Every traveler needs the right piece of luggage to get where they’re going. Whether it’s the perfect weekender for a couples getaway, a holiday in the Caribbean or long stay in Europe, I have a little experience with all of them and I happen to know one size does not fit all.
Weekender: I recommend the Louis Vuitton Keepall Bandoulière because it’s versatile whether you are taking it on a road trip or using it as your go-to carry-on bag. Full transparency, I am extra small, so I can fit a week’s worth of clothes in this bag even in the 45. If you are not as efficient of a packer, go a size up. This is an investment piece obviously so it’s not cheap either.
Carry-On: The Rimowa Salsa Cabin Multiwheel is what I chose because, I love Rimowa and I didn’t want to be hassled if/when I was randomly selected by TSA or the airlines to see if my bag fit within the size dimensions for a carry-on. It’s small but I fit five or six day’s worth of clothes in here (with changes) for a jazz festival in the Caribbean. And yes, I managed to fit a few bottles of rum in when I was coming home (I know some of you were thinking that might be a problem). You really can’t go wrong here.
Checked Bag: The Rimowa Salsa Multiwheel Electronic Tag is the newest version of the bag I have. Basically, if my bag gets lost again, this is what I’m upgrading to. It doesn’t matter what you are trying to pack, it will fit in this bag and you will still have room to bring things home. Some of the benefits of the Rimowa pieces are the TSA combination locks (if you get locked out in Europe, you can most likely find a location to help you get back in or call for help) and the multiwheel feature rides smooth on some of the most ancient roads in Europe. I’ve walked from train stations in Prague, Paris… and these wheels don’t fall off. Iberia Airlines really tried to break my luggage somewhere in-between Madrid and Casablanca and I thought I was going to cry if I had broken wheels in Morocco. They popped back in place and I was on my way.