When I first started the travel gig in 2001, I realized a sturdy, easy to find bag was essential. So, when I drove up to Freeport, ME to check out LL Bean one Saturday, I saw this bright yellow hard-sided case in the Samsonite store. It has been my travel partner across many states. Well, I haven’t taken a lot of “checked bag” trips in a while. Tomorrow, I’m heading to Orlando for FETC and then am staying the weekend for a trip to Disney. My pretty suitcase looks quite abused. I promise it has earned every one of the scratches and marks.