The city is filling up with tourists (especially in midtown), and that got me thinking about the best tourist-friendly accessories besides the obvious camera and map. If you plan on taking a trip or going on an excursion this holiday season, or you have a friend or family member visiting you from out of town, then a functional yet chic bag to tote around is definitely a necessity. Something that's comfortable but doesn't scream "tourist" (like a fanny pack does) is preferable. The Osgoode Marley Cashmere Backpack constructed of supple chestnut-brown leather is a perfect choice for any traveler. The nylon-lined interior is large enough to fit a subway map, iPhone, granola bar, and a KOR ONE Hydration Vessel, but the pack itself is not at all bulky. Plus, the pack distributes weight evenly, resulting in less back and shoulder pain. It also makes a great Christmas present! Check back on Friday for a continuation of my Holiday Shopping Guide with recommendations for mothers.
photo credit bag: http://www.ebags.com
photo credit water bottle: http://www.core77.com/blog/images/KOR_actualsize3.jpg