Packing light has always been a bit of a struggle for me, especially when headed somewhere cold. Winter clothing is much bulkier than the clothes I’m used to wearing out in the desert. This restricts me from bringing a whole lot. On my recent trip to New York City, my luggage was pretty stuffed with thick jackets & sweaters, so there wasn’t much room left for other accessories. In fact, I was only able to bring one bag. Can you guess what it was? A miniature backpack! It was my best travel companion (aside from David of course). Together, we explored the city and hiked in the suburbs.
I don’t know why I hadn’t invested in a mini backpack sooner, but now I can’t live without it! For long days out exploring, it’s nice being able to evenly distribute the weight of bag contents onto the body. The last thing I wanted was to walk miles in the city with sore feet, and on top of that, have bag straps dig into and strain my shoulders. The compact size really encouraged me to pack wisely for each day of adventuring around NYC. I channeled my inner minimalist and kept my bag light with just the simple necessities I would need for the day. The extra compartments are a nice addition, which allowed me to better organize my essentials.
My mini backpack is from a boutique designer I recently discovered, called SUSU Handbags. I cannot get over how much I love this beauty! The rich Italian leather coupled with the gold hardware exudes a luxurious feel. To top it off, the straps are adjustable and interchangeable, which means you can style the backpack in a plethora of ways. Depending on the look you’re going for, this bag can be worn as a backpack of course, and also as a crossbody, shoulder bag, and a cute little handbag. There’s nothing better than being able to easily make every outfit look different with just one bag… especially when it’s the only one you packed for your trip!
What’s your favorite bag to travel with?