Now that the nice weather is upon us we are looking for a new travel worthy tote in a go-with-everything neutral tote. Because of the hefty weight of the essentials, I am looking for more of a lightweight tote – either unlined leather or a combination, or a synthetic. I prefer a square bottom that will stand on its own, and a handle long enough to wear on your shoulder and short enough to carry at your side. This will likely be your day bag at your final destination so size does matter. If the bag doesn’t snap or zip at the top, I use my wrap to hide the contents. Scroll down to see What to Pack in your Carry On from the book, Packing for Travel, available on Amazon.