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Range of the Month: Curio

If you need a new bag before your next trip, our latest range of the month has you covered.  Designed by heritage luggage brand American Tourister, the Curio range takes versatility to the next level. With its striking exterior, expandability function and innovative features, what more could you want in a suitcase?

American Tourister is renowned for staying one step ahead of luggage engineering technology. Thanks to this range’s lightweight structure, the Curio won’t weigh you down. Everyone knows how stressful checking in for a flight can be, not to mention the hassle of baggage collection – but with a lightweight item of luggage like the Curio, you shouldn’t have any trouble breezing in and out of the airport.

Crafted from hardwearing polypropylene, Curio suitcases are strong without being too heavy. This type of thermoplastic is designed to prevent dents and scratches, so you won’t have to worry about your bag losing its nice glossy finish.

What Makes Them So Popular?

The Curio’s striking looks undoubtedly contribute to its popularity, but this range’s clever features also deserve some credit. To keep your belongings safe from thieves, each suitcase comes with a TSA combination lock. Unlike standard luggage locks, which often need to be broken during routine checks, TSA combination locks allow appropriate security authorities to open and resecure your bag.

Also included is the winning combination of a soft-grip top carry handle and 360-degree wheels. These features allow for easy manoeuvrability, so you won’t have to worry about your suitcase tipping over every time you try to turn a corner.

Effortless Expandability

Who doesn’t like to shop while they travel? Whether you’re stocking up on duty-free items or buying souvenirs for the whole family, having a little extra room in your bag can come in handy. The Curio’s expandability features works by increasing the amount of space offered inside the suitcase, providing you several more litres packing capacity.

In addition to being expandable, the Curio’s interior also comes with elasticised packing straps, separate compartments for 50/50 packing, mesh pockets and a fabric divider.

The Curio range comes in 3 different sizes and 4 colours, including Black, White, Turquoise and Purple. Pick out your favourite style today!

Feature image courtesy of Samsonite Singapore. Please note colours pictured may not all be available. 

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3 of the Cheapest Travel Destinations in 2017

Who says you need tons of money to travel the world? If you’re dreaming of going on holiday but haven’t done so well with saving money, don’t let a lack of funds stand in the way of your wanderlust! To help you plan a budget-friendly trip, we’ve scoured the globe for the cheapest travel destinations.

Cambodia

As one of Southeast Asia’s hottest travel spots, Cambodia is the perfect place to have a lost-cost adventure. From Phnom Penh’s famous street markets to Siem Reap’s ancient temples, many the country’s most iconic attractions won’t cost you cent to visit.

If you’re happy to stay in a hostel, travellers shouldn’t have any trouble finding reasonably priced accommodation in Cambodia. Transportation is also pretty cheap, especially if you’re willing to travel by tuk-tuk. Whether you want to try local delicacies or stick with Western food, most meals won’t cost you more than $10.

Actually getting to Cambodia can be a little pricey, but you can easily save some money on your plane fare by booking your tickets well in advance and using cost comparison sites such as Skyscanner. To save even more money, carry-on only fares often cost less than those with baggage included. To make sure you bag meets international carry-on requirements, check out our range of cabin bags.

Melbourne

Melbourne might be known as one of the most expensive places to actually live, but visiting this vibrant city doesn’t have to break the bank.

These are just some of the things you can do in Melbourne for under $50:

  • Visit the Melbourne Museum
  • Get up close and personal with wildlife at the Melbourne Zoo
  • Dine out on delicious food at one of the many restaurants on Lygon Street
  • Cruise down the Yarra River on the ferry.

If you only plan on staying in Melbourne for a short while, our range of small suitcases would be the perfect accessory for your trip.

Sri Lanka

Located just south of India, Sri Lanka is renowned for offering low-cost luxury. With its pristine coastline, scenic tea plantations and lush jungles, this destination is both cheap and beautiful. Whether you’d prefer want to stay in an ocean-front resort or go trekking through the countryside, you can travel in style without blowing your budget.

If you don’t feel like navigating Sri Lanka’s public transport system (although it’s the cheapest option), you can hire your very own car driver for around $50 a day. No matter your style though, travellers who plan to do plenty of exploring in Sri Lanka should make sure to invest in a quality backpack.

If you’re still not sure where to go on holiday, check out our blog for more travel advice.

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Range of the Month: Pacsafe Citysafe CX

April’s range of the month is perfect for security-conscious travellers. With their slash-proof exteriors and lockable zippers, the Citysafe CX collection can keep your belongings out of harm’s way while you’re busy sightseeing. Designed by security specialists Pacsafe, this ultra-innovative range offers protection and style in equal measure. Every Citysafe CX bag has one clear purpose – to outsmart thieves. What’s more, the CX range features six stylish designs available in black and trendy blush pink. No matter where you’re headed, you can feel secure in any part of the world with a Citysafe accessory.

What Makes Them So Popular?

Most bags come with security enhancements these days, but the Citysafe CX range is in a league of its own. Pacsafe has been setting the standard in security-optimised luggage for two decades, offering travellers confidence and peace of mind. Despite their simple and stylish appearance, the Citysafe CX range is fitted with all kinds of highly engineered anti-theft features, including:

  • Interlocking zip pullers with anchor locks
  • Puncture-resistant zips
  • Carrysafe® Slashguard strap
  • eXomesh® Slashguard
  • RFID protection (this guards your credit card details from tech-savvy thieves)
  • Turn and lock security hooks.

From pickpockets to bag snatchers, these features are designed to stop thieves in their tracks. Apart from keeping your travel essentials locked away, the Citysafe range also comes in a versatile selection of on-trend colours and styles. With backpacks, crossbody bags, tote bags and wallets to choose from, there’s an accessory to suit every occasion.

Easy Organisation

While this range is most notable for its security features, the Citysafe’s other design components are just as innovative. Whether you need somewhere to stash your passport, camera, phone, credit cards or other essentials, keeping everything neat and tidy is easy. Organisation panels are available with several Citysafe CX bags, while the backpacks come with pockets and compartments in a variety of different sizes. Make sure to check out convertible backpack as well – you just have to fold up this clever design to turn it into a handy cross-body bag. Citysafe CX wallets are especially designed to fit smart phones, with plenty of room leftover for your cash and cards.

Whether you’re exploring a foreign destination or going out for coffee, a Citysafe bag can make every expedition just that little bit safer while maintaining a stylish edge. To enhance your personal security, browse the Citysafe CX range today – available exclusively at Bags to Go!

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3 Travel Destinations You’ll See in Your Newsfeed this Year

Social media is a great source of wanderlust. Whether you’re ready to book a vacation or just dreaming of getting away, why not let your newsfeed inspire your next holiday? These 5 destinations are predicted to dominate travel trends in 2017!

Tasmania

Tasmania was one of Australia’s best-kept secrets, but recently its tourism industry has really taken off. Now, travellers from all over the world come to wonder at the state’s natural beauty, historical cities and unique attractions. From the bustling streets of Hobart to Launceston’s famous food and wine culture, there’s plenty to see and do. To plan your trip, check out Discover Tasmania for helpful tips and travel advice.

Tasmania’s weather can be a little unpredictable, so having a water resistant bag will come in handy. The Eagle Creek No Matt What duffle bag is constructed from a water repellent Bi-Tech fabric, making it the perfect option for a trip to Tasmania.

Indonesia

Whether you want to sun yourself at one of Seminyak’s beaches or unwind at a yoga retreat in Ubud, Indonesia has something for everyone. Made up of over 13,000 islands, this tropical destination is one of Australia’s closest neighbours. Known for its beautiful coastline, active volcanoes and vibrant culture, Indonesia is sure to make an appearance in your Facebook or Instagram feed a few times this year (at least!). It’s also great if you’re looking for a destination that’s easy to get to, as the plane ride is relatively short (it takes around 7 hours to fly from Sydney to Jakarta) and there’s plenty of airline options. Start mapping out your itinerary today by visiting Wonderful Indonesia.

Has social media inspired you to backpack through Indonesia? The High Sierra Composite backpack should be spacious enough to fit all your necessities. It even comes with a handy detachable day pack.

Iceland

If Iceland hasn’t popped up on your newsfeed yet, it’s only a matter of time. With its waterfalls and glaciers, this Nordic island nation is home to some of most amazing scenery in the world. From chasing the northern lights to enjoying Reykjavik’s famous nightlife, it’s the perfect place to visit for travellers in search of both adventure and relaxation. To learn more about this part of the world, check out Visit Iceland.

As its name would suggest, Iceland can get pretty chilly. For a piece of luggage that can fit all your bulky winter clothes, the American Tourister Air Force suitcase comes in a large size that boasts a spacious main compartment.

If you’re sick of seeing everyone on your friends list travelling the world, cure your envy by booking a holiday for yourself. Whether you plan on visiting one of the places listed above or another destination, Bags To Go is sure to stock an item of luggage that suits the trip you have in mind. Start browsing our online factory outlet here!

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4 Sunny Cities to Visit with a Carry-On

If you thought travelling with just carry-on luggage was for only weekend getaways and business trips, think again. With carry-on only airfares getting cheaper all the time, more travellers are choosing to travel light. When you start planning your next holiday, keep in mind that warmer climates are the easiest places to visit with just carry-on baggage. Even if you’re headed overseas, you’d be surprised at how much you can squeeze into a compact cabin bag.

Looking for a destination where you won’t need a ton of luggage? Here are our tops picks.

Airlie Beach, Queensland

Make the most of Queensland’s sunny climate by paying a visit to Airlie Beach, an idyllic little city in The Whitsundays. Apart from its glorious weather and a lively nightlife, what really stands out about Airlie Beach is its laidback vibe. Dress codes aren’t a huge deal, so you won’t need to pack too many fancy outfits. Unless you plan on staying for an extended period of time, an overnight bag should suffice.

Kuta, Bali

Famed for its beautiful beaches, Kuta is one of Bali’s major tourist cities. The weather is warm all year round, so you won’t have to pack any bulky winter clothes. It practically impossible to run out of things to see and do in Kuta, but these are some of the city’s most popular attractions:

  • Kuta Beach
  • Vihara Dharmayana Temple
  • Circus Waterpark
  • Kuta Sea Turtle Conservation Site
  • The Dream Museum Zone.

If you’d like to roam around some of Bali’s other regions during your trip, a carry-on size backpack won’t weigh you down.

Worried about not being able to fit all your travel essentials into a cabin bag? The great thing about Bali is how few necessities you’ll need! A small selection of summery outfits, a pair of bathers and some basic toiletries can get you through at least a week in Bali. For more handy travel tips that apply to this part of the world, our blog post on Luggage for Travelling Around Asia can tell you everything you need to know.

The Gold Coast, Queensland

Cities don’t get much sunnier than the Gold Coast. This iconic tourist destination offers the best of both worlds – you can either experience the ultimate in luxury by staying at a fancy resort, or enjoy a slightly thriftier holiday in a budget-friendly hostel.

Of course, no matter where you go, you’ll likely have to carry all your possessions with you while you travel, so it’s important to keep them secure. A travel lock should do the trick, and to protect your credit card from high-tech pickpockets, invest in RFID protected shoulder bag.

Honolulu, Hawaii

Fancy jetting off to Honolulu for a little rest and relaxation? You might think Hawaii is too far away to visit without a lot of luggage, but carry-on suitcases have come a long way in the last few years. Thanks to clever space-maximising features, it’s now easier than ever to fit lots of clothes and toiletries into a carry-on size suitcase. Just remember that most international flights come with strict carry-on limits. Every kilo counts, so play it safe by investing in a luggage scale.

Don’t let pricey plane tickets stand in the way of your wanderlust! With a quality carry-on bag, you can make the most of cheap fares and travel as far and wide as you want.

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Range of the Month: Applite 2.0

Planning to travel light on your next adventure? Look no further than the American Tourister Applite 2.0 range. These understated bags are ideal for when you’d rather not be weighed down by luggage but you also don’t want to sacrifice any of your favourite travel essentials due to a lack of space.

Applite 2.0 bags are so astonishingly light – you won’t believe how much easier they make travelling, whether you’re hitting the road, jetting off on a plane or relying on public transport. Regardless of your destination, the Applite 2.0 range can be relied upon to get you there in style with minimal hassle.

What Makes Them So Popular?

Heavy suitcases just don’t cut it these days, with contemporary travellers preferring to invest in luggage that’s easy to manoeuver. American Tourister’s practice of building their bags using only ultra-lightweight materials have made the Applite 2.0 range especially suited to air travel. Weighing just 2.2 kilograms, you won’t have to worry about exceeding any luggage allowances, leaving you with more flexibility when packing.

If you find yourself running through airports on a regular basis, several spinner options are included in this range. Not sure what size would suit you best? The small is ideal for mini breaks and speedy business trips, while the large is perfect for extended holidays. Still undecided? You can always play it safe and go with the medium.

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The Applite 2.0’s 3-digit TSA lock

Our Favourite Features

The Applite 2.0 range might look simple from the outside, but don’t let the minimalist design fool you. In keeping with American Tourister’s meticulous attention to detail, these bags are fitted with an assortment of clever features, including:

  • A fixed 3-digit Transport Security Administration (TSA) lock, so you can stash away your belongings with extra peace of mind
  • A fully lined, vibrantly coloured interior
  • 360-degree multidirectional wheels (spinner bags only)
  • 2 front pockets
  • An expandable zipper for increased capacity
  • Lightweight top carry handle.

Broad Colour Selection

Many bag collections tend to stick with one colour scheme, typically either subtly stylish or bright and showy. However, the Applite 2.0 range offers the best of both worlds. From more traditional shades of black and grey to bright purple and orange, Applite bags come in all kinds of colours, so you can find a shade that meshes perfectly with whatever look you’re going for.

Start browsing the Applite 2.0 range here. Or to see another of our favourite collections, check out October’s range of the month: American Tourister’s Bon Air.

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5 Security Hacks for Travelling

While travelling offers many amazing advantages, being a tourist can often make you a target for pickpockets and scammers. Some countries tend to be safer than others, but it’s not uncommon to worry about security while abroad. It may even result in you being unable to truly relax and enjoy your adventure!

To keep safe on your next trip overseas, follow these 5 security hacks for travelling from Bags to Go and learn how to protect your valuables before even taking off.

  1. Protect yourself from RFID devices

Modern thieves and scammers don’t need to snatch your bag to steal from you anymore, thanks to RFID devices that can obtain your identity information and credit card details by simply being near your wallet. Protect yourself against identity theft and credit card fraud by blocking these radio signals with anti-theft, RFID blocking equipment.

As electronic pickpocketing is becoming increasingly popular, arming yourself with items such as our Skimming Stopper RFID Protection Card and Anti-Theft / RFID Blocking Backpack will ensure you are protected.

  1. Keep your valuables hidden

Backpacks and handbags are easy targets for pickpockets, so it’s always best to keep your valuables hidden and close to your body. Keep your cash, cards and passport safe and out of sight with a bum-bag or waist wallet.

Secure your valuables with one of our RFID Protected Waist Bag/Bumbags, keeping your possessions hidden discreetly under your clothes against your body and away from snatching hands.

  1. Keep your luggage secure

When travelling, there are many occasions where your luggage may be left unattended and easily accessible by others, particularly in the airport. Keep your luggage safe from having items taken, and possibly planted, with a padlock or bag cage system.

Using bag protecting devices such as the ExoMesh Bag Protector will deter thieves and scammers, ensuring you are the only person who can access your bag.

  1. Track your luggage

If your bag has ever been lost or stolen, you will know the frustration and panic that follows. Be prepared with a Bluetooth tracking device such as the Luggage Leash, so in the unfortunate event that your bag is stolen or goes missing, you can track it down.

Simply place the Luggage Leash tag into your bag and download the app to track its location. This clever invention will give you peace of mind when the time comes to check in your luggage.

  1. Be sensible

Sometimes, you just need to use your common sense. It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of discovering new cultures, but you should always stay aware of your surroundings and be smart about how you carry and store your belongings. For instance, it’s never a good idea to walk around with your wallet in your back pocket, but in places such as Paris that are known for pickpocketing, you’re sure to quickly become a target. Make sure to invest in proper security measures and your holiday will go off without a hitch!

Don’t let your concerns about security put a dampener on your travels. Be prepared with these 5 security hacks from Bags to Go so you can get back to the important stuff – enjoying your adventure!

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Range of the Month: American Tourister Bon Air

Take off in style with the American Tourister Bon Air range. As durable as they are stylish, this clever design puts the fun in functional. From their fashionable aesthetics to their user-friendly features, American Tourister has cemented its reputation for offering quality luggage with flair with the Bon Air range. Get ready to steal the show with this sleek range of suitcases – you’ll love showing them off!

Since 1933, American Tourister has been at the forefront of innovation in the industry. Creating the first ever moulded luggage in the 50s, the well-trusted American brand has continued to deliver practical and modern designs for over 80 years.

What makes them so popular?

Modern travellers are saying no to dull and are daring to go bold with striking designs that express their personality. For the ultimate combination of strength and style, the Bon Air range keeps your possessions protected while remaining light as a feather with its tough polypropylene outer. There’s no wondering why seasoned globetrotters around the world are turning to the American Tourister Bon Air range for luggage that is not only robust and reliable, but a stylish accessory for travel.

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Our Favourite Features

People demand a lot from their luggage, and the Bon Air range definitely delivers. The American Tourister Bon Air range provides secure and sophisticated travel with the following features:

  • Made of polypropylene for superior protection that doesn’t weigh you down
  • Hardside expander for additional capacity
  • Fixed Transport Security Administration (TSA) combination lock for superior security
  • Push button trolley
  • Soft-touch carry handles for comfortable handling
  • Expandable in all sizes
  • Packing straps
  • Built in ID Tag
  • 10 year warranty.

Spinner-style wheels make for smooth and easy maneuvering while the brand’s renowned attention to detail has resulted in zips that glide smoothly for easy access. These seemingly small features are what add up to make the Bon Air range so reliable and user-friendly.

A Suitcase to Suit Everyone

The American Tourister Bon Air range is all about colour. Express yourself and get playful with vibrant hues including navy, turquoise, red and hot pink, or opt for a sophisticated look with classic black or white.

Available in small, medium and large, the Bon Air range has a size to suit every traveller. Whether you’re heading to the beach for a weekend or you’re off on an around-the-world adventure, there is a funky Bon Air suitcase convenient for your trip.

Discover the entire range of American Tourister Bon Air suitcases here, or find your nearest Bags to Go outlet to shop instore!

Feature image by Phoebe Lee from Little Grey Box.

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Luggage for Travelling Around Asia

Preparing for a holiday in Asia? If you’re hoping to invest in some new luggage before setting off, don’t rush into buying anything until you’ve carefully considered your travel plans. After all, there’s nothing more annoying than being stuck in a foreign country with an annoying bag or suitcase to lug around. Whatever kind of activities you have planned for your trip, Bags To Go has got you covered! Keep reading to find out what luggage option is best for your holiday.

Backpacking Holiday

When it comes to finding suitable backpacks for travelling to Asia, we stock a range of versatile options. Whether you’re island-hopping in Bali or trekking across the Great Wall of China, a comfortable and spacious backpack is a must if you plan to do a lot of walking during your trip. Backpackers tend to travel light out of necessity, but that’s no reason to forego the essentials. If you’re going on a long haul holiday, the Caribee Wheeled Hiking Backpack has a capacity of 75 litres and more than enough room for all of your clothing, toiletries and other supplies. For shorter trips, we also stock arrange of smaller backpacks that will equip you for your next adventure.

Luxury Escape

From beachfront resorts to five-star hotels, Asia has plenty of luxury accommodation. If you plan on staying somewhere fancy, you’ll need plenty of outfit options in order to look the part. Rather than stuffing your nicest clothes into a backpack, a lightweight yet spacious suitcase like the medium American Tourister would be much better suited to a luxurious journey throughout Asia. Featuring a fully lined interior, expandable capacity and 3 TSA combination locks, this is one of the best suitcases for safe and comfortable travel. If you’re the kind of person that likes to change their outfit every couple of hours while on holiday, our range of large suitcases should be able to accommodate all of your wardrobe options.

Road Trip  

Travelling across the Asian continent by car or bus would no doubt be exciting, but keeping your belongings safe might be something of a challenge. The roads can get a little bumpy in some parts of Asia, so you’ll need a bag that can withstand being bounced around in the back of a vehicle without sustaining any damage. We suggest the Blackwolf Bladerunner duffel bag due to its functional design that includes all-terrain wheels and lockable zips.

Once you’ve decided which kind of bag would best suit your trip to Asia, don’t forget to stock up on travel accessories. And for more overseas travel advice, be sure to read our previous blog post on how to make overhaul flights more comfortable!

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Range of the Month: Antler Juno

With their oh-so-chic design, it’s not hard to see why the Antler Juno range has been chosen as our latest range of the month. These suitcases are stylish yet robust, and can be taken wherever your wanderlust leads you next.

Since they were first established back in 1914, Antler has always made a point of paying close attention to current trends, providing style-conscious jetsetters with fun and fashionable luggage options. This quintessentially British brand is known for designing bags that can turn heads, and their trademark flair can be seen across the Juno range.

What Makes Them So Popular?

If you’ve ever struggled to locate your bag amongst all the other generic looking suitcases on a luggage carousal, why not invest in something that stands out from the crowd? With an Antler Juno suitcase, you’ll always be able to spot your luggage straight away. They feature distinctive cures and ridges, and can be purchased in an array of vibrant colours.

Not only are they pretty to look at, these suitcases are also light as feather, so you won’t have to risk throwing your back out when trying to lift yours into the boot of car or an overhead locker. The entire Antler Juno range is made from a tough polypropylene material, which is both light and impact-resistant. This means that if a careless baggage handler happens to drop your suitcase or hauls it onto the plane a little too enthusiastically, your possessions will be safe from sustaining any damage.
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Image by Kiara King from Lion in the Wild.

Our Favourite Features

Antler Juno suitcases are optimised for hassle-free travel. They come with the following features:

  • A fixed Transport Security Administration (TSA) lock, to keep your belongs secure.
  • An interior pocket and packing straps, so the contents of your suitcase won’t get jumbled up.
  • 360-degree rotating wheels, designed for complete maneuverability.
  • Super sturdy and stylish polypropylene hard case shell.
  • Side and top carry handles for easy lifting.
  • Lightweight locking trolley system.

Available in a Range of Colours

From conventional black and white to more attention-seeking hues such as pink and purple, Antler Juno suitcases are available in a variety of different colours. Whether you fashion sense is sophisticated, hipster or a little bit quirky, there’s sure to be shade that matches your signature style in this range.

You can find the entire Antler Juno range of suitcases here, or simply find your nearest Bags to Go outlet to pick one up in store.