WINTER 2017 | VOL. 42 NO. 4
THE TRAVEL ISSUE
COASTING WITH CARRY-ONS
Meticulously sized and tricked out for today’s travelers
Ricardo Beverly Hills’ San Marcos 16” Under the Seat Rolling Tote fits perfectly under the seat in front of you while offering organized storage for technology items, MSRP: $280. Antler USA’s hybrid cabin case gives travelers the flexibility to adapt the case to their journey. The removable cover has a zip pocket for an umbrella, a fleece-lined lower pocket for a tablet and a top easy-access pocket for essentials, MSRP: $260. Pacsafe’s Versatile Vibe is a patented 40L anti-theft carry-on backpack designed for 24/7 city living, MSRP: $139.95.
Photographer: Kerry Pittenger
Photographed at California Sea Otter State Game Refuge in Big Sur
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Completing the Carry-on: Ask. Show. Sell. [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
The carry-on should spark the sales conversation, not be the goal. Ask the right questions, show the right accessories, demystify confusing carry-on rules, and you’ll sell not just a bag, but an entire package. BY GARRETT LAI
Carry On Quickly and Fully Organized [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
t’s all about the carry-on – this crop of imaginative cabin-class cases includes duffels, backpacks, colorful totes and other compact configurations that stow in the overhead or under the seat. BY KATHY WITT | PHOTOGRAPHY BY KERRY PITTENGER
Accessories [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
Clever accessories to ease your travels, including a personal window shelf for coach-class flyers; a clever RFID-blocking travel wallet; in-flight and everyday organizers; portable power and more. BY KATHY WITT
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COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS
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