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via Sarah at Made in USA Challenge: "When it comes to travel, making a packing list can be a stressful experience. Staying in a strange hotel room without the conveniences of home is just outside of my comfort zone. With BlogHer ’12 less than a month away, I have started planning what to pack for my four days in New York City. I’ve read several recommendations from experienced bloggers attending the conference, and the overall message seems to be simplicity and comfort. Always looking for the made in America alternatives, I have compiled a packing list of travel essentials made...
Excerpt: "I’ve been traveling lately — from Chicago for my college roommate’s bachelor party to Jackson, Miss., for work and to hear my father-in-law play bass for the Uncle Sam Band. I’ve also been to New Orleans for a friend’s wedding and to the Mississippi Delta for the opening of a civil war tourist site in Helena, Ark. I drove to some destinations and flew to others. I stayed in hotels, condos, and the Shack Up Inn (look it up). Though each trip required different wardrobes and different equipment, I managed to successfully get to each destination and enjoy each...
"Tom Bihn has done it. The Checkpoint Flyer Briefcase is a laptop bag that passes checkpoint screening while the laptop is still inside of the laptop bag. Previously, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) required that all passengers traveling with a laptop computer must remove their laptop from their bag and place it in a bin for screening. The design by Tom Bihn meets new TSA guidelines that offer a clear and unobstructed image of the laptop in the bag when undergoing X-ray screening, yet are still protective. Tom Bihn has met the TSA’s design challenge. Even better, this bag is...
"Seattle has been the home of one of the finest bag makers since 1972…Tom Bihn designs every bag for the company that bears his name and their staff of outdoor enthusiasts use and abuse the bags every day to ensure the highest of Made in USA quality. TOM BIHN Bags makes more than bags; they make smart products that improve your life. There couldn’t be a more appropriate name for our favorite bag – The Smart Alec."
Read the full post at obviousamerica.
"Tom Bihn, true American products. In use: Brain Bag, Aeronaut, Empire Builder, plus hidden TB accessories. Buy American, buy Tom Bihn."
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"This holiday season in an effort to buy my boyfriend (and everyone else on my gift-giving list for that matter) American-made goods, I assembled a lineup of items that are sure to please the man in your life."
See the full Gift Guide for your Boyfriend (featuring our Aeronaut maximum carry-on travel bag) -- and more gift guides for your girlfriends, techies, fathers, and mothers at Haute Americana.