Pickpockets and Thieves: What You Need to Know to Keep Your Belongings Safe

December 11, 2014

It’s an unfortunate yet realistic fact that you have to stay wary of thieves when traveling abroad. These unscrupulous individuals make their living taking advantage of careless tourists. While the threat of thieves is very real, that’s no reason to let them spoil your idea of a perfect vacation. You can still have a wonderful trip—all it takes is a little preparation. With some careful planning, you, your family, and your luggage can have a safe trip anywhere in the world.

Thieves Usually Go for What Looks Expensive

So maybe your Briggs and Riley luggage isn’t exactly made of gold. But thieves do often target expensive-looking luggage. While they can’t know exactly what is in your Briggs and Riley brief or bag, its appearance is a good indication of what may be inside. Therefore, the first thing you can do to keep your belongings safe is to invest in some secure luggage.

While you may lament having to leave your stylish Bric’s luggage at the hotel, you won’t be nearly as much of a thieving target. Thinking twice about taking your Bric’s X-Bag Sportina Shopper while visiting Italian shops just might save your belongings from ending up in the wrong hands.

Why Leaving Your Luggage Unattended Leaves It Wide Open for Thieves

Traveling lightly can apply to how many valuables you carry around while traveling—kept in your Rimowa luggage or otherwise. While “don’t keep more in your wallet than you are willing to lose” is useful advice, wouldn’t it be better if you didn’t have to worry at all? Unfortunately, no luggage is thief-proof—but as before, being prepared goes a long way toward deterring them.

What’s better than keeping your Rimowa luggage in sight? Keeping it close and on-hand. When traveling to the next sightseeing vista via bus or rickshaw or what-have-you, you can thwart thieves by keeping your luggage in your lap. Crowded areas such as public transportation are thief magnets, but if you keep your luggage on you it’s not likely to go anywhere.

No need to haul your heavy-duty Hartmann or Rimowa luggage around when sightseeing. Any smaller bag will do. But consider investing in a lock to keep it secure when not in use. Briggs and Riley makes quality locks which can deter thieves just by their presence alone.

So the next time you’re traveling abroad, take some time to secure your belongings. If you do your research and make sure you pack the right kind of luggage—be it Rimowa, Bric’s, or any other brand—you’ll be well-equipped to deal with whatever may come.

 

The Best Business Bags and Cases to Organize Your Occupation

December 8, 2014

The daily grind may take its toll on us, but organization is important to maintaining a healthy work life. Whatever your profession, we at Altman Luggage are committed to providing you with a stress-free life. Our top brand business cases and bags will help better manage your work life and put your mind at ease.

Unburden Your Business with Business Bags for Stress-Free Traveling

Does your job require a lot of traveling? Then you’ve come to the right place! If you’re in need of some on-the-go organization, Victorinox has spacious laptop bags and backpacks that can carry your laptop, battery, cables, and important documents plenty of room to spare. Victorinox also makes slim, high-quality laptop sleeves, so you aren’t slowed down by lots of luggage. Browse our Victorinox business bags make getting around a breeze!

Business Cases Offer Online Organization

Advancements in technology have created lots of hi-tech jobs these days; if yours requires you to stay connected with an array of gadgets, business cases can help keep them all straight. Tumi T-Tech leads the charge with quality craftsmanship and technical innovation. Altman Luggage carries one of the largest Tumi T-Tech online selections of premier laptop briefs and travel kits.

Briggs and Riley Luggage has just the thing for hi-tech fields with a variety of slim and speedy briefs and business cases; compatible with the latest tablets and e-readers, they’re the perfect fit for all your work-related hardware.

Browse Victorinox, Tumi T-Tech, and Briggs and Riley business bags and cases and organize your occupation! Contact us today!

 

Accessorizing Your Travel Gear

December 4, 2014

Deciding on how best to travel in style can make all the difference in a business trip. You can still enjoy yourself even if you’re away on business, right? While some may argue that accessorizing your travel gear is nearly as important as the luggage itself, we believe that great luggage, when paired with the right travel accessories, can make a trip comfortable, enjoyable, and memorable.

Ideal Accessories for Long Travel Trips

You need sturdy, reliable travel gear if your business trip has you visiting different locations. After all, bouncing between hotels and attending conferences and client meetings can wear on your equipment. While your heavy-duty Hartmann luggage is no doubt up to the challenge all on its own, certain travel accessories can help make it—and you—last for the duration of the trip.

Briggs and Riley Luggage offers a line of accessories to make traveling more convenient. Briggs and Riley Travel Basics include items such as a flexible shoulder strap and garment bag hooks. These provide you with added safety and usability, as the strap can accommodate an ergonomic style and the hooks can keep your luggage where you can see it. Whether you have Rimowa luggage, Bric’s luggage, or anything in between, these travel accessories will make traveling more convenient.

If you’re looking for the perfect travel companion during long periods of travel, it’s good to invest in a sturdy wallet. The Bric’s Magellano Tri-Fold Traveler would no doubt make an ideal accompaniment to your fancy Bric’s luggage.

It’s important to be comfortable during long periods of travel. That’s why we feel these travel accessories go a long way toward keeping you comfortable.

Keep the Comforts of Home with Travel Accessories

Your work may take you to some unique locations, but you can’t always rely on the hotel to provide exactly what you need. Whether you favor a particular kind of shampoo and conditioner, or you can’t do without your preferred brand of toothpaste, travel accessories make it possible to have the comforts of home wherever you may be. A toiletry kit by Briggs and Riley ensures you’re never left wanting. Spacious and stylish, these kits can expand to contain your every essential item.

Travel accessories help contribute to a successful business trip by providing convenience and comfort while on the road, in the air, or in the hotel room. No matter where you are or where you’re headed, find the right travel accessories for your Rimowa, Briggs and Riley, Bric’s, or Hartmann luggage to make your trip great—right here at Altman Luggage!

 

Luggage Trends Throughout the Years

November 24, 2014

Dependable, well-made luggage has been an essential part of the traveling experience for hundreds of years. Over this time period, the travel industry has seen a continuing development of different luggage trends based on the needs of travelers. Join us today as we take a look at some of these trends!

Early Luggage Trends

Ancient peoples and civilizations were constantly on the move; museums have uncovered artifacts that while quite a ways from the high-quality Rimowa Luggage and Bric’s Luggage products we know today were valuable travel accessories at the time. Eventually, these evolved into the modern suitcase, which came into being around the turn of the 19th century. As the suitcase developed, so too did the trend of traveling around with useful and convenient items.

Trends from the Golden Age of International Travel

Perhaps due in part to the growing popularity of the suitcase, tourism exploded into a full-blown global phenomenon. Brands such as Germany’s Rimowa Luggage, which began in the 1890s, grew from this as travel became commoditized. Wealthy travelers saw suitcases as status symbols and plastered them with stickers to show off where and how far they’d gone. We don’t recommend doing the same with your premium Bric’s luggage, but the trend was neat while it lasted!

Modern Luggage Trends

These days, it’s easier than ever to hit the road with nothing but the essentials stuffed inside your Rimowa luggage. In fact, many modern travelers prefer to carry their belongings in a single piece of luggage. Considering today’s fast-paced world, older luggage companies such as Bric’s Luggage and Rimowa Luggage have developed even more dependable products to fit the needs of the on-the-go modern traveler.

Travelpro is one of the newer luggage brands in the industry, but it has become notable for its reliable designs and competitive prices. For the practical traveler on the go, Travelpro is a name that will be around for a while yet.

Stay current on the best brands of quality luggage by browsing our wide selection at www.altmanluggage.com! Start your own luggage trend today!

 

Luggage to Keep You Safe Overseas

November 14, 2014

Preparing for overseas travel can be hectic. When planning to spend so much time away from home, you can’t afford to overlook something that’s crucial to your safety. That’s why you need sizeable luggage you can depend on—for long business trips, backpacking treks on foreign soil, and anything in between—so you return home safe and sound.

Dependable Luggage

Anything can happen while traveling, but you should consider taking extra care when traveling overseas. For example, you’re likely to be subjected to multiple flights and long layovers. Your luggage will likely pass through many different baggage handlers at many different locations. These are a lot of opportunities for your luggage to get roughed up.

Samsonite is one of the longest-running, most dependable brands of luggage available—and Altman Luggage offers plenty to satisfy your needs. The Samsonite Black Label Cubelite Spinner is a strong yet lightweight suitcase that can withstand rough handling and weather with ease. Mishandling of bags can happen anywhere, but with a Samsonite at your side, you need not worry.

You can also depend on Delsey Luggage to make sure all your essential items make it from Point A to Point B. The Delsey Luggage Helium Superlite Rolling Duffel features extra safety features such as interior tie-down straps and a bottom grab handle for easy lifting.

Sizeable Luggage

Durability is important, but you also want to ensure you have enough room for your essential items. Hartmann Luggage makes many bags and spinners made from high-quality materials that feature generous interior compartments. Hartmann Luggage is perfect for the overseas traveler who wants to keep their travel organized.

Samsonite can fill this role as well with the Hyperspace XLT 30” Spinner, which features easy expansion for added packing capacity.

Traveling from one end of the world to the other is no simple feat. Make sure you’re prepared with Samsonite, Hartmann, or Delsey Luggage from www.altmanluggage.com so your overseas trip is safe and fun!

 

Buy the Perfect Gift for the Traveler in Your Life

November 4, 2014

If the traveler in your life means the world to you, what better way to show you care than with the perfect luggage gift? From rugged Eagle-Creek gear to useful Victorinox accessories, the traveler in your life will think of you with these perfect gifts—even if you’re far away.

Eagle-Creek: Gifts for the Traveling Explorer

When wanderlust fills your traveler, there’s little more trustworthy than an Eagle-Creek Deviate Rincon 90L backpack at his or her back. Designed with big adventures in mind, it’s our largest Eagle-Creek modular backpack, so your traveler can fit everything needed to bring them home safe and sound.

Bric’s Luggage: The Classy, Yet Pragmatic Traveler

If your traveler favors practicality with first-class style, our premier selection of Bric’s luggage totes and duffel bags can provide him or her with the perfect carry-on companion. Bric’s Life Leather duffle is sleek and sophisticated and features a large storage capacity that’s just perfect for both quick flights and long layovers.

Victorinox: For the “Kitchen Sink” Traveler

Whether your traveler likes to be prepared for anything or is just endearingly absent-minded, Victorinox makes a wide variety of high-quality items to cater to his or her every need. Satisfy your traveler’s sensibilities with Victorinox Swiss Army knives and lockable luggage straps, or help ease your traveler’s mind by protecting their valuables with Victorinox laptop sleeves, lock sets, and cell phone cases.

Quality Bric’s, Eagle-Creek, and Victorinox brand luggage and more are available now at www.altmanluggage.com. Give the perfect gift, and let the traveler in your life know you care—browse our selection today!

 

What Your Luggage Says About You

October 29, 2014

For a regular traveler, luggage can be an important part of your daily life. Whether you favor budget-friendly options from Lipault Luggage or top-quality Hartmann Luggage spinners, the many choices of luggage available to you can serve as extensions of your self-image. Looking at your luggage gives you an opportunity to learn more about yourself—and your traveling style.

First Impressions

You can show off your unique style through the outside appearance of your luggage. What’s more—your luggage lets people you’ve never met learn a little something about you. Your carefree, stylish look is reflected with the vibrant colors of Lipault luggage. The Lipault Luggage Plume series cabin carry-on is modestly-priced and comes in a variety of colors—just perfect for showing off your fun personality. Or if you’re the quieter type, a Mobile Traveler spinner by Hartmann Luggage humbly holds your belongings, yet also shows your orderly sensibilities.

A Hartmann Luggage wheeled spinner shows you value traveling comfortably, whereas a Lipault Luggage Weekend Tote tells others you have everything you need right here—and that’s just fine with you. Then again, sometimes your luggage is simply there to get your belongings from point A to point B. If you’re a fan of Eagle-Creek, you’re likely an outdoors enthusiast, and can find a lot to like with this brand’s high-quality no-frills backpacks. An Eagle-Creek Adventure wheeled backpack is an adventurer’s essential that has ample space to fit everything the intrepid explorer needs for a safe night under the stars.

It’s What’s On the Inside That Counts

If the appearance of your luggage tells something about you, then its contents do as well. And not only that, but how you pack says something as well.

If you pack your Lipault luggage with Ziplocs full of shampoo and soap, you’re a self-reliant individual who’s uninterested in hotel handouts. If you stack your suitcase full of rolled clothes, you’re an exemplar of efficiency whose first priority is making sure you’re packed for any emergency situation.

There’s no hard and fast rule for defining yourself based your luggage choices. Like many things, defining your identity is open to interpretation—yours included! Browse our extensive luggage selection at www.altmanluggage.com and find out who YOU are today!

 

Make Your Trip Comfortable with Travel Gadgets and Conveniences

October 22, 2014

Traveling may sometimes separate us from the comforts of home—not to mention our hobbies—but the right luggage can help with that. From roomy Victorinox backpacks to Faber-Castell accessories, you can make your trip more comfortable with the following travel gadgets and conveniences:

Travel Gadgets

If you’re the tech-savvy type, a tablet or e-reader can make all the difference during long flights. You can watch movies, listen to music, play games, or experience a multitude of other entertainment options on these gadgets. They’re less bulky than standard laptop computers and slimmer than many books, leaving you with plenty of extra room in your Victorinox carry-on bags and garment bags.

Briggs and Riley Luggage offers the Ignite tablet case—the ideal hardware holder for the traveler with entertainment media in mind. The case is covered with abrasion-resistant fabric and allows for easy access to all the essential switches, plugs, and jacks for maximum hi-tech entertainment. Briggs and Riley Luggage also makes lightweight briefcases that are ideal as carry-ons, backpacks, or a combination of these for all your convenient carrying needs.

Conveniences

We’ll turn to whatever we can to make our trip more comfortable, including non-technological ways of passing time. Faber-Castell pens and pencils combined with a crossword or pad of paper are perfect for stimulating your brain while you travel. The Faber-Castell Perfect Pencil comes all-in-one with a holder, sharpener, and eraser, so you can work on the Great American Novel while midflight across the Atlantic.

Snacking can also be a fun, convenient way to give you the energy to get through the trip. Victorinox Swiss Army Architecture backpacks can hold all your in-flight munchies and are easily accessible for when you need that extra boost.

Traveling can take you away from your conveniences, but the right gadgets, conveniences, and luggage can help. Browse Victorinox and Briggs and Riley Luggage as well as Faber-Castell pens and pencils for the great solutions to traveling comfortably. Visit us at www.altmanluggage.com today!

 

The Best Business Bags and Cases to Organize Your Occupation

October 8, 2014

The daily grind may take its toll on us, but organization is important to maintaining a healthy work life. Whatever your profession, we at Altman Luggage are committed to providing you with a stress-free life. Our top brand business cases and bags will help better manage your work life and put your mind at ease.

Unburden Your Business with Business Bags for Stress-Free Traveling

Does your job require a lot of traveling? Then you’ve come to the right place! If you’re in need of some on-the-go organization, Victorinox has spacious laptop bags and backpacks that can carry your laptop, battery, cables, and important documents plenty of room to spare. Victorinox also makes slim, high-quality laptop sleeves, so you aren’t slowed down by lots of luggage. Browse our Victorinox business bags make getting around a breeze!

Business Cases Offer Online Organization

Advancements in technology have created lots of hi-tech jobs these days; if yours requires you to stay connected with an array of gadgets, business cases can help keep them all straight. Tumi T-Tech leads the charge with quality craftsmanship and technical innovation. Altman Luggage carries one of the largest Tumi T-Tech online selections of premier laptop briefs and travel kits.

Briggs and Riley Luggage has just the thing for hi-tech fields with a variety of slim and speedy briefs and business cases; compatible with the latest tablets and e-readers, they’re the perfect fit for all your work-related hardware.

Browse Victorinox, Tumi T-Tech, and Briggs and Riley business bags and cases and organize your occupation! Contact us today!

 

What You Should Be Packing in Your Carry-On Bag

October 7, 2014

A carry-on bag, even a spacious one by Samsonite or Victorinox, can only hold so much, and deciding which items you want close at hand can be a stressful process. However, you can greatly increase your packing efficiency by taking a good long look at what you need—and what you think you need—to pack in your carry-on bag.

Keep ID and Money Close at Hand

You never know when you’ll need to produce your passport or pay for some emergency item right before your flight takes off. Therefore, it’s wise to keep these essential items close for easy access. You should also keep them close to avoid a worst case scenario, so you aren’t completely down on your luck if your Hartmann Luggage becomes lost during the trip somehow.

Carry-On Any Fragile Items

If you’re like most people, you’re like to want to bring your own form of entertainment to pass the hours mid-flight. A laptop or similar electronic device can accomplish this easily, but you’d best supply a safe way to transport it. A Victorinox or Samsonite laptop carrier can be just the thing you need to provide plenty of space for your valuable laptop, plus some extra pockets for your passport and any other important documents.

Wear Heavy, Pack Light

If you wear your heavier, denser clothes on the trip, this leaves you with more space to pack more light clothing. Comfortable jeans and dresses are denser or take up more space by volume; therefore, they are best worn while traveling. You can even “Army roll” your clothes to fit more efficiently inside your Hartmann luggage. It takes practice to master wrinkle-free clothes, but is well worth the time spent.

Sanitary Carry-Ons

The last thing you want when you have to blow your nose is realizing your handkerchief is at the bottom of your Samsonite suitcase. Personal care items such as hand sanitizer and tissues are small enough to fit with ease into carry-on bags with plenty of room to spare, so you can hold all your essentials and practice safe hygiene at the same time.

These are just a few of the items you should consider finding space for in your carry-on bag. Altman Luggage offers a variety of fine luggage products by renowned brands such as Samsonite, Victorinox, Bric’s Luggage, and many more. Visit us today and save!

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