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real travel swag

It’s been awhile since I actually invested in luggage. A few years ago, I was given a standard issue LL Bean rolling duffle for hula-related travel, which has served me well in the thousands of miles of flying, but now that I’m about to embark on my next chapter of traveling and I want stuff that meets my needs. To Wheel or Not to Wheel? I began exploring suitcases, duffles, even travel backpacks and was fairly certain I would be moving toward a travel backpack. I appreciate the concept of strapping your luggage to your person, but after a reality check, I had to ‘fess up to being a lightweight when it comes to carrying weight for extended periods of time. I ruled out the Tortuga Travel Backpack, despite excellent reviews, and dismissed the Pacsafe Duffelsafe that converts to a backpack, which had all the bells and whistles of anti-theft technology I was looking for. The thought of a regular suitcase did cross my mind, but it’s restrictive in terms of form and I’m notorious for buying weird shaped gift …