Travel in style!
Whether you’re planning your next family vacation, a holiday visit to Grandma’s or a couple’s weekend away, we have well-designed options to fit your trip – and some great packing tips to go along.
Before anything goes in your bag, do your research! To help you decide what to pack, check the weather at your destination and read some reviews from other travelers or locals. Next, make a list of the items you’re planning to take with you. Now’s the time for honesty: Separate your list into a “want” and “need” columns to help decide what’s essential to bring. One tip for culling the herd: Stick to a neutral color palette to mix and match larger items like clothing (black and white are always classic), and let your accessories pop.
Bring the right bag
For comfort and convenience on the road, choose pieces of luggage with plenty of space, multiple pockets, adjustable straps and flexible construction. Check out three of our most popular travel bags – the Retro Metro Weekender, Fold-Over Weekender and All Packed Duffle – each one perfect for journeys by land, sea and air. No matter which bag you choose, try rolling your garments instead of folding them to help prevent wrinkles. And remember to look up your airline’s bag weight and size policy to avoid a costly surprise when you check in!
Don’t forget the little things
There are two schools of thought for packing toiletries: keep ’em separated, or swap-n-share. If each member of your family prefers to pack their own products, stick to travel-sized bottles and personalize individual 24/7 Cases or Glamour Cases to keep things straight. For younger kids (and the less picky, in general), toss just the essential full-sized products from home in a Hanging Traveler Case for everyone to share on the road. Even better: Rely on hotel toiletries and that wall-mounted hair dryer to really lighten your load.
When in doubt, keep it light
When a few personal items and travel-size toiletries will get you by, keep your hands free and your luggage light with a fun and functional backpack. The minimalist can fit one change of clothes (a layering piece adds even more flexibility to your outfits), essential tech and chargers in a hands-free style like our Sling-Back Bag. If you do choose a smaller style and can’t spare any extra space, we suggest tucking in a folded Essential Storage Tote to carry any souvenirs you pick up during your travels.
Planning a trip? Host first!
Take the time upfront to choose a thoughtfully designed traveling bag that will keep you organized and rolling along. Our Hostess Exclusives are the perfect solution for anyone planning holiday travel. The easy-to-carry Well Suited Garment Tote does it all with a zippered section to protect your clothing and lots of pockets for shoes, accessories, toiletries and more! It pairs perfectly with the Away We Go Roller, designed to fit airplane carry-on regulations and featuring a retractable handle to maneuver through busy airports.
Check out our Travel Bags & Luggage for all of Thirty-One’s fun and functional travel solutions!