I'm an obsessive researcher. Before I make purchases I obsess about getting the highest quality and the lowest price. I spend hours poring over reviews and assess every aspect of the desired item before making a decision. Here is some of the travel gear I've chosen, and why.
Finally, now that so many airlines charge you to check luggage, I broke down and got an international carry-on size piece. As usual, I did a ton of research and narrowed it down to this and another considerably more expensive from Eagle Creek, who made my check-through which I love. This Travelpro Maxlite 4 ain’t sexy but it’s sturdy yet light, and easy to move around thanks to its efficient spinners.