Out of Office Diaries


I’m gearing up for some upcoming travels and it got me thinking. As someone who’s traveled relentlessly since my early 20’s, I have a tremendous appreciation for great travel gear.

​As a college student I began backpacking, primarily through the developing world. During those years I spanned dozens of countries, falling in love with the people and cultures I had the good fortune to encounter.

Over the past year I’ve logged more than 150,000 frequent flyer miles, and along the way I’ve learned how important it is to get a few key items right. So after many ​miles on the road, I’m happy to share why I chose the Samsonite Silhouette Sphere 2.0 as my favorite piece of luggage I’ve ever used.

Landed at LGA and loving this little @Samsoniteus beast. What’s your home airport? #TheNewBusiness

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The carry-on luggage is the single most important item in any road warrior’s arsenal. I’ve been a Samsonite fan for years, and their new Silhouette Sphere 2.0 line is best bag I’ve ever used. It’s big enough to fit everything you’d need while small enough to make sure it always fits in standard overhead spaces and doesn’t have to be checked.​ The roller grip has a cushion, which is a nice subtle touch and the wheels easily glide over any surface. I have no doubt I’ll log many more travel miles in the coming year, and this trusted sidekick will undoubtedly be joining me along the way.

Early flight with good music and my @samsoniteUS to this crazy city. Guess where I am? #TheNewBusiness

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Adam is a New York Times bestselling author and Founder of Pencils of Promise, an organization that has built more than 300 schools around the world. He’s been a featured speaker at The White House and United Nations and the only things he loves more than travel are his beautiful wife and adorable French bulldog. His blog, “Lessons on Life and Leadership” is at adambraun.com.

Adam redefines what it means to be a modern day business traveler everyday. What’s your take on today’s new business world? Show us on Instagram with #TheNewBusiness.

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