From Delsey Paris, the Montrouge series includes a 9.75-by-12.5-by-8.5-inch beauty case and a 22-by-14.5-by-10-inch carry-on expandable spinner. Upright models include removable and washable linings, SECURITECH zippers that are 41 times more resistant than standard zippers, and TSA-accepted locks. $169 (carry-on) and $69 (beauty case). The Briar & The Burley.

Photography by Rodney Margison

With summer here and COVID-19 vaccinations plentiful, many Bloomingtonians are planning a return to familiar activities in a (hopefully) post-pandemic world. And that includes travel— whether a weekend getaway by car, a flight to visit faraway friends and family, or a vacation to some exotic destination.

According to the U.S. Travel Association, 72% of American travelers are planning a summer vacation in 2021 and 41% of U.S. companies will soon restart domestic business travel.

For weekend excursions, overnight bags are all that’s needed, while many air travelers have learned to do away with luggage fees by taking just carry-ons. Need a new bag? You can find functional and fashionable luggage at shops in Fountain Square Mall on the south side of the downtown Square. —Rodney Margison