Congratulations to the giveaway winner: Jennica Salyards
Over the years I’ve collected a random mix of luggage pieces in all colors and sizes. We’re about to depart on a BIG adventure as a family, so I’ve been taking stock of our collection. Most of our luggage pieces have some defect … broken zipper, stuck handle, stiff wheel. Very frustrating.
In the next two months, we’ll be driving approximately 4,500 miles across the country (and back) to visit family, moving to Washington DC and then eventually departing on international postings for my husband’s new job. Bottom line – luggage will be a HUGE part of my reality!
Atlantic’s offer to test drive their luggage couldn’t have come at a better time! I received the gorgeous Lumina Hardside Spinner to try out. The exterior is a satin finish that is hard to describe, but is really attractive and durable. It’s 360 degree spinning wheels glide effortlessly, and I love that the retractable handle stops at different heigths to fit either me or my husband.
The best part of the Lumina is its interior though. It has this really useful separate compartment that zippers shut. For our upcoming trip, I packed seven days worth of clothes for my three kids in the main compartment (with room to spare), and then put all their random shoes, belts, swimwear, etc. that I wanted to keep separate in the zippered compartment.
I can see so many uses for this zippered area … pack dirty clothes in there from the trip, keep chlorine filled swim suits separated from other clothes and/or put hair appliances, makeup and toiletries together in there. It’s by far my favorite feature of the luggage!
Another very useful feature of the Lumina luggage is how lightweight it is. I pride myself in being able to pack a suitcase very, very tightly. However, the airline weight limit gets in my way. So having a suitcase that doesn’t eat into the total weight much is a huge selling point for me.
Speaking of selling points … price is high on my list. I want quality, but I need it to be affordable. Atlantic luggage offers both. Check out the great prices online at Atlantic Luggage. I will defnitely be purchasing a few more pieces to help get my family where we’re going with everything we need!
Double Giveaway Time!!
We’ve partnered with Atlantic Luggage to give away one piece of luggage to a lucky ‘Or so she says …’ reader! If you don’t have an upcoming trip planned, then maybe winning an awesome piece of luggage will give you an excuse to plan one! To enter, just leave us a comment below (before May 31, 2014 at midnight) telling us why you need a new piece of luggage!
As if that’s not enough, Atlantic luggage is also offering you a chance to win a family trip for 4 to either Los Angeles, CA or Washington DC (Come visit me!!). Just go to Atlantic Luggage to enter. The winner receives 4-pieces of Atlantic luggage, airfare, hotel and a $300 activity allowance! Entering is super easy (I know because I couldn’t wait to enter myself). I love giveaways, especially travel giveaways!
Wish me luck on my crazy upcoming travel plans with three young kiddos! At least my luggage will cooperate, look nice and hold it all together even if my kids probably won’t – haha. Enjoy your summer!