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When you travel a lot, you'll need to have a good set of luggage. What isn’t required, however, is to have the most expensive luggage on the market. Today, we will look at what you really need, in terms of luggage, and how to get it without going broke.
The first thing you need to consider is your budget. Traveling is very expensive by itself, and you don’t need to blow 20 percent of your travel budget buying great luggage. Quality duffel bags and suitcases can be found inexpensively through discount stores and stores selling last season’s items; thrift stores can also offer a real bargain.
Your specific needs are also worth considering. Are you a light packer, or do you bring everything but the kitchen sink? Consider this when determining the size and quality of your bag. You will also want to consider how many souvenirs you intend to bring home. If you are a heavy shopper, however, you may wish to consider mailing things back home. Make certain that you choose bags with wheels and straps, but ensure that you aren’t buying more bag than you need.
Lastly, consider weight. While that stylish bag with all of the bells and whistles might seem great now, consider what it will be like when it is filled with your items and you have been carrying or dragging it for a half mile or more through a strange city. When you consider all of these things, you will be much better able to find great luggage without breaking the bank.
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