This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Atlantic Luggage for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

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I love exploring new cities so some might say I love traveling. But that isn’t true. While I love the adventures, the actual act of getting there can be a real drag. So I started investing in luggage that makes my life easier, and I’m learning to love the act of going there as much as the being there.

Luggage: The Way it Was…Hand-Carried Bags Made Travel Backbreaking

But what makes luggage exceptional? It’s all about the wheels. I know, you’re probably too young to remember, but it wasn’t that long ago that luggage was hand carried. It seems primitive now, but luggage carts and Sky Caps were a necessity just to get the bags to the check-in counter. At least they were for those with enough money to pay a tip. For the rest of us, we did the bag shuffle – each of us carrying one or two bags, switching out hands continuously, and hoping that the next airline counter was ours.

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Then came the rolling bags but they came with a premium price. I was still lugging my bag long after they became the norm. But now I’ve decided that saving my back is worth the money, so I upgraded from the drag-the-bag-behind-me type to a 360-degree 4-Wheel Spinners rolling bag. It’s the best thing I’ve ever done for myself. No longer am I constantly picking up my bag that’s tipped over, and I can push it, pull it, or have it roll along beside me. It’s made my time traversing airports so much easier.

What I Pack In Case of Plane or Airport Emergencies

Having a rolling carry-on bag also gives me the opportunity to have travel emergency supplies on hand that I wouldn’t think of packing if I had to carry them. I buy extra water and snacks in the event the plane is delayed and we’re stuck on board for hours – that’s happened several times, and I’m always surprised by how few people plan for them. I also pack extra batteries, a small flashlight, several instant ice packs, a change of clothes, a  toothbrush, toothpaste, and deodorant, and a lightweight blanket in case I’m forced to layover in the airport. Thankfully that hasn’t happened to me yet, but it’s a real possibility, especially with connecting flights.

Atlantic Luggage is one of the companies that makes a broad range of bags including spinner bags that make carrying all my necessities possible. They’ve been in the business since 1919 with a goal to provide stylish, affordable, lightweight, and versatile luggage that helps families travel easier. In fact, they created the Link2Go™ system that connects multiple pieces of luggage together for one-handed rolling. How convenient would that have been back in the 1980s!

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