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Wanderlust travel essentials - your guide to stylish and practical travel

June 12, 2024


Choosing the right luggage with Very

The excitement of an approaching holiday or staycation is often overshadowed by the onerous task of packing and even more so ensuring your luggage is practical, functional and perfectly reflects your personal style.

Choosing the perfect luggage and those all important travel accessories is as important as choosing the right destination. Years ago, when travelling with young children, my main priority was having a large suitcase that would fit everything in and be easy to haul around while juggling two children on my own.
However these days, while we still need great functionality, with two teens, our priority has shifted and we now all want to travel with luggage and accessories that reflect our individual style.

Thankfully, these days there are so many brands pairing practicality with style and that’s why we headed to Very to seek out a full new set of wanderlust travel essentials for an upcoming trip where we found an unrivalled selection of luggage and accessories to choose from.

High on my list of priorities was practicality, functionality and style. The hunt was on to find something to suit both my son’s cool, laid back style and my daughter’s pretty in pink obsession. and so began the search…

We were spoilt for choice looking through the choices on the Very website and spent a few nights narrowing down our choices . Eventually we found the perfect cases and accessories for us as a family and our upcoming travel needs.

A laid back look for him

We chose the large Joules soft navy blue trolley case – it has a cool coastal vibe and with its soft outer shell, it offers that casual laid back style we were looking for. With the branded Joules hare logos, this case is perfect for the style conscious teen. It has an aircraft grade aluminium trolley system which means its strong enough to cope with tough journeys through an airport system without the risk of damage to the contents.

We loved that there was so much storage space and could easily include everything that was needed like shoes and a coat rather than needing a separate bag. With 6 secure, lined pockets there’s even places to store toiletries, valuables and essentials.

To match and complete the look we added the super lightweight coastal bag. With a relaxed style this is the obvious addition to carry laptops, books and snacks for any journey.

The bag has both a removable shoulder strap and adjustable handles meaning it can be carried in a variety of ways and also sits perfectly on top of the suitcase for ease.

Stylish and practical luggage for her

With one teen sorted, the search began for the stylish and practical travel pink luggage that was the request of my daughter. The second choice, quite different in style, was the pastel pink Rock Pixel 8 wheel Hard Shell Medium Suitcase.
Made from ultra-strong polypropylene, It is tough and impact resistant and packed with practical features. The expander zips can be opened to increase the volume of the case which is a great added extra especially as there are often holiday purchases that we need to be able to transport home.
It’s smooth rolling wheels and telescopic handle make it a great case to smoothly navigate crowded train stations or airports. I loved the added security of having an integrated Travel Sentry-approved TSA combination lock. Which means that the case can be legally opened by aviation security agencies without damage if ever needed. Inside the case is a luxurious soft-touch lining and elasticated straps to help keep everything in place- a must for my super organised daughter.
We purchased this case in confidence knowing there was a 15 year manufacturer’s warranty against manufacturing defects arising from faulty workmanship or materials.

Wanderlust travel essentials - the added extras

A great added extra to complement this case was the Nere Stori Mini Case,which of course we chosen in pink to match the theme. Large enough to carry a passport, airpods and mini beauty essentials for travel, it has a practical hard outer shell case which means it can be stored within a handbag and will keep its contents safe and secure.
For the music-mad traveller who won’t travel without the latest tunes, the Apple Airpods are a must. We found these were so easy to connect with crystal clear sound for up to 3 hours on a single charge – fantastic to keep everyone occupied on longer journeys .
It was great to just pop these in our carry case and know they were ready to use and we could easily swap between devices when needed.

Luggage and accessories are an important part of any trip, taking time to carefully consider what suits your family practically and what fits with your style will enable you to make an informed choice. I can’t recommend using Very enough as a go to website for all your travel luggage and travel essentials to enable you all to set off well prepared, stylish and ready to enjoy an unforgettable trip.

AD This luggage was chosen by us and gifted by to showcase their range of travel essentials

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June 12, 2024