History of travel luggage: From the beginning to today! Written by Christopher Vorelli
Travel luggage is an important part of every travelerís wardrobe. There are various luggage models, sizes, styles, colors, materials and prices associated with luggage currently on market. There are even vintage and collectible luggage pieces available! Whether you are going to be gone for a day, a month or a year, you will most likely need to help of luggage to keep your items together and organized. Travel luggage is designed for professionals, sportsmen, men, women, kids and even animals! There are a ton of models that can be bought today, but in old days, choices werenít as plentiful.
For as long as man has traveled, there has been a need to take items with them. Christopher Columbus would have carried a trunk/chest that housed his clothing and navigation products. In those days, trunk was most popular form of luggage. Made of woods like oak, pine and cedar, trunks were fashionable and functional. There were even trunks made of animal hides, like deer, horses and even cows. The materials used for these trunks allowed them to last for a long time. Trunks were even accented with ornaments, like locks and nails; making them even more appealing. The majority of trunks made during this time in history have gone on to become family heirlooms and even collectorís items. Though they are still made, trunks have been replaced with suitcases and totes.
Ten Best Backpacking FoodsWritten by Steve Gillman
Maybe your favorite backpacking food is a freeze-dried turkey dinner. There really is no "best" backpacking food. There are reasons to bring certain foods, though. Here are ten foods, and reasons you might want to consider them.
1. Nuts. This is one of most calorie-packed foods you can take. That means less weight to carry. With lots of protein and other nutritonal benefits, nuts are one of best backpacking foods.
2. Olive oil. Add a little to your soups or dip bread in it. The best of oils health-wise, you can eat it before sleeping, to stay warm, because fats generate heat when digested.
3. Trail mixes. Any mix with raisins and nuts is great for backpacking. Vitamins, minerals, protein, and best reason - convenience.
4. Corn products. Tortilla chips or corn nuts are convenient, and they don't seem to cause tiredness that potato chips and other simple carbohydrates can cause.