Briggs & Riley TORQ Carry-on ~ WanderGear Wednesday

by Beth Whitman (September 18th, 2013)

I’ve been dying to test out a four-wheeled carry-on for a long time. Though I’ve always tried to be respectful of other people’s feet, I’ve tripped more than one person as I pull my two-wheelers through the airport. Briggs & Riley launched their TORQ line of spinner (four-wheeled) bags earlier this year and I got […]

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Briggs & Riley Exchange 20 Duffel ~ WanderGear Wednesday

by Beth Whitman (August 22nd, 2012)

In the last few years, Briggs & Riley has been rolling out (no pun intended) their BRX line of luggage. These bags are sturdy, lightweight and geared more toward the adventure traveler than the business traveler. I’m already an avid user of the 22″ Upright and was eager to test out their latest bag – […]

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Lipault 20″ Wheeled Duffel Carry-on ~ WanderGear Wedensday

by Beth Whitman (March 28th, 2012)

It must be hard to be inventive in the luggage space. I mean, so few manufacturers are able to actually create something original. But Lipault has done something pretty cool with this 20″ Wheeled Duffel Carry-on bag. Actually, they’ve done several awesome things. First, the bag comes in 7 colors, not least of which is […]

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Osprey Meridian Convertible Pack – WanderGear Wednesday

by Beth Whitman (May 11th, 2011)

With most airlines now charging fees to check even one bag, savvy travelers are packing lighter and only taking a carry-on bag. Personally? I can go 5 weeks with a 22″ carry-on. You, however, are likely traveling for a shorter period of time and need only to bring enough for a week max. You’ve got […]

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Briggs & Riley Explore 22″ Upright Carry-on – WanderGear Wednesday

by Beth Whitman (September 8th, 2010)

Earlier this year, Briggs & Riley launched their new BRX Adventure line of luggage. At first glance, I wouldn’t have necessarily put the Explore 22″ Upright carry-on bag in the “adventure” travel category. After all, it IS a good looking, almost business-style bag. But, there are some features about this piece of luggage that definitely […]

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One-bag Packing

by Beth Whitman (July 6th, 2009)

My regular readers know that I never check a bag on my way TO my destination (the return trip’s different as I may have a bag of souvenirs). But for those of you new to Wanderlust and Lipstick and my philosophy of packing light, you might be wondering how a gal could ever fit everything […]

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WanderGear Wednesday: Ameribag

by Beth Whitman (April 22nd, 2009)

I’m not the kind of gal who has to have a bag for every occassion. I like to keep my clothes and accessories to a minimum and keep the cash for my travels. I did, however, recently add the Ameribag to my collection, and am glad to have it as an option for when I […]

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WanderGear Wednesday: Carry-on Bag Roundup

by Beth Whitman (April 8th, 2009)

There are a lot of options out there in terms of carry-on bags. I’m talking the 22″ or less pieces of luggage that’ll hold most of what you need on a trip, not your daybag. I’ve tested out a number of these over the last two years+ and share my thoughts on a few bags […]

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