Classic VibeThe Little Pearls vibrator is an excellent first toy for beginners. It has a classic design, simple controls and at this price, you can't go wrong.
A great bonus with this vibe is that it comes in many choices of beautiful, pearly colors (I have the blue one, but I'd love to get a white one as well).
If you decide to bring this with you while traveling, make sure you remove the batteries first because it can turn on accidentally if it moves around in your bag. However, it is small enough and discreet enough to carry along on a trip.
In terms of sound, it's fairly quiet for a vibrator when on the lowest settings, but if you turn the vibrations to the max, it can be quite loud.
I haven't had to take any particular care for storage, as it's not fragile and has no issues being stored with other toys. It's still in great shape after a year of regular usage.
This toy works well with any kind of lube.