Opinion

Style queen takes on DIY travel luggage project

I’m leaving the heels and vintage luggage at home in favour of practicality.
I’m leaving the heels and vintage luggage at home in favour of practicality.

IF THERE'S a will, there's a way.

That's my motto in life.

Never one to give up once I get an idea in my head, my focus has recently turned to baggage.

Specifically wheels.

Now that my impending long-term journey is nearly upon me, the last thing I want is to be weighed down, literally.

I've bought a cult travel bag, the MEI Voyageur.

It has transformer abilities - it works as a duffle bag or a backpack.

But I also want it as a detachable roll-on.

Trusty Google has shown I'm not alone - I've found some How-To instructions and a trip to Bunnings is now on my to-do list.

This plan might be more of my wackier ones, but I'm determined, if anything to show up the guys at work.

They've taken to idea with interest, but mostly glee.

"Why don't you attach four wheels and a board and ride your backpack like a skateboard?" one asked.

"You know sewing into your bag will make it less strong. Is your bag waterproof? It won't be once you put a hole in your bag."

Not to be discouraged, I plan to upload proof of my success.

This idea is part of my larger, travel around the world with carry-on luggage plan.

It's going to be hard as a fashion reporter, when style is entrenched in my daily mood. Wish me luck!

Topics:  fashion, gladstone, luggage, opinion



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