By Eva Whalen

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In The Bag is our roundup column of useful items for globe-trekking – that is: all of the things you wish you had packed to make life easier.

Nuu Muu takes the notion of the little black dress and renders it sporty and patterned, resulting in a lightweight, all-purpose travel dress for running, yoga, market shopping, biking, tennis, beach combing, lounging and pretty much anything else you want to do at your destination (short of formal affairs). Pair it with a sweater or blazer, or a pair of leggings for sport. These are easy to wash in hotel sinks, they hang dry, and are lightweight. Made in the USA, Nuu Muu also supports non-profit organizations dedicated to the health and well-being of women, girls, and the planet. Read more and shop at

This Poppies Carry-All Tote from Seltzer Goods is useful at every global destination — be it beach combing, market shopping, book browsing, or souvenir collecting. Lightweight with leather straps, this versatile tote comes in a variety of colors and graphics and works for all seasons. Toss it in your luggage or carry it on board when you fly to quickly remove TSA tech items. Choose your favorite style at

These Cougar-brand shoes double as both rain shoes and comfortable walking shoes for sunny days, saving luggage space when heading to destinations that have a rainy season — including NYC in the springtime! Slip in them, then slip them off for airport TSA moments and beach days. Versatile when paired with jeans, workout clothes, or beach wear or even a summer dress, you can find them at

Protective sun hats from Wallaroo are well established as a style-forward brand that blocks 97.5% of the sun’s rays, so definitely toss a favorite Wallaroo hat or three into your luggage. Styles range from fedoras and pork pies to cowgirl to classically elegant. Choose your favorite styles at Find hats for the men and children in your life, too.

Kneipp’s velvety “Soft in Seconds” hand creams should definitely travel with you for quick dry-skin fixes in flight or on land for a variety of climates. They’re vegan, contain no mineral oil, silicone or paraffin, and come in luscious blends such as Lemon Verbena and Avocado Butter, Almond Blossom, Evening Primrose, and Grapefruit. Pick up small travel sizes, too, for purse or pocket. In fact, you’ll love everything at

Bon voyage, fearless travelers!

Originally published March 2017



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