Travel Gear


Over the weekend, I noticed that a particular sort of season had begun on my Facebook and Instagram feeds: friends had kicked off their spring travel, which will eventually lead into summer vacations, all of which will keep bright, slightly filtered photos of oceans and rum cocktails splayed across social media until early September.


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If you’ve tried to buy a weekender recently, there is a sad fact that you know all too well: many of them are dreadfully boring to look at, and the ones that aren’t are often so expensive that you won’t be able to afford to take them on vacation for at least a year.

Vera Bradley Travel Essentials

Vera Bradley is a brand most people are familiar with. While I have a couple Vera Bradley bags for daily use, what I love most from the brand is its travel gear, including large duffle bags, cosmetic cases and beyond.


Everyone’s idea of relaxation is different, which means that there are huge variations in what people expect from their travel gear. Some people want a beach bag that’s essentially just a designer handbag with some raffia worked in so they can sit in a cabana at the Gansevoort in style, and others want something lightweight, inexpensive and durable to fill with snorkeling gear.


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I’ve been looking for the perfect travel tote in the past year or so. I’ve purchased a few that have fared well for business (Michael Kors, Cole Haan, etc.), but finding that perfect carryon tote/bag for vacation or long haul trips has eluded me.


Late in the evening on a Thursday night in February, I snapped. We were smack in the middle of the coldest winter of my life, and I was up late editing a Scandal recap that just didn’t want to fall into place.


People start to get very nervous about “bathing suit season” when the weather starts to turn warm. I think you are all perfect little angel babies just like you are, of course, and if the spring thaw inspires you to leave your houses and move your bodies, then more power to you.

Holiday Travel Essentials

Members of the PurseBlog team have already started leaving our little New York City nest in pursuit of holiday travel adventures (and I will be joining their ranks tomorrow), so now seemed like a good time to contemplate the best-case scenario for what to carry with us when we fly, drive or train-ride our way to our holiday destinations.

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We don’t cover travel gear often enough on PurseBlog, and that needs to be rectified. If you follow us on Instagram, you know our team travels frequently, and we love to show the bags we are carrying and what we see when we travel.