In one of our previous posts we talked about the pros and cons of one bag travel. In that article we talked about how one bag travel can be awesome, but it may not be for everyone. If you read through that article and have decided you want to try it out or if you have had an interest in this style of travel for a while, I put together a video going through the ways in which I will typically pack my bag for a few weeks of travel. In the video I go through the items I pack, how I organize everything and just some tips that I have found very useful throughout the many trips I have now done with just a travel backpack.
We are huge fans of one bag travel and can never imagine going back to traveling with a traditional carry on. However, one of the challenges with one bag travel is that you typically have to pack some sort of additional backpack to use during your day to day when you arrive at your destination as most travel backpacks will be too big or heavy to carry around with you all day. Thankfully, a few companies have taken it upon themselves to try to create a bag that can really fulfill the dreams of anyone looking for a true one bag travel experience. Unfortunately, when you are looking for a bag to satisfy all needs there will always be compromises, but after a great deal of testing these are the bags that we think are doing it best at the moment:
The holidays are upon us and if you are like us, it can be a little stressful to think of gifts that might be cool and useful to get for your friends and family. Below we have created a list of some of our favorite items in a variety of areas such as travel, tech, and EDC to hopefully provide some ideas for what you might want to get.
Learning to travel with one bag has truly improved my overall trip experience and I can't see myself ever going back to traveling with multiple suitcases and bags. I now feel so free when I am on the go and it has become something of an obsession to see how much I can maximize what I can pack into smaller and smaller bags. With that being said, as with everything in life, one bag travel will not be the best option for everyone and even as an evangelist of this type of travel there are times when having when bag can lead to certain inconveniences. Read on to see the pros and cons that I have noticed throughout my travels with one bag.
I have been a big fan of Tortuga's bags for a long time. In the past I have tested out their Outbreaker Travel Backpack and their packable day pack and I have always been impressed with how well designed and comfortable they are able to make their bags. So when I heard about their brand new Tortuga Setout Divide backpack I was super excited as it seemed to provide the perfect mix of space and features to make a great day bag and travel bag (the first real competitor to the Nomatic Travel Pack) while also including the same quality and comfort that I have come to expect from Tortuga's other awesome bags. I have been testing the bag out for the past couple of weeks and so far I have been super impressed with the Setout Divide and I definitely plan to continue to use it for many trips going forward. Read on to see a quick glimpse of the pros and cons I have noticed so far while using the bag and to see our in-depth video review for the Tortuga Setout Divide.
The Nomatic Travel Pack is one of the bags I have been most excited to try out. The original Nomatic travel bag set the bar super high and I have to say that the newest bag did not disappoint. This bag has so many great features and is very unique in that it works very well as both a day bag and a travel backpack that can hold up to a week's worth of clothing. Continue reading to see our in depth reviews for the Nomatic Travel Pack and the Nomatic Packing Cube.
We just returned from celebrating our two year wedding anniversary in Paris and everything went great! The city was as beautiful as ever and it was nice to return to one of the first places that we ever traveled to together when we started dating. We have always been a little obsessive about taking pictures during all of our trips. However, since we are definitely not the most experienced photographers (and we really wanted a special way to remember this particular occasion) we decided to try something new.
Ever since we started to travel more often we have always loved finding creative ways to display all of the different trips we have taken. Sometimes we had used the pin feature on iPhoto and at some point we had printed out a map that we put thumb tacks into to mark the countries we had visited. The World Scratch Off Map from GoGo Unique, however, has definitely become the easiest and nicest way to showcase the countries we have traveled to and it has become a point of inspiration for us to plan future trips in an effort to try to scratch off as much of the map as possible. Keep reading to learn more about our experience using the GoGo Unique Map (Note: I received this product in exchange for my honest and unbiased review).
Traveling is, for the most part, awesome. It's always exciting to start a new journey and plan all everything out. One part that can sometimes be very stressful, however, is getting through security checkpoints at the airport. There is no more sinking feeling than arriving to the airport with your digital boarding pass already in hand and not having to check any bags in because you packed super efficiently, and then seeing a giant, amusement park looking line awaiting for you to get through security. Although the line is unpleasant, there are a few things everyone can do to help things move more quickly. Some frequent travelers will already be doing most of these things and many will seem like common sense, but here is a list of six tips that we think can be useful for anyone looking to make their wait in the airport security line a little less unpleasant.
Here at Traveling Salseros, we love to review travel packs. We are obsessed with one bag travel. However, not every trip will be a good candidate for this. Sometimes you will want or have to take a suitcase or larger duffel and if that is the case then you will want to also take a smaller backpack with you to hold your stuff as you go about your daily adventures while you are on your trip. There are many great options for day packs from so many different companies, but we tried to narrow this list to our absolute favorites to provide you with what we think are bags that have a perfect mix of space, organization, style, and durability to accompany you on any trip where a travel bag alone just won't do. Check out the list below.
We are excited to share our thoughts and (hopefully) helpful tips on traveling, exploring, and dancing around the world!