New Luggage for the Seasoned Traveler with a New Partner

by TK | September 17th, 2008 | Home Shopping

I have traveled over 1,000,000 miles in my life and have been on planes, trains, and automobiles on almost every continent on the globe.  With that much time on the road, I long ago imposed a simple rule on myself: buy cheap, disposable luggage.  Luggage always gets beaten up, lost, stolen, run over, rained on, and generally neglected.  So spending a ton of money on bags to hold my belongings is not something I was going to sign up for.

But recently, I met the love of my life, and we are now a happily married couple.  So even though I still have to travel, now frequently I will have a partner in my travels. I have a simple rule when it comes to my wife, she should have the best.  So to make packing simpler, we decided to buy a new piece of luggage that could hold both of our travel clothing needs, and we decided to go with a less disposable piece.  We spent an afternoon shopping for various items, with luggage being one of the items.

At the Rockingham Mall in Salem, New Hampshire, we found a Macy’s.  In their luggage section, we had about 50 large luggaage pieces from a  variety of manufacturers to choose from.  So we practiced rolling them around, zippering and unzippering, and generally simulating using them.  After about 30 minutes of playing we decided on a grey Samsonite 29″ Spinner Upright. It was big and deep and had four easy-rolling wheels on the bottom.   It was on sale for the price of $220.

In the coming weeks, my beautiful bride and I are going to be doing a three week trip to California and Hawaii.  We will be excited to see how our luggage does.

  1. Mamaflo says:

    Beautiful piece of luggage and I love mine as well but I’ve found that I over pack it and need to pay extra weight charges, sometimes it’s easier to use 2 smaller ones and your clothes come out less wrinkled because you haven’t packed it so tightly.

    Congratulations on your marriage. I’ve been married for 32 years to the same man and I’m finding that I’m falling in love with him all over again.

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