Luggage & Packing
Keep Calm & Carry On
Keep Calm & Carry On
. but I loved the color
. it won’t stack, but it’s got a shoulder strap
. it used to fit under the airline seat?
We can’t live without them. With a grave yard of broken bags, where is the DIY website showing repurposing old luggage? "Your luggage will make or break your getaway." This is a NO nonsense fact. The perfect and desirable luggage is based on your personal needs and preferences. Compare a long list of luggage brands to make choosing a bag more difficult!
The parameters you set for luggage are as important as your work, car, home and children priorities. I know what I like, I know the gorilla’s at the airport would like it too.
Sure, there’s more than one Top Ten, 10 Best-Selling, even consumer reports, but we’re all dreamers, we have our heart set on the journey, the perfect story, working it all out. These elements do not ensure complete logic, they are unique, like our cravings looking at a menu.
Sure, life is full of challenges, we love making dreams come true, but how about finding that perfect bag to start with?
1. Decide How You’ll Use It : is it for flying, driving, cruising, or some other purpose? For airplane travel, familiarize yourself with luggage rules of airlines you're patronizing. For road trips: look for pliable bags to maximize your trunk space. For cruise ships, consider they stack baggage in the boat’s belly before departure: flat, rigid luggage is optimal.
2. Know Which Size You Need, this will depend on the length of your trip(s). Are you flying, airline luggage restrictions, what are your own habits? Can you pack for two weeks in a carry-on and underseat personal item?
3. Carry-on or check-in? There is a science to this. Comparing check-in bags can be an expedition with so many details.
A) Soft-side with zipper, everything goes into, sits nicely on room luggage rack with top standing up against the wall. You dig or lift things up to reach or find articles.
B) Hard-side, two sides, two even compartments help you organize with a divider. Is anything you pack (especially coming home) bigger or wider? How does this fit on the luggage rack?
4. Store Your Bag: once you're home, it's gotta go somewhere. Hard-sided bags are unflexible; soft-sided bags have more flexibility. Don't settle for a bag based just on where you'll store it.