My favorite Christmas present

When I write about my favorite Christmas present, I’m supposed to declare that my favorite Xmas present was the company of friends and family. Or, perhaps I should say that the sheep given in my name to a poor villager in Africa was
the perfect gift. Or, how about the gift of giving when I’ve donated time and/or money to worthy causes?

Those are great things, sure, but I’m not going to lie. My favorite gift this year was a thing. A thing for me. Sure, call me shallow — whatever. 

I got a beautiful Samsonite spinner.  A spinner is the type of luggage that has four wheels that spin in all directions. Unlike traditional two wheeled luggage, with a spinner you don’t need to tilt your luggage and pull it behind you. Instead, you can keep it upright and just slide it along beside you.  If you haven’t used one, it’s probably a bit hard to imagine or to understand why it’s a good thing, but hey you probably didn’t get TiVo when you first heard of it either.  Just trust me — it’s awesome.


Now back to my new spinner. It’s beautiful (like my wife who bought it for me), it’s incredibly light, it’s small enough to fit in the most challenging overheads, and it’s just the right size to fit everything I need for several days on the road. I love it!

If you get a spinner too, keep in mind one little word of caution: if you stop somewhere on an incline, don’t let go!

Thank you Mrs. Miler!  And, Happy Holidays everyone!

About Greg The Frequent Miler

Greg is the owner, founder, and primary author of the Frequent Miler. He earns millions of points and miles each year, mostly without flying, and dedicates this blog to teaching others how to do the same.

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Jan Ross

I recently got a Rimowa suitcase – also a spinner – and can’t believe how much easier it is to use. I LOVE it!!


I got a spinner earlier this year and I just love it. It has smaller wheels than the drag-behind models, so it’s not so good if you are heading to Europe with cobblestone sidewalks — but for domestic travel, it’s great.

I find it much easier to navigate through crowds with a spinner, and if need be, I put it in front of me and use it like a plow getting through the busy airports (not that I actually hit anyone, but my footprint is much smaller with a spinner, and so I’m a lot more nimble..)


Congrats on your spinner… Merry Christmas, FrequentMiler!


Which model Samsonite is it?


Samsonite Armourtek 20-in. Hardcase Wheeled Carry-On. Model # 39372-1041


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