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Heys America Luggage Meshes Pop Art and Travel

Heys America Luggage has become a global leader in luggage design with their innovative and original collections. They have created two Limited Edition luggage series, Britto and Fernando Volken Togni. Each collection combines a unique pop art design with the high standard features of all Heys America cases. These designs and patterns transform your luggage into a work of art.

The Heys America Fernando Volken Togni (FVT) Collection is unlike any other. It features three groups; FVT Cities, FVT World, and FVT USA. Togni is a Brazilian-born illustrator currently living in London. His art style is bold and unique. He uses vivid colors and sharp shapes to create a design of organized chaos. Each collection offers a three piece luggage set, such as the Heys America FVT USA 3 Piece Set, that includes 21”, 26”, and 30” uprights. All uprights are also available as single items to better suit your needs or allow you to mix and match. The Cities Collection highlights New York in the Heys America FVT Cities 30” Spinner.

The Britto by Heys America Collection, while also featuring a pop art style, is vastly different from FVT. It is designed by Romero Britto, a Brazilian-born Florida resident with a neo-pop style. Neo-pop combines pop art with graffiti. With this style, he created lively, fresh and happy designs shown on this Britto by Heys A New Day 26” Expandable Spinner. The bright colors stand out on the hardside cases. Like the FVT, this collection includes luggage sets and individual spinner suitcases, along with beauty cases and smaller travel duffels, totes and business pieces.

All Heys America collections are held to a high standard. Each suitcase, made from polycarbonate composite material, is both lightweight and durable, even the Britto by Heys Butterfly Love 30” Expandable Spinner. The impact-resistant and scratch-resistant printed exterior is protected by a layer of clear coat that provides a beautiful, glossy finish. Designed for easy maneuverability, each suitcase has four spinner wheels for an ultra-smooth and effortless 360 degree rolling. All pieces, including the Heys America FVT Cities 21” Spinner, feature a fully lined interior with built-in divider and mesh pocket. Heys included a built-in TSA lock for your safety and a zippered expansion system to provide you with 20% more packing capacity.

Pop art originated in the mid-1950s in Britain and late 1950s in America. The term was invented in 1955 by Lawrence Alloway, a British curator. Characterized by pop culture and consumerism, the concept of pop art refers to the attitude and not the art itself. It often uses images currently used in advertising, such as logos or product labels, comic books, and news. The style is bold, vibrant, and simple, and often features bright colors. Shop Irv’s Luggage for travel goods that are functional and durable as well as reflective of your style and personality.

Best Destinations to Travel to in 2015

Best Destinations to Travel to in 2015

Planning to start 2015 traveling to different destinations and just have the best experiences in your life? Then the following are perfect destinations that would make you prepare your travel backpacks!

  1. Montenegro

This is a unique vacation destination that has been overshadowed by Croatia. For many who are trying to experience a world class travel destination where luxury can be experienced, you’ll want to be sure to bring your anti-theft cross body bags with you to Montenegro.

  1. Lithuania

This is a former country of the Soviet Republic that is located in the eastern area of Denmark and Sweden. Since it will be a part of the Eurozone in 2015, you’ll get the chance to experience Lithuania in the same way European travelers do. There are many attractions within the country, most especially the beaches. To enjoy these places, you should bring your waterproof cases and just enjoy the adventure that awaits you in the latest EU country.

  1. Namibia

Being in its 25th year as an independent country, Namibia is definitely a country considered a jewel in Africa. If you want to appreciate the beauty of the natural environment, then this country is a worthy destination to visit. Don’t forget to bring your travel shoulder bag so that you can carry everything you need with on your excursion into the African landscape.

These are just a few of the perfect destinations that should top your list of places to visit in 2015.

Step 3: Everything is Set, So What do you Wear?

Your flight is next week. You’ve packed your new luggage set and called the hotel, hostel, B & B, or wherever you’re staying to confirm your visit. You have a good idea of which days you’ll be hitting up the museum, and what days you’ll spend exploring the city streets. Now, Rick Steves is going to help you with what to bring.

Airlines have put so many price and weight restrictions on luggage that it’s hard to keep track of it all. Here’s a good tip: don’t over pack. Believe me, I know it’s easier said than done, but if you take some time to really think about it, it can make a huge difference. First you have to think about the climate and theme of your trip and destination. Are you going to be hiking and biking in the forest or desert? Are you going to be lounging poolside under the Bora Bora sun? Don’t pack for what you might be doing; pack for what you know you’re going to be doing.

You might also want to take some time to research the culture of your city and what they wear. This doesn’t mean you have to buy a new wardrobe to fit in, but just to work with what you have and be conscious of the already existing fashions. If you’re traveling in the Middle East, remember to be modest in your dressing. If you’re heading to Paris just be aware that it’s are the fashion capital of the world.

There are also some picks that you should always have with you no matter where you’re heading. For example, items such as raincoats, adapters/converters, cameras, and medicine. There’s bound to be that horrible rainstorm you get caught in, or that one vibrant street market you’ll want to show everyone back home.

Basically, do some research, be aware, keep it simple, and always aim for one bag. Your arms and wallet will thank you.

For Faster Hassle Free Travel Use a Carry-On Bag

As a young child I was not privileged enough to fly; born into a family of eight children, the 1970’s version of the mini-van was always my primary mode of transportation.  My first flying experience came as an older teen. As I took off into the “friendly skies” I was both amazed and awed at man’s ability to keep a 900,000 pound jet afloat at 35,000 feet! As the years past……. this awe and excitement faded into annoyance and frustration with today’s baggage fees, lost and damaged luggage, long lines, delays and cancellations. The more sophisticated of a traveler I became, the less sophisticated my overall travel experience became.

Living in this fast paced, extremely busy world, time is one of our most precious commodities and getting from point A to point B in the least amount of time with the least number of hassles is now my primary travel goal.  A key factor in achieving this goal is using a carry-on bag (no checked luggage)!  Whether it is business or pleasure, domestic or international, the key to faster hassle free travel is to learn to pack all your essentials into a carry-on bag (Over packing is most traveler’s biggest  mistake!) The benefits of only using a carry-on include:

1)      Less packing time – more thoughtful and considered packing. Bringing less equates to bringing only items that can serve multiple uses; neutral colored, wrinkle-free clothing items like khaki or black pants/shorts. Exofficio travel underwear can save space as well.

2)      No waiting in line to check or retrieve luggage

3)      No tipping  at curbside check-in

4)      No baggage fees – these can run anywhere from $50 – $100 or more depending on your airline.

5)      Less security concerns, the luggage is always with you. Keep your valuables secure!

6)      If you experience flight delays or cancellations you will have no worries about where your luggage ends up

7)      No lost luggage period

8)      Less back strain lifting the bag

9)      Easier to maneuver

10)   Less laundry to clean at the end of your trip

Check out Irv’s Luggage Carry-On Finder and Packing Accessories today!!!!