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When you go on holiday many different things can affect whether you have a good time or a less pleasant experience. Of course the destination is rather important, but so is the weather at the time, how well organized your journey is, and whether or not anything goes wrong during your adventures.
Some of these aspects are outside of our control such as the weather, while others we can affect if we choose to but often forget. One thing that falls into this latter category is the type of bags we take with us – which can help to make transport much easier, ensure we don’t lose anything (always a downer on any trip) and allow us to carry more with us. Here we will look at the best kinds of bags to bring with you for carriers such as www.bravofly.com and how you can get more from them.
Your luggage will want to go in a suitcase, but there are variations in the type of suitcase you can take and this will have a big impact on how well your things travel and how conveniently. First of all then you want to make sure that you get a suitcase that is as small as possible. This will straight away force you to carry fewer items that add up to less weight in total which will mean you are far less encumbered. More to the point though, having a small case will allow you to get easily through small gaps when you’re on the train and mean you can store them more easily overhead on buses etc. The secret to getting lots into your suitcase is to have a zip up top that allows the case to extend out upwards if you fill more than you would normally have space for.
Meanwhile you should make sure that your case is as sturdy as possible, and that it holds its shape well which will again make it easier for hauling around as well as aiding security. For further security, make sure you invest in some padlocks – it’s a small investment that can keep all of your things safe on a long journey.
At the same time you should also think about tying something to the handle of your luggage such as a colourful ribbon. This can be very useful as a way to make your case stand out on the conveyors and on the train. That not only helps you get out more quickly, but also prevents people from thinking to steal it because you’ll be able to tell more easily (and they can’t make the excuse that they thought it was theirs).
Having hand luggage in a backpack or a shoulder bag is a great way to free up your hands and to let you deal with your cases etc. more easily. Use your hand luggage as a way to transport things that don’t fit in your small suitcase and to transport things that are perhaps too delicate to go in your cases or too valuable. Got a laptop for instance? Then make sure that it’s in your hand luggage and not your suitcase where it can get damaged. Bringing back an ornament as a souvenir? Then put it in your hand luggage!
A good hand luggage bag will once again be small, but with lots of compartments for lots of things. You might want to use this while you’re travelling around later too, so think logically about what could be useful and what won’t weigh you down when you’re trekking up a mountain.
Finally having one very small bag – no larger than A5 – can be an absolute Godsend for keeping your passport, your phone and your other valuables close to you. When you’re on holiday you stand out like a sore thumb as a tourist which means you are an obvious target for pick pockets. Likewise you’ll probably be wearing baggy Hawaiian shorts half the time with loose pockets so you’ll need something to keep your belongings a little more tightly packed in and close to you. This is also great for scenarios where you maybe want to leave your camera on its own at the beach but of course don’t want to stand it directly on the sand.
Flying cheaply, for example the deals on low-cost airfare with Bravofly can mean knowing your luggage allowances is very important. Mike Johnson is an avid traveler who writes extensively for Port Stephens accommodation. His passion for meeting new people and exploring new locations is well documented in his travelogues.