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What Does Your Luggage Say About You?

What Does Your Luggage Say About You? Aug 20th, 2012 at 1:00PM: We've seen travelers dragging everything from Louis Vuitton to what looks like a used trash bag through airport security of late, and new research shows that most travelers are closer to the latter than the former. A new study from Virgin Atlantic shows that one in five of us (20%) can't remember the last time we bought new luggage, while more than half (55%) would only upgrade their suitcase...

Gadling Gear Review: EXO Hardside Luggage From eBags

Gadling Gear Review: EXO Hardside Luggage From eBags Aug 20th, 2012 at 9:00AM: With all that electronica the modern traveler hauls from Point A to Point B and back again, it's natural to be worried about things getting crunched, crushed and smashed. Hard-sided luggage is the solution, especially if you're checking a bag, and eBags has a new line of branded gear; I tested one out on a recent trip. There were two less than perfect things I discovered right away about the...

Outside magazine's inaugural 'Travel Awards' winners

Outside magazine's inaugural 'Travel Awards' winners Mar 13th, 2012 at 6:30PM: With twenty-three categories and every continent up for consideration, the competition is fierce, but today Outside magazine released its picks for its new Outside Travel Awards. The winners include everything from travel companies and locales to cameras, suitcases, hotels, and apps, road-tested by those in the know (you know, those people). Amongst the chosen is Seattle-based Mountain...

Steamline Luggage makes junk in the trunk look good

Steamline Luggage makes junk in the trunk look good Oct 17th, 2011 at 11:00AM: After hours and hours of watching travelers roll by with boring baggage at the airport, I finally spotted a line of suitcases that gives me luggage envy. SteamLine Luggage makes well-tailored, vintage-style cases that are reminiscent of old steamer trunks-except with a modern twist. These leather-bound bags are at the same time fashionable and funcitonal. Color combos range from pink and...

5 best suitcases for kids and teens for $100 or less

5 best suitcases for kids and teens for $100 or less Dec 9th, 2010 at 12:00PM: It's hard to say whether these suitcases are meant for the kids or the parents. Adorable enough to entertain kids and stylish enough to appeal preteens, and teens, these five affordable carry-ons may be just the thing to encourage children to roll their own gear through the airport. Isabella Fiore Italian designer Isabella Fiore launched a hard-shell suitcase this fall that proves that...

Rock of Ages 'Vagabond' luggage tags

Rock of Ages 'Vagabond' luggage tags Oct 22nd, 2010 at 9:00AM: Luggage tags normally serve two purposes, but the new Vagabond luggage tags by Rock of Ages serve a third! Most tags help you identify your bag on the carousel and serve as a layer of security in case your bag is ever lost. Rock of Ages' tags add something no bag tag has achieved before: sass. As the proud owner of a black Briggs & Riley rollerboard, I can totally see the virtue in...

Avoid high baggage fees - rent clothes from Zero Baggage

Avoid high baggage fees - rent clothes from Zero Baggage Aug 11th, 2009 at 11:30AM: Airline baggage fees just keep going up, and there seems to be no end in sight. With few airlines left that don't charge for checked bags, travelers who can't manage to get everything they need into a carry-on bag could end up paying some hefty fees. One Canadian company has come up with a plan to help. Zero Baggage promises to provide travelers with an "environmentally responsible, anxiety-free...

Daily deal - Tumi yearly clearance sale - up to 50% off

Daily deal - Tumi yearly clearance sale - up to 50% off Jan 8th, 2009 at 4:30PM: My daily deal for today is for the yearly clearance sale in the Tumi luggage store. Tumi makes some pretty classy (and usually quite expensive) luggage, but it is the kind of stuff that can survive almost any kind of abuse you throw at it. I've been pulling the same Tumi rolling suitcase around the airport since 2000, and while it may look like it's been to hell and back, it's still solid as a...

Daily deal - 5 piece Springfield luggage set at Macy's for $49.99

Daily deal - 5 piece Springfield luggage set at Macy's for $49.99 Dec 21st, 2008 at 1:30PM: We are now a little too close to Christmas to rely on online orders and shipping, so my daily deal for today is available online and instore. This "Springfield" luggage set is available at Macys.com and most Macy's retail stores. The set usually retails for $200, but is currently on sale for just $49.99. Included in the 5 piece set are 3 rolling suitcases, a beauty case/tote and a travel...

Travelchic.com brings you some chic and some ridiculous accessories

Travelchic.com brings you some chic and some ridiculous accessories Nov 4th, 2008 at 5:00PM: Travelchic.com makes unusual luggage tags, handle wraps, tassels, and key chains, all desgined to make your luggage stand out on the carousel and to show your unique style and flair. My verdict? Hit or miss. Some of these items are totally hot, and some of them are absolutely ridiculous. If I were chatting you up on the airplane and then saw you claim a bag with a giant furry handle-wrap on it? I...

Horchow baggage sale

Horchow baggage sale Oct 28th, 2008 at 1:00PM: Horchow is currently having a 20% off sale on all luggage and accessories. Impressing your family and friends at the holidays just got one-fifth easier. You may have already heard about this season's fabulous new Samsonite Blacklabel Trunk Collection, pictured, with which I'm personally kind of obsessed. The 1920's trans-Atlantic inspired look of the trunks make me feel like I'm in a slightly more...

Galley Gossip: Flight Attendant Pet Peeve #4 - Turn around, go that way!

Galley Gossip:  Flight Attendant Pet Peeve #4 - Turn around, go that way! Sep 4th, 2008 at 9:30AM: "Hello. How are you? Welcome aboard," I say, and I say this as I'm standing between first class and coach while passengers board the airplane and slowly make their way down the aisle. That's when I spot you standing at your row with your bag sitting on an aisle seat as you stare up at the overhead bin, a full overhead bin, and shake your head. "Hello. How are you? Welcome aboard," I say, as you...

Power-assisted luggage even a 6 year-old can use

Power-assisted luggage even a 6 year-old can use Jun 24th, 2008 at 11:30AM: Do you remember the commercials for a fold-out couch that showed a six year-old opening and closing it? Engadget posted today about power-assisted luggage by Live Luggage that I think is the sleeper sofa of suitcases. It's easy enough to use, even a six year old can handle it. The luggage has been under construction for several years as the company has worked out the design. The premiere, which...

On Luggage

On Luggage Oct 13th, 2006 at 11:12PM: The handling or mishandling of luggage when traveling has been quite a conversation piece here on Gadling. I'll probably be doomed forever on for saying this, but I've been quite fortunate in this area during my domestic and international travels. Sure TSA may have ruffled through looking for dangerous, hyper-active, liquid toothpaste, left a note and zipped it back up, but they never found any of...

OGIO Terminal Bag

OGIO Terminal Bag Aug 25th, 2006 at 10:13AM: Not long ago in the past I was one of the nastiest impulse buyers to walk the planet Earth. (Nasty as in overdoing it and buying way beyond my means. Not belching and burping while shopping.) I waited for nothing. Did research on nada product , but these days I'm a changed woman. In fact, I'm such the opposite that I sit too long trying to make a decision about something I know I'll want. Take the...

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