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8 Types of Travel Bags that Make Packing Easier

Depending on the purpose or nature of the trip, there are different travel bags designed to make packing easier. Below are eight types and when to use them:

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Suitcases/Trolley Boxes

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These come in different sizes and are ideal for those long walks between terminal gates and arrival/departure halls within the airport. They reduce the amount of weight on you, making it easy to move faster. The smaller ones are also great to use as a carry-on luggage when checking into the aeroplane. Some have a hard shell casing while others have a softer cloth covering. Whichever one you choose, confirm that it is airport security approved, if you are taking a flight with it.

Travel Duffel Bag

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These are best suited for road transportation. They can easily be loaded safely into a car boot or underneath the car seats of buses. Some of these bags have ballers like a trolley to make moving it around easy. It’s best to get the ones with very good zip, comfortable handles and durable material. It is a very versatile bag to use in place of a trolley or backpack.


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If you want to travel extra light, a backpack is your go-to item. It has compartments for everything. It is also ideal for camping and hiking activities. You can even get anti-theft backpacks for your laptops and belongings for brief trips. They can also be great as a carry-on luggage too. You can choose either a slingback or crossbody purse.

Travel Shoe Bag

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How do you pack your shoes when travelling? Did you know that there are waterproof bags made for packing a pair of shoe for each trip? It is a great way to separate your dirty shoes from your clean clothes. Pretty neat accessory to have, right?

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Cosmetic Case/Purse

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Ladies, you know this drill. The best way to travel with cosmetics is to pack them in a separate bag. That way, lipstick or brown powder doesn’t get smeared on your clothes. Also, you won’t spend precious time digging in your box for your eyeliner, which you don’t remember if you packed.

Tech Pouch

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You can get a pouch for your small technology gadgets like adapters, power banks, USB chord, earpiece, etc. These pouches usually come with mesh and Velcro compartments that keep gadgets organised and safe during travels.

Travel purse or handbag

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Another item ladies usually carry besides their travelling bag or box is a travel handbag or purse. This is where you keep your travel organiser, small tech pouch, hand sanitiser, wipes, tissue, your snacks and refreshments. It is small enough to put on your lap or under your seat and large enough to accommodate all your handy travel essentials.

Travel Organizer

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It may not be a popular item, but a travel organiser is the best way to keep important documents such as passport, contact/address book, booking receipts, doctor’s prescription, and extra cash. Some persons opt for a money belt to compensate for the need to carry cash around, but the compartment might not be big enough for your passport booklet. So a travel organiser is still an important item to own.


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Ann Esievoadje

Ann Esievoadje is a freelance writer who is passionate about encouraging a reading culture and personal development. She has authored two books, The Quilt (fiction) and Being Mummy and Me (non-fiction). She manages Pulchra Publishing which offers a content creation/editing, transcription, different forms of writing (including Ghostwriting) service and her blog, Life Love and Anything Goes at You can reach her at

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