I love these Tepper Jackson luggage tags available at TravelSmith. Their whimsical designs are sure to brighten even the shabbiest bag and make it easy to spot at baggage claim. I can’t wait to gift these to every tasteful traveler (including me!) on my list. I know they’ll love em’ but are too busy saving up for the next trip to make the splurge. $17; www.travelsmith.com


Ellen Barone has been creating words and images for travel and tourism since 1998. She co-founded and publishes the group travel blog YourLifeIsATrip.com and is currently at work on her first book "I Could Live Here".