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  • L is for Love Luggage

    L is for Love Luggage!

    Luggage may not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think of Valentine’s Day but we think it provides the perfect gift for showing your love to that special someone. When you think of luggage, what springs to mind? Boring waits in the airport queues? Black, Grey or Navy suitcases that blend into a sea of dullness? Let’s change that view and explore why Luggage is the Perfect Gift for Her or Him for Valentine’s Day! We have a huge selection of designer luggage brands on offer in the build up to Valentine's Day, so check out our Valentine's Day Special Offers and choose your perfect suitcase today.

    Everyone needs Luggage

    It’s not just a case of if you will use it. It’s WHEN you will use it. The ABTA Travel Trends report in 2017 stated that 24% of us are willing to spend more on a holiday for 2017. That’s an awful lot of suitcases travelling backwards and forwards around the world every year. So, find something that stands out. Whether a leather holdall is your perfect travel companion or a funky, colourful suitcase – There is something for everyone out there.

    It’s a gift that keeps on giving

    Long gone are the days when a single suitcase was used by the whole family. What generally happened was that mum and dad bought a suitcase. It was navy, black or grey and had a colourful luggage strap/ribbon/insert relevant item to stand the suitcase out on the airline carousal. This suitcase was then borrowed by the rest of the family and likely lasted for around 5 years before it fell to pieces. Not anymore. Warranties offered on our suitcases span up to 10 years, with some even being offered at 30 years. That’s a long life span for a suitcase. Today’s suitcases are available in a wide range of bold print designs, every colour under the rainbow and in a variety of different materials.

    Luggage can be versatile

    You may look at the humble holdall or duffle bag and deem it only suitable for travelling with. Wrong! Holdall’s are one of the most versatile products that you can ever own. They fold away to virtually nothing to store under the bed and have a variety of uses from gym bags, bags for moving to a new house to carrying of shopping. We simply love a duffle bag.

    Basically, give the gift of Luggage this year for Valentine’s Day and discover the gift that keeps on giving! L is for Love Luggage This Valentine’s Day!

  • 5 romantic holiday destinations for Valentine's Day

    Gili Meno – Indonesia

    The island of Gili Meno in Indonesia is known worldwide as ‘The Honeymoon Island’ and with excellent reason. This secluded, basic island is perfect for loved up couples who want to get away from it all. It’s not the easiest place to visit as you have to first go to Gili Trawangan (the party island and far too energetic for most people over the age of 21!) then converse with a local and persuade him to take you to Gili Meno in his boat! This all adds to the romantic adventure and once there, we promise it will be worth it. You are guaranteed the most relaxing of holidays here, eating dinner on the beach watching the sun go down or snorkelling in the crisp, blue sea and meeting all sorts of sea life. Don’t go here expecting luxury, however, Gili Meno is the ultimate ‘Robinson Crusoe’ experience.

    For Gili Meno, we recommend the American Tourister Air Force 1 4 Wheel Spinner Case - 81cm. Perfect for a longer stay, the Air Force 1 is super lightweight, expandable and as such offers a huge capacity for all the wonderful souvenirs and Indonesian specialities you will want to bring home.

    Paris – France

    Paris is not called the city of love without good reason and there’s an abundance of wonderful things to do with your loved one here. There are so many sights to see, from Notre Dame, Arc de Triomphe, The Louvre and, of course, the infamous Eiffel Tower, which are all lit up during the night, making for the most breath-taking sights. You can also dine in the Eiffel Tower at the 58 Tour Eiffel which is a restaurant on the first floor and promises the most romantic of evenings. If watching the world go by is more your style, there are many quaint little cafes and shops in every corner of the city and for those with a sweet tooth, share some of the delicious French delicacies in one of Paris’ many patisseries. A romantic cruise along the River Seine by moonlight is something that all loved-up couples should experience, and with some tours offering a 3 course meal with champagne, you can be guaranteed a treasurable experience to tell the Grandchildren about.

    For a stay of 3-7 days, we recommend the highly fashionable and practical Maubert 2 wheeled duffle by French brand Delsey. With excellent looks and many great features, this is one of our favourites here at Luggage Superstore!

    Venice, Italy

    Venice is more romantic, more beautiful and more surprising than you could ever anticipate and there’s so much to see and do you’ll probably never want to leave. Take a trip down the Grand Canal to experience the real Italian culture with your loved one, and on the subject of culture, the less touristy areas are the best places to visit to enjoy each other’s company. The Italians love their food, so why not settle down to dinner by candlelight in one of Venice’s many traditional restaurants. One of more unusual things to try is visiting one of the Opera Houses. You may not think this is your thing, but we defy you to be caught up in the drama and romance and even if it’s not to your taste, time spent with your Valentine is never time wasted.

    For a true Italian look on your fabulous Italian break, we recommended the heart-stoppingly gorgeous Belliagio 4 wheel spinner case from Brics – the name in Italian luggage. With it’s timeless looks and many unique fatures, the Bellagio will have you speaking Italian before you even step foot in lovely Venice.

    Jukkasjärvi, Sweden

    Jukkasjärvi in Sweden may not be somewhere that has been on your bucklet list before, however we can guarantee a unique experience you will never forget. Perfect for a Valentine’s treat for your most loved one, Jukkasjärvi is best visited in winter, where you can stay in the truly unique Ice Hotel. This incredible hotel melts each year and is carefully constructed for the winter months, and for those who prefer to travel in summer, with 2016 came the creation of Ice Hotel 365 where you can enjoy the cold room experience all year round. Featuring some of the most exquisite art work there’s lots to see and do. Here you can lie under the stars and see the incredible wonder that is the Northern Lights, or experience a safari on a Snow Mobile with dinner, and, during the short days, there’s the opportunity to try your hand at ice sculpting, photography or river rafting. The Ice experience does not come cheap, but it’s a once in a lifetime adventure.

    For a trip an extreme trip like this, you require extreme luggage that’s up to the task. This tough wheeled duffle from top sports brand Ful fits your needs perfectly, and with a capacity of a whopping 110L there’s room for all the layers you may need.

    The Lake District, England

    When it comes to Romance, Cumbria in England possibly isn’t the first place you think of, however it has some real hidden gems. It may not have palm trees, spectacular lights or a romantic language but the Lake District has so much romance to offer if you just open your eyes. When looking for a place to stay, there are a wealth of gorgeous, quirky little country cottages to stay in, which you and your partner can have to yourselves completely. No set times for breakfast, no other guests moving about and the freedom to completely create your very own itinerary. Wherever you stay, and whatever you do, you’re bound to be surrounded by exquisite scenery and fantastic countryside. For places to eat there’s something for everyone – from Michelin starred restaurants with a little more pizazz, to the old fashioned country pubs serving traditional, hearty English food by an open fire. For the more adventurous couples, there’s cycling, climbing, watersports and extreme/off-road experinces, and if you prefer a quieter break, there’s miles of endless walks to enjoy at your own pace and take in English Heritage at its finest.

    For a long weekend in the Lake District we love this gorgeous duffle from market leader in luggage Samsonite. At 55cm it’s the size of the average cabin case but weighing just 0.9kg it’s a practical solution for a visit to the countryside.

     

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