A pox on your roller bags! Why backpacks are the smarter choice

Blog Post created by communitymanagers on Jun 4, 2015

Straps and handles let you travel faster, leaner and smarter

Jason H. Harper for Gone, presented by Renaissance Hotels, authors the below article, all about his revolt against the dictatorship of rolling luggage and why he will always choose a backpack over a "rolling pachyderm".

He never checks his bags and has calculated that he has saved over 40 hours a year by being able to sail past baggage claim. He even shares his packing tips and recipe to ensure a wrinkle-free attire.

A Pox On Your Roller Bags! Why Backpacks Are The Smarter Choice >>

"As soon as my packs are in position, I’m in warrior-traveler mode. I don’t want to talk or tarry, I just want to move. Quickly. I’ve come to this place to experience the world outside, not wait around the airport."

I thought this would be fun article to share with the community. Give it a read, and let us know your thoughts. As a notorious over-packer, I'm not sure I could go this route...could you?

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