I love my tote bags!
I am a firm believer in packing lightly for a trip. Lugging around heavy luggage is not my idea of fun. It's so much easier to wheel and throw around a carry-on or large tote bag. I highly recommend packing less.
Like my last trip (which you can read all about in the next post scheduled soon after this one), I only carried a carry-on for a 4-day girly getaway. Even though I didn't pack too much, I still didn't feel deprived and had all the options I needed for an afternoon at the beach and dinner out in town.
I <3 Real Simple, even more for this article on their website:
"Packing Light for a Weekend Trip"
It gives good advice on clothing choices for a weekend trip to the beach, the country and the city. The recommendations are classic pieces that mix and match. Better than I do even! My last trip actually included the beach, the country and the city! And like I said, I fit it all inside a 19 inch spinner that does not expand. If I can do it, you can too.