So, with all the luggage craziness going on these days, I went to my Army Navy store and got a black canvas duffle bag for DS. His clothes, beach towels, all our shoes, toys, etc. fit in there. You can almost always shove something else in a duffle bag. And, since it weights almost nothing, you get almost all those precious 50 pounds for yourself. my other bag is a wheeled bag, and I balance the duffle on top of it for (fairly) easy shlepping.