Spinner Luggage

Thump ada thump ada will be the sounds as you wheel across Ribe, Denmark’s cobbled streets with the Victorinox NXT Hardside Carry-on Officer’s Wheeled Trunk.

Ribe has the distinction of being the tiny Scandinavian country’s oldest town, and was established in the early 8thcentury.

Its South Jutland locale off the Wadden Sea made it a perfect for seafarers including Vikings; often their wares “found” in various parts of the world were sold at the  thriving market town off the Ribe River. Discovering the plunderers of the North is still easy as they can be found in several places. Continue Reading »

Gear up for School or The Final Trip of the Summer

The start of the school year is fast approaching, much to the chagrin of kids everywhere, most of whom are firmly entrenched in the sleep-in-late-then-hang-out-all-day mindset and are in no condition to be stuck in a classroom for 6 hours per day. However, you can take some of the sting out of the back-to-school experience by equipping your student with a state-of-the-art backpack from Oakley, Eagle Creek, High Sierra, Jansport and many others!
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Hawaii - A Great Destination for the American Tourister and his or her LuggageThe first time I stepped out of an airplane onto the tarmac in Honolulu, Hawaii, I felt like it was raining soft petals. The air was heavy with the perfume of tropical flowers. It was March 1980 and I had 5 weeks of vacation ahead of me. I left freezing weather at Tahoe where my yard was buried under snow, and nearby ski areas were still in operation. Just the anticipation of spending time in a tropical paradise was pure euphoria.

Four of us traveled together. Our entourage included my fiance, George, and his two best friends, Sam and Skip. George and Skip were accomplished outdoor enthusiasts who camped out in all seasons. Sam and I were along for the ride. Continue Reading »

London is myriad of tradition and cutting-edge contemporary.

The latter changes constantly, which keeps the city fresh as the former draws many tourists to centuries-old sites.

Among the most popular are those connected with the British Monarchy.

Few in the world do pomp and ceremony as grand, or with such style, as the British.

Whether you are a dyed in the wool Brit royalista or just mildly curious, London offers plenty of places where kings and queens past, present and future have lived, loved and even lost some of their heads. So drop your spinner luggage at the hotel and hit the streets: there’s a lot to see! Continue Reading »

At the turn of this century, my Australian friend, Judy, owned an upscale women’s shop at Lake Tahoe called ‘Square, Spotted Blue.’ The name referred to a local butterfly indigenous to the High Sierra. Her store offered the highest fine quality, fashion-forward, boutique styles for her discerning clientele who desired unique clothing unavailable at national department stores. Theme sweaters with three-dimensional embellishments, artistically designed coats, jackets elaborately detailed with appliques, and labor-intensive crystal jewelry from European designers were coveted by the well-heeled residents and visiting tourists, who were only offered ski clothing and souvenir tee-shirts at other shops. Continue Reading »

How do you enjoy New York City on a budget?

First, pack smart.

Since a budget traveler never uses limos or taxi cabs, the lightweight Samsonite LIFT spinner upright is perfect for maneuvering crowded airports, subways and city buses.

Next, comfortable walking shoes are a must.

By all means, place your fashionable shoes in a purse or sling backpack – but in order to enjoy Manhattan’s concrete jungle your tootsies have to be happy. Continue Reading »