Translated from the German version of this article.
Crumpled clothes? Forgot half of your stuff? Backpack shoulder straps making your back hurt? Recognize any of this? In the days before a vacation, we really just want to get going. We’re happy to take care of the annoyance of packing at the very last minute. But you’ll be able to travel more relaxed if you take a bit more time for your luggage. And: If you follow our advice.
Suitcase or backpack:
Let’s start with the most important decision: The choice of luggage. The decision whether to bring a suitcase or a backpack depends heavily on your personal travel style. There is no ideal, universal answer. If you just have to carry your belongings from the taxi up to your hotel room, you’ll be happier with a suitcase. Suitcases in general travel more comfortably, and it’s also easier to keep them in order. As a piece of luggage, a backpack is much more flexible. If you’re the type to start looking for a place to stay once you get to your destination, you’ll be happier with a backpack.
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