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Jeanne Foels

My resolution is to pack even lighter and stretch myself to simplify. I’m planning on heading to Napa, New Orleans, and Madison in 2014 to see friends, and I want to be able to travel lightly!

Thank you all for participating. Check back next month for another American Made Giveaway!

This Year’s Resolution: Travel More

This year, instead of cutting something out with a resolution, add something in: travel more. Cross the dream trip off your list. Go off the grid for a week. Add stamps to your passport. Take a Thai cooking class—in Thailand. Or discover something new right outside your door.

Share Your 2014 Travel Resolution. Win a Bag!

Where will you go in 2014? What will you see? Tell us your travel resolutions for 2014 and we’ll help one of you get there stylishly.

Share it with us in the comments, along with your e-mail address (that will not be made public here) and enter for a chance to win one of our favorite travel tagalongs: The Correspondent bag. It’s small enough to bring on board, but large enough to carry your tablet and tourist tools.



The Prize:
The Correspondent Bag
Retail Value: $590

A winner will be announced on 1/19 via Facebook and here on the blog.

Entry Details and Rules:

  • No purchase necessary to enter / win. Void where prohibited by law.
  • Only one entry per person.
  • In the comment field below this post, please share your 2014 travel resolution.
  • MAKE SURE you leave your correct email address in the email address field ONLY. Your email will not be published on the site but we will be able to contact you if you win.
  • Entering your email on this post gives us permission to add you to our e-mail mailing list.
  • You must live in the U.S. and you must be 21 or older.
  • Enter before midnight on Saturday, January 17, 2014.
  • Winner will be selected at random and notified by email no later than January 19, 2014.

World Traveled Canvas Knapsack

Hello, Folks…

I’m attaching a shot taken of my SAR dog, relaxing on the Nantucket ferry, after a day of training on the island.  I hadn’t intended a “product shot,” so forgive my failing to display the JWH logo!

We’d gone up there to relax after working the Haiti earthquake.

As you can tell, Tejyl was about as comfortable as the bag!

Happened to be looking for another one like it, as it’s getting a bit worn after two years in the dank rainforest environment of Big Island, Hawaii.  However, I notice it’s no longer in your catalog.

I can certainly attest to its heartiness and hope you’ll bring it back as it has withstood trips to Indonesia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Haiti…and yes, the “tough” environ of Nantucket Island   :)

Regards,  Joe “jody” Fitzgerald






Greetings from Sunny Florida!

It’s Spring Break for most of the U.S. and rather than sit inside wishing the snow would melt in Minnesota, we are hitting the road with our Mini Legacy — heading south to Florida. The Mini Legacy is the perfect travel companion and we’ll show you just how it’s done. From holding boarding passes to sunscreen, it’s really the ideal size for seeing the sights. So follow along as we trade in our wool socks and boots for flip flops as we explore a little bit of the Sunshine State.

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Document Briefcase – Top Gift Pick for Him

Free shipping ends 12/14 on orders $100 or more.

It’s so hard for us to create a men’s gift guide since you just can’t go wrong with the gift of American made — but if we really had to choose a fantastic and luxurious gift for a man-about-town who lugs papers and technology, we can’t think of a better gift than our Document Case.

The Document Case, the most classic of our executive leather briefcases, has been thoughtfully designed with capacity for your computer laptop, books, papers, accessories and more. It stands erect when open for easy access. Made in our gently distressed American Heritage brown leather tanned exclusively for JW Hulme. Each leather briefcase is carefully hand-buffed and antiqued. The result: A unique and finely aged keepsake. Personalize your leather document case with complimentary embossed monogram. Matches our Executive Folio and iPad case.

Check out the full list of our top gifts for men this year and give him something that will truly last a lifetime.


American Heritage Duffle

Every bag made in American Heritage Leather is hand buffed, giving the leather a well worn patina.  This patina will look better and better with every trip taken.  Our Duffle bag in American Heritage leather has put in some miles and is starting to get a real personality.



Hong Kong and back

Nothing is more fun than hearing how our bags work in action. So we enlisted some help and sent our bags out on trips around the world.  Take a look at the first installment.




“My name is Hugh Williams. I am a freelance journalist who is based in Sydney, Australia. I work as a Producer/Cameraman for a major TV News organization, and have been travelling around the world covering big stories for the last 22 years. Some of the countries I have travelled to include Afghanistan, Haiti, Russia, Somalia, Chechnya, China, South Africa, Indonesia, Samoa etc…I have covered wars and natural disasters, and have either stayed in Hotels or camped out under the stars at the end of airport runways.

I am always packing and unpacking my equipment and belongings, and it’s really important for me to have good quality luggage. I have travelled with a J.W. Hulme canvas briefcase at least 15 years and I always get nice comments from people about the bag. It’s the most durable piece of equipment I own.”