Flying, driving, or taking a train can be stressful. You have to deal with long lines at security checkpoints and crowded terminals. But when it comes time to pack your bags, you don't want an extra worry added onto the list. The right kind of bag can make travel easier and more enjoyable. In this article we'll show you different types of travel bags we recommend based on what type of traveler you are—and even how much space you need in your luggage!
You want to keep your hands free. You’ll have other bags, and you’ll need to be able to carry them at the same time as your travel bag. So if it has a shoulder strap or can be worn crossbody, that’s great! If not, try looking for a small backpack with an internal frame that will distribute weight evenly across both shoulders — it'll feel much more comfortable than carrying something with all of its weight concentrated on one side.
The same goes for children: they love having their own bags too! And what better way to let them have some independence than by giving them their own little shoulder bag? Or maybe even two or three little shoulder bags in different colors? It'll make packing easier for everyone involved (and the kids will love being able to pick out their own things).
If you're traveling by plane, your best bet is to use a carry-on bag. If your bag is too big or heavy to fit in the overhead compartment, you'll have a hard time getting it on and off the plane.
If you don't have a lot of stuff to pack, choose a smaller bag that can hold everything that you need for your trip. It's good to pack light because this will make carrying it easier for you and prevent any unnecessary pain or strain on your body during travel—and trust me, there's enough pain and strain already!
Your carry-on should also be comfortable enough for long walks with all of its contents inside. Try out different kinds of bags before picking one so that way when it comes time for airport security checks (which are pretty awful these days), they won't be able to say "Hey!"
A convertible backpack is a backpack with a removable daypack. The daypack can be used as a small backpack, handbag, shoulder bag or briefcase.
Traveling in the wintertime can get chilly. Bundle up with a sweater or jacket, scarf and blanket. A sleeping bag is also a good option if you're camping or staying in hostels that don't have heat (or even just if you like camping). Ponchos are another good choice; they're waterproof and easy to pack.
Space blankets (also called emergency blankets) are lightweight and foldable, making them ideal for stuffing into your backpack's side pocket. They'll keep you warm on cold nights at campgrounds or hostels without heating systems—just make sure not to touch them so much that they lose their thermal properties! If temperatures drop too far below freezing where you are traveling, though, it might be worth investing in an insulated sleeping pad as well: these polyurethane foam pads will insulate against both heat loss underneath your body as well as keeping out drafts from the bottom of your tent/sleeping bag from below.
Tired of carrying a purse? Cross-body bags are a great way to keep your hands free while traveling, and they're also extremely fashionable. The best part is, cross-body bags can be worn by men or women!
If you want to get the most out of using a cross-body bag for travel, we recommend choosing one that has multiple compartments. A large compartment for things like clothing, toiletries and other items you need for your trip will allow you to easily access everything at once without having to dig through all of your belongings every time something comes up. If you're planning on going somewhere with humid weather where mosquitoes may be present (like Florida), be sure that there's an additional pocket so that these pesky critters can't take up residence inside your bag while they feast on their next meal.
If you’re packing for business, a briefcase is the perfect solution. It can be carried on or checked, and it can fit everything you need. You don’t have to worry about whether it will fit in the overhead compartment of your plane or train—it never will be too big!
When it comes to choosing a briefcase style, we recommend sticking with something classic like black leather with gold studs and/or brass accents. The more streamlined and minimalistic your look, the easier it will be for people around you to take you seriously as an authority figure (which is exactly what we want).
No matter which type of bag you choose, it's important to be prepared. It can be stressful if you don't have everything you need on hand when traveling, so make sure that everything is packed and ready to go before leaving the house. Be sure to check in with your airline beforehand and make sure any liquids or gels are allowed through security!