With most airlines now charging fees to check even one bag, savvy travelers are packing lighter and only taking a carry-on bag.Personally? I can go 5 weeks with a 22″ carry-on. You, however, are likely traveling for a shorter period of time and need only to bring enough for a week max. You’ve got lots of choices these days and one you might consider is the Osprey Meridian Convertible Pack.
Convertible packs are those in which you can swap from roll-aboard to backpack relatively easily – usually by unzipping a pouch in the back, pulling out the arm and waist straps (also known as harness straps) and hoisting it onto your back – like a daybag. While these aren’t for everyone, they definitely have their time and place such as when traveling through a region with lots of stairs (think: Europe) or when you’re having to walk down dirt roads/paths (think: India). Places where you can’t simply pull your bag behind you.