Taking along a spouse or friend would be great if your schedule allowed for it. But without that option, and with a full agenda of meetings and the like, where does a travel pro turn?
Thanks to his digital camera and great sense of fun, we're proud to share Rob's appealing, if hectic, jaunt across the country, across the Atlantic, across Europe, and back again. The twist? It's from the vantage point of the trusty carry-on bag he's found in the Red Oxx C-Ruck Carry-on Rucksack.
Check out Rob's travelogue to understand why, and get a peek at some famous places.
Dear Jim and the Red Oxx Team:
The new C-Ruck had an extensive workout last week, and proved more than a match for the surly airline employees, corrupt taxi drivers, and of course my own abusive luggage practices. In the end, the C-Ruck proved a worthy travel companion.
NEW YORK CITY
C-Ruck started out its week with an unexpected trip to New York City, where it looked rugged and practical surrounded by lesser bags. It even did some touristing, exploring its roots at Ellis Island and being a proud American at the Statue of Liberty.
Lower Manhattan Skyline
Next, it was off for another unexpected day of goofing around, this time waiting for a plane in Munich. C-Ruck Rucksack carried all my gear, from laptop to books to my other briefcase easily and comfortably. A daylong trip through the city on trains, subways, Cabs, and airport shuttle was no challenge at all to C-Ruck.
LA VALETTA, MALTA
That same night, C-Ruck was off to Malta. It fit nicely under an airline seat or in the overhead compartment. Most of the trip C-Ruck rode on top of my rolling bag, with total stability and ease of carry. When crabby airline personnel made me check bags, C-Ruck rucksack was comfortable to carry-on its own as a backpack.
From La Valetta C-Ruck proceeded to Madrid. Encountering two close calls with highly corrupt cab drivers, C-Ruck rode in the front seat as a valuable not to be lost. Who cares if my clothes are lost, I'm saving the C-Ruck.
Our last stop, Vienna was its usual beautiful self. C-Ruck Rucksack sadly spent most of its time in the Hotel, unable to get any site seeing in because of a rigorous meeting schedule. The room did have a good view of the First Ring and the famous Vienna Stadtpark.
All in all, C-Ruck was a worthy travel companion. My compliments for designing and building such a tough and reliable product.
Red Oxx's C-ruck Carry-on Rucksack is a direct descendant of the rucksacks that comfortably molded to the backs of WWII airborne paratroopers and added no hassles to their perilous days.
Our modernized version is similarly rugged and functional. But the folks in the shop added essential details that the modern traveler will appreciate. Our design team originally envisioned the C-Ruck Rucksack as a day pack for adventure travelers. To our pleasant surprise, no-nonsense business travelers like Rob say it meets perfectly the demands of navigating from airport to taxi as a "personal item" or carry-on bag. ~ Cheers, Jim Markel, CEO