When I thought I'd use it for one thing & was best used for another

Vicki Batman

Vicki Batman

2016-06-21 21:27:57

I've been fortunate to be able to travel. Many years ago, I bought two of everything-curling iron, hair dryer, umbrella, makeup and kept one in a special drawer all ready to go. I also include my Kindle, iPAD, Nano, a pashmina, and snacks in a bag for a snatch and grab and go.

But since the airlines have added baggage fees, more people carry on (a lot that's way too big) their luggage and store overhead in the bins. Since we are allowed one carry on and one for under the seats and I don't want to use the overhead, I had to find a special bag to fit under the seat which I can put my handbag in.

And there it was in my closet on a top shelf.

I bought this bag from L. L. Bean with the intent of using as a diaper bag when #1 son was born. That quickly changed because when loaded, it was heavy. The bag is made of canvas with two side pockets perfect for drinks and a smaller pocket inside. It has a lot of room for my stuff and yes, I can put my handbag inside and all will easily fit under the seat.

It doesn't zip or snap shut which means stuff could escape, especially on the security conveyor belt. But you know, nothing has!

Sometimes, I put things I buy in the bag for carry on and nothing has happened to it. I just LIKE the tote.

Do you have a specific tote you carry on the plane?

Find out more about Vicki Batman and her work at: Website

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