Fanny packs were never my thing. And the idea that they could be making a comeback makes me shudder with apprehension. Still, you do need a compact way to carry your valuables when you travel and a purse isn’t always convenient. For those times you don’t want to carry the ‘Full Monty’ try the basketweave Zip Pouch by Lime. I found it on Cerulean.com. It’s a fun and funky alternative to Mom jeans and a fanny pack. Small yet roomy. Chic and colorful. You’ll be the most admired tourist on the bus. Even the Europeans may ask you where you acquired such a high fashion man purse. Tell them you picked it up for a song (read: $14.50) compliments of your friendly neighborhood Travel Muse.