After asking where and when, people want to know how do you pack for a long trip. Many experienced travelers will say to pack lightly as though you’ll be gone for one or two weeks. I’ve managed to keep it to a carry on suitcase before but there was the luxury of it expanding for future purchases and very little lifting. This is going to be different, very unpleasant.
I decided on a backpack after someone recounted their trip to India with her friend’s rolling suitcase smelling like shit the entire time. It’s a big selling point. I know a backpack will be easier to carry up and down the thousands of stairs I’m bound to come across but I’ll still be jealous of people rolling along the airport.
At the time of writing, my backpack weighs 20 pounds. Plus my daypack. I’m trying to figure out what can I toss. Already at the bare minimum for shoes (2 in the pack, 1 on my feet) and clothes can’t really weigh that much. Maybe it’s the toiletries?