I love handbags. But I’m not going to write about that today because as much as I love handbags, I love to travel more—and the most important bag these days, if you travel, is (blare of trumpets) your carry-on.
Airlines had already made traveling a horrific experience when the pandemic struck and made it beyond horrific. I haven’t flown so far this year, but still, my carry-on (or overnighter or weekender or whatever you wish to call it) is ready to go, just waiting in my closet. I’ve long been a fan of Samsonite; I used to have their luggage which could piggyback with one another; that is, one case deftly strapped to the other so you could roll both along easily. Now, I only have this.
Look at the pockets! A place for everything! The main items one should always have in the cabin are medications, jewelry if you’re traveling with any, and your chargers. Then for us authors, there’s the laptop, which slides in easily into the main portion of the bag. If you fear getting stuck at a layover or, worse still, lost luggage, a change of underwear, PJs, and a wash kit won’t go amiss—and I say this speaking from experience when I didn’t have any of that and had to wrap myself in towels, wash my face with hotel soap (perish the thought! No moisturizer), and use a hotel-supplied toothbrush with a single line of bristles and paste the size of a pinky nail…to split between night and morning.
So look at the bag. See how the top is slightly rounded. I fly a great deal on puddle-jumpers with overhead bins you’d be lucky to get a bag into. They want to grab your carry-on at the gate and then delay your departure at the other end causing you to miss your connection. But this bag will slip under the seat in front and my handbag can rest in the overhead bin. How lucky is that?
The Happy Face is my own addition. I’m just so happy I found this bag.
More about Andrea: A native New Yorker, Andrea Downing divides her time between the canyons of city streets and the wide-open spaces of Wyoming. Her background in publishing and English Language teaching has transferred into fiction writing, and her love of horses, ranches, rodeo, and just about anything else western, is reflected in her award-winning western romances.
Red, White or Blue? Definitely Blue.
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter? Fall-I love the colors of changing leaves and the cooler temperatures.
Chocolate pudding, cake, pie? Kladdkaka (don’t laugh) which is a combination of all three.
Coffee, Tea, Champagne? Are you kidding? Champagne, of course.
Country music or Michael Buble? Country. I do, after all, write western romance.
Pencil or Pen? What are they?
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My thanks to Vicki for having me here today!