Traveling can definitely be stressful, which is why staying organized is an important part of pre-trip preparation. For me, this starts with using travel appropriate bags. Having a travel bag that has a place for everything, keeps you organized, and is stylish, can be hard to come by. So I have compiled a list of my favorites for everything from city outings, day trip adventures, to weekend getaways.

Best Travel Bags | From Day Outings to Weekend Getaways

City Outing Bag | Metro Backpack –

Exploring a new city is both fun and exciting. But as you head out for a day of exploration, always make sure to keep your belongings organized and safe. To do so, I typically prefer to use a backpack over a purse since it’s easier on the shoulders and tends to fit more. Not only are small backpacks on the current trend list, but they are so practical. Baggallini’s Metro Backpack is my go-to. I can fit everything from my wallet, makeup, portable charger, and even my DSLR camera. The champagne-gold is the perfect neutral hue, but also adds a metallic pop to any outfit. With four zippered compartments, two inside and two outside, and interior pockets, there is a place for everything. The backpack also comes with detachable, RFID blocking wristlet that keeps your credit card information secure and can be used as an evening wristlet.

Day Trip Adventure Bag | Barcelona Backpack –

Day trips are the perfect way to get the most out of travel. This typically requires more mindful packing than a day out on the town, which is why I opt for a large bag. Of course, I always use a backpack to avoid unnecessary back pain from oversized handbags. The Barcelona Backpack is not only adorable with the black canvas and gold hardware but again is incredibly practical. The backpack has two slots, one for a laptop, notebook or documents, and the larger for camera gear, wallets, and accessories. The two outside pockets are super handy to slip snacks or water bottles into. Also, if you’re a light packer, opt for this bag as your carry-on.

Weekend Getaway Bag | Expandable Carry On Duffle –

Weekend trips are ideal for curing any case of wanderlust in a limited amount of time. I think it’s safe to say we all love these kinds of getaways. Which is why having a weekender is an essential piece for any traveler. Yes, large totes are great, but they can also be annoying and heavy. The Expandable Carry On Duffle from Baggallini is super lightweight, and the all-black design goes with everything. This bag will fit a week’s worth of clothing, making it great for overpacking offenders like myself. It also has an expandable zipper, which I try to save for the return trip in the likely occasion that shopping was involved. There are two strap options, an adjustable crossbody or shorter, double handle. The duffle also makes an amazing carry on bag that can fit all of your essentials in addition to fragile camera gear. The best part, it comes with a luggage handle sleeve to avoid your bag annoyingly sliding off your roller board as you speed walk to your gate.

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