I have yet to find the perfect bag.
By "bag", I don't mean the swag bag that is usually given out at conferences. I have quite a collection of those, and use them for various purposes.
I'm talking a bag that is used as a purse.
I have taken tote bags, satchels, rolling bags (attendees trip over them quite often), cross-body bags, etc.
You name it - I've hauled it around.
If it's a larger bag, I tend to fill it up to the point that my shoulders are coming loose.
If it's too small, then I am always missing something.
Last year, while attending RootsTech 2015, I had a few moments to spare before meeting some genealogy friends. I decided to wander over to Macy's at City Creek Center, which is a stone's throw from the Salt Palace. I happened upon a sale, which included Kipling Bags.
I found the perfect bag!
This bag has everything I need.
And, it holds everything I need to bring to a conference.
The name of this bag is Alvar Crossbody Bag.
Other colors and details may be viewed here.
It is extremely lightweight, and holds credentials, a wallet, my slim camera, phone, and my Android tablet.
All without breaking my neck and pulling out my shoulders.
This is not my everyday purse, nor did I buy it in a lot of colors.
Black suits my every need.
It pays to plan ahead as to what you really need to take around with you, and just how much you can scale down.
I prefer to scale down.
I am old.