My Absolute Favorite Camera Bag + A Giveaway! [CLOSED]

So today I want to tell you about my favorite travel camera bag- and yes, give a $100 Jo Totes gift card to one lucky reader!

I’ve written about this bag before- long-time readers may remember I listed it as one of my top ten travel products.

Jo Totes Giveaway

Why I love my Jo Totes bag:

a. It’s beautiful and stylish. See above!

b. It’s well-made. I’ve had mine for a year and a half and it’s in great shape.

c. It’s big. My bag can fit a camera as well as several lenses, and not to mention other valuables like my cell phone and wallet.

d. It’s street-smart. No one knows you’re carrying a valuable DSLR, which is great!


Other Jo Totes selections

This bag has traveled with me around the globe. I used it a ton during my year in France, both walking around Paris as well as jaunting about the continent. I also used my Jo Totes this year on my world trip (although I sent it home after India- tweed doesn’t really suit Southeast Asia, now does it?)



Hanging out in London…IMG_3988-001

Road-tripping down the French Atlantic coast…DSC_5250 copy

Weekend-ing in Strasbourg… (Courtesy of Sateless Suitcase.)


Snapping shots in Madrid! (Courtesy of Sateless Suitcase.)

So here’s the exciting part for you- I’m giving a $100 gift card to Jo Totes way to one of my readers, to go towards purchasing the Jo Totes camera bag of their choice!

To enter all you have to do is leave a comment, follow me on Twitter, share about the giveaway or like my Facebook page. And you can share about the giveaway on Twitter each day for additional entries.

This giveaway will run until 8:00 a.m. on August 4, and then I will announce the winner on my Facebook page. Good luck!
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Jo Totes provided me with one $100 gift card for this giveaway. No additional compensation was given and all opinions are my own.

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About Ashley Fleckenstein

Ashley is a travel and lifestyle blogger who lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Since college she has au paired in Paris, backpacked the world solo, and lived in Uganda. Her work has been featured by Buzzfeed, Forbes, TripAdvisor, and Glamour Magazine.

60 thoughts on “My Absolute Favorite Camera Bag + A Giveaway! [CLOSED]”

  1. Oh this post is SO great! I’ve been browsing the net for weeks now searching for a camera bag that wouldn’t scream “expensive things inside!” so this is very helpful! Thanks for posting

  2. Inspired by your blog, I leave for Paris in September and this sweet camera bag would be a great addition to my travel “must haves”!

  3. I was just browsing the net the other day for camera bags and came across these. Until then I didn’t realise camera bags had gotten so stylish! You would never know…

  4. Such a great giveaway, Ashley! Given how often I’ve seen your bag in action, I know it truly is a perfect travel companion!
    Also, how come it was raining apparently every time I took your photo in Europe? :)

  5. I’m planning a long-term trip to Europe and have become obsessed with travel blogs, yours is one of my favorites :)

  6. OMG!!! I need to win this! I have coveted this bag since you since spoke of it! I’m heading back to Europe next spring and would love to add one of their bags to my trip.

  7. I’ve recently invested in a mirrorless camera system so I’m looking for a new bag that can protect my camera and lenses but also hold all my normal purse things! One of these would be great.

  8. So glad I stumbled upon your blog just as I was searching for my ideal city walkabout camera bag!
    And so lucky of me to be in time for the giveaway.
    Hopefully, I will be lucky enough to win this:)

  9. Traveling with a camera has to be the most stressful element of my travels since getting a DSLR! I use a Tenba backpack right now because I generally need to bring my laptop as well, but as a new professional I sometimes worry that the olive color and style can make me look even younger than my age!

    Would love to have a more professional and subtle option to use while on the road for work!

    Appreciate the voice of your blog, regardless of the contest! This is my first time commenting, but I’ve been following you since about last year. Cheers!

  10. Hey Ashley! Thanks for the post on this. I used a cool camera bag backpack when I was in Europe for a month. It was great for traveling in between cities, but was not so great for going out. I have been looking for something smaller and more versatile, so thanks for sharing this awesome company!

  11. Thank you for offering such a lovely give away. I have yet to stumble upon the perfect camera bag, but I keep hearing wonderful things about this bag and a couple of other bags from another lovely blogger – Melanie Fontaine.

  12. I’ve actually been thinking about how I want to buy a new travel bag as mine is ugly and lumpy. I was looking at their website and I am absolutely in LOVE with the Sienna bag – I’ve just been trying to justify spending $179 on it ;) Crossing my fingers I win this giveaway!

  13. Ashley! I love the bag and would use it often for traveling and around town! I love your travel pics!!!

  14. This camera bag is so cute and so useful! I don’t like traveling with my camera bag because I’m always afraid it’ll be stolen. I like how this looks like a purse!

  15. I am so excited about this giveaway! I have been looking for the perfect bag for what feels like forever- and I think I’ve found it with the Jo totes!! Fingers crossed that I win! :)

  16. I have the rose raspberry Jototes camera bag and LOVE IT! Every time I use it I get compliments on its cuteness :) and it has great functionality. Thanks for the blog!

  17. It’s sad that I can’t enter this contest bc I don’t have FB and you can’t enter using twitter or share the giveaway via twitter until you like on FB. For your next giveaway you should change the requirements so people can enter even if they don’t have one of the forms of social media.

  18. This is so cute! I’d probably purchase this just as a day bag, but I do have a bag fetish. One of the things I hate about traveling with my camera is that my camera bag is big, bulky and ugly, and it doesn’t really double as a purse. This bag seems like a great solution!

  19. I am in desperate need of a new camera bag! Right now I’m carrying my DSLR around in a small waterproof case PLUS a separate purse for all my crap. Definitely not ideal!!

  20. These bags look like perfect balance of practicality and stylishness. I really love the brown one with the stripped paneling. I’d tote my DSLR everywhere in it!

  21. As someone who is about to embark on a Parisian journey, this bag would be wonderful for hiding my precious camera! Great post:)

  22. Great review! I love all the styles of camera bags they have to choose from! The Gracie in Mint is so pretty.

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