Consider a replacement to your check-in luggage, especially if your current one looks like it won't take another beating. The bulk of the luggage doesn't really matter, but you should choose materials and fabrics that hardly add to the weight of your baggage. Plastics and metals are durable, but their weight should be enough to tip the scales and cause you to pay for the penalties. Fabrics and leather are recommended, especially if you're only cramming in clothes and personal items into the bag. Your check-in should also be mounted on rollers and caster for convenience. Jetsetters are all-too-familiar with the discomforts of shoulder bags and duffels, and the stroller will come in handy as you shuffle in and out of the airports. The mount should be made of tempered metal, with hooded casters made of rubber.
Your carry-on luggage should be designed for comfort and accessibility. It'll go through routine security checks at the airport, and it's easier if you can take everything out and repack in a jiffy when prompted to do so. The designs vary according to the purpose. An overnight carry-on usually has several pockets for personal effects, while others have more room to accommodate other sundries you'll bring in. A toddler bag comes with a roomy main compartment and plenty of external pouches. Make sure your carry-on comes in a size prescribed by your airline, though; it has to be tucked into the cabin compartment for the duration of the flight. Avoid the extra costs of check-in baggage and choose a carry-on that's portable and accessible.
Keep your essential documents close to your body at all times, especially credit cards, passports, and personal identification. Money belts are preferable to wallets, but travel wallets offer more room for an assortment of essentials. Travel wallets are similar to women's pocketbooks and purses, but these have more compartments to keep documents cards, and billfolds organized. When looking for ladies travel wallets, choose a design which easily reveals all of the contents at a glance. The outer sleeves should be made of mesh, and inner compartments out of transparent plastic. The wallet should be large enough to accommodate your passport and boarding ticket's size. Check the zippers and make sure its durable enough for repeated use.
Your travel wallet should also have a loop handle you can slip around your wrist. You'll store all of your important documents in it, and you're only guaranteed a smoother trip if you invest in its quality. Choosing the right luggage is only part of your precautions for ensuring a hassle-free vacation, but at least you'll have an idea of the stuff you'll pack and the limits of the bulk your bags can accommodate.