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Travel (Again) In Style (Win!)

April 14, 2022

Suffice it to say, the way we travel has changed. As we get used to a new jet-setting norm, we sat down with Stéphanie Beaudry, vice-president of sales and product development at luxe luggage-maker Bugatti Collections—an avid traveller herself—to talk about what we can expect the next time we take off. —Noa Nichol

Hi Stéphanie! Please tell us a bit about yourself to start.

I am truly passionate about travel. I’ve been in the luggage industry for more than eight years! I lived in China for five years and travelled the world with my three children from a very young age!

It’s been a tough two years for travel; do you think people are finally ready to jet set again?

People are definitely ready to jet set again! So am I!!! Not only have people had enough of not dressing up, they are ready to travel and show off their new luggage.

As restrictions ease and the world opens back up, where are Canadians most eager to travel to?

I think the first destinations are the beaches; somehow, people feel safer by the beach. After the lockdowns, we need air, sun and joy!

In terms of packing, considering the “new normal” of the world, what are some new items we should take with us when we go?

Hmmm let me think … masks??!! I’ve been travelling for few months now and the only must have I would say is masks.

It’s tempting these days to travel with just a carry-on; what are the pros and cons of packing light, and can you make a case for checking our bags?

You are talking to THE carry-on pro! I travelled to China for 10 days with carry-on only. It often takes very long to get your check-in luggage at arrival, or they could be lost and arrive late (which happened to me for a jet-set weekend in New York! On a direct flight on top of it!) and if you are multiple people travelling together, car transportation becomes an issue! Pro tip for light packing: mosthotels have next-day laundry service.

What’s trending in terms of luggage these days?

Hard-side luggage, colours, quality! Luggage is becoming a fashion accessory; people buy luggage to complete their look!

Your top packing tips?

PACKING CUBES! I am obsessed with them! Being organized and packing versatile clothes that have easy care. Do not overpack! I am sure a lot of people will agree, we never use half of what we pack!

Final, personal question: what travel destination is next on your bucket list?

Japan with my boys. I’ve been twice already but never with them. I am all about living experiences with my sons and I want to live this one with them: ski trip in Japan (Kyoto and Tokyo). They are into skiing and anime; Japan is the ideal destination for them!

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  1. Catrina Lyttle

    April 15th, 2022 at 9:06 am

    I would love to visit Ireland!
    @aliceltranty on IG

  2. wendy hutton

    April 15th, 2022 at 9:07 am

    would love to visit Scotland @wghutton

  3. Talwinder Mangat

    April 15th, 2022 at 9:09 am

    Europe!

    @tommangat

  4. Christine

    April 15th, 2022 at 9:15 am

    Ireland 💚

  5. Amanda Masters

    April 15th, 2022 at 9:28 am

    Planning out England, Scotland and Ireland but also wanting a white sand beach. I’ll go everywhere!
    @Amandalmasters99

  6. Amber olak

    April 15th, 2022 at 9:31 am

    Disneyland!

    @amber_olak

  7. Michelle Lewis

    April 15th, 2022 at 9:33 am

    In think people in the US are ready for travel. We’ve been a lot looser with our precautions than other countries since the beginning of the pandemic. I’m conflicted about it for that reason, but I still have the itch to travel.
    Instagram handle: michellegeeksout

  8. Emily Lyons

    April 15th, 2022 at 9:38 am

    Aruba would be a dream!

    @elyonsway

  9. Kate M

    April 15th, 2022 at 9:39 am

    This would save me pulling my luggage out for my upcoming week in NYC!! Absolutely beautiful!!

  10. laurel jones

    April 15th, 2022 at 9:51 am

    someplace warm with no forest fires

  11. Zaralyne Lahorra

    April 15th, 2022 at 9:59 am

    This luggage set would be so perfect for our first flight in 3 years 🙏🥺! My little Fam is heading to Vancouver and Hawaii!
    Mahalo!

  12. Sharon Benson

    April 15th, 2022 at 10:01 am

    Ireland is where I want to go.
    Sharon.benson.779

  13. Kristy Keogh

    April 15th, 2022 at 10:09 am

    I want to head to Ireland next

  14. Tara

    April 15th, 2022 at 10:12 am

    That colour is beautiful! I’m going to Disney World!! @triedbytara

  15. Amanda

    April 15th, 2022 at 10:16 am

    I got married in Maui and have been wanting to go back with my hubby for our anniversary! It’ll be our first vacation since pandemic!

    @amxamanda

  16. Pnina

    April 15th, 2022 at 10:36 am

    Israel

    @xmontrealer4

  17. Rachel C.

    April 15th, 2022 at 10:38 am

    hopefully the uk!

    @rachelanncartwright

  18. Lana Hood

    April 15th, 2022 at 11:03 am

    An outer island @PrairieLoon on Insta

  19. Iffat

    April 15th, 2022 at 11:05 am

    #2 I wanna go to Switzerland 🇨🇭
    Instagram handle : myheartzpure

  20. Debora Miscione

    April 15th, 2022 at 11:11 am

    I have always wanted to visit the British Isles, plus Ireland.

  21. Joy D

    April 15th, 2022 at 11:17 am

    I would love to revisit Cuba again.
    @joymariemd

  22. Mishelle G

    April 15th, 2022 at 11:22 am

    I would LOVE to visit Hawaii. Been my dream for years!
    Mishelle G

  23. Lisa Rumolo

    April 15th, 2022 at 11:37 am

    I’d love to go to Austria where my dad was born

  24. Lisa Lundstrom

    April 15th, 2022 at 11:41 am

    Rome is the next place on my list!!
    @chloeanna2003

  25. Roula

    April 15th, 2022 at 12:16 pm

    Hoping to go to sunny Greece !!
    @roulalouk

  26. Dianne Trevithick

    April 15th, 2022 at 12:27 pm

    Phoenix, Arizona is on my list @ Plantlady1950

  27. Elaine Poon

    April 15th, 2022 at 12:33 pm

    Been waiting 2 years to visit Europe ~ Scotland, London and Paris!
    @heartsinparadise

  28. Christina

    April 15th, 2022 at 1:18 pm

    Heading to Europe!!!!

    @ccuma

  29. Rosalie Reeves

    April 15th, 2022 at 1:25 pm

    I am hoping to visit a warm sunny destination in the Caribbean very soon! @oxo.cube

  30. ARstories

    April 15th, 2022 at 1:29 pm

    ✈️ to Singapore to see my artwork in person 💕 @arstories

  31. Patty

    April 15th, 2022 at 1:32 pm

    To see my 93 year old mother in law ❤️🥰🤩

  32. Sam Ng

    April 15th, 2022 at 1:42 pm

    Singapore

    @ngsammo

  33. Nikolina

    April 15th, 2022 at 2:24 pm

    Europe – @nikoweena

  34. Kareem

    April 15th, 2022 at 2:39 pm

    God willing things will get better and I’ll get the opportunity to travel to Italy. Italian Food is my favorite, the women are stunning, the Fashion is on point and Italy has interesting history.

    @kareemslick

    Have a great weekend stay safe

  35. Julie F

    April 15th, 2022 at 2:41 pm

    We had booked to go to Hawaii but cancelled due to Covid so hoping to go soon!

  36. Rupinder

    April 15th, 2022 at 3:09 pm

    Will love to visit Hawaii!!!

  37. Linda Delsnider

    April 15th, 2022 at 3:17 pm

    Would love to experience Portugal!!
    Also, Greece!!👍👍

  38. Vanessa Ripley

    April 15th, 2022 at 4:36 pm

    Montreal
    @vannarip

  39. Shirley Ng

    April 15th, 2022 at 4:51 pm

    Hawaii

    @shirlng22

  40. Lafreniere

    April 15th, 2022 at 4:53 pm

    Trip to Iles de la madeleine

  41. Amy liu

    April 15th, 2022 at 5:14 pm

    I would like to visit Germany, followed both account on ig as@ mllil604

  42. Patrice Hall

    April 15th, 2022 at 6:41 pm

    Oh I want to go to italy

  43. Patrice Hall

    April 15th, 2022 at 6:42 pm

    Oh I want to go to italy
    @patricehall0720

  44. Jan Griese

    April 15th, 2022 at 7:03 pm

    Mexico for tacos and tequila!

  45. Jan Griese

    April 15th, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    Mexico. Forgot to tag myself. @try.painting

  46. Claudia N.

    April 15th, 2022 at 7:52 pm

    Hawaii!

    @livingforserendipity

  47. Linda P

    April 15th, 2022 at 7:58 pm

    Paris France

  48. Rita Duff

    April 15th, 2022 at 8:23 pm

    would love to go to Greece

  49. Nicky

    April 15th, 2022 at 8:57 pm

    We’re hoping to go to HKG (Edmonton) is where we are from! (IG: @Naydaymusic)

  50. Carol

    April 15th, 2022 at 9:03 pm

    IG: @Yeg.s4 (from Edmonton, AB). Would love to go to Hawaii again 🙂

  51. j cabral

    April 15th, 2022 at 9:14 pm

    dublin ireland

  52. Lexi

    April 15th, 2022 at 11:41 pm

    Great article! I would love to go to Italy. Cheers! Instagram: @happy_unfiltered

  53. Mary

    April 16th, 2022 at 12:19 am

    I am dreaming of Vancouver.
    @marylovestoronto

  54. Andrea

    April 16th, 2022 at 5:23 am

    Can’t wait to be on a beach in Mexico or Dominican Republic!
    @andreajason20

  55. Janice Cournoyer

    April 16th, 2022 at 5:57 am

    I would love to visit Ireland @janice.cournoyer

  56. Amy

    April 16th, 2022 at 6:00 am

    I’d like to go to Vancouver Island, haven’t been back for 30 years. @kids.sask

  57. Raquel

    April 16th, 2022 at 6:13 am

    Would love to travel anywhere really, but preferably somewhere that is warm.
    With our Canadian winter this year; and the travel restrictions in the last few, a trip anywhere is long overdue.
    @raqueldxo

  58. Victoria

    April 16th, 2022 at 7:07 am

    I want to go to Paris @thevloh3

  59. Monique L.S.

    April 16th, 2022 at 7:15 am

    Somewhere tropical. IG @minty_mo2020

  60. Natalie C

    April 16th, 2022 at 7:39 am

    I am going on a European cruise in the summer, so this luggage would be perfect! @Luet02

  61. Alan

    April 16th, 2022 at 9:08 am

    This luggage set would be awesome for our first Europe trip this year. I am sure it can go with us wherever we go.

    IG: @tungmongold

  62. Carina Styner

    April 16th, 2022 at 9:29 am

    This luggage is beautiful. I would love to go to Hawaii!
    @castyner

  63. MYRA

    April 16th, 2022 at 10:24 am

    My favourite colour and it will blow the socks off my daughter when I arrive to visit her…great luggage

  64. Joyce James

    April 16th, 2022 at 10:35 am

    Starting to plan a trip for spring 2023 to visit family in London, England and Alicante, Spain.

  65. Bonnie

    April 16th, 2022 at 10:47 am

    So beautiful
    What a generous prize

  66. Florence Cochrane

    April 16th, 2022 at 11:51 am

    I will be travelling to Alberta and hopefully BC @fossie55

  67. Rocelle Dimailig

    April 16th, 2022 at 1:33 pm

    Philippines & Japan ✈🏖⛩🏯
    @celdimailig

  68. Morris Elfenbaum

    April 16th, 2022 at 2:06 pm

    my next flight is hopefully PANAMA @malawk222

  69. Dana Miller

    April 16th, 2022 at 4:43 pm

    I agree, the beach is calling me! I am hoping to jet set from Abbotsford to Cuba!
    @danaqueen1111

  70. Michele V

    April 16th, 2022 at 6:17 pm

    Jamaica 🇯🇲

    Michele_v17 on Instagram

  71. Cathy Thompson

    April 16th, 2022 at 6:38 pm

    I think Canadians are going to want to travel south, or across Canada. I am heading to Calgary and Banff from Toronto in June. This luggage looks beautiful! My IG handle is @cathythompson1959

  72. Sean Ash

    April 16th, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    Planning to finally visit family in Toronto
    IG handle @adiehardjetsfan

  73. Lynn M

    April 17th, 2022 at 2:10 am

    Looking forward to one day going to visit friends in Germany.
    @arcticvixen007

  74. Suzanne Giroux

    April 17th, 2022 at 7:08 am

    Love to be visiting Hawaii again. @suzannegiroux

  75. Danny M

    April 17th, 2022 at 7:59 am

    It would be great to visit New Zealand! @maibdan

  76. Elena

    April 17th, 2022 at 8:38 am

    I would love to visit the Maldives

    @elena_pm_29 on IG

  77. Denise M

    April 17th, 2022 at 9:17 am

    We are hoping to travel to Hawaii! @dremccrea

  78. Tammy Klym-Wolfe

    April 17th, 2022 at 2:10 pm

    Would like to go to Hawaii or beach destination but hoping for us to make up for missing London and Paris for my birthday during covid! @tklymwolfe on IG.
    Love color of these. Like to stand out and easy to spot at the airport coming off!

  79. Colleen Rose

    April 17th, 2022 at 7:15 pm

    Fingers crossed to head to Mexico
    IG handle @shoelessjoegirl

  80. Tracy Breadman

    April 18th, 2022 at 1:39 am

    I would love to travel to Florida @mittylous

  81. Janice Balboa

    April 18th, 2022 at 7:02 am

    My daughter and I are heading to the Philippines in July. This is going to be my daughter’s first trip. First time to meet her gandma as well! These would be perfect and we really need these!!!

    @janicebellealy

  82. B. McDuff

    April 18th, 2022 at 7:55 am

    Hoping to head to Mexico soon with the family.
    @bridgetmcduff

  83. Kate R

    April 18th, 2022 at 8:01 am

    I would LOVE to head back to 🇮🇹 Italy for another amazing Culture Discovery Vacations experience! Mum and I did their Wine & Cooking Under the Tuscan & Umbrian Sun in late September 2019. It was PHENOMENAL! 🍷🍝

    @darth_kate_r

  84. Paula Finnigan

    April 18th, 2022 at 9:06 am

    Next stop ? Portugal with my two besties this summer !!! @paulafinny68

  85. David Smith

    April 18th, 2022 at 10:15 am

    Love to go Hawaii, tour some volcanoes and laze on a beach. @coach_Daves9

  86. Kelly Fowler

    April 18th, 2022 at 10:58 am

    Hawaii has been on my bucket list for all of my 55 years! 🌴
    I’m @kdawne on IG.

  87. Gail Whitworth

    April 18th, 2022 at 1:09 pm

    When my husband died very suddenly at 62 , I made a bucket list. Barcelona is next in May.

  88. Alana LeSueur

    April 18th, 2022 at 4:12 pm

    Las Vegas later this spring or early summer. @Diamondchick60

  89. michele hoch-faintuch

    April 18th, 2022 at 4:57 pm

    I am planning a trip to Toronto
    michele_0304

  90. Lillian

    April 18th, 2022 at 4:59 pm

    Hope to visit Prince Edward Island this summer on ig lillianmb23

  91. Michael Edwards

    April 18th, 2022 at 5:24 pm

    I’m heading to Scotland to visit my parents next month
    @hedgehoggymichael

  92. Fran Schwitek

    April 18th, 2022 at 6:07 pm

    We are planning to travel to Ireland and Scotland very soon! @doglaker

  93. AD

    April 18th, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    I am always travelling, but my next trip for fun is to Los Angeles for some surf, sun and fun. I commented on IG as @rogue_femme … Thanks!

  94. Xu Li

    April 18th, 2022 at 7:54 pm

    Anywhere outside of Canada! @liangliangcanada

  95. Linda

    April 18th, 2022 at 8:58 pm

    I would love to jet-set off to Barbados!
    @kess2000

  96. Stephy

    April 18th, 2022 at 9:21 pm

    Gonna travel to Hawaii next!

    @sweetheartttime

  97. Karla Sceviour

    April 19th, 2022 at 7:42 am

    Hoping to take a vacay to Toronto soon!!
    @karlagraces

  98. Natalia Salazar

    April 19th, 2022 at 7:55 am

    Hoping to miami

  99. Alice Smith

    April 19th, 2022 at 9:50 am

    My signaturecdish is Fiesta Lime Chicken @sass.ls

  100. Kingsley

    April 19th, 2022 at 11:28 am

    Hoping to visit friends in Florida!! I need some sunshine.
    @kingsleyvintage

  101. Jill MacAulay

    April 19th, 2022 at 1:14 pm

    I’m hoping to jet off to Florida – following on IG @jillmacaulay8883

  102. Janet Lance

    April 19th, 2022 at 2:33 pm

    I would love to go to Florida for Christmas this year. This amazing luggage would be amazing for my trip.

  103. Tiesha Dorleans

    April 19th, 2022 at 3:38 pm

    Hawaii @SweetTD93

  104. Kimberley C

    April 19th, 2022 at 5:32 pm

    Spain would be one of my next travel destinations! @kimmiecapp

  105. Louise Lormestoir

    April 19th, 2022 at 8:13 pm

    Hawaii @bella_loulou1

  106. Kara Reede

    April 20th, 2022 at 1:31 am

    We’re jetting off to Montreal in the next few weeks to get a puppy 🐾!

    Instagram:
    @mama.to.izzy

  107. Suzie B

    April 20th, 2022 at 11:42 am

    I’m hoping to visit Vancouver island !

    Sbabij

  108. Ming K

    April 20th, 2022 at 3:28 pm

    Singapore @squirmer03

  109. M. S. Thompson

    April 20th, 2022 at 6:28 pm

    Hoping to get to Arizona during the cold Cdn winter.
    @SThompson788

  110. Cathy Manley

    April 21st, 2022 at 11:40 am

    Barbados! Need some☀️ and🏖. cathymanley_

  111. MJ

    April 21st, 2022 at 12:52 pm

    Martinique Island ☀️

  112. MJ

    April 21st, 2022 at 12:53 pm

    mj_canadien IG

  113. Jenn

    April 21st, 2022 at 5:32 pm

    Hope to go to Hawaii!

  114. Kellie Walsh

    April 21st, 2022 at 6:18 pm

    I am heading to Vegas next week. Can’t wait to spend time with my family. Thanks so much for this chance!! ❤️ IG: kelliewalsh2019

  115. Nicole C

    April 21st, 2022 at 6:34 pm

    Hoping to jet off to Portugal 🇵🇹 to visit family
    @skigirl229

  116. Andy

    April 21st, 2022 at 6:45 pm

    Greece 🇬🇷

    @daydreamer_andyy

  117. Allison Matz

    April 21st, 2022 at 8:04 pm

    Las Vegas @allycat8711

  118. Debbie McClelland

    April 22nd, 2022 at 8:54 am

    Would love to go to Greece! @mcclelland.debbie

  119. Lianne

    April 22nd, 2022 at 11:51 am

    Iceland

    @lianne2014

  120. Eileen @604girl

    April 22nd, 2022 at 1:38 pm

    Hawaii is next on my list!
    @604girl

  121. Yung L

    April 22nd, 2022 at 7:10 pm

    London, UK
    @lyungcr

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