Ladies, we all know how overwhelming it can be to pack for a vacation, let alone a lengthy backpacking adventure halfway across the globe. It always begins the same way: an empty suitcase or backpack and a closet bulging with treasures of lace, silk and cotton.
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Luxury-minded travelers will already know the Rimowa name; easily identified by its "grooved" outer housing, the company is one of the most reputable luggage manufacturers on the market. But unlike it's competitors, this is one old kid (est. 1937) on the block embracing all things new.
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Over the course of a year, it is estimated that 19 million Americans will re-locate themselves to a new residence. For the second time in a year, my family has joined that club as we are in the midst of the ever-exhausting process of packing up our life that we have created and hauling it across town.
Last week, the International Air Transport Association ruined every maximalist packer's day by recommending new, smaller carry-on sizes -- the idea being to maximize overhead space, so that every passenger has room to store a bag.
Does checking a bag early mean it will be last off the plane? Does checking a bag at the last minute mean it will be first to the carousel?
There's no right or wrong bag, but certain types of bags definitely prove useful. And that's because there's all different sorts of travel functions they service. Making sure you've got several different types of bags on hand will pretty much ensure you'll be covered in any situation.
Suitcases don't have this flexibility; a lot of the times I even just end up standing awkwardly on the escalator to the baggage claim because I can't be bothered to pick it up by the handle and haul it down the stairs. Stairs are not a suitcase's best friend.
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Though there aren't any hardcore stats on the percentage of the population that opt for black suitcases, it's not hard to observe at any baggage claim to testify to how popular they are. But seriously, this is not a little black dress you're buying.