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Study Abroad Packing: What to Bring, What to Leave Behind

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The Best Large Wheeled Travel Backpack for Long-Term Travel

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Rolling Carry-On Backpacks: What to Buy, What to Avoid

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What to Pack for Brazil: The Checklist for Smoother Travel

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The Best Small Toiletry Bag We’ve Tried Out

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I’ve interviewed former students and a long-time trip leader about what you should pack — and, just as importantly, not pack — for study abroad trips. Add to that my own two study abroad experiences and a decade of living in all sorts of countries for extended periods. The result: some quite strong opinions and …

What are the differences between the Osprey Ozone Wheeled series and the Osprey Ozone Convertible series of bags? They’re both great lightweight luggage lines, but the names sound pretty similar and the pictures don’t do enough to help distinguish them on their own. Here for example are the Osprey Ozone Wheeled 75L on the left …

We use and love Osprey packs, and the Osprey Ozone Convertible 50L/22in is in fact our most-recommended rolling carry-on backpack. But if you’re searching for a durable wheeled/backpack combo that you won’t have to check on a flight, Osprey also offers two others: the Meridian 60L/22in and the Sojourn 45L/22in. Note that these are carry-ons; we also …

What is the best full-sized luggage with both wheels and backpack straps? We’ve analyzed all available options as well as the reviews put out by consumer testing organizations, travel bloggers, and professional critics. This is more than just an obsessive research exercise; after 20-plus combined years of living around the world out of suitcases and …

Our combined decades of travel have led us to delight in the convenience of a small, light backpack that we can also roll. We’ve thus been carefully examining and reviewing rolling backpacks for the past several years and constantly updating this article as we try out bags and analyze brand reliability results from consumer testing …

We’ve been reviewing rolling travel backpacks for years, and so we were jazzed about the release of the Eagle Creek Expanse Convertible International Carry-On, and about comparing it to our favorite similar offering from Osprey, the Ozone Convertible 22″/50L. Eagle Creek is a trusted and reliable manufacturer of quality gear, and is known for its great …

We’ve been taking long trips around Brazil for years, and boy, the dumb things we’ve seen our fellow gringos carrying. I suppose it’s hard to know what to pack for Brazil, but heavy clothes, wheeled oversize plastic suitcases, fancy watches — these are all asking for trouble in various ways. The ideal packing checklist for …

Sometimes we need to hop our luggage up on our backs, but when we can we prefer to roll it around. So what’s better?A dedicated wheeled backpack, or a backpacker’s pack accompanied by a separate, foldable cart? We ran a full analysis of the options. We’ve previously run comparisons on some top wheeled carry-on backpacks …

We analyzed Osprey’s three full-size convertible (backpack/wheeled combo) luggage options to uncover the key functional differences and find out which pack is best for whom. Osprey’s own descriptions tend to be enthusiastic and vague, so it can be tricky to tease out which will serve you best, depending on how you travel. We’re here to clarify that. We highly recommend …

We’ve examined every wheeled carry-on backpack out there, and ranked the top two brands in that category as Osprey and Eagle Creek. If you want a carry-on piece that you can both wheel around and carry on your back, Osprey and Eagle Creek offer the best convertible pieces we’ve found. And, while there are a few other options from …