While I LOVE to travel, see new sights, meet new people, and eat new foods. I'm in a particular place in my life where everything is domestic. I'm constantly taking kids places, and teaching kids new things. Although Tom makes great travel bags, which at this time I only get to use sporadically- I use many of the "other" more domesticated bags daily! The shop bag can hold many, many, many more library books than my family of voracious readers can chew through in our two week allotment. The shop bag is also great for wet swimming suits. AND (this is important) If said, suits are left in a hot car for several days, the shop bag can be washed!! My own daily bag (the Imago) holds the only things that are MINE, no one can have it or what's in it. My field journal hold my thoughts, because, come on! If I don't put them somewhere- they will be gone!
The clear quarter packing cube separtes, sunscreen from my reading material, while my several zippered pouches holds my MP3 player( mothers must have some respite), pens, band-aids (can never have enough of these), and tylenol. (Both for children and adults) I guess what I"m trying to say is "Tom- not just for Travel."