When you live out of a suitcase, good luggage is essential. From carry-ons to day bags to checked baggage, I’ve spent a lot of years curating the perfect collection. Travel is so much easier when you have the right kind of bag for the trip. And, of course, quality is key. You definitely don’t want your bag falling apart at the airport.
My luggage changes from trip to trip, depending on the type of gear I’ll need for activities, as well as the length of my stay! Typically, I’ll use the following for each kind of trip:
I take my camera bag with me on every trip just to keep all of my electronics and camera gear organized. Depending on the weather for my weekend getaway, I’ll typically take a roller carry-on and a small bag.
For a week-long trip, I’ll take my camera backpack and check my suitcase, If it’s a cold-weather destination, an additional carry-on bag might be needed to make room for boots and heavy coats.
If my trip is about two weeks, I’ll start packing by filling my camera bag and a larger suitcase to check, and move to my second checked bag if necessary!
Typically if I’m traveling for three weeks or longer I’ll pack 1-2 luggage bags and my camera backpack. And I really try to pack light, but any longer than three weeks and I may have to bring along a carry-on as well!
When it comes to checked bags, I opt for double-compartment luggage for optimal organization and space. Having different compartments to stash things makes it infinitely easier to know where everything is (and re-pack at the end of a trip).
Lock Luggage Bag
I travel with a rolling rose gold suitcase just like this. It’s a hard shell and rotates 360 degrees so you can stuff your suitcase full and still pull it around like it’s nothing.
Zipper Luggage Bag
This big bag comes in stylish design, zippered storage pockets, and space-adding “cram zones.” If you’ve got a lot to carry, this luggage bag is a dream. It has been my go-to checked bag for over two years!