Pack your bags!
I feel as if I've spent most of my adult life looking for the perfect piece of luggage. As a regular travel you need different baggage for different trips. I must have a large purse of tote bag to carry my personal items like wallet, small electronics and other sundry items. For short trips, I need a roller board suitcase that fits into an overhead bin and has a slot for my MacBook Pro. If the trip is longer, I need a piece of luggage with wheels with compartments and pockets to carry everything I need.
So I took to Pinterest for baggage inspiration. Below are seven pieces you may want to consider for your next luggage purchase that I've posted on my board, "About.com Travel - Luggage and Carry-ons."
The O.G. bag,
Could this be the perfect carry-on bag?
The O.G. bag from Lo and Sons is my pick for the perfect carry-on bag (and doubles as a gym bag). I took an overnight trip to London to visit United Airlines' lounges at the new Terminal 2 at London Heathrow Airport. This trip wasn't long enough to justify bringing a roller board, so I carried my O.G. bag, which was large enough to hold a change of clothes, an extra pair of shoes (this pocket is handy) and toiletries -- with room to spare.
Overland Equipment Donner Bag
A purse that carries everything
This tip for the Overland Equipment Donner Bag came from the "A Little Adrift" blog. I'm a big fan of travel bags that have places for everything, like this bag. There are two outside water bottle pockets (the other can be used for a portable umbrella), a roomy main compartment, a key leash and a front section with pockets that can hold things like sunglasses, passports and snacks.
Tag Coronado II 5 Piece Spinner Luggage Set
Here's an option for a complete set of luggage
If you're looking for a complete set of luggage, the Tag Coronado II Spinner Set could be the one for you. The five-piece set, sold at Macy's, includes a 29-inch and 25-inch spinner suitcases, an airline bin-friendly 21-inch two-wheeled upright roller board and a 15-inch travel tote and travel kit. It comes in green and gray.
Diane von Furstenberg Private Jet II Carry-On Expandable Spinner Suitcase
Here's an option for a stylish carry-on bag
Samsonite EZ Cart 21-inch Spinner
A dream bag for organizers
If you're like me when you travel, you tend to live out of your suitcase. If you are also someone who likes an orderly suitcase, then the Samsonite EZ Cart 21-inch Spinner is the bag for you. It has shelves to hold clothing neatly, along with deep pockets to hold smaller items and toiletries.
Best Carry-on Bags for Kids
Don't forget the kids when it comes to luggage
My pre-teen daughter is already a world traveler with her own set of luggage. Kids have different needs than adults, so in this "Best Carry-on Bags for Kids" pin, the Pit Stops for Kids blog recommends three bags: the Eagle Creek FlipSwitch wheeled roller board that converts to a backpack; the Crumpler Spring Peeper, a sturdy, well-constructed roller bag that features multiple organizational panels and pockets; and the L.L. Bean Adventure Duffle, which features skateboard wheels and multiple compartments that let you separate clean clothes from dirty, or shoes from clothing via two large mesh sections.
Could Fugu be the only luggage you need?
Fugu is a convertible suitcase that was successfully funded on Kickstarter. Using it as a carry-on bag, its dimensions are 20.4 inches long by 15.3 inches wide. But when it's opened to its full size, it's 20.4 inches long by 15.3 inches wide by 29.5 inches high. The Fugu can be used as a portable stand and has built in removable shelves to store clothing and shoes in its full size.