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Welcome to the Luggage Pros Tuesday Trivia Giveaway! Starting Tuesday, Feb. 28th, we will be posting one trivia question a week about Harveys Original Seatbeltbags on this blog. If you know the correct answer, you could win a FREE Harveys Seatbelt Bag! How it works: Every Tuesday at 10am we will post a trivia question [...]
People travel to destinations for many various reasons. The outdoors enthusiasts may choose hiking canoeing, geocaching and maybe even some of more extreme sports like base jumping or hang gliding. Well, the latest activity for the outdoor enthusiast/adventure seeker is Extreme Ironing!
“The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It’s been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt, and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game, is a part of our past, Ray. It reminds us of all that once was good, and that could be again. Oh people will come, Ray. People will most definitely come.”
It is one of my favorite movie monologues, and if you recognize it, the chances are pretty good you’re a baseball fan, and are enjoying the beginning of a new season of America’s favorite pastime. The quote, of course, is from James Earl Jones’ character Terrance Mann, in the 1989 classic Field of Dreams. The message, though from a fictional movie, could not be truer. Over 70 million fans flocked to major league games last season, and the popularity of the sport is among its highest ever. Another famous line from that movie is “If you build it, he will come,” and in Minnesota, where we are located, they built it. Brand new Target Field opened for our home town Twins, and fans welcomed back outdoor baseball for the first time in 30 years. I have been to a few games since the season opened, and have found some items that we carry here at Luggage Pros to be very convenient accessories when heading to the ballpark.
“Spring” and “Break.” Two words that individually bring a smile to anyone’s face, but when put together send a generation of stressed out college students into a frenzy. Ah yes, I remember those days well; lying on the beach with my friends in Acapulco, staying up all night drinking . . . lemonade, while . . . talking respectfully with some girls we met at a . . . quilting class. Hi Mom. While describing your spring break activities will vary, depending on who you’re talking to, you want to make sure your luggage and travel accessories are consistent with your needs. Now, I know I’m a couple years removed from spring break, so I have enlisted the help of our Merchandising Manager, Tera, to provide a list of products perfect for today’s spring breaker.
As all parents know, when you shop with your children, and they’re old enough to speak, you are constantly besieged by comments like: “Can I have this?” or “I want to get this” or even the classic, “If you get me this, I’ll . . . (empty promise).” My kids are no different.
I have a nine year old daughter and a six year old son. If you didn’t already know this, in addition to our web site, Luggage Pros has one retail location in a suburb of Minneapolis, which is also the building where our web site team is located. On a recent trip to visit their Dad at work (during lunch, of course), I brought my two kids to our store to let them look around. I was curious to find out what items interested them, and asked them to work together to pick out their top five. I hear the parents out there laughing at me now. That was not a good idea. In a temporary lapse of sanity, I asked a six year old boy to agree with a nine year old girl. So, in an effort to create less of a scene in a public place, I abandoned my top five list idea, and adopted a top six list, therefore not breaking the “fairness” rule. I asked each of them to pick out their favorite three items.
Though it’s not a scientific test, it’s still a great video. Take a look at this Peter Greenberg clip from the CBS Morning Show. Peter is a travel news journalist who recently put 5 brands of luggage to the test….the trunk test. The brands include Tumi, Victorinox, Samsonite, American Tourister, and Delsey. Watch and find [...]
Given the global concern over the threat of terroristic actions on flights, the TSA’s restrictions regarding the amount and type of liquid a passenger is allowed to carry on a plane are certainly understandable. While this may be an inconvenience for those with gel shoe inserts, or those who get caught trying to carry on [...]
I recently read an interesting article, by Christopher Elliott, who is a travel columnist for National Geographic Traveler Magazine. He suggests that airlines, or the FAA should ban alcohol on flights because it creates many dangerous and uncomfortable/annoying situations. He provides a few extreme examples, such as a harrowing experience on an Amsterdam – NYC [...]
For those of you who have visited the Luggage Pros site before, you have likely noticed that things have changed a bit. This morning we launched a fully redesigned website. The new site has new features to improve your shopping experience. We have improved our navigation to make searching for products much more intuitive. We [...]
To tip or not to tip, that is the question. Or better yet, how much to tip. Whether you are travel frequently or seldom, for business or for pleasure, or any combination of the above, you have probably had this dilemma. This becomes a problem especially when traveling internationally. In the U.S. we are pretty [...]« Previous Entries