As a travel professional with a newborn, I am thinking ahead of how I can make traveling easier (or even just bearable..) with kids. I have asked my friends for advice and have gotten great ideas. Now I have something I want to add-Trunki, the first and only ride-on suitcase for children that is available in the original Pink (Trixie) or Blue (Terrance) and the new green (Towgo) and cow print (Frieda).
Designed by a British company and originally introduced in Europe, Trunki is now available for purchase in the US. Trunki can be packed full of fun to keep your little globetrotters entertained during the journey. Children can pack, sit-on and ride their own luggage or be towed by their parents.
Trunki’s lightweight and durable design (it can hold up to about 100 lbs!) is hand luggage approved, with generous space inside for toys, games, books and spare clothes. Trunki is CE marked, has the EN71 safety certificate and is also fully recyclable. The size is perfect for young children. Recommended for carry-on luggage only, Trunki measures about 18x8x12 inches, and weighs less than 4 pounds when empty. Trunki sells for $30-$40. Check it out at http://www.trunki.co.uk/ or http://www.trunki.net/.