Winter awakens the restless traveler in all of us. Some of you probably planned ahead and scheduled a much needed getaway. The rest of us might just end up splurging on a last-minute trip just to keep our sanity. Even if you’re not sure where you’re going yet, we wanted to show you the essential bag to pack for every kind of trip.
Ski trips are difficult to pack for. There is a LOT you need to bring. And many small, pesky items that you really can’t go without. Mittens, hats, neck warmers, long underwear, goggles, hand warmers, etc. Not to mention heavy-duty winter jackets and sweaters that take up way too much room. Make your next trip to the slopes less stressful by bringing along the Tumi Alpha 2 Large Wheeled 30″ Split Duffel. Solving the problems of structure and space, a large, main compartment gives you plenty of room to fit bulky winter clothing. You can zipper this section separately and flip it open like a trunk to reveal a smaller bottom hatch for all those little skiing knick-knacks. No need to tear through your neatly folded clothes to find a matching glove. Keep your clothes neat and easily find your gear for the mountain, no problem.
Tumi Alpha 2: Large-Wheeled 30″ Split Duffel
There’s nothing quite like a cruise. Strolling the deck with the warm sun on your face, the sound of a majestic boat pushing its way through a vast stretch of ocean, not to mention a non-stop flow of delicious food and drinks. When you go below deck, however, things can sometimes get a little tight. That’s why we’ve found the perfect bag for the seasoned cruiser. Bring aboard the Briggs & Riley Baseline Deluxe Wheeled Garment Bag. It offers you a rolling carry-on that keeps your formal evening wear crisp, with enough space for your poolside, cocktail-sipping attire. And even though it packs what you need for a week-long cruise, it won’t turn your cabin into an obstacle course. Hit the high seas like a pro this time around.
Briggs & Riley Baseline: Deluxe Wheeled Garment Bag
A sunny sojourn from short days and sub-zero temperatures helps put things in perspective. And packing for the tropics is pretty easy – shorts, sandals, sunscreen – even if you just bring your bathing suit, you’ll probably be fine. If you’re headed to the warmer climes, we’d send you along with a bag that’s a double threat. The Bric’s X-Bag 22″ Deluxe Duffle Bag is sleek, simple and elegant, but it’s durable enough to use as your family beach bag. Throw in all your sunscreen, waters and maybe a few cold beers and this baby will keep all your beach fun in one place. And if you’re packing in a bag with someone else, you can still bring this along for your days in the sand. It easily folds flat into its own interior pocket, so you can even sneak it into overstuffed checked luggage.
Bric’s X-Bag: 22″ Deluxe Duffle Bag
When you’re sightseeing in a foreign country or an unfamiliar city, it’s nice if someone has your back. The Travelon – Anti-Theft Classic Plus Bag is the ideal companion and bodyguard – the quintessential daypack. When you’re gazing at paintings by the old masters, you can’t always be wary of your wallet. A specialized pocket provides RFID protection to stop any attempts to scan personal information from your credit cards. And for thieves still in the analog age, a tear-resistant strap stops any would-be muggers. And with two outside pockets for a water bottle and umbrella, you’re ready come hell or scattered showers.
Travelon: Anti-Theft Classic Plus Bag
If you love the links and you also love highly-efficient packing, do we have a travel hack for you! When you’re traveling with a giant golf bag, carrying anything else is a big pain in the pa-toot. Golf bags are heavy and cumbersome, but they always seem to have tons of extra room. Turn your golf bag into a duffel by packing your clothes in Eagle Creek Pack-It packing cubes. You might not want to put your clothes next to a dirt-caked golf clubs, but these packing cubes keep your clothes clean, dry and neatly condensed. And depending on what and how much you’d like to pack they come in a full-sized, half-sized and quarter-sized versions. Flexibility and durability make these a great travel hack for your next golf weekend.
These items and more are available at your local luggage experts Kaehler Luggage, located at 553 Chestnut St. Winnetka. For more information and great ideas, stop by the store, visit WorldTraveler.com or call (847) 501-3990.