If there is one thing I’ve learned after all of these years of traveling, it’s the need for an organized suitcase. Tearing through luggage in airports and train stations, searching for lost or misplaced items is one of the worst feelings in the world, not to mention a complete waste of time. What if you could eliminate these searches with a few simple products? Organization is the key to a successful trip, and with a few steps, you can be organized too.
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 go on a family vacation there is a lot of planning involved, along with a lot of essential travel gear. However, when you travel frequently, you learn to scale down and bring only the necessities in your bag. Over the years we have come up with a set list of essentials we never leave home without. I’m not talking about the usual toiletries, medicine, and clothes, but those items that always travel with us. The next time you get ready to head out the door, you might want to throw these in for good measure.