Amazing travel bag
This bag is unbelievable. I have been looking for a travel bag that could carry everything, travel well and of course not look like luggage. I finally had a chance to put this bag to the test this week and it did not disappoint. It held winter clothes for a six day trip including two chunky sweaters, a fleece, running gear, three pairs of shoes, all my toiletries and a hairdryer. All in one bag; I can't remember the last time I was able to do that but it's exactly what I had hoped for from this bag. Some of the reviews caution that the bag is so big it can be heavy and unwieldy when full. My bag was very full. I could still comfortably carry it by the handles over my shoulder but I can see how it could be over-packed. We drove, so I'm not sure how it would have held up as carry-on luggage. Overall though, I'm over the moon for this bag. I still can't believe it held every last bit of clothing, accessories and toiletries I needed for a week-long trip. It makes me giddy to think of what I could fill it with for a quick weekend trip. This bag makes me want to travel more just so I can use it. Love.
November 7, 2012
I got the Grand Traveler at the Vera Bradley Outlet Store. I purchased it in Portobello road and it has become my go to for overnight trips and extended vacations. I am in love.
March 4, 2014
This bag is awesome! It holds everything you need and fits in the overhead compartment on the airplanes perfectly! Great bag with tons of pockets :)
March 4, 2014
I Love It!
I ordered mine in Priscilla Pink and I love the bright color!
I have used this bag 3 times so far -2 for week long trips, and once for a 3 day trip. I was definitely surprised at the size when I received it, but I am a total over-packer, so this bag works great for me.
My favorite feature is the pockets. The inside has 4 large pockets that help keep me organized. I use them for whole bottles of shampoo and conditioner, contact solution, glasses case, toothbrush, deodorant, and other large items. I also like how the outside pockets have a magnet closure- which is way easier to use than a zipper.
I have yet to use this bag while flying, only because it's large and I am afraid they would make me gate check it.
February 13, 2014
Perfect Carry-On for Short Trips
I recently purchased this bag in Go Wild for a three-day weekend trip. I was taking a flight and did not want to check any luggage. I easily packed enough clothes for the weekend, including extra items! I was able to also stash two big scarves, a small hair dryer and hair iron, the Large Cosmetic Case and the Jewelry Folio. I had extra room, and even though the width dimensions were one inch larger than carry-on regulations for the airline, it fit easily in the overhead compartment because it was not stuffed. I even had room for a souvenir sweatshirt purchase on the way home. I didn't even need an extra big bag; I used my Mailbag purse. So pleased with the size of this bag, how much it held. The four interior pockets were great for socks, underwear, bras and scarves. My other clothes fit neatly in the middle, and I put the cosmetics and jewelry folio right on top. It was perfect -- I stayed at two hotels and it kept everything neat both nights. A long strap makes it easy to lug through the airport, and the short handles give good control when going down the aisle of the plane. I highly recommend this bag if you are traveling on short trips via airplane and do not want to check your luggage. I even had a woman on the plane tell me that she really liked the bag! Can't wait to find an excuse to use it again.
February 10, 2014
Great bag for a teacher!
I just received my bag yesterday in Floral Nightingale and used it today. It is great! I am a second grade teacher and have to wag a bunch of supplies, notebooks, etc back and forth to school everyday. I wanted a big bag with lots of room and pockets and this works great! I was able to fit in several notebooks, textbooks, various supplies, my tablet in it's case, bottles of gatorade and water, some snacks, pen carrying case, and other various items and it didn't hurt my shoulder like some other bags tend to do. It also seems very sturdy and distributes the weight of the items in the bag properly. It has PLENTY of pockets inside and out! I would recommend to any teacher, college student, etc. I'm sure I'll end up using it for travel too...but for now it works great for this busy teacher!
January 14, 2014
Great travel bags!
Love! Love! Love! This bag! Got it in The very very berry. It's so beautiful Got some many compliments just checking into hotel. Ordered more pieces to match. Love Vera Bradley!
January 11, 2014
Just what I needed
I used this for my trip last week to San Juan. It was awesome, I was able to stuff a lot of clothes and my electronics on the plane. It was easy to carry and I noticed a lot of others being carried at the airport. It is big but just the right size for what I needed it for. The only one slight problem was on the flight home, it was a smaller plane with short compartments above us, we had to squeeze it in. But so did everybody else with their bags, some bags had to go on the floor. I got the Baroque pattern
January 7, 2014
Great Bag for Long Vacations!
Over the summer, I received my grand traveler in Doodle Daisy and I love it! In the summer, I went on a 10 day vacation and I could fit in my bag:
6 pairs of shorts
4 pairs of flip flop shoes
electric shaver w/ charger
running t shirt
I love my Bag!!!!!!!!!!!!
December 29, 2013
Perfect for traveling
I bought the grand traveler to use as my carry-on when I went to Europe and it was excellent! It stores under the seat in front of you so there was no need to deal with the overhead or anything. I would definitely recommend this bag to anyone! It's also perfect for short weekend trips!
December 4, 2013