From the Minimalist.Travel Archives

These articles were brilliant treatises on travel at the time, but refer to packing gear etc that has been supplanted by newer stuff or is otherwise often not available. If we’ve left the article here that’s because it may be still be useful, especially if considering used gear. The article links may point to places where things can still be found second hand or refurbished.

How much stuff fits in the Osprey Meridian daypacks?

UPDATE: The Meridian line has been replaced by Osprey; you can find all about the newer models for rolling travel backpacks here. Will the Osprey Meridian’s daypack hold a large laptop, second screen, and everything for a digital nomad’s portable office? One of our readers recently purchased the based on our wheeled carry-on backpack recommendation, […]

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My Favorite Portable Second Screen So Far: Review of the Mobile Pixels Duex Pro

Your Guide Mose Hayward Traveling Writer I was certainly sceptical of the the as a second screen for laptops, but also desperate to find a travel monitor with a quality image and that would work as part of a portable standing desk setup. And so I arrived at the Duex Pro. The fact that it

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Osprey Ozone Wheeled Series vs Osprey Ozone Convertible Rolling Bags

UPDATE: These super handy luggage pieces are discontinued (though some people still do find them on Amazon, at times, at the links below). Boo, Osprey. You can check out our reviews of the newer models of Osprey rolling travel bags here. What are the differences between the Osprey Ozone Wheeled series and the Osprey Ozone

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Reviews of Older Wheeled Backpacks and Our Recommendation of the Osprey Meridian 75L/28

UPDATE: The Osprey Meridian 75L / 28 is now discontinued; it was for a long time our favorite wheeled backpack to recommend. For new Osprey and other options, check out our reviews of the best large wheeled travel backpacks. The Osprey Meridian 75L / 28 and a few other wheeled backpacks are described below and

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Osprey Ozone Convertible 22″/50L vs Eagle Creek Expanse Convertible International Carry-On

This article is a bit out of date! The Osprey Ozone Convertible is no longer available. See our recommendations for the best rolling convertible backpack carry-ons from Osprey and others, as well as this comparison of the Expanse convertible rolling backpack carry-on with other similar options from Eagle Creek. We’ve been reviewing rolling travel backpacks

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The Osprey Meridian 60 vs. Ozone Convertible 50 vs. Sojourn 45: A Careful Comparison of the Carry-On Wheeled Backpacks

Update: These three lovely pieces from Osprey are discontinued and usually no longer available (though you may sometimes still get lucky with the Amazon links below. But we have updates more on the current best rolling backpacks for travel from Osprey and others. Osprey makes three convertible carry-on-sized rolling backpacks: the Osprey Meridian 60L, Osprey

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Large (28″) Osprey Wheeled Backpacks Compared: Meridian vs. Ozone Convertible vs. Sojourn

Update 2023: These packs are mostly discontinued (though you may get lucky on a few of the links below, and even find some at a discount. Our recommendations for current model Osprey Wheeled Travel Backpacks are here. We analyzed Osprey’s three full-size convertible (backpack/wheeled combo) luggage options to uncover the key functional differences and find out which pack

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Top Foldable Luggage Carts Compared

We’ve compared every popular luggage cart in terms of price, weight, size, features, and carrying capacity; we’ve also considered reactions from online reviewers (eliminating the fakes!) and luggage brand reliability as reported by America’s Consumer Reports and European consumer organizations. While for travel purposes we tend to prefer both large or carry-on wheeled travel packs, there are

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Foldable Luggage Carts vs. Wheeled Backpacks

2023 update: The specific rolling travel gear featured in this article are mostly no longer being produced; check here for our reviews of the latest rolling travel backpacks. 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

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Eagle Creek Switchback International vs. Osprey Ozone Convertible 22: Wheeled Carry-On Backpacks Compared

These models are generally no longer available (though you may have some luck at the links below still, especially on Amazon). But never fear, you dear modern backpackers: We do have recommendations for the best current rolling backpacks for travel. The article below was originally published May 24, 2017 and so is now a bit

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