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Bon Voyage: Must-Have Travel Gear

I’ve traveled enough in my lifetime to circle the planet more than 100 times. Something I became keenly aware of early on was the importance of great carry-on luggage, as well as other items that make travel easier. Keep in mind this is coming from a “man’s” perspective, but these items crossover to the feminine side quite smoothly. Here are my must-haves.

Tumi Alpha Continental Expandable 4-Wheeled Carry-On


Carry-On Luggage
Without a doubt, the Tumi Alpha Continental Expandable 4-Wheeled Carry-On is the Rolex of luggage. I can travel for three to seven days with this bag, and bring slacks, a jacket, jeans, shoes, toiletries, socks, and undergarments—well, pretty much everything. It’s perfectly compartmentalized and will last forever, thanks to a great warranty and local direct dealers for support. IMO, it’s “the” bag to have, and worth every penny. $925,

Eagle Creek Pack-It Reveal Hanging Toiletry Kit


Toiletry Bag
The Eagle Creek Pack-It Reveal Hanging Toiletry Kit is my favorite. I’ve been carrying one of their older versions for more than 25 years, and it’s all I need, whether it’s an overnight or two-week trip. It has a place for everything, is durable, and a pleasure to use. $30,

Perfect Jeans


Jeans That Fit Just Right
I can’t tell you how many meetings I’ve attended wearing black jeans (jet black, of course), a collared shirt, sports jacket, and loafers. They're not for every meeting, but work for many. The key for me is having the right “jeans,” and the ones from Danish-based company Perfect Jeans are my absolute favorite. I had no idea “stretch” jeans would look and feel so great. You ladies have been holding out on us! If you're looking for the perfect all-around pair of travel pants, here they are. And their marketing is inspiring. $92+,

by Terry Carroll

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