I travel for work and for pleasure, so my bags are always packed. I want to be ready at a moment’s notice to go anywhere. I keep a separate supply of my travel essentials so all I need to do is add clothes and go.
It doesn't matter if it is a short day trip, overnight, a weekend getaway with friends, or a month-long holiday, I take the same basic supplies and always have everything I need.
You must have the proper luggage for each type of trip you are taking.
For my short trips and overnighters, I use a tote. It is a fantastic carry-all for planes, trains and automobiles. It has multiple zippered pockets to help me stay organized, big roomy interior and a great luggage handle sleeve so it doesn't slide around when I put it on my other bags.
Instead of carrying a regular handbag, I like to use a small crossbody bag that easily tucks away under my jacket or sweater. It's stays secure and is small enough to tuck into my tote.
My favorite carry-on is a rolling backpack. I love how lightweight it is but still has plenty of room for storage. The first time I started using this was after the handle and wheel broke on my bag while I was traveling in Europe. This bag makes getting around on those beautiful cobblestone streets so much easier. Even fully loaded, it is light enough for me to carry.
I also keep a collapsible day pack with me. It’s perfect for day trips or as an additional bag for those times when I need some extra space. It is ultra-lightweight and folds to the size of an envelope.
If I need more space or am checking luggage, I use a basic spinner suitcase. It is spacious and easy to maneuver but still small enough to use as a carry-on.
These bags are all lightweight and versatile for all my needs. I have taken them on longer trips and not had any issues at all. They are all outstanding, and I don't travel without them!