By |2021-06-02T13:05:47-04:00August 28, 2016|Travel|

It’s that time again: time for a trip to France!

And that means time for a post or two about clothes, luggage, accessories and other travel updates. This week I want to explore the issue of a travel bag: not the carry-on suitcase variety, but the hand carried under-the-seat tote.

There is, at the heart of all this, the debate about checking vs. carry-on. I have ALWAYS been one to check a bag…not a huge bag, but a 28″ that was large enough to a) allow me some choice in outfits while travelling and b) allow me to buy over there and pack it all.

And let’s not even get into the debate of hard cover vs. soft! I’ve tried both.

This year I decided to DO the carry-on!
Now, I have a question to ask all of you who do carry-on: can you actually lift that @45 lb. suitcase up top??? Yes? Really? I admire you. Or, is your husband/friend/stranger always available?

I DO have my husband available and he is most definitely of the carry-on side, so is delighted that I am trying this. We shall see!

Moving right along…with the carry on concept comes the necessity of a good sized tote to go under the seat in front […]