Packing and Travel

Guido Weekend Bag

Never underestimate the importance of a weekend bag. Having a bag that’s big enough for a weekend’s worth of clothing and accessories but small enough for a flight’s carry-on fits all sorts of travel needs.

WeSC’s Guido Bag has an extra large interior that allows room for clothes, shoes, toiletries and more. The interior zippered pocket and exterior pocket provide safe keeping for essentials and other items that you can find and grab easily. In addition to it’s functionality and eye catching colorblock panel design, Guido is a well constructed bag made of durable canvas and features large zippers, studded reinforced handles for durability and resiliency.

Dimensions: 18.5″ x 16.5″ x 8.5″

$75.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $75.00
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Wheelie Flight Deck Luggage

In preparing for an upcoming snowboarding trip, I realized I needed to update/replace my carry-on luggage. What luck that this little guy was on sale. It’s a pretty compact size, yet it has such great organizational compartments that it seems you’d be able to fit in more somehow. My favorite part is the inside mesh zippered ‘halves’ of the interior; it’ll help with zippering it close when it’s stuffed full…looking forward to using it.

Volume-enhancing CRAM zones around the zippers allow for overstuffing when you pick up an extra magazine and snacks for the flight, and front pockets make it easy to access your wallet and boarding pass. Strap your daypack to the main compartment with the Hideaway Snakestack attachment. The Wheelie Flight Deck meets most airline carry-on restrictions, and a removable storage section lets you keep your essentials close at hand after you store the main bag in the overhead compartment. This product is available for US shipment only.

22.5 x 13.5 x 10in

$179.95 $134.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $179.95
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Dallas Luggage Collection by Bree

This luggage collection looks seriously snazzy (in a good way).

dallas 6 trolley by bree, $395.00,
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zip closure, 2 handles, telescopic handle; inside zip compartments, drawstring bag, cross straps. comes in 2 colors, mocca and grey. dimensions: width: 18.5”, height: 26.8”, depth: 9”

dallas 5 trolley, pilot case by bree, $320.00,

velcro fastener, handle, telescopic trolley handle; inside front pocket and compartment, utility pockets, laptop compartment. comes in 2 colors, mocca and grey. dimensions: width: 18”, height: 15.7”, depth: 8”

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The Clear Gift Card

Have you heard of this? I wonder how well it works*?

The Clear Card allows its members to pass through airport security faster, with more predictability and less hassle. With Clear you will get a consistent experience all the way to the gate. Clear members have access to a separate, express security lane by using an identity card containing their encrypted fingerprint or iris images at select airports. The gift card comes imprinted with a unique code which, when entered on the online application, will grant the recipient one free year of Clear membership. A perfect gift for the frequent traveler.

more about Clear and how it works.

$199.00, Buy it here.


*(not the gift card, but the actual experience)

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Price: $199.00
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MUJI Travel Cases

These organizers from MUJI are simple and functional (of course).

MUJI Travel Organizer, $28.00 ($25.20 Members),
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Made of nylon, this travel case features removable zip pouches to store personal travel items. The case also features a detachable key holder, multiple pockets to organize travel documents, and a penholder.
10.25h x 5.5w x 2″d

MUJI Passport Case, $12.50 ($11.25 Members) Buy it here.

This slim, black passport case features interior pockets that allow you to easily store travel documents. Made of nylon.
10.25l x 5.5h x .25″d

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Price: $28.00
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Kuvert Travel Bags

How cool are these? And they fold flat for storage, which is just perfect.

The world in a bag. Sporty, casual and simple, the new KUVERT travel bags are the perfect companion for shopping, sports, weekends, parenting and travel. The unique look is the result of a ground-breaking use of custom-coated polyester fabric: each bag is cut out of a single piece, folded and welded along the edges. This allows the bags to fold flat for storage, yet the engineered expansion is inrivalled in spaciousness. The zippers run in both directions all the way to the base for easy packing and unpacking, and the carrying strap is removable. Kuvert bags are sturdy, water-proof and lightweight – sure to stand by you during your most exciting adventures.

$130.00-$300.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $130.00-$300.00
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Newspaper Cosmetic Pouch

Sorry for the infrequent posts to our travel section…lots happening here at BLTD (gift guide about to be unveiled, working on remodel, etc…) so please be patient with us.

Handmade from real newspapers, this roomy cosmetic bag is covered in water-resistant laminate and features a heavy duty zipper to keep all your belongings in check. Spot cleans easily (we all know how dirty those makeup bags can get!) and can do double-duty as a cute clutch. Handmade in Los Angeles. Due to the recycled nature of this bag, each is one-of-a-kind and will vary. Newspaper print can come from style, arts, travel, and home sections. Sorry, no choice of print.

9.5″ L x 3″ W x 4″ H

$30.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $30.00
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Postalco Travel Wallet

I’ve yet to find an inexpensive travel wallet that I like, but in the meantime here are two that are nice to look at.

This wallet contains three sections, to keep your travel documents from traveling around…Postalco began in Brooklyn, New York. Curious about the international transport of mail, their logo is the carrier pigeon.
Carefully considered and beautifully handmade in Japan, their accessories simply cannot be improved upon.

Designer:
Mike Abelson

$215.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $215.00
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Laundry 101 Bag

For those of you that have to lug your laundry to and fro (or know someone who does), this bag looks like it would make the job a bit easier.

…heavy-duty denim laundry bag, printed with Lindy Sue’s most popular stain-fighting tips and universal laundry symbols. Bag can be carried as a backpack and includes a zippered pocket for change and keys for those trips to the laundromat (or home).

$38.50,
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Brillo Toothbrush Travel Set

Check it out- this toothbrush flicks open like a switchblade and has a nice leather carrying case so you can travel in style.

A journey by plane, train or automobile might not be the swift and sexy ride it once was, but that doesn’t mean we can’t at least make a stylish effort. The Brillo toothbrush by Chaki Murata for Metaphys in Japan is the perfect antidote. The ergonomically compact form acts like a switchblade, the brush head flipping out of the body with just a flick. When not in use, slip it into the well-constructed leather case. Ready for gifting, each black box comes equipped with three replacement brushes. The black brush holder comes with a white case; the white holder’s case is natural.

$56.00,
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Price: $56.00
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Billet Travel Folders

These have me itching to organize all sorts of important papers and documents.

Designers at the Japanese graphic firm Billet originally designed these stylish French-inspired folders for their own personal use. Now they are available to you for containing correspondence and other essential papers while traveling, at the office or in the home. The small folder is just the right size to store 4×6 photos, receipts, recipe cards or passports; the medium folder makes a handy extension to a wallet for safekeeping long items like theater tickets; the large size organizes important 8″ x 10″ documents and oversized photographs. Each paper folder is handcrafted in Japan.

Small, $10.00
Medium, $10.00
Large, $15.00
Buy it here.

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Price: $10.00
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Travel Shoe Bags

I swear by shoe bags. That sounds funny, but I mean it.

“This handsome shoe bag is great for protecting clothes from getting soiled in a suitcase and so much nicer than carrying shoes in a plastic bag from the supermarket. . The bag is made from a sturdy cotton with a heavy duty cotton cord drawstring. One bag will hold a pair of shoes. Machine wash and dry.”

Measures 16″ L x 11″ W.

Golf Shoe Bag, $13.95, Buy it here.
Gentleman’s Travel Shoe Bag, $13.95
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Price: $13.95
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Bahia Toiletry Case

Here’s an excellent case for you to keep your liquids, gels and creams right where you want them.

A modern take on the on the go-anywhere dopp kit. Large compartment, lined with plastic to keep liquid safely stored inside away from the items in your bag. Features a handy pull out pocket insert, which can be unsnapped to take a few necessities along when you head out for the day or night.

Dimensions: 8” x 8 x 3.2
Materials: Nylon, Polyurethane
100% vegetarian
Color: Black or Silver

Purchase Information:

Price: $90.00
Availability: Buy Bahia Toiletry Case here

Top Ten American Beaches

If you’re planning any road trips this summer, you might consider checking to see if any of these beaches are on the way to your destination.

From wejetset magazine:

Dr. Stephen Leatherman, coastal expert with Florida International University’s Laboratory for Coastal Research, has recently published his 18th Annual Top 10 American Beaches ranking. Click Read More to view the ranking and our tips for turning a beach visit into a healthy excursion.

top ten american beaches

1. Caladesi Island State Park, Dunedin/Clearwater, FL
2. Hanalei Beach, Kauai, HI
3. Siesta Beach, Sarasota, FL
4. Coopers Beach, Southampton, NY
5. Coronado Beach, San Diego, CA
6. Main Beach, East Hampton, NY
7. Hamoa Beach, Maui, HI
8. Cape Hatteras, Outer Banks, NC
9. Cape Florida State Park, Key Biscayne, FL
10. Beachwalker Park, Kiawah Island, SC

Fifty criteria were used to evaluate the beaches, including water and sand quality, facilities and environmental management. The top spot went to Caladesi Island State Park. According to Dr. Leatherman, “Caladesi’s real attraction is its powder white sand, warm, crystal clear water and beautiful nature, all making it the number one beach to enjoy and decompress”. -wejetset magazine

Prism Collection

Some nice bright travel accessories for your summer holidays…

Reed Space x Head Porter collaborate to bring you the PRISM Collection. Inspired by the color spectrum and Reed Space’s diverse curation of works from different brands, designers and cultures – this line of accessories brings together highly useful products for the modern day globetrotter. The collection includes a Daypack, Device Pouch, Laptop Case (13” & 15”), Memo Case, Pencil Case and Travel Organizer. Each piece sold separately.

$36.00-$425.00,
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Price: $36.00-$425.00
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