OK, I just took a week-long trip to California (to Carmel, San Francisco, and the Sonoma Valley), and I took my new Chelsea with me as a travel tote for the plane and sightseeing. It was magnificent. I love the zip top, which makes it easy to go through the x-ray machines at the airport without the contents dumping all over the place, and it fits under the plane seat perfectly. Also, it's just a great size -- not too big, not too small -- holds everything w/o looking like a piece of luggage. Plus, the Damier pattern goes with everything, casual or more dressy. I use it as a work bag at home, and this was the first time I had travelled with it. Highly recommended!