In addition to my love of handbags, I also have an intense love of travel. In the last year, I have had the opportunity to travel to three different continents for work (and luckily tack on a few extra days for sightseeing too). Every person travels differently, but my ideal visit to a new country includes wandering different neighborhoods, seeing the major sites, enjoying local cuisine, and of course, shopping.
It may sound silly to some, but the handbag I bring on a trip is a highly important decision for me. When I travel alone, which I did quite a bit over the last year, my bag becomes my constant companion. Not only does it hold my belongings, but it’s in my photos and is a little piece of home and comfort with me in a foreign place. I’m attached to all of my bags, so it’s nice to have something that feels familiar when I am exploring a new part of the world.
I find that when I am sightseeing I want to be handsfree for optimum comfort. When I’m somewhere new, especially if I’m alone, I pack something obscure, lightweight, and durable. My go-to is a camera bag since they hold more than you would imagine, although you could use a backpack or smaller crossbody as well. I always recommend looking up safety in the areas that you are traveling to and to be mindful of pickpockets as well, especially if you opt to bring a backpack.
Traveling is one of the greatest joys in my life and I love that it can intersect with my love of handbags too. I’ve picked a few bags that I believe would make excellent travel companions. Do you have any trips coming up? I’d love to hear about it!
AllSaints Captain Lea Leather Crossbody Bag ($198)
Isabel Marant Tinsen Bag ($990)
Marc Jacobs Snapshot DTM Camera Bag ($325)
Off-White Diagonal-Stripe Backpack ($1,345)
Mansur Gavriel Calf Leather Crossbody Bag ($595)
Wandler Mini Luna Bag ($720)
Longchamp Le Pliage Nylon Backpack ($125)
Coach 1941 Ellie Glove-Tanned Rivets Crossbody Bag ($495)
Rebecca Minkoff Bree Leather Belt Bag- Golden Hardware ($175)