I am so grateful that I have been able to enjoy a good deal of international travel in my adult life,
and it’s not slowing down now that I’m over 40. After approaching these trips in different ways, I
have come to a simple conclusion: I don’t ever want to check luggage at an airport again.
And while roll-aboards are popular and efficient, I believe the 20-something college graduates
who stuff their entire lives into a backpack before heading into the unknown really do know
what they’re doing.
I spent the better part of Summer 2017 researching backpacks before visiting Belgium and the
Netherlands. With our backpacks, and only our backpacks, Matt and I easily n