Choosing the perfect travel bag

I have an obsession with finding the perfect travel bag/purse. My wardrobe is littered with bags that were good, but not good enough to deserve a repeat trip. The bag has to be big enough to carry a jacket or cardigan, and of course my ipad, umbrella, glasses, emergency first aid, maps etc but not big enough to be bulky… after all Steven carries the heavy stuff. Of course it has to look great.

imageA shoulder bag always slips off my shoulder, and a cross body feels awkward. My preference is for a backpack but sometimes having your bag on your back is not the safest. It also has to durable and not black (life’s too short for black handbags). So I was excited to find this Sakroots bag which adjusts easily from crossbody to backpack. It’s made of tough easy to clean canvas, its light and I love the design and colours.  I like that I can read about the artist that created the bag and that my purchase helped to support native birds in Arizona.

imageThen my travel bliss was made complete when I stumbled across this navy Mosey wallet that converts to a tiny bag… perfect for those times when you want to take out nothing more than money, cards and phone.   Not only is it cute it’s also made from LITE Leather and recycled PET bottles.

Two bags, both with a story. There ends my first and probably only fashion blog!

6 thoughts on “Choosing the perfect travel bag

  1. Christine 19/01/2015 / 8:19 am

    Nice choice – i will have to check out their backpack bags too … after MUCH travel and different options I have a similar design a little to what you have, but in bright green leather and it it also holds my some camera gear, or my more precious items if I don’t use all the camera spaces. Extremely comfortable and stylish too …. ’cause after 26 hours on a plane you may not look so presentable, but your bag sure does !!! 🙂 ENJOY your travels and very much looking forward to hearing your updates!

    • Anne 22/01/2015 / 10:07 pm

      Thanks, Its great that we can do this journey together… Love your bag too. I can see why you like it. Its a challenge to look stylish when travelling, not sure I have ever achieved it.

  2. Yvette 23/01/2015 / 11:01 am

    Hi Anne,

    Looking forward to following your adventures with Steve. Love the bag, attractive yet functional.
    Shoes? Details please!

    • Anne 23/01/2015 / 11:11 am

      Ahh Yvette, if only I good write good things about shoes. It wouldn’t be a fashion blog it would be a health blog… but maybe that’s what I should do. thanks for joining us on our travels.

  3. Gillian 25/01/2015 / 3:39 pm

    And she found it while visiting me 🙂

    • Anne 25/01/2015 / 5:15 pm

      Well you are a shopper extrordinaire

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