Outside ran my Samoan luggage photo as its Parting Shot in the summer 2011 Buyer's Guide. Many thanks to my awesome friend, comrade and testing-editor Ted Alan Stedman for making this magic happen.
Eliu and Tala haul luggage from the seaside fales – thatched villas – at Samoa’s Coconuts Beach Club Resort & Spa. The porters routinely carry bags this way, wearing traditional lava-lavas (sarongs). I only coaxed their T-shirts off and the “special occasion” coconut fronds on, then shot this running ahead of the duo. We all lucked into a memorable image.