Taking our act on the road…

3 Jan

costarica1So, the Mister and I are in the process of packing for a vacation to Costa Rica. I have never been there, so I am very excited. We are not actually fancy vacationers; this is a trip through the Mister’s work and we are going to spend time with clients of his company. And to have fun! Last year, the company sent us to Nevis, West Indies. It was the first time that either the Mister or myself had had a passport stamped in over 10 years.

It probably totally looks like this, right? I tend to have a highly romanticized notion of what vacation destinations should look like.

Because the Mister and I have done so many driving trips in the last several years, I have gotten into the bad habit of packing every single thing I could possibly imagine wearing into my collection of aqua vintage Samsonite Silhouette luggage. It makes me sad to travel without this luggage, but the luggage itself is heavy and has no wheels, and I really need several pieces including the train case if I’m going to take it. Do you like/collect vintage luggage, and if so, do you use it for travel?
This is the set I have (although not my actual set because I’m too lazy to haul it up from the basement and photograph it for you). I started buying the pieces on Ebay about 8 years ago…they are definitely more expensive now! You can still find them at estate sales pretty easily, but estate sale folks generally know that they have gained in popularity and price them accordingly. I love the color, the 1960’s look of them and their durability–the Mister worries about taking them on airplanes but I never do; they are very sturdy. If you are looking for a vintage set that you can actually travel with, there’s a lot of Samsonite Silhouette out there and it comes in lots of fun colors like red, bright pink and avocado green.
I look forward to telling you all about our trip!
Mrs. T


One Response to “Taking our act on the road…”

  1. Jess January 4, 2015 at 2:59 am #

    I used to have this Samsonite luggage in blue. Who knew?!?! I recall it being quite heavy when empty, but super sturdy.

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