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27Mar

Packing Tips For Minimalists

Brittany Reed
Do you consider yourself a minimalist? Minimalism is taking everything in your life and stripping it down to the basics. Minimalistic décor is that which is simple and completely uncomplicated. Don’t you wish that’s how packing for your next trip could be? With all of the fees that airlines charge, wouldn’t it be great to find a way to adopt the minimalist lifestyle and pack only what you need?Read More
24Mar

10 International Business Customs That You Should Know Before You Go

Brittany Reed
Business is business, right? Yes and no. As times have changed, the business world has changed along with it (hello, casual Fridays). But some countries have not only stuck with traditional customs, they expect others to stick right along with them and too casual a meeting could spell disaster for your business.Read More
9Mar

Top 5 Kayak Destinations in the World

Brittany Reed
Thanks to its innovative and compact design, so much is possible with the Justin Case Kayak in terms of travel. We like to think that with a portable kayak and perfectly engineered travel gear, any adventure is possible.Read More
24Feb

Top 10 Adventure Friendly Destinations In The World

Brittany Reed
If you’re looking for something beyond a typical hotel, shopping and dining experience in a foreign country, then you’re probably looking for an adventure destination. People that want an extraordinary experience are the best clients for this kind of unorthodox travel and activity. If you don’t mind straying away from the confines of comfort and want to have a journey you’ll never forget, consider these 10 adventure friendly destinations for your next trip!Read More
22Feb

Our 7 Favorite Airport Lounges Around The World

Brittany Reed
For most people traveling, one of the low points of the journey is the time spent waiting to board the plane. This is especially true if you’re transferring from one flight to the other, but the next flight isn’t for several hours. But for people that are willing to spend a bit more on their flight experience, that luxury transfers over to the lounges for waiting too.Read More
20Feb

How To Travel Around The World In 80 Days

Brittany Reed
Around The World In 80 Days was a novel originally written by Jules Verne, and published in 1873. At that time, it was considered fantastical science fiction; the idea that anyone could actually circumvent the entire globe in just 80 days was unrealistic.Read More
17Feb

11 Movies That Will Inspire You To Travel More

Brittany Reed
As much as all of us might want to, the limitations of time, money and professional commitments make it hard to travel the world and see all the sights. But thanks to movies, we get to see some of the greatest landscapes the world has to offer, and if you want something that will inspire you to leave home and see what’s out there, these 11 movies will get you off to a great start.Read More
15Feb

What To Pack For An Adventure Holiday

Brittany Reed
An adventure holiday, as the name suggests, is not like a typical experience of checking into hotel, lazing by the beach, or shopping in some foreign city’s best shops. Adventure holidays, and the people who undertake them, are a bit different. They often push people out of their comfort zones and into experiences unlike anything they’d ever encounter in their normal, everyday life. From cliff diving, to scuba excursions on the great barrier reef, to trekking across the desert on a camel, an adventure holiday is about an extraordinary experience.Read More
13Feb

Best Advice From Business Travelers

Brittany Reed
To some people, the idea of being paid to go to some far-flung destination by a company sounds like a dream. But for many business people, the reality of travel for work quickly stops being exciting and becomes a trudge with a lot of “time sinks” that waste valuable minutes and hours that could be spent doing other things. While the occasional business trip might be a welcome change of pace, when you live out of a suitcase for long enough, the novelty wears off, and efficiency starts to matter more and more.Read More
10Feb

What To Pack For A European Vacation

Brittany Reed
Europe is always going to remain one of the premiere destinations for travelers, and there are a lot of good reasons for that. Aside from the culture, history and food, there’s the fact that many different countries are easily accessible throughout the continent once you arrive. But if you’re going to take a trip to Europe, there are a few things that you’ll want to pack to make sure that your trip goes smoothly. Just look at our list for some the essentials you’ll need to get around.Read More
8Feb

5 Features Of A Great Messenger Bag

Brittany Reed
Messenger bags have come a long way from being just a specialized kind of a gear for bike couriers. What started as a tool for professionals making deliveries has made its way to popular mainstream use and it’s easy to see why. The durable, reliable messenger bag has a lot of big plusses going for it, especially for people on the go! If you’re thinking that it’s time to add a messenger back to your collection of carriers, keep an eye out for these five important features.Read More
6Feb

Why 2017 Should Be Your Most Traveled Year Yet

Brittany Reed
2017 is still getting underway, and that means there’s still a lot of time for people to make travel plans. This year, perhaps more than other years, there may be more of an imperative to take some time, look at what you’ve done with your life, and carve out a space to make that journey you’ve always wanted, or see that destination that’s on your bucket list. Why? There are a few reasons why 2017 may be the year you want to undertake your travel plans, and here they are.Read More
3Feb

Top 10 Luxury Hotels That We Are Lusting Over

Brittany Reed
If you’re going to travel, do it in style! That’s one of the reasons we created our ecbc range of luggage, but once you’ve got the means to travel in a stylish way, you should have a destination that suits it! There are plenty of places to go in this world, but when it comes time to sit down and have a fine meal, go to sleep for the day, or take in some decadent room service, only the very best hotels in the world will do. Which ones would you like to stay in? Here’s our list of the top 10 luxury hotels you’ll never forget if you ever get the chance to stay in them.Read More
1Feb

15 Travel Quotes To Live By

Brittany Reed
Travel broadens the mind as well as horizons. When you leave a familiar place and see new sights or meet new people, it can change you in important ways. Some of the great minds of history have all endorsed traveling as a way to improve yourself, and we’ve put together 15 quotes that succinctly explain just why traveling can be such a good experience for you!Read More
30Jan

5 Travel Hacks

Brittany Reed
Traveling has the end goal of being fun, maybe even an enriching or educational experience for the people going on a trip. But not everything about travel is fun. Packing, going through customs, even buying tickets can all be stressful and sap some of the joy out of the experience of traveling. But there are ways for you to get the most out of your trip and make some smart choices that can save you time, money or both! Just try these five easy travel hacks and see how they can improve your next trip!Read More

12Jan

4 Adventures You Need to Have This Year

Brittany Reed
Most of the time when we travel or plan that big trip, we call it an adventure, but is it really? Broadening your horizons is always a good thing, but for many people, traveling means going to a city in another country and doing some shopping, dining and local tourism, or maybe hitting the beach at a tropical resort and relaxing under the sun. A real adventure means stepping out of your comfort zone and doing something out of the ordinary. We’ve got four things here that will definitely liven up your traveling experience with something extraordinary.Read More

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21Dec

Takes on a Plane

Craig Stroud Sparrow, Lance, daypack, TSA, Carry-on,
Surprising things TSA will allow in your carry-on luggageRead More

27Nov

How to Buy Luggage: Five Points to Consider

Craig Stroud Guide, how, to, buy, luggage, Sparrow, Falcon, Pegasus, FastPass,
What’s the best luggage to buy for a trip? At one time or another we have all had to face the luggage question. And the answer always depends on what kind of a trip we are taking, for how long and what kinds of items we will need to bring.Read More

22Nov

Squeezing Airline Carry-on Bags: United Airlines Joins the Fee Club

Craig Stroud Airline, fees, travel, Harpoon, Lance, Trident,
Squeezing Airline Carry-on Bags: United Airlines Joins the Fee Club Ecbc work-arounds for the shrinking space on airline flights The freewheeling days of taking your carry-on bags aboard your flight may be seeing a soft landing in months to come. United Airlines recently joined Frontier Airlines, Allegiant Air, and Spirit Airlines in their practice of charging for every bag you want to bring, carry-on or checked. Yes, purses are still allowed (often folded into the larger bag). And that book you’ve been reading? Consider it a generous perk next time you open a chapter on a plane.Read More

11Nov

Announcing the new ecbc Sparrow II

Brita Johnson

If you’re looking for a well-thought- out and durable travel bag that will let you glide through security — without unpacking your gear or leaving any devices behind - then you are in for some exciting news.

 

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4Oct

ecbc & Flossy Giveaway — Two Winners!

Brita Johnson

ecbc is partnering up with Flossy Carter to bring you an amazing giveaway featuring two prizes — the Javelin Executive Daypack and the Zeus Laptop Messenger. Be sure to check out his video reviewing these two items and enter for a chance to win one of your very own!

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22Sep

5 Ways to Have Family Fun This Weekend

Lindsay Grummett
Labor Day might officially mark the end of summer, but that shouldn’t stop you from getting outside and exploring your community and its surroundings. We’ve put together a list of 5 awesome, budget friendly activities to inspire fun for the whole family.Read More

14Sep

The Modern Traveler's Guide to Briefcase Alternatives

Lindsay Grummett
For the modern businessman, it can be tough to find the right work bag. You need a mixture of functionality and style. Something that mixes well with your personal wardrobe, but also provides practical storage for your laptop, paperwork, meeting notes, and even your lunch. ecbc’s professional bags will flawlessly transition from the office to the airport without a second thought.Read More

7Sep

Top 3 Spots to Celebrate Oktoberfest in the U.S.

Lindsay Grummett
Grab your lederhosen because it’s almost that time of year. Oktoberfest celebrations will be kicking off this month in beer gardens across the globe. If you can’t get to Germany for this year’s festivities, there are plenty of places in America that take Oktoberfest very seriously. Here’s our list of the top Oktoberfest parties in the U.S.Read More
29Aug

Top 3 Bags for Business Travelers

Lindsay Grummett
Choosing the right bag can reduce stress, improve organization, and keep your clothes wrinkle-free. Whether you’re heading to the big city for an even bigger meeting or taking to the skies for an international trade show, ecbc bags will help you become a more efficient business traveler. We have a bag that’s right for you – no matter what type of travel style you have!Read More
16Aug

11th Annual Backpack Outreach Recap

Brittany Reed
This year's Compassion Community & Greater Works Church backpack outreach event was a big success!Read More
5Aug

Win in ecbc’s Back-To-School Giveaway

Lindsay Grummett
It’s that time of year again! As the first day of school quickly approaches, so too does the dreaded task of back to school shopping. We wanted to give you a chance to cut your costs with our Back-To-School Giveaway! ccbc is giving away two amazing prizes that are built to last for years to come.Read More
26Jul

ECBC Community Partnership - 11th Annual Backpack Outreach!

Brittany Reed
Join ECBC and Compassion Community at Greater Works Church in giving back to the community with their 11th annual backpack outreach event.Read More
23Jul

Activity Guide: Summer in the City

Lindsay Grummett
Our summer activities guide will help you make the absolute most of these steamy summer nights, and give you something to talk about around the water cooler on Monday.Read More
27Jun

ecbc luggage and backpacks around the globe

If you’re following ecbc on our social media channels, you know we’ve been handing out backpacks and luggage in our Summer of Swag giveaway. We wanted to show off our winners as well as fantastic photos of our bags all over the world. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more chances to win!Read More
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