I’ve been asked a number of times for carryon luggage recommendations. In this video I will show you my favorite pieces and brands for traveling. In addition I have a few tips on what to look for when shopping for luggage.
The luggage I use most often is made by Bric. Keep in mind there are size restrictions for carryon luggage. For most domestic carriers your luggage cannot exceed 22” by 14” by 9”.
I have taken my Bric roller bag with me on most all of my long trips and it’s held up beautifully. The feature that I like most is its wide open space. This style of luggage works best for me because it allows me to pack my things freely—I am able to organize my clothing so that it all fits seamlessly into my luggage. In addition, this bag has one inside pocket and one outside pocket which I use to compartmentalize smaller items.
If you are a fan of packing cubes then a bag like this one gives you plenty of space to organize your cubes.
You are allowed to take on board with you a carryon piece of luggage and a personal item. Make your personal item a generous handbag or backpack. My crossbody bucket bag by Coach is my favorite for week-long trips. I‘ve had my bucket bag for well over 20 years and it’s still my go-to for most trips. The items I pack in my bucket bag are ones that I will need to easily access during my flight—headphones, charger, scarf, kindle, wallet, cosmetics, etc. Once I am ready to go I easily sling it across my body or if I need to move quickly I double my shoulder strap around the handle of my roller bag and place the bucket bag right on top.
For very long trips or for trips that I would need to take heavier items with me like hiking boots I use a backpack by Tumi. It has an abundant number of zip pockets which makes organizing a breeze. In addition, it also features a sleeve on one side of the backpack which lets me slip it over the handle of the roller bag for easier hauling.
And finally, I aways take a small crossbody bag with me when I travel. It’s small but big enough to place my phone, charger, cash, credit cards, lip balm, and keys. The wonderful feature about my crossbody bag is I can magically transform it into a clutch for evenings. Watch the video and I will show you how.
Eat well, laugh a lot, and travel chic!