Luggage Review of the Favorite Travel Bag Brands

For people who travel a lot, they will definitely understand when I say that buying reliable luggage is a necessity that you should always consider. However, with a lot of luggage being sold in the market, how do you know that the brand that you will be buying is one of the best? To do this, you have to read the different luggage review to know which brand of luggage and travel bags suit your needs.

However, where do you find the best luggage review? You can find them in the magazines but the best way for you to look for luggage review is from the internet. If you look at the different luggage reviews over the internet, you will surely encounter different brands such as the Samsonite Luggage Set, American Flyer Luggage, International Traveller Luggage, American Tourister Luggage and Pierre Cardin Luggage. Here are the things that what you will expect to read on a luggage review when it comes to these brands of luggage.

Samsonite Luggage Set

Samsonite Luggage Set is stylish and is created out of excellent craftsmanship. The good thing about the Samsonite Luggage Set is that they come in different designs. Moreover, the Samsonite Luggage Set is also very lightweight which is very easy to carry during traveling. Although lightweight, they are made from very durable materials.

American Flyer Luggage

If you like cool, casual or classic luggage sets, then you might like the American Flyer collection. What is great about American Flyer is that they come in very affordable prices and that they are made from different types of materials. This means that for every style that you need, there is bound to be a set from American Flyer Luggage that fits into your preference.

International Traveller Luggage

The International Traveller bags are considered as the world’s lightest luggage. It also has innovative designs which have a superb quality and design. What is great about the International Traveller line is that it has a long reputation of building the lightest product on the market. Although the sets they have made are light, the International Traveller bags are made from durable materials which give you worry-free travel.

American Tourister Luggage

If you want to have a lot of options when it comes to choosing your luggage sets, then you can choose from the American Tourister sets. The American Tourister Company has been making a lot of designs for their collection of baggage. This means that if you fancy a classical look for your bags or a funky look, then you can be assured that the American Tourister name has the right set that suit your needs.

Pierre Cardin Luggage

Pierre Cardin is very famous when it comes to luggage sets. In fact, it has been around since 1960. The Pierre Cardin is known for its avant-garde style and also the space age designs. It is not restricted to feminine designs and that the Pierre Cardin Luggage often prefer geometric shapes more than anything else in the design world.

India Air Travel

A lot of people shirk international travel due to expensive airfares. However nowadays, there are several discount round-trip flights to India. So, if you are planning to fly overseas, ensure that you get a good deal when you book the flight ticket. If exhaustive traveling to different cities is a part of the itinerary, it is advisable to avail yourself of an Airpass, which reduces the price down to a fraction of the actual cost.

Prime Travels offers bargain airfares. Their unbeatable tariffs include Washington-Delhi/Mumbai-Washington for $799, plus taxes; Vancouver-Delhi-Vancouver for INR $38,500 plus taxes; San Francisco-Bangalore-San Francisco for $990 plus taxes; London-Mumbai-London GBP290 plus taxes; Los Angeles-Mumbai-Los Angeles for $890 plus taxes; Boston-Hyderabad-Boston for $999 plus taxes; Seattle-Mumbai-Seattle for $999 plus taxes; Newark-Ahmedabad-Newark for $1,070 plus taxes; Phoenix-Chennai-Phoenix for $1,090 plus taxes; and Houston-Cochin-Houston for $1,090 plus taxes.

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Globe Travels offers a good discount too. Fly from Los Angeles to Bombay/Delhi/Bangalore/Madras or Hyderabad for a round-trip fare at approximately $799. However, travel should commence before April 30, 2006; the offer is valid for flights via Kuala Lumpur on Air India and Malaysian Airlines; the last date to buy a ticket is March 24, 2006, and tickets should be purchased the same day as the reservation.

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If you have extensive traveling within India on your itinerary, avail yourself of the Discover India airfares. Similar to VUSA fares in the US, Indian Airlines and Jet Airways offer excellent bargains; their Airpasses are created for foreigners and non-resident Indians. A fifteen-day Airpass comes at $500 while a twenty-one-day Airpass is priced at $750. The routing is: Delhi-Jaipur-Udaipur-Bombay-Goa-Bangalore-Cochin-Madras-Delhi. The traveler saves on expenditures and pays only a fraction of what he or she would be required to pay for extensive travel within India if booked individually.

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Travel Nursing Series: Nursing in France

For those nurses with the urge to travel and experience life in a different culture, a career as a travel nurse may be the perfect blend of work and pleasure. Rated as the best healthcare system in the world by the World Health Organization (WHO), French nurses are in demand both in their own country and around the world. French nurses are being recruited by other countries, creating a nursing shortage in France. With globalization, it is now easy for countries to make up for nursing shortages by seeking out travel nurses to fill vacant or hard to fill positions.

For help in locating and securing a travel nursing position it is best to sign up with a travel nursing agency. Most international nursing agencies have the experience to help the travel nurse through the registration process, including any licensing or training that is required. A travel nursing tour is typically on a 13 week rotation which means that a nurse could experience four different settings in her travel country, if desired. Options to extend a 13 week tour are often available if a nurse wants to remain in the same location.

Aside from competitive salaries and full medical benefits, there are numerous other perks for the travel nurse. Clean, safe subsidized housing is offered, many times with utilities included. Paid vacation, sick pay, continuing education stipends and contract bonuses can be offered as additional benefits. Some hospitals may provide nursing uniforms and nursing shoes, but generally a nurse must be prepared to provide their own uniforms. The use of uniform scrubs as nursing uniforms has spread internationally and is usually acceptable, except in a few locations where the traditional nursing uniform is mandated. Replacements for worn or damaged nursing uniforms may not be readily available in the local marketplace, but online uniform scrubs retailers carry a large selection of uniform scrubs in all sizes and colors at discount prices making uniform shopping easy for nurses without access to a local retail store.

A career in nursing is held in high esteem throughout France. Employment is available in both public and private hospitals. The standard work week for nurses is 35 hours. However, with the nursing shortage many nurses work more than 35 hours and receive compensatory time off. Many hospitals practice mandatory shift rotation for its nurses instead of a set schedule.

Hospitals in France are similar to those in the US in their staffing levels and nursing responsibilities. The physical appearance of the medical facility can vary from modern hospitals with many windows providing a bright environment for patients to buildings that have been in use for centuries. Remnants of previous civilizations that roamed the European continent are always in evidence. One hospital was preparing to build a new facility on its property and discovered ancient graves from an unidentified culture on their property. Building was halted and the land is now an archeological dig.

The travel nurse in France can have the opportunity to explore the country by accepting the typical 13 week job rotation in four separate areas of the country. A popular area travel nurses is Lyon, the gastronomic capital of France. This picturesque town extends its old city up two hills. The cobbled streets twist and turn in a system of Traboules, passageways that wander through courtyards and link the entire old city, offering ancient architecture from the fifteenth century and charming streets filled with small cafes, aromatic patisseries and boulangeries. Wandering the streets, the nose is assailed with the delicious aroma of baking bread everywhere you turn.

South of Lyon lies Provence with its rolling fields of lavender and sunflowers. This is the land of the famous “light” so favored by Van Gogh. Olive trees and vineyards abound, and it is here that you can learn the gastronomic delights of the unlimited varieties of olive oil. Days off from work can be filled with visiting the magnificent coliseums at Nimes and Arles, or gasping at the wonders inside the Palais des Papes in Avignon. Driving the Provence countryside (buy a good local map and drive the back roads) provides hours of delightful entertainment.

Further south and east, a totally different geographical panorama delights the eye amid the French coastal towns of St. Tropez, Cannes and Nice. Situated on the beautiful waters of the Cote d’Azur, palm trees, sunny beaches, seaside cafes and upscale shopping are in abundance. Life in this region is more up-tempo than that of Provence, providing a different cultural experience. Save your money, as prices are high, but sitting at a seaside cafĂ© and doing a little “people watching” is priceless.

Travelling due north, a totally different area to explore is the Alsace-Loraine region, bordering Germany. Totally French, but with hints of German culture, the lovely town of Colmar is a delight to explore. The architecture does not have the heavy influence of the Roman Empire, but instead a semi-Bavarian flavor with window boxes full of geraniums. This area is dotted with the smallest of towns with the narrowest of streets. Stone buildings abut the very edge of the village roads making passage in anything other than the smallest of vehicles a heart thumping experience. The countryside is dotted with wine tasting sites, best visited after trying to navigate the narrow town streets.

Perhaps the most notable area to serve as a travel nursing location in France is Paris, itself. Everyone loves Paris. While the outlying sections of Paris are hugely commercial and modern, no one can deny the charm of the center city. With miles of streets to wander, shops to explore, cafes to try, the aura of the city is magic. While the Eiffel Tower is a wonder and Notre Dame is magnificent, I particularly like the atmosphere of the left bank. The everyday life of its residents that walk down St. Germaine has a feel that is particularly appealing to my senses. It is citified, but genteel. The traffic and noise is apparent, but does not overpower the graceful charm of the surroundings. The area breathes life and energy along with a special graciousness.

The variety of experience from one area of France to another makes this country a desirable location for the travel nurse. So call a travel nursing agency, throw your nursing uniforms in your suitcase and head for “la belle France” for the experience of a lifetime.