As exciting as traveling is, let’s all be honest; it can get stressful! Well, that is if you cannot somehow find the right bag for you. Today, I’ll help you on the basics of shopping for the ideal travel bag despite where your travels take you. The surest way to reduce drama when packing is to use the best luggage for international travel.
I have tried several bags, which have failed me miserably. I’d pack and the zips would burst open the night before my flight. Others would fall apart in the airports! And I loathed packing and got embarrassed when my bags would fall apart as I walked in the airports. But this incidents taught me important lessons that helped me shop for a great travel bag. Here are some things to consider before you settle on any travel bag.
You don’t want to look like you are carrying a bag that’s going to burst at the seams. I know… I did this for years, because I wanted a bag that looked fashionable but still had the capacity to carry all my belongings. So I’d often pick tote bags which would not work for all my luggage. If you carry along your computer, you will need a bag that’s large enough to accommodate it and also fit your other luggage.
There’s nothing worse than traveling with your bag only to have a strap snap. I have bought several small bags that couldn’t hold the weight in them. I would often find myself clutching my bag in the airport as though I’m afraid someone would snatch it. When shopping for a travel bag, be sure to closely scrutinize the straps. If they are secured with loose thread, keep off such bags. You may end up clutching your bag in the airports.
Style and color
When I’m shopping for a travel bag, I sure look for a bag that’s classic and can go with most of my outfits. A bright colored bag will stand out especially when you want to blend into a scene. But it certainly won’t be ideal for an everyday look. Your bags style should also be comfortable on your arm or shoulder without feeling awkward. I’d suggest you get a black or cognac colored bag as it goes with almost anything.
This is one really important aspect to look out for when shopping for a bag. I realized that I often neglected it. I’d get so clouded by the color and style and forget to check the features the bag has. Then I’d get home and be disappointed big time! Check whether the pockets make sense. How will the bag look like should you pull your purse out in the airport? Are there outside compartments for your cellphone, passport and any other items you may need to pull out fast? These are features we can ignore while shopping for a travel bag. It’s important to visualize how you will pack this bag and how it will work for travel.
So that’s it. With the right travel bag, you will find packing such a pleasure and you’ll enjoy your travels.