I read more blogs about bags before setting out on this trip than almost anything else! With my RTW ticket, I could check in 2 large suitcases, take a large hold-all and a personal item.

However, did I want to get to the airport and stand in a check-in queue or a bag-drop line? Or wait for my bag to arrive, or not arrive before setting off to see the city? Not much.

My main dread was having to hawk bags around a city, when my flight arrived in early in the morning and they wouldn’t let me check in (this has happened countless times).

More on this topic in a separate post, but I considered the Tortuga bag and the Osprey 40L.  Honestly, I went for the Osprey on price. I got a deal in the UK meaning it cost £80 including shipping.

I also picked up some compression sacks and ‘pack it’ bags to minimise space lost in the bag.

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To give you an idea of the size of the bag, here it is beside my modest size 9 Nikes!

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I’ll do an in depth post on this later, but you can see the bag is perfectly designed to make the most of space with compression straps.

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It’s so small, no one can believe that I can fit 12 outfits (yes TWELVE outfits) into a bag this small, as well as two jackets!

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Yes, that’s it – the tiny bag in the chair on the right!  That’s all my luggage for a six month trip.  Keep an eye out for how I do it and my packing list!

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