What do you look for in the perfect travel bag? We look for a roomy bag, with lots of pockets and a shoulder strap. The shoulder strap is essential for allowing us to walk about hands-free. There’s no room in our life for added complications, so a high maintenance bag (like a clutch – just imagine traveling with a clutch!) simply won’t do.
Whether you are catching a plane or train, or driving to your Christmas vacation destination, you have to carefully plan what you bring. Flying is now fraught with tension and more rules than the Code of Hammurabi. You can only carry toiletry containers of 3 oz or less. Pay extra for your luggage. Strip for security. Turn off your cellphone. Take out your laptop on the security conveyer belt. Take off your shoes. It’s tedious and annoying, which is why being organized can decrease the stress of travel exponentially.
We have put together a list of some of our best travel bags. Organize your essentials in their many pockets, throw in a novel and maybe a wrap for comfort, sling over your shoulder, and go!
|The Big Apple Studded Crossbody Bag has an adjustable shoulder strap, an outside pocket (very convenient!), inside pockets for your cellphone and keys, and is very roomy.||The Hottest Bag from 2010 has many pockets and pouches for easy organization, an adjustable shoulder strap, a top handle, and a flap closure. Flap closures are great because they reduce the risk of purse spills!|
|The Trendiest Messenger Bag is the perfect size for travel. It comes with many exterior pockets for ease of use (for example: just throw your boarding pass into an exterior pocket for easy access. No fumbling at checkpoints!).||Bring colorful cheer to boring holiday travel with this Louisa Crossbody Bag. It’s made from durable, washable denim and has an adjustable shoulder stap. This is an ideal casual travel bag.||The The Ashton Woven Messenger Bag is a unisex bag that goes the distance. With a sporty look, and multiple features this bag is perfect for carting your essentials, from magazines to laptops.|