The perfect tote bag is super versatile and will take you from plane to beach to shopping to a casual dinner, plus has room for all of your family's necessities and your own. There are coated waterproof totes, woven straw bags, and nylon backpacks and bags which are all tolerant of sand and water. If you are traveling by plane you may find the nylon or coated options the most useful as you can pack them full of snacks and activities to take onboard, then the next day fill them with items for the beach. Woven bags are great for the beach and shopping and overall more chic and glamorous with your vacation attire. ...Read more.