I'm a big believer in kids' carrying their own luggage on trips. "Pack what you want," I tell them, "but you must carry it all yourself."
And I've found that children are especially willing to roll their own bags if you equip them with cute, fun luggage.
Enter SkipHop's new zoo line. These animal-themed bags are sturdy and affordable at $38 each. The front zip pocket with mesh divider makes it easy to reach smaller items like socks or a toothbrush.