and from the gym, I was excited to see the size and check out the utility factor of the Gaiam Everything Fits Gym Bag. First, the reasonable price.  I've shopped around online a fair bit for gym bags lately.  At $60, I feel Gaiam's "Everything Fits Gym Bag" is a comparatively well-priced gym bag option. Here's what Gaiam has to say about this bag: "This eco-chic bag keeps you organized. Its roomy interior features a zippered pocket, an elastic pocket, and a key tether. A vented outside compartment can hold shoes, wet clothes or towel. It also includes an easy-reach … [Read more...]

Goodbye Boring Luggage, Hello American Tourister Colora #PackMoreFun

When I got married ten years ago, we received a set of American Tourister luggage as a wedding present.  So I'm already a fan, and on many occasions I've sang the praises and passed along my recommendations of this particular brand of luggage.  With that confidence in quality under my belt, I was happy to meet a new, most welcome addition to our travel lovin' family:  the American Tourister Colora! I really love this bag.  Let me tell you why... American Tourister Colora What a fantastic, well designed, and FUN line of luggage this is.   You pick up quickly on the playful vibe by following American Tourister's #PackMoreFun hashtag on social media, but your first clue about Colora line is the gorgeous, distinctive colors these bags are available in:  Lime green, Orange, and Raspberry. Mine's lime green.  He's stunning, and lovely.  (And I call him Mike Wazoski...  :)  ) But he's oh, so much more than just a pretty, stand-out-wherever-he-goes kinda bag.   Colora comes in three … [Read more...]

Travel Kool With TrendyKid’s Travel Gear

As the airlines continue to squeeze additional fees out of travelers left and right, more and more people are resorting to packing smarter (ie lighter) and bringing a carry-on suitcase.   Since my kids are now of an age where they can negotiate their own rolling case through an airport, I began the quest for a great kids travel gear option.  I found TrendyKid, a Washington DC-based children’s travel accessory company.  And we were very excited when our TrendyKid Travel Kool Case arrived! TrendyKid Travel Kool Case Billed as being the perfect size and style for tweens, the TrendyKid Travel Kool case is a great 17" size, meeting carry-on regulations.  This is an ABS hard shell design case, so it's nice and light weight.  In the world of hard-side luggage, ABS is said to be not as durable of a material as polycarbonate.  But it is lighter, which is probably a more important feature in a kids travel case. It features polyester lining and polycarbonate wheels.  If you do decide to … [Read more...]