A seasoned traveler can be particular about their carry-on. It is, after all, a lifeline of sorts. Some decide a traditional roller bag is exactly what is needed and others opt for the most convenient accessory possible, the backpack. Still others need something a little sportier and that is where the travel duffle comes in. You may think this is a less convenient way to travel, but think again. Here are some of the top options, if the classic roller bag is dragging you down.
Swissgear makes a few good options. These range in size from 20 to 26 inches. There is the traditional Apex Duffle Bag with side pockets and a large compartment for around $50. There is also the Wheeled Duffle Bag, which, at 22.5 inches, is slightly smaller, but is has the option of wheels, which can be a lifesaver.
Lo and Sons also makes a travel duffle for men and women that is a little more fashionable, as well as practical. The Rhodes is a larger duffle built for longer journeys, while the Catalina is a smaller and more delicate version, great for weekend trips. These bags are more of an investment at $348 and $128, respectively.
As airlines start nickel and dime-ing their way into the world’s wallets, travelers have had to get crafty in order to get around newly enacted add-on fees, especially when it comes to in-flight meals. Since this luxury is no longer guaranteed on some flights, particularly on low-cost, long-haul vessels, and because airport food is notoriously overpriced, passengers pack their own food to bring on these long flights. But what types of food are allowed to pass through security and also last multiple hours on a plane in varying temperatures?
ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.
I lived in San Francisco during college so coming to visit the city and see all the changes was exciting. The Hotel Zeppelin was built in a once slightly shabby area that has since come alive with new hotels and restaurants for travelers looking for something different. We arrived at noon on a Friday afternoon and were immediately greeted by the hotel staff at the front desk. They were able to accommodate an early check-in, completed in just a few minutes. The lobby is as hip as the hotel name sounds, but it also offered a cozy atmosphere, with a roaring fire and comfy couches and chairs in the lounge area. Unique wall art, statues and lighting remind you of the cool factor.
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.
While there are about as many museums in Italy as pieces of art, there are more than a few you should add to your must-see list ahead of your next (or first!) trip. Work your way through the country’s rich history in the arts with this list of suggestions.