AWAY | TRAVEL

October 22, 2016

When it comes to my fashion style, I am all about minimalism. This minimal concept also applies to my travel style. Believe it or not, I like to pack light, efficiently, and smart. When choosing a luggage to take on my recent three week vacation, I wanted a carry-on that was stylish (obviously), minimal in design, lightweight, yet also durable and functional.

Away Travel was literally the answer to my luggage needs. The sleek, polycarbonate, hardshell exterior makes a fashion statement as I strut my way through the airport. I say “strut,” because the double-wheel spinners roll so smoothly so I don’t need to struggle or readjust as I have with other luggage in the past.

The carry-on complies with most airline regulations, and I have to admit when I first started placing my clothes in it, I was doubtful it would hold much. I was beyond thrilled when I saw that it had a compression system at the top of the luggage which made it even more roomy to pile on the clothes. Not only was I able to fit two pairs of shoes inside, I was also able to pack five pair of sunglasses without having to worry about them being squished in the luggage since the hard exterior protects everything inside.

Aside from the chic design (which is sadly one of the main reasons why I went with Away Travel), one other major feature that I love is the built-in battery that my phone was pretty much attached to all trip long. Not only can I charge my phone with this luggage, I can also connect my laptop (yes, there are two USB ports). Ingenious!

Away Travel has really come up with something fabulous when designing luggage. I love their tagline “First class luggage at a coach price” because it truly compares to luxury luggage but literally at a fraction of the cost. If you haven’t checked them out already, you definitely need this for your next vacation!

Features:
• Complies with most airline regulations
• Multiple USB ports to charge electronics
• Hard shell but lightweight
• TSA approved lock
• Compression system and interior mesh
• Smooth, double-wheel spinner wheels
• Leather luggage tag
• Inside divider and removable laundry bag
• 100 Day Trial + Lifetime Warranty

Ideally I only wanted a carry-on luggage, but after traveling with Away Travel through three countries in three weeks, I am convinced that I need the entire Away luggage set including The Medium and The Large for my next adventure.

* Away Travel just added The Bigger Carry-On luggage this week! This is slightly larger than the original carry-on and complies with most US major airlines.*

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90 comments

Thomas Falkenstedt October 23, 2016 at 12:03 pm

Seriously, how amazing aint that feature with the built in battery! I totally want one of these if not the whole range! 😀
Great post sweetie!
xoxo
Thoma

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dailykongfidence October 23, 2016 at 1:34 pm

Isn’t that the coolest thing? Now you never have to go looking for an outlet at the airport!

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Jo October 23, 2016 at 1:01 pm

I want that luggage!! I can’t believe there’s a built in USB for charging and it looks good, which frankly is a must for me! Thanks for sharing 🙂

xx, Jo
http://www.cutandchic.com

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dailykongfidence October 23, 2016 at 1:36 pm

Yes, check Away Travel out, they have the perfect luggage for modern people and bloggers. =)

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Fe Samaia October 23, 2016 at 1:31 pm

What an amazing looking bag! I was actually looking to purchase a new cute carry on bag since mine is so old and I just loveeee the build in battery idea. Will definitely check it out! Thank you so much for sharing babe!

xoxo
Fe
http://www.fesamaia.com

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Filipa Jackson October 23, 2016 at 5:28 pm

I’ve heard so many great things about this bag, and I wish I had got one in time for my trip to Bali. Maybe I will just have to plan another trip

Filipa xxx
PlayingWithApparel.com | Instagram

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dailykongfidence October 23, 2016 at 10:23 pm

Awww next time for sure! You definitely need this luggage and it comes in so many colors. Have a great trip to Bali, it’ll be amazing!

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Darlene October 23, 2016 at 5:29 pm

I want that bag, Im going to travel back to Asia this November and this is exactly what i need
Thenewgirl.me

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dailykongfidence October 23, 2016 at 10:24 pm

Yes, I took it to Asia (Japan and Korea) and to Hawaii and it still looks brand new!

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Jenn Hanft October 23, 2016 at 5:51 pm

This luggage is so cute! I love the minimal vibes too! And omg a usb charger? Can life get any better? I definitely need to look into this case because not only is it sleek, it’s efficient! People are coming out with such cool designs with tech lately! Have you seen the luggage that you can sit on and ride like a scooter?

XO Jenn
http://www.jennsemble.com

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dailykongfidence October 23, 2016 at 10:25 pm

It totally is a “smart” luggage. Haha, that “luggage” is something my son has for school and they carry those now because their books are so heavy. =)

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Jo October 23, 2016 at 6:12 pm

Thank you for sharing this great luggage! The built in battery charger makes it even more attractive! I need to learn how to pack light like you! My problem is I pack way too much clothes every time but always only get to wear half of them during the trip! 🙂

xo,
Jo
http://www.glamfashionbook.com

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dailykongfidence October 23, 2016 at 10:26 pm

Yes, the built in charger is such a lifesaver. Yeah I have the opposite problem, I underpack and then end up buying stuff! But I prefer it that way. =)

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Rach October 23, 2016 at 6:53 pm

This luggage sounds amazing! I am definitely looking into this one because I plan on traveling more!

http://www.rdsobsessions.com

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dailykongfidence October 23, 2016 at 10:28 pm

Hi Rach, yes you have to look into it. It is seriously so much cheaper than the luxury brand luggages, but I think it totally compares in quality!

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Stephanie October 23, 2016 at 7:25 pm

Um, okay you have totally convinced me that I need this luggage. I’ve had the same suitcase since I was a teen and it’s gotten some pretty intense wear and tear. It’s also the stereotypical black, clunky suitcase that looks like *everyone* else’s! This suitcase, while black, is sleek and sets itself apart from the rest, PLUS it has so many amazing features. Definitely a must-have for any traveler! Thanks for sharing!

Stephanie // SheSawStyle.com

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dailykongfidence October 23, 2016 at 10:29 pm

Yes you NEED this luggage and it comes in so many different color options! It was hard for me to stray from my usual black, but there is an amazing tan color too and green…lots of choices and sizes! You need a luggage upgrade by now!

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Aldora October 23, 2016 at 8:19 pm

Looks like a good sturdy luggage Christine! I’m pretty skeptical for check-in luggages with zippers tbh because they can be break open easily with pen knife. With that said, I will still consider this for a hand carry luggage cuz it looks good!

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dailykongfidence October 23, 2016 at 10:31 pm

It is a really sturdy piece of luggage Aldora, and if you take a look at their website, they even drop a bowling ball on it to test how much it can handle, and it doesn’t even make a dent!

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Miki October 23, 2016 at 9:21 pm

I saw this luggage 3-4 months ago and thought of it. I actually have had it opened on my browser for the last 2 months and haven’t browsed through it. lol I should probably just bookmark it. I love that you can charge your phone with it. It’s very handy for me since I travel a lot. It would be better than bringing a battery pack around. Sounds like a great travel piece. Great review!

Xo,
Miki
http://mikialamode.com

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dailykongfidence October 23, 2016 at 10:32 pm

Yes Miki, you do travel a lot and it is such a sleek and modern suitcase I can totally see you rolling around with this set. Definitely take a look and let me know what you think!

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Raysa Garcia October 23, 2016 at 10:36 pm

I need this luggage, it looks amazing! I will definitely check out their website.
I also want everything inside the luggage Hehehehe… jk 🙂
Thanks for sharing babe! Xx, Raysa

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dailykongfidence October 23, 2016 at 11:12 pm

Yes definitely check this luggage out, all of their sizes are great and so are their colors!

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Sangyay C October 23, 2016 at 11:34 pm

Ok you’re post is making my wanderlust soooo bad right now!! And can I have your legs?? But yes on a serious note, having a luggage that has double-wheel spinner wheels makes the hugest difference when you’re traveling and lacking sleep and energy. I’ll definitely look into this for future travels!!
Xoxo,
Sangyay
http://www.sangyayc.com/blog/2016/10/19/madly-in-maroon

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dailykongfidence October 24, 2016 at 10:57 am

Hi Sangyay! Yes, you need this luggage for traveling. It’ll be worth it and it’s so affordable!

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Linh Dao October 24, 2016 at 1:15 am

I want this suitcase! That is so cool! I also love that your outfits are so stylish yet so minimalist like you said! I hope one day I can travel like you babe!

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dailykongfidence October 24, 2016 at 10:57 am

Thanks Linh! It is a really amazing luggage and I love how modern it is.

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Camille October 24, 2016 at 4:14 am

Great post, thanks for sharing 🙂 this travel post is so beautiful!

Camille xo

http://www.cococami.blogspot.co.uk

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dailykongfidence October 24, 2016 at 10:58 am

Thank you Camille, I appreciate it!

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Sophie October 24, 2016 at 4:16 am

I want one of those. I love it. So cool and I can’t stop admiring those heels.
http://sophieatieno.com

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dailykongfidence October 24, 2016 at 10:59 am

Yes Sophie check the luggage out, it is definitely something everyone should have for traveling! The heels are from Senso from Revolve.com (FYI).

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Candace October 24, 2016 at 6:14 am

Never heard of luggage with USB ports! It’s always annoying having to wait until someone else gets done with the wall jacks at the airport. I need to check these out!

http://www.thebeautybeau.com

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dailykongfidence October 24, 2016 at 10:59 am

Totally right?! Yes this luggage is high tech and sleek so every blogger needs one!

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Andreea Birsan October 24, 2016 at 6:29 am

I’m also a huge fan of the minimal style! Heard so many nice things about their bags, and now after reading your post I will totally have to purchase one. Traveling light is a must during these hectic days. Have a lovely week! <3

Andreea,
http://couturezilla.com/

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dailykongfidence October 24, 2016 at 11:01 am

Andreea, yes you need to get one especially if you travel and even for quick getaways. The carry-on is a perfect size for weekend trips!

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Alyssa October 24, 2016 at 8:00 am

Thanks for sharing this babe! I’m looking for a new suitcase and this just may be the answer!

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dailykongfidence October 24, 2016 at 11:03 am

Yes, take a look at their website as they have so many sizes and color options! You will definitely find something you will love!

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molly October 24, 2016 at 9:17 am

I’ve been waiting to hear about this travel gear! I want some!!

Xx
Molly
http://www.trendychickadee.com

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dailykongfidence October 24, 2016 at 11:03 am

Hi Molly! Yes, this luggage is a blogger’s dream. Check them out!

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Maryam October 24, 2016 at 9:58 am

You seriously travel in style babe! I’m so inspired 🙂

xo, Maryam
http://www.glamandposh.com

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dailykongfidence October 24, 2016 at 11:04 am

Thank you Maryam you are so sweet! Have a great Monday!

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Sharon Wu October 24, 2016 at 1:05 pm

Wow, I never really thought too much about my luggage but after reading this I really want to get some for myself! My boyfriend and I have made it a point to do little getaways here and there and I think a small one would come in really handy even if it’s just for a day out to shoot a bunch of looks or something 🙂 And a luggage with USB ports sounds like every blogger’s dream LOL always on our phones and need to charge up! 😉 Have a great week, Christine! xo, sharon

http://www.stylelullaby.com/lifestyle/what-to-pack-weekend-road-trip/

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dailykongfidence October 24, 2016 at 4:20 pm

Yes you go on weekend getaways a lot Sharon so this is the perfect luggage for you! Definitely check them out!

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Jessi Malay October 24, 2016 at 2:16 pm

That suitcase is so chic and stylish babe!! I travel so much for work..so I will definitley be needing a stylish suitcase like this one!! <3

XO, Jessi
http://www.mywhitet.com/6-denim-trends-you-need-this-fall/

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dailykongfidence October 24, 2016 at 4:20 pm

Isn’t it the best Jessi?! You totally need this whole set because you travel SOOO much!

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Atsuna Matsui October 24, 2016 at 3:26 pm

Have fun on your travels! 🙂 You packed wisely for a pretty tiny suitcase. Haha I need to learn your ways.. since I always end up overpacking whenever I go traveling.

xoxo
http://www.atsunamatsui.com

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dailykongfidence October 24, 2016 at 4:21 pm

I try to be efficient although this suitcase fits a lot more than you would think it would!

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Amy October 24, 2016 at 3:40 pm

This luggage sounds like a total must have!! How do you look so chic even while traveling?!

xx, Amy
http://www.theluxilook.com

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dailykongfidence October 24, 2016 at 4:21 pm

Hi Amy! Yes it definitely is a must-have and there are so many choices available – check them out!

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Mariann Yip October 24, 2016 at 4:51 pm

Wait a built in charger? That sounds amazing 🙂 I definitely want to look into this company now!

http://WWW.MARIANNYC.COM

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dailykongfidence October 25, 2016 at 2:57 pm

Yes, totally! Isn’t that ingenious?!

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Gigi October 24, 2016 at 5:45 pm

I adore this sleek black suitcase!! It’s so gorgeous! Ps bravo to you for packing so light for such a long trip!! I need your tips!! xx

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dailykongfidence October 25, 2016 at 2:57 pm

Thank you Gigi, it really is a great piece of luggage. The lighter I pack, the more excuse I have to shop! =)

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Jasmine K October 24, 2016 at 6:06 pm

Charging ports? I’m sold! Thank you for sharing!

– Jasmine K
http://www.myeunoia.com

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dailykongfidence October 25, 2016 at 2:58 pm

Yes, it’s the best! Thanks Jasmine!

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Cece Lam October 24, 2016 at 7:59 pm

You have the best flat lays!! Love this set, my dear 🙂

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dailykongfidence October 25, 2016 at 2:59 pm

Thanks Cece. This is the perfect luggage set!

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Gina Diaz October 24, 2016 at 7:59 pm

This is so amazing babe! I want one of those too :))) your style is as always great. Xx, GIna

http://WWW.ARTSYRUNWAY.COM

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dailykongfidence October 25, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Thank you Gina! You definitely have to get one!

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Michelle Sun October 24, 2016 at 9:00 pm

Omg all of your flatlay pictures are so epic and detailed!!! LOVE the photo with the bird’s eye view of the entire luggage set with your clothes neatly packed inside 🙂 I actually have a very similar luggage to yours (different brand name) and I absolutely love it!!! It’s both lightweight and the wheels work wonders for the same reasons, haha! I cannot wait to meet you on Saturday! <3

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dailykongfidence October 25, 2016 at 3:01 pm

Thanks Michelle! Yes, luggage like this is wonderful to have and you really don’t need to invest in another one again! Can’t wait to meet you too!

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eric jess October 25, 2016 at 12:18 am

Away is literally one of my favorite luggage brands right now, need this!

http://whoisericjess.com

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dailykongfidence October 25, 2016 at 3:01 pm

Thank you Eric, and you are right, the modern and sleek design makes this luggage so wonderful and popular!

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Susanne - Bag at you October 25, 2016 at 8:09 am

This suitcase is made for you!! It perfectly fits your your style, travel life and an usb-charger (we bloggers all need that!!!). I also love your photography and I sincerely hope that you can use this trolley very soon and very often!! Xx Susanne – http://bagatyou.com

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dailykongfidence October 25, 2016 at 3:02 pm

Thank you Susanne! It really is a fantastic piece of luggage and the usb charger is the best! I use this carry-on all the time!

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Lauren October 25, 2016 at 8:21 am

This luggage looks awesome! I tend to over pack for most trips but it can be so refreshing to pack just what you need or know you will wear! Love the items inside your suitcase as well 😉 so cute!

xx

Lauren
Blame it on Barneys
http://www.blameitonbarneys.com/

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dailykongfidence October 25, 2016 at 3:03 pm

Thank you so much Lauren! I used to overpack for trips but I really end up not wearing half of it and have learned to just pack the necessities and basics and dress them up with jackets and accessories!

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Chic Poradnik October 25, 2016 at 10:45 am Reply
dailykongfidence October 25, 2016 at 3:04 pm

Thank you Chic!

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the Fashion Matters October 25, 2016 at 12:08 pm

this is absolutely travel essentials 🙂

The Fashion Matters- Travel & Fashion Blog

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dailykongfidence October 25, 2016 at 3:04 pm

Thank you so much!

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Adelina October 25, 2016 at 3:11 pm

I am OBSSESSED babe!! Love all of your travel essentials and especially the luggage with built in phone charger!! xox, Adelina

http://www.thecharmingolive.com

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dailykongfidence October 26, 2016 at 10:40 pm

Thank you babe! This is the coolest luggage out there!

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JASCHEN October 25, 2016 at 4:00 pm

What an awesome post! I was literally just looking at hardshell suitcases last night since I need a bigger one for my upcoming trip to Asia (for all the shopping obviously). This is an awesome find, thanks for sharing!
xoxo Jasmine | http://www.mysuitcasejourneys.com

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dailykongfidence October 26, 2016 at 10:41 pm

Thanks Jasmine, yes you totally have to look into this. I am trying to see if I can get a discount code since I’ve received so many positive response to this luggage so I will let you know if I do get one!

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Sydney Style Blogger October 25, 2016 at 4:31 pm

Wow Christine! I love how you have styled these shots firstly! And secondly I admire your ability to pack lightly and efficiently. I seriously struggle with the efficient part haha.

http://sydney-styleblogger.blogspot.com.au/2016/10/unique-watch-giveaway.html

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dailykongfidence October 26, 2016 at 10:42 pm

Thanks Sydney, this luggage actually holds a lot more than it looks like it does!

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samira October 25, 2016 at 6:02 pm

This is awesome Christine! Thanks for sharing – good luggage is always key when traveling. My favorite part is the built in lock! So cool!!

Xo, Samira

http://www.leathertolunch.com

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dailykongfidence October 26, 2016 at 10:43 pm

Hi Samira, yes the built in lock and the charger definitely come in handy!

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Katrina Fernandez October 25, 2016 at 10:08 pm

This is really amazing, I love your luggage Christine! I also like to pack light, efficiently, and smart as well but I always make sure that I packed all I need. Thanks for sharing :*

xoxo, Katrina | Instagram: @katrinaisha
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dailykongfidence October 26, 2016 at 10:43 pm

Thank you Katrina! This luggage is seriously the best out there and I love how modern it is.

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Julie October 27, 2016 at 11:01 am

So cute! We are all about minimalism for traveling days!

xo,
Gem+Elli | gemandelli.com

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dailykongfidence October 27, 2016 at 4:38 pm

Minimalism for traveling makes for more shopping on the trip! =)

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Margaret November 1, 2016 at 1:40 am

That’s such a smart looking luggage! Thanks for letting us know!

xx Margaret
http://www.maleemaleehong.com | http://www.facebook.com/maleemaleehong

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dailykongfidence November 1, 2016 at 1:39 pm

It is seriously the best piece of luggage I’ve seen and had.

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Margot November 1, 2016 at 4:13 am

I can’t believe you can charge your electronics with your luggage. It’s amazing ! ☺
I wish I could pack as light as you pack. It’s always a big challenge for me to close my suitcase !
xx,
Margot
https://troughthepasturesofthesky.com/

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dailykongfidence November 1, 2016 at 1:40 pm

Yes, the charger is definitely a bonus for this luggage. I try to pack realistically now that I travel with the kids. It’s no fun having too much luggage and no room to bring back any souveniers! =_

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jasna November 4, 2016 at 7:32 am

I so need this bag in my life omg, its perfect!! 🙂

hope you have a awesome friday hun xx

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dailykongfidence November 8, 2016 at 12:49 am

It truly is a great piece of luggage!

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sharon November 6, 2016 at 2:00 am

I am definitely not a minimal packer but it is definitely something I need to be better about. I must stop packing my whole life lol. Love the suitcase, it’s super chic!
<3, Sharon
http://www.sharinaone.com/

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