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Study Abroad With Your BFF: A Vera Bradley Travel Bag

Traveling isn’t always black and white, but your luggage can be.

Studying abroad is anything but black and white. It’s a technicolor whirlwind of plans to be made, buses to be caught and views to be seen. It’s an endless decision making process—where each choice you make will lead you to a different city and a new adventure. It’s a constant cycle of booking flights, printing tickets and packing (then unpacking) every bathing suit you own just in case it’s hot enough to swim. Studying abroad is a dream come true for every wanderer, soul-searcher and young mind. But is it black and white? Not a chance.

Luckily, there are ways to uncomplicate your weekend travels. One of those ways is taking your best friend with you. Your reliable, sophisticated, stylish best friend— aka your favorite Vera Bradley tote. If you stick with your BFF, everything is always black and white.

No matter what your style and where you’re studying, your best friend will be by your side. Whether you’re keeping it boho in Spain, minimalist on the Amalfi Coast or smart in the city of London, your black and white Vera Bradley bag will keep you looking elegant and classy.

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The Grand Traveler bag is a boho girl’s best friend. Not only is this bag convenient and comfortable, it’s black and white pattern will match nearly any outfit and any attitude. It is the perfect size for a carry-on, but can also be worn as an oversized purse as you explore the streets of Barcelona or Seville. This bag has tucked-away pockets to hold your passport, cellphone and ID, as well as an adjustable shoulder strap to keep your travels comfy. It is a reliable, organized bag to get you to and from Spain’s beautiful cities. The Grand Traveler will never let you down and will always be prepared for an extravagant journey.

Tip: This versatile bag comes equip with a trolley sleeve, which allows the Grand Traveler to ride on top of rolling luggage.


Screen Shot 2015-11-29 at 11.19.55 AMItaly: Miller Travel Bag

The Miller Travel Bag is a best friend who takes you to places you’ve never been before. It’s light-weight, quilted cotton design is perfect for spending the day admiring Florence’s many frescoes, sculptures, churches, and palaces; while it’s zippers and padded pockets keep your valuables safe and sound. This bag screams sophistication and charm. Pair the black and white bag with a wide-brim hat and maxi-skirt and you’ll fit right in with Italy’s remarkable fashion-sense.

Tip: Want to personalize your style? Vera Bradley bags are always available with monogram and will continuously allow you to be yourself.


Screen Shot 2015-11-29 at 2.13.13 PMIreland: Lighten Up Grande Backpack

The Lighten Up Grande Backpack is a best friend who is always looking to make your life easier. When wandering through Ireland’s magnificent terrain, this bag has enough space for all of your travel documents, as well as room for extra snacks and water. This backpack is light as can be, but remains sturdy and safe, so your laptop and camera will stay secure during your long walks on the Cliffs of Moher or on Dublin’s cobblestone streets. This bag features padded shoulder straps, so you’ll be relaxed and comfortable even after a long day of exploration.

Tip: Don’t fear Ireland’s rainy weather! The Lighten Up Grande Backpack is made of water-resistant, polyester.


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France: Get Carried Away Tote

Keep it flexible in France with your best friend—the Get Carried Away Tote. Much like Paris, this large bag has much to offer. It features a breakaway zipper that allows easy access and secure storage for your passport and camera and also two plastic-lined pockets to transport your lotions, perfumes, or maybe even a macaroon or two. The design of this tote is impeccable for a day of discovering the many allures of the city of light, love and fashion. You’ll fit right in with Paris’s charming style with this elegant and eye-catching black and white tote.

Tip: Use this bag as a carry-on, or a large purse. No matter what your uses are, this BFF will never disappoint you!


 Australia: Large Duffel Travel Bag

The Large Duffel Travel Bag is a Aussie girl’s best friend. This Screen Shot 2015-11-29 at 11.15.34 AMBFF has enough room in her life for everything that’s important to you and believes in the quality of friendship. Whether you’re heading into Sydney or flying to the Outback, this bag is perfect for either a week-long adventure or an over-nighter. It is convenient and flexible, with an easy-access outside pocket and a roomy interior that fits all of your clothing, accessories and more. This black and white BFF will never dissatisfy you and will always make you smile. Take your duffel wherever, whenever and prepare for a good time.

Tip: This duffel could be used as a carry-on, or can be packed flat and used later on a weekend getaway or an overnight trip!

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China: Spinner Rolling Luggage

The Spinner Rolling Luggage is the type of best friend who introduces you to all of her other friends—the small duffel, the quilted satchel, the smartphone wristlet and the cosmetic organizer. This rolling bag has the ability to accommodate all of your traveling necessities, as well as a few souvenirs and gifts. Pull this light-weight bag behind you as you walk the Great Wall of China, or sightsee in Hong Kong. China has so much to offer, much like this piece of versatile luggage.

Tip: This BFF will stay by your side, even during the toughest of times. Trying to catch a bus? Just pull your bag behind you as you run to the nearest bus station. Need quick access to your passport? Don’t forget this bag has a quick-zip pocket on the outside for your travel documents and cellphone.


When your weekend plans are set, and your flights have been arranged, grab your black and white Vera Bradley and travel worry-free.

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This post is brought to you by Vera Bradley and Her Campus Media.

Brooke Stafford

Pennsylvania State University | 10 stories

Brooke is currently a junior studying public relations and psychology at Penn State University. She is a curious mind, a social media enthusiast and well-traveled daydreamer. When she isn't fantasizing about her next big adventure, she is drinking chai, napping, or scrolling through

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