I do not own the ultimate travel purse and I need to. I have a lot of different bags for travelling and they all let me down in one way or another. This trip, I used a backpack for everything and carried the baby in the Baby Bjorn, which meant that nothing was ever accessible. I need to invest in the right purse to help keep organized.
For me, the ultimate travel purse will be large enough to hold: wallet, camera (normal, digital camera size), water, travel guide/map, Kleenex and hand sanitizer. (And also anything else my husband asks me to carry at the last minute. It will not be so big that my stuff gets lost in the bottom or so small that everything is crammed in and anything extra is a problem.
This purse would not just be for the airport but also for sightseeing. It would be nice if it looked presentable as well, but I think my wish list may lean more toward the “sporty” type purse.
I already own a couple of MEC purses that sort of fit the bill, until they are too small, etc.
Lastly – it cannot go on my back – this is awkward for access and I hate it! I also am too “cool” to wear a fanny pack – so don’t even suggest it. There is enough bulk attracting attention to my fanny area as it is.
I would be happy to hear any suggestions, or, if someone has the ultimate bag, please let me know!