Dan’s Luggage

Published On March 15, 2014 | By Dan | Travel Planning, What's In Our Bags?
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I am carrying an Osprey Meridian 22 carry-on backpack.




These backpacks are officially called convertible-wheeled luggage, and they are actually two bags in one.  The main part of the bag can either be rolled, or worn as a backpack.  The smaller bag is a small backpack that can zip right onto the main part to make it one bag, or can be used separately as a day pack.

UPDATE:  For part two of my 18-month trip, I upgraded my day pack to a North Face Borealis backpack.

 I still use the large, rolling portion of my Osprey Meridian, and I am still extremely pleased with it.



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is the founding traveler of This World Rocks. He enjoys writing in the present tense, is an avid sports fan, former NBA dunk team member, aspiring videographer, and a WWII & Civil War history nerd.

7 Responses to Dan’s Luggage

  1. cam91@sbcglobal.net' Camille says:

    Do you actually carry these bags on with you, or do you check the luggage?

  2. cam91@sbcglobal.net' Camille says:

    I think your website is great, and you two look to be having lots of fun!
    What do you do in terms of adapters for charging your devices overseas?
    I plan on doing some travel next summer, which is why I have so many questions, and value all the information in your blog 🙂

    • Alissa says:

      We just use a universal adapter, no power/voltage converter of any kind. We bought ours before we left, but they’ve also been easy to find on the road in cities, if you get somewhere where yours doesn’t work for some reason.

  3. jfenn001@gmail.com' Jackie Fenn says:

    Do you use the roller bag or backpack function more? My husband and I are debating getting roller bags vs traditional backpackers backpacks…not sure which is better.

    • Alissa says:

      Jackie, we use the roller bag way more, and have only needed the backpack straps less than 5 times. Definitely go for the roller, even if you only use the wheels in airports and train stations its worth it!

      • iceman131681@gmail.com' Jason W. says:

        I’m quite surprised you two use the rollers that much (straps only 5 times?!?) considering where it is you’ve traveled. There have been so many times I have thanked myself that I didn’t use a roller bag because it looks like it would be at best annoying and at worst a complete waste of time trying to roll a bag over cobblestones or rough dirt roads or whatever. Apparently I’m wrong since you two love them so much but I’m curious how you’ve managed to have so much success? I’m a lot more physically challenged this time around than I have been on travels in the past so I’d love to be able to roll my bag. Don’t the wheels and/or their supports dig into your backs when carrying? I assume w/ rollers you don’t get a waist strap, which I’ve found to be extremely handy, is this true of your bags? Any other info on how you get around the fact that much of the world is either poorly or not paved at all would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, love the site and the vids are great!

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