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How to choose the Perfect Luggage for Your Travel in 2024

Embarking on a journey is not merely a physical transition from one place to another; it is a symphony of experiences, a canvas painted with memories waiting to be created. In the realm of travel, the choice of luggage becomes more than a mere practicality; it transforms into a reflection of one's discerning taste and an embodiment of the adventure that lies ahead.

As we navigate the vast landscape of luggage options, the pursuit of luxury intertwines seamlessly with the quest for functionality. It's not just about finding a set of bags; it's about discovering a companion that not only complements your style but elevates the entire travel experience. In this pursuit, we delve into a world where opulence meets practicality, where sophistication intertwines with convenience – a journey into the realm of selecting luggage that is both luxurious and friendly, ensuring your travels are not just a destination but an exquisite odyssey.

When we started purchasing our luggage that fit perfectly for us, we considered several different key factors. The first and I think the biggest key details of considering the perfect luggage are the wheels. Over twenty years ago, the wheels only rolled one way. They were also small. Today, they roll 360 degrees and slightly larger. These two key factors are one of the most important. You could end up dragging your bag throughout the airport if the wheels get stuck, do not rotate, and more.

Another feature to consider when choosing the perfect luggage is if it is soft or hard sided. I recommend hard sided luggage. It protects your clothes and other packed items from the elements. I showed up in New York City for a photo shoot and my brand new suit was ruined because the luggage was left in the rain storm due to lightning. I had one hard sided and one soft sided. After that trip, I moved to traveling with only the hard side when something was important. Both hard and soft sided luggage provides the opportunity to have the option to expand the luggage with a zipper. This means that if you need a little more room, you can zip the expander and you receive about ½ in more. For carry-on luggage, this may not meet the guidelines. It will just depend on which piece you are taking.

Using the details mentioned above, I am providing the entry level luggage that we gifted our sons several years ago: 

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This option is a 3-piece luggage set that  has a lot of color options, 360 degree wheels, and hard-sided luggage that also expands when needed. When I was growing up, my mom’s sisters and brothers (my aunts and uncles) would give the nieces and nephews (me) a set of luggage. It was fantastic! I couldn’t wait to test it out! I left five days after graduation for basic training in the Army. This is the perfect starter set for kids/teens.

This is a fabulous option. I love this option as the perfect luggage because it has everything that I have stated, but it also includes bumper feet on it to protect the if it rubs against another piece of luggage.

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I absolutely love this option. It has dual spinner wheels, bumper feet, and reinforced corners on the luggage. It is hard-sided and it expands if needed which makes it into my top three of perfect luggage sets. 

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Extras on a suitcase are fun! Who does not love extras! Lately, included on the carry on is a component just for your laptop. A quick zip and you can take out your laptop without having to dig through your entire luggage making it the perfect luggage. Another extra is the built-in cup holder. We always have our hands full with passports, boarding passes, and luggage. It provides another hand for us, making it onto the perfect luggage set for us.

This suitcase option is hard-sided, has the large 360 degree wheels and the front pocket that has an outside charging port.

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It is worth noting that each selection does have a locking mechanism. Security is paramount in the world of luxury, and your luggage should be no exception. Invest in innovative locking mechanisms that not only safeguard your belongings but do so with a touch of sophistication. Combination locks and biometric technology are no longer just security features; they are statements of exclusivity.

Finally, I do want to address color for a suitcase. Usually, color selection is the last detail that I select. While you may think, who cares about the color? However, in a sea of black and blue, it is helpful to have something that identifies your perfect luggage. Because we travel as a family three to four times a year and our children are getting older, we want to help them become as independent as their ability allows. We purchased luggage in their favorite colors. Their luggage has big 360 degree wheels, the color allows them to recognize their luggage, it is expandable and hard sided. It is their first set, but has held up well. 

In the grand tapestry of travel, the perfect luggage is the pièce de résistance, the exclamation mark on your journey's punctuation. It speaks volumes about your commitment to luxury, your attention to detail, and your unyielding desire for a seamless travel experience.

As we conclude this odyssey in pursuit of the perfect luggage, remember that your choice transcends mere utility. It becomes a testament to your appreciation for the finer things in life. So, embark on your next voyage with the confidence that your luggage is not merely an accessory; it is a beacon of extravagance, guiding you through the world with unparalleled style. Safe travels, fellow connoisseur of the luxurious!

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