Bring the Right Luggage on Your Next Journey

Bring the Right Luggage on Your Next Journey

When planning a trip away you will need to give some thought to what type of luggage to take. Things to keep in mind are your means of transportation, the length of your trip, and your accommodations when you get there.

To a certain extent, your means of travel will determine the bags you bring. Different kinds of transport allow you varying amounts of space for your possessions. For instance, most airlines allow you to check one or two pieces of baggage and also let you carry one bag onto the plane. There are similar restrictions on trains and buses. Don’t forget to verify luggage information with your airline, train or bus prior to departing. If you are making your journey by car, your only restriction is the size of your vehicle.

The length of your trip will be another obvious factor in what luggage to take. A weekend trip will only require a small carry all. It’s unlikely that you’ll need to pack the same amount of clothing as you would if you were going to be gone for a few weeks.

Where will you be staying when you get to your destination? You’ll have to keep your luggage somewhere, so be sure to give this some thought before you leave. Will there be somewhere you can wash your clothes? If this is the case, you will not need to take as many clothes with you so smaller bags will do quite nicely.

If you feel that your accommodations don’t have adequate security, make sure your luggage locks. And be sure to properly identify your luggage. With a customized luggage tag, you should be able to find your bag quickly after it’s been unloaded. It also makes it less likely that someone will accidentally walk away with your bags.

And consider the frequency of your travel plans prior to purchasing new bags. Maybe this is your first journey and you are not planning to go away again in the near future. If that’s the case, just borrow some luggage from someone you know.

However, if you are a globetrotter, you should buy the best luggage you can afford. Select strong, durable bags that can take a lot of abuse. Bags can often take a beating when being thrown around during the handling process. There’s nothing worse than a broken zipper or a seam coming undone when you are in the middle of the airport or staying at a place far away from home.

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