Travel Tips & Trip Ideas Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • New Fodors vBulletin Forum
  • coming soon -- discuss!
View all Travel Tips & Trip Ideas activity »
  1. 1 Newbie Using Whats App
  2. 2 super fun vacations...
  3. 3 International Wire/Bank Transfer to Guide Using Third-Party Service?
  4. 4 Luggage Set - hardshell or softshell?
  5. 5 What's your favourite beauty/grooming tip when travelling?
  6. 6 replace my Nikon d90 by rx100 ?
  7. 7 Traveling Solo with 9 month old
  8. 8 Honeymoon Suggestions
  9. 9 Trip Report Carryon travel to Rome- One gal's packing list in the Spring
  10. 10 garment travel organizer
  11. 11 Which type of car ?
  12. 12 travel partners
  13. 13 Best bag type for 3 months in Europe - duffel, rolling, or backpack?
  14. 14 Best kids friendly Island to visit in August
  15. 15 Some tips when using Air BnB
  16. 16 Trip to Thailand vs Greece vs Peru?
  17. 17 to travel or settle down?
  18. 18 THe case for linen
  19. 19 CAPITAL ONE CARD: NOT FUNNY
  20. 20 San Diego to San Francisco in 6 days
  21. 21 Honeymoon info
  22. 22 Great Saint Bernard Pass / Lake Geneva / Northern Italy
  23. 23 To drive or fly on an unplanned trip?
  24. 24 best travel app (android or Apple)
  25. 25 Best place for a solo traveler to find a travel partner
View next 25 » Back to the top

What to use while traveling... opinions please...

Jump to last reply

I am a 21 female that is traveling from the US to Europe for a Study Abroad. I will be going to Italy for a week with friends, then to Greece for 2 weeks by myself. After that, I will be going to Germany for 4 and a half months for studying.

I would like everyone's opinions on what type of bag to carry while exploring (even if it is more than one). Here are some of the things I'm trying to keep in mind:
--walking/hiking in Cinque Terre and Florence with friends
--walking/hiking in Athens, Delphi, Meteora, Santorini, and Thessaloniki by myself
--traveling on weekends to Rome, Paris, Amsterdam, London, etc on weekends

I'm most concerned about Italy and Greece because those are at the beginning of my trip, therefore I might need to bring the bag with me. I have a purse that is big enough to carry the things I would like to take with me (SLR camera and extra lense, guide book, moleskine, and other odds and ends things that are needed).

I am looking into a hiking type backpack for clothes etc, but should I look into smaller backpack to use? Or just a purse? Or a messenger type bag (someone suggested getting one of these while in Europe as a nice useful souvenir)?

6 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement