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GATE8 Cabin Max luggage for the no-fuss traveller

During 2013 and early 2014, I was fortunate to be involved in the planning and eventual testing of a prototype of the latest addition to the GATE8 luggage range, the Cabin Max lightweight carry-on hand luggage.

GATE8 self-identifies as a company founded by a British IT consultant that got tired of wasting time in airport queues and spending money on excess baggage fees on business trips. He set about designing a solution that met the hand baggage requirements of all airlines, accommodated crease-free garment storage and stored laptops safely and conveniently. So was born the GATE8’er. Continue reading GATE8 Cabin Max luggage for the no-fuss traveller

Top 5 travel tips for safe travels

Travel in safetyI’m not generally a superstitious person but 2013 is shaping up to be a year of learning. As the saying goes, bad things usually happen in threes. With that, I should have well and truly paid my karma dues and be on to some safe and happy travels for the remainder of the year.

Since February 2013, I’ve had not one, not two but three cases of travel misfortune! As somebody that has travelled reasonably trouble-free for over ten years, such poor luck has been an eye-opener both educationally and (most painfully) financially. Continue reading Top 5 travel tips for safe travels

The stress of pre-holiday packing!

A recent article shared by Bucks Herald newspaper, revealed that 26% of people avoid doing their own holiday packing, often asking somebody else to do the chore because they find it too stressful. From the study of 5,000 Britons, this was the main reason used for putting off something which is unfortunately an inevitable part of travel.

I’ve put together a short list of tips that make it a little easier to have your packing in order and essentially, relax before your departure.

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