I have been traveling a lot lately. Between work trips, a family emergency, and some much-needed R&R, it seems like I’ve been on-the-go non-stop. Good news is, the travel anxiety has mellowed out extensively due to the frequent flyer miles I’m racking up and I have become quite the planning and packing pro, too. Before Aubrey and I set off for our Texas trip, we partnered up with Lo & Sons and received three new bags—two travel bags called The Rhodes and The Catalina Deluxe and a purse for myself called The Pearl. The travel bags are incredibly well made, easy to carry, and pack a lot of stuff. We planned on doing quite a bit of shopping on our venture, so these new storage companions became our saving grace, hauling all of our treasures back home with ease.
The Pearl was also great because it’s compact, but holds so much more than most purses its size. With its convertible strap, I was able to throw it over my head and shoulder, crossbody-style and adventure through Austin and Marfa without the feeling of having to lug around my necessities. More facts about the Pearl that I love: The many compartments for your phone, change, boarding pass, lip glosses, and more. It’s also made from buttery-soft leather, which I’m a sucker for.
Aubrey received The Rhodes (the black bag pictured above), which we ended up checking on our return flight home. He packed that baby full of clothes and books and everything else he could stuff inside. It’s super durable with lots of storage and pockets inside and out. It also shares the same name with our son, which is a bonus in our books!
The Catalina Deluxe is my personal favorite. I used it throughout the trip and since returning, continue to use it all the time. It’s the smaller version of the bag, but it’s large enough to fit a week’s worth of clothes and also strangely lightweight. The strap is thick and has a should pad for extra comfort and I think it distributes weight really well. Plus it’s small enough to use as a carryon when flying and fits perfectly under the seat. I will forever use it when I travel and while at home to haul stuff for work and kids. It also has a bottom compartment for shoes and other items that you can separate from the rest of your stuff, which comes in handy.
This post is in partnership with Lo & Sons.