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The U.S. Travel Association has recently unveiled a plan that would improve the security process at airports and reduce the burden on travelers. According to the U.S. Travel Association, travelers are avoiding anywhere from 2 to 3 trips a year because of the hassles associated with the screening process. These avoided trips cost the U.S. [...]
“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.
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This March, I am one of the lucky ones who is taking a tropical vacation to escape snowy Minnesota. I’ll be staying in Nassau (Bahamas) all week! Sun, surf and hot tubs here I come!
However, I will be hopping a couple of planes to get to my much-anticipated vacation. So, I’ll pack my American Tourister Luggage and fly to Atlanta’s airport for a layover and then on to Nassau. That’s over 2,300 travel miles, not including the shuttle I’ll be taking to and from the airport. Since this isn’t the greenest way to travel, I wanted to do something that would offset the emissions I will be contributing to.
“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.
Let’s face it. There are those of us that have not mastered the art of packing “light”. It may be by choice, or it simply may be because we aren’t the most organized people in the world. Despite the public perception, and a spouse’s ridicule, there’s nothing wrong with that. When I pack, I have [...]
The holiday travel season is swiftly approaching once again. Many people would say that this is one of the most stressful times of year to take a vacation. So if you’re taking to the skies this season, make it easy on yourself and follow our travel tips that we’ll be blogging about over the next [...]
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 [...]
I have blogged many times about packing and travel tips, but in case you don’t trust my opinion, here is a great article from the travel expert himself, Rick Steves. In this article Rick explains how to pack light, stay organized, and fit everything into one carry-on. Most, if not all of these tips have [...]
Whether its questions on Twitter, Facebook, or questions for our very own customer service reps, people seem to be consistently asking for tips and advice on carry-on luggage. I have blogged on this topic many times before, but now I will try to give you a “best practices” guide to hassle free carry-on use. Know [...]« Previous Entries