Best Bags for Your Summer Vacation Trips

Best Bags for Your Summer Vacation Trips

It’s summer time and vacation time – and there’s nothing I love more than both of those. Except maybe having a good bag (or two) to accompany me on my adventures! Luckily, last Spring I stumbled across two bags that have been going everywhere with me since, and found them worthy of sharing.

If you’re familiar with Stella & Dot, you probably know of them as an in-home jewelry company, but they have recently branched out to other accessories (like bags!). I was introduced to them at a friend’s trunk show and loved the Getaway bag, but being a prudent shopper, I left without the bag. But after months and months of still having that bag in the back of my mind, I went ahead and got it, and I’m so glad I did!

This adorable Stella & Dot bag expands with one simple unzip! - #fashion #accessories

I got mine in the “Red Ikat” color (shown in the picture) but they have tons of swatches for you to pick from.

It’s perfect for an overnight or weekend bag, and the best part about it is that it unzips to make it larger, just in case you come home from vacation with more than you left with :). In it I can usually fit a weekend’s worth of outfits, three pairs of shoes, my make-up bag, my jewelry bag and my blow dryer. Not bad! (And, it still counts as a carry-on size for airlines.) Some of my friends actually use it as a trendy diaper/baby bag as well. Pretty clever.

Let your tote bag show some personality! - #travel #accessories

My other bag obsession is a simpler one by My Other Bag. It’s just a good ol’ canvas tote, but comes in a variety of stylish designs to fit any personality or use. The bag was originally created to serve as trendy version of re-usable grocery bag (love the eco-friendliness) but I use mine for everything. It’s gone on an exotic trip to Dubai, a budget roadtrip around New England, and often to the beaches in San Diego.

Traveling? Make sure your tote bags are right for the trip. - #Travel #luggage

When I’m traveling I usually throw it into my suitcase or purse because it takes no space at all, and I can use it as a casual day bag while traveling or a carry-on when flying home. It fits all the necessities for a day bag, or as a beach bag it fits my towel, book and sunscreen.

With these two bags, I’ve had all my summer travel/adventure needs covered. The next bag I need is a laptop bag. Any suggestions?


About Devon

Devon DeMars is a lifestyle blogger at There D Goes writing about fitness, beauty and travel adventures. When she’s not blogging you’ll find her always on-the-go exploring her town of San Diego, day dreaming about her next adventure, training for her first marathon, finding a new favorite wine, or visiting her friends and family across the country.

29 comments on «Best Bags for Your Summer Vacation Trips»

  1. Michele says:

    No suggestions for a computer bag for you. I do love both those bags-they are so bright and cheerful and according to what you said they hold a lot of stuff!

  2. Love both of those bags! The colors are so bright and cheery for summer!

  3. Kungphoo says:

    I am sure my wife would want them both! she is always coming home with different bags to do different things with..

  4. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    I love the style and pattern on the bags. I would love to get one to carry all my stuff in when I travel. Thanks for sharing.

  5. What great looking bags I had no idea they did more than jewelry.

  6. shari says:

    love those bags. So stylish and fashionable

  7. The ikat is neat! I’ve never seen a bag that unzips to be bigger before.

  8. Kelli A says:

    When we are out and about during the warmer times I always carry a tote just incase we want to stop at the beach or a park or something. Great for a carry all~

  9. Helene Cohen Bludman says:

    Those bags are so cute! Just the right size for me, too.

  10. These bags are really nice. I like their print and how big they are. I tend to lean towards purchasing bigger bags because I always carry a lot of things in my purse.

  11. Love both bags. They are very colorful.

  12. Oh my goodness that is genius! I love this. I could use it as a handbag without the kids and when the kids are with me use it as a diaper or tote bag! LOVE this!

  13. Wendy says:

    I love how bright and cheerful and summery these bags are!

  14. Amy D says:

    This is a very pretty bag! I love the zipper feature which makes it look like a whole new bag!

  15. Brett says:

    I have the same bag! And another in the same pattern. Love Stella and dot’

  16. So as a man I obviously can’t relate, haha, but I do think the designs for these bags are quite nice, especially the blue checkered one. And I love the photo of you in front of that mosque!

  17. Lisa says:

    I love this! I totally want one!

  18. Maria Oller says:

    I have one Stella & dot and I love my bag it works as diaper bag tote purse, travel bag. They are amazing my daughter is currently using mine as beach bag and she wants her own now

  19. Dawn says:

    How neat! I love how you can easily change the size of it just by zipping it!

  20. Amanda Love says:

    Those are two very nice bags. Stella and Dot always has nice products and these bags are no exception.

  21. Shanna says:

    Those are super cute! I especially like the red bag. Very stylish.

  22. LOVE the red and white bag, especially how it expands! I never knew Stella & Dot carried purses.

  23. Great post Devon! Nice looking bags 🙂 Appreciate you sharing this post and the info about these cool bags

  24. Salma says:

    I do know about Stella & Dot Jewelry, but not bags. They are super cute and look like they would be very functional to keep all the stuff you need when with the kids.

  25. I am crazy on bags, funny thing is on the hunt for one at the minute .x

  26. Nick says:

    Great bags. I think my wife would love them!

  27. I like bright colors bag

  28. These are great. I love the vibrant colors and pattern.

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