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...]

Tom Bihn Aeronaut Travel Bag and Accessories

If you follow the online escapades of serious globe trotters, it won't be long before you catch wind of Tom Bihn.  Their bags and travel gear are tried and true, and carry along with them an established reputation for practical design and serious durability. Indeed, Tom Bihn appears to have inspired a bit of a cult following from it's loyal fans.  You should be warned, once exposed to their products, you could fall victim to the diagnosable condition TBAS:  TOM BIHN Anticipation Syndrome.  (Not to fret, their are forums to support you while you battle this fate.) Tom Bihn - A Seattle Company Tom Bihn products are made in the US, come with a solid guarantee behind them, and are all original designs by Tom Bihn himself out of Seattle, Washington. They're just so darn likeable, and they have impressive resolve as to what a laptop bag, travel bag, or backpack should be.  Check out their fun About Us page, and I know that you'll agree.   (Plus you'll get a look at Tom Bihn … [Read more...]