Hi all! I have also been blessed with the beautiful name of Rachel! My blog is called Brachel Boulevard. The term, “Brachel” started when my husband and I were joking about celebrity couple names. Brandon+Rachel=Brachel. Over the years the little joke has continued and the term has come to represent all the things we have done as a couple. Together we have two gorgeous children, have traveled to 14 countries, and have lived in 3. We now call gorgeous Barcelona, Spain our home.
Just a few weeks ago, we were talking to a local policeman in Barcelona about safety while traveling. He pointed out that the best bags were like the one I was using-a small cross body bag-and here’s why.
Crossbody bags can be placed in front of you and easily stay there. No need to look around to see if someone is reaching for your purse, it’s right in front of you the whole time.
The width of them is important. Most crossbody bags are small and not very wide. Why you ask is this important? Well, our policeman friend told us of many thieves who will use knives to cut the bottom of a bag, let the contents spill out, pick up as much as they can and run. Because crossbody bags are smaller, it’s harder for them to reach in and cut open the bag, deterring thieves from trying.
Here’s a reason of my own that is unrelated to safety: They make me prioritize what I am bringing. Really, I don’t need that lipgloss, or four different maps of the area, I need the basics: passport, money, map, phone. That’s it. My camera is always out around my neck, ready for a photo op at any moment
I decided to share with you 4 crossbody bags that I am currently craving. I prefer the ones without removable straps to make it that much safer but these are all so cute & functional!
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