Take a vacation from preparing for your vacation.
Since moving to New York, I have become pretty well acquainted with the city's major airports. With friends and family spread across different areas of the country, I've spent many of my weekends traveling to their cities.
Most weekends, I enjoy having a city to explore, whether it be new or old. Exploring a new place, trying new foods, being around good friends–whats not to love? Packing. That's what's not to love.
If you are anything like me, my ride to the airport is usually spent going through a frantic checklist in my head. Did I bring my cell phone? Where is my wallet? How many pairs of shoes did I bring? The list goes on and on.
Preparing for a trip usually brings about all of the stress that made you want to take a vacation in the first place. Making sure you have everything from your chargers to your house keys to your tennis shoes is the last thing you want to do the night before a big flight, especially when you have multiple people you need to pack for.
Thanks to Dagne Dover, these fears can be eliminated. Each product is made for organizing, and the brand's travel totes are no exception. The Dagne Dover Landon Carryall ($185, nordstrom.com) has pockets for everything you need to take the stress out of traveling. Their organizing features include a pocket for your smartphone, a laptop sleeve, two interior mesh pockets perfect for shoes or a water bottle, a detachable key leash (my favorite feature), and a shoe bag.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $185
Ranging in size from small to XL, the Dagne Dover bag can also be used as a gym bag. With a place for everything, your luggage can finally hold what you need as neatly as possible. It doesn't make a bad Instagram, either.
The bag is available in four colors: onyx, dark moss, storm, and heather grey.