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New Decade – New Luggage

2020 has arrived and with it a new decade of adventure and discovery!

2019 ended for me with 134,526 miles flown, 3 continents visited, and 9 different cruise ships sailed.  That is why I took a bit of a holiday break from blogging and enjoyed quality time with family and friends at home in the San Francisco Bay Area.

img_3861With half of January over, I am definitely itching to hit the road and embark on new adventures this spring. To celebrate the new decade, I sprung for new luggage after my loyal companion REI suitcase lost its wheels on my last adventure aboard Azamara Pursuit.

After lots of research and feedback from friends and colleagues, I chose two different sizes of AWAY luggage.  The smaller is a US carry on and the larger one is their Middle-sized one.  Both have built in dividers, solid hard-shell casing and a life-time warranty.

Know that this is not an advertisement for AWAY nor are they sponsoring this blog or anything like that.  I chose them for their reputation, quality and ultra-light weight.  Among the many colors, I picked dark blue not by choice but due to the fact that this was all that was left in matching colors from the holiday rush. Over time, as these pieces get used, I will update you on my satisfaction with them.

2020-Spring Travel plansFrom the map above, you can see that my travel early 2020 schedule will take me to the Southern Caribbean (next week on Viking Ocean), to the Bahamas in February (on Regent Seven Seas), then off to Austria for the Virtuoso Symposium Conference.  To top it all off, late March/early April I will board the brand new Celebrity Apex in Southampton and then train from Amsterdam to Germany to join the the naming ceremony for river ship Avalon View.  The View will then end her festivities in Budapest before I fly back to home.

Follow me along as I embark on another decade of travel and discoveries around the world. I am ready to go…are you?

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