Monthly Archives: January 2013

Travel Inspiration: Travel for Fulfillment

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Ode to Suitcases: 20 Innovative Ideas

Old Style SuitcaseBig ones on wheels. Small ones with buckles. Fat ones stuffed to the brim. Colourful ones decorated with tags and ribbons. Expensive ones with designer labels and posh little padlocks. Sturdy ones that boast new technology and protective metal plating. Mini ones in the shape of cartoon characters that double up as trolleys for little tykes. The list goes on.

A suitcase is a suitcase, though…. Or is it?

God bless those sturdy box-like receptacles that allow us to lug our belongings from one continent to another. They never moan or complain, no matter how much we stuff them, no matter how much we squash them and drag them and throw them, no matter how much we grumble about them being overweight and heavy.

Flung haphazardly on top of the wardrobe or stuffed into the heaving collection of unwanted items in the loft, the ever-faithful suitcase lies patiently, collecting dust, until the sniff of a holiday awakens travel hopes anew.  Battered, broken, tatty and old, don’t resign your suitcase to a life of misery piled into a dirty skip with rusty car parts and your next door neighbour’s rotting armchair.

No matter what state they’re in, our faithful friends deserve reincarnation.

Everyone’s got baggage so you may as well pack it up in something beautiful and once you think your suitcase has had its heyday, don’t  be so dismissive.

Think outside the suitcase.

1. Suitcase Sewing Box

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2. Suitcase Side Table

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3. Suitcase Library

Suitcase Bookshop Library

4. Suitcase Picnic Hamper

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5. Suitcase Charging and Docking System

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6. Suitcase Drawers

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7. Suitcase Chair-Table Combo

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8. Suitcase Work Station

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9. Suitcase Fashion Armchair

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10. Suitcase Towel Rack

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11. Suitcase Table Stand

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12. Suitcase Bathroom Vanity Cabinet

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13. Suitcase Shelves

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14. Suitcase Drinks Cabinet & Mini-Bar

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15. Suitcase Garden & Planter

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16. Suitcase Bathroom Cabinet

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17. Suitcase Hallway Display

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18. Suitcase Pet Bed

Suitcase Pet Bed

19. Suitcase Jewelry Box

Jewelry Box Suitcase

20. Suitcase Keepsake Box

Suitcase Keepsake Box


Travel Inspiration: Welcome the Uncomfortable

‘When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable’.

 – Clinton Fadiman

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Bucharest Mini-Break with VIP Tickets to Romeo and Juliet Ballet on Ice

Ballet on Ice Romeo & Juliet St. Petersburg State Ballet in Bucharest

We’re offering an exclusive cultural city-break to Bucharest that features prime seat-tickets to the stunning performance of “Romeo & Juliet on Ice” by the world-famous St Petersburg Ice Ballet troupe on 19th January 2013.

The St Petersburg Ice Ballet was formed in 1967 by choreographer Konstantin Boyarsky, who combined the art of ballet with techniques of figure skating to create a magical visual experience. The show’s artistic director is the former soloist of the internationally acclaimed Mariinsky Ballet, and the ballet itself features 80 ice-skating dancers, many of whom are international award winners.

The two-night mini break departs 18-20 January and costs just £199pp.

The price includes VIP tickets to “Romeo & Juliet on Ice” as well as B&B accommodation at the boutique-style Rembrandt Hotel in Bucharest and private airport transfers.  Also included is a City Walking Tour of Bucharest with a private guide and a tour of the Palace of the Parliament.

The package excludes flights although various airlines fly direct from the UK to Bucharest with prices starting from £48.99pp one way from London Luton via Wizz Air.

Call us on 0871 662 9521 or email marion.poerio@untravelledpaths.com

Ballet on Ice Romeo & Juliet St. Petersburg State Ballet in Bucharest

Ballet on Ice Romeo & Juliet St. Petersburg State Ballet in Bucharest

Ballet on Ice Romeo & Juliet St. Petersburg State Ballet in Bucharest