The writers of this site have been on the road for much of the past two decades now. And as we’ve noted, if experience teaches anything, it’s to pack lighter.
So keep that in mind. These articles and reviews are sorted by date published; you can find our advice for specific items to pack in the menus at top.
But above all, don’t take anything that you think you only “might” need. Things can be acquired on the road, and you can learn to live and travel without. We recommend some really high quality gear here, the things that have held up and served us the best for years. But don’t buy anything unless you know you’ll actually use it and enjoy it. Otherwise you’re likely to just end up discarding it on the road.
The Differences in the Top Eleven Osprey Daypacks — And How to Choose the Perfect Daytime Backpack
How I Set Up a Dual-Screen Standing Desk That’s Actually Portable
Minimalist Packing List: How to Travel the Globe for Decades with Only a Carry-On
How to Choose Among the Top Osprey Backpacks for Trekking
The Essential Travel Trade-Off: Less Luggage = More & Greater Adventures
The Most Durable Rolling Backpacks for High School — and Which to Avoid
Rolling Carry-On Backpacks: We Love the Osprey Meridian 60L, But There Are Alternatives
Let’s talk about what you’re missing when you travel with your , you self-righteous, jittery vagabond. “Enjoying” a cup of local coffee in Belgrade, because I’m a trooper and didn’t bring my own gear. Or the other famous road espresso gear: your , , , and so on. The solutions for pulling a reasonably good …
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, but she says she freaked out when she saw how … streamlined the daypack looked in real life. So she did a …
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