The Best Carry-On Luggage for Every Type of Traveler

Carry-ons are better than regular suitcases. I said what I said.

Carry-On Luggage
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There are two types of people in this world: Those that pack a month in advance of their trip, and those that pack an hour before they need to leave. Regardless of which type you are, we all need a handy piece of luggage to do it with. And as the weather gets warmer and you start to set your sights on anywhere that is not the frigid cold you've been experiencing for the past four months—perhaps a beach with limited cell reception and no access to work emails?—now is a great time to refresh your carry-on luggage collection. I know that the thought of parting ways with the suitcase you received as a Christmas present from your parents eight years ago is difficult (I am a guilty member of this party!), but thanks to 2020 perks like built-in phone chargers and spacious storage compartments, the new generation of carry-ons are far more appealing than standard suitcases. Plus, who wants to deal with baggage claim and the hassle of potentially losing your luggage?

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Bianca Rodriguez is the Fashion & Luxury Commerce Manager at Hearst Magazines, covering fashion, beauty, and more for Cosmopolitan, Elle, Esquire, Harper’s BAZAAR, and Town & Country. In addition to spearheading commerce content across brands—from writing about wardrobe must-haves and sales at major retailers to strategizing—she is also an avid reader with a deep love and knowledge for books of all genres. More often than not, you can find her lounging with a good book on the weekend.