An attractive, durable rolling travel case is hard to find, so I was thrilled when I had a chance to try out the Ricardo Roxbury carry on luggage on a recent trip to Orlando. After receiving the package, I could barely contain my excitement, and I was not disappointed upon seeing the gorgeous piece of luggage sitting before me. The luggage I received is a rich black cherry color with a hard shell, but it is available in other colors. It looked like it was ready to hit the road, but the true test of any piece of luggage is packing it full of your belongings and heading out on a fabulous adventure. Here’s how the Roxbury fared.
For many years I have been obsessed with finding the “right” travel gear. We have a stack of discarded luggage in our basement that didn’t pass the “test”. It was either too large or too small, too cumbersome, didn’t have enough pockets, or was simply poorly made. Any of those qualities would immediately relegate it to the back corner of the basement post trip, never to be seen again. Before our vacation this past summer, I was determined to find the “perfect” carry-on for our journey. We are minimalist packers. On a two week vacation we will take two rolling duffles, a backpack, and a carry-on travel tote for our family of five. I do not allow the kids to bring… [Read More]
When you travel, sometimes your carry-on bag makes you feel like a pack mule. When you add children to the mix, you are loaded down with every conceivable toy from the toy box: crayons, stickers, Lego guys, lovies, you name it. You’re lucky if you don’t throw out your back while hauling everything through the airport. After five trips abroad in the last five years with our three children, and many domestic trips in between, I think I have come up with a pretty stream lined list of everything you might need, hopefully saving you some back pain along the way.