*By Libby Roach*
One of my favourite things about travel is the planning. The burning desire to drop everything and jettison the daily grind is a constant temptation, but I much prefer the preparation: organizing and packing all the necessities into one tidy bundle, folding our belongings carefully into luggage, assembling all the gear and getting it all in one place is almost as exciting as the roar of the airplane when we finally take off. I thrive off the buildup — trips often blur by in a blink of an eye, the pre-plan routine becomes part and parcel of the holiday itself — which in my glass-half-full view makes the one week away more like a ten day vacation! As soon as the holiday is over, bags unpacked, sunburn still peeling, I’m often already pre-planning the next destination.
Luggage looms in my closet, practically goading me into the next trip. I keep my bags close at hand, stowed in my closet, just in enough eye sight to keep my wanderlust in check. Fortunately for me, my luggage channels that cheerful vibe, the American Tourister Air Force 1 suitcase acts as a bright backdrop to my closet and itinerary- colourful and fun, and ready to go at the drop of a hat! The bright blue colour reminds me of turquoise waters from trips past, with a gradient blue reminiscent of coastal waters, dipping and dropping off in depths, a cascade of colour that this vibrant luggage echoes.
Anything but boring, the Air Force 1 is easy on the eyes and on my back too (it’s the most lightweight piece of luggage I’ve ever owned). The four spinner style double-wheels make navigating airports a breeze and separate compartments keep my smelly shoes separate from my socks. The bag is well equipped with a TSA lock, which means my stuffed travel buddy arrives safe and sound too.
When the plane finally hits the tarmac, the battle to get the bags begins! Basic black may work for some, but spotting the burst of blue trickling down on the carousel always puts a spring in my step, no matter how long the flight (or how many times my seat was kicked!). Two handles make the Airforce 1 suitcase easy to grab, no fumbling around and missing it, or worse: asking a fellow passenger for help! Because it’s so lightweight it’s also an easy piece to grab, even when it’s stuffed with souvenirs! The bag boasts a double zipper which allows the Air Force 1 to expand — perfect for longer trips!
Durability doesn’t take a back seat to the function or style either. The American Tourister Air Force 1 is rugged and ready for battle, living up to its action-inspired name. This piece of luggage can take whatever travel woes get dished out, no matter the turbulence. Never drab, this bag echoes my personality and my travel plans, vibrant, bright and maybe a little adventurous! And best of all, it comes in at a price point that still allows me to actually book my next trip!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsonite Canada. All opinions are 100% mine.