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My Favorite Travel Toiletry Kit

I’m putting together a list of my favorite travel items that make my time on the road easier.  Once I get a few of them written up, I’ll find a useful section on the site for them.  For now, you can see the review I wrote on my favorite portable phone charger and a list of some items we found invaluable for traveling with kids. For years, I had a travel toiletry kit that I hated.  It didn’t fit everything I wanted and was bulky.  I upgraded to a mini Rimowa […]

Help A Child And Get A Discount On A New Suitcase!

If you follow my little corner of the Internet, you know I’m a big Briggs & Riley fan.  I’ve been rolling around a Briggs & Riley for years now and it’s as durable as can be.   I got the opportunity to test their new Accelerate Backpack last year, as well as the new BRX international wide-body upright rolling carry-on.  And, I ended up buying the new toiletry kit I tested.  Love it! They’ve got a new initiative starting this Friday, February 13th (Friday the 13th, Yikes!!).  For two weeks, they’re […]

Test Driving The New Briggs & Riley Accelerate Backpack

The Accelerate backpack was the last of the 3 pieces I tested from the new Briggs & Riley items. I tested the Express toiletry kit. And also tested the new BRX international wide-body upright rolling carry-on. I’ve carried a backpack with my work items for as long as I can remember.  Going back at least 10-15 years, I toyed with a briefcase a few times but I’ve always preferred a backpack.  I haul around a ton of stuff and having two shoulders to carry it on always suited me better.  I’ve […]

If The Suitcase Fits….

I finished up my review of the Briggs & Riley BRX Explore International Expandable Wide-body Upright just yesterday, but missed a very important piece of information. As pointed out by JohnSD and gobluetwo, the question was whether this suitcase would fit in one of the sizer bins you’ll commonly see at the gate before boarding a flight.  United actually purchased a bunch of new sizers for all their domestic US airports within the last year, which would normally indicate they were going to ramp up enforcement.  That hasn’t been the […]

A First Look At The New Briggs & Riley BRX Rolling Carry-On

You may see a bit of a new look on Pizza In Motion.  Thanks to Denny from the Boarding Area team for the new digs.Please let me know what you think of it.  There are a few tweaks to make, but I like where the look and feel is going.  Do you? Briggs & Riley approached me recently about new suitcases they were launching and gave me a chance to have a first look before they were released for sale. I posted a review on the new Express Toiletry Kit […]

Testing Out New Briggs & Riley Suitcases

I’ve been a Briggs & Riley fan for quite some time.  If you’ve followed along with my blog, you’ve seen me give away two Briggs & Riley Torq suitcases in the past year.  I’ve been happy with my principal Briggs suitcase for 6 or 7 years now and added to my collection over that time.  And, while I contemplated buying a Torq, I ultimately prefer a 2-wheel suitcase to a spinner. When the folks at Briggs & Riley reached out to me to test out some items from their new […]

And The Winner Of The $25 Amazon Gift Card And Briggs & Riley Torq Suitcase Are….

Thanks to everyone who voted to help one of my readers win a brand new Briggs & Riley TORQ suitcase.  Before we get to the winner of the suitcase, I wanted to announce the winner of the $25 Amazon gift card. picked it for me: That was scott, with the comment :  voted for peter Congrats, Scott!  I’ll be in touch for delivery of your gift card. Now, the winner of the suitcase.  It was a very, very close vote, but the winner was Robyn, with her Mickey Mouse […]

Vote For The Most Needy Suitcase And Enter To Win A $50 Amazon Gift Card

A big thanks to everyone who sent in pictures of their suitcase for the Briggs & Riley Torq giveaway.  Dozens of folks submitted pictures of their tired, worn out, well-loved and much hated suitcases for a chance to win a brand new Torq suitcase from Briggs & Riley. The entries ranged from basic to downright hilarious, with some great memories shared along the way.  It made it very tough to pick the finalists.  Now it’s your job to vote!  Here are the very basic rules: One vote & comment per […]

Briggs & Riley TORQ Giveaway! Win A Suitcase You’ll Never Have To Replace And Some Cash To Fill It.

I think a lot of travelers view their suitcase like an appliance.  They want the color of the toaster to match the rest of their kitchen but they don’t really invest any time in figuring out what the warranty is or how well it toasts.  Or, they don’t care what the outside looks like at all and they go buy the cheapest toaster that will, well, make toast. I was lucky to learn this isn’t the case fairly early in my travels.  A number of years ago I started researching […]

An Early Review Of The New TORQ Suitcase From Briggs & Riley Courtesy Of My Giveaway Winner

I’ve been a Briggs & Riley guy for a number of years.  They make great suitcases and offer what I consider to be the best guarantee on the market.  They cover essentially anything that happens to your suitcase.  As long as you can bring it back in pieces, they’ll fix it or replace it for free.  My Briggs & Riley bags have held up to the test of time and hundreds of thousands of miles worth of travel.  However, some people criticize the bags I travel with because they’re not […]