Backpacks or purses: what is best to travel with?

There are many reasons you should use a backpack rather than a purse for travel. Convenience and space are a few reasons why taking a purse to travel with are not ideal. Depending on where you travel and where you are staying can depend on how many bags you want to use. Being able to pick up one bag and can be convenient and save time when you are on the go.

1. You don’t have to worry about the backpacks falling off.

Since purses are only one strap that goes over your shoulder, they fall off quickly, especially if you are bending down to look at things or moving around a lot. If you do not want it to fall, you would need to put it across your body. This can be uncomfortable for long periods of time.

2. Backpacks allow you to keep better track of your things.

Backpacks are full of pockets for organization. When you are traveling, you pick up presents or pamphlets along the way. If you have too many bags to carry it is easier to lose items. Having a backpack allows you to take all of your things so that you can keep track of them.

3. It keeps it light

If you have to carry a backpack to walk around you will not pack as much. It also gives you a lot of space to take extra things if you should need them. You do not want your shoulders to be hurting, so you will likely not pack too many items.

4. Backpacks are better for your security.

When you have both arms through the straps of your backpack, it is harder to take from you. Since it can be easy to pick out travelers, your things are not always safe. Having a bag that is more difficult to get to is a benefit.

5. Transportation

Backpacks are best on Vespas or motorbikes of any kind. In some countries, these are the fastest and easiest ways to move around the city. You will want a secure bag that will not fall off quickly.

6. Backpacks can work for hiking.

There are some countries where you need to hike to get where you want to go. There are also places with a lot of stairs where you would want to have snacks or water. A backpack would help you carry what you need.

7. Air travel

Taking a backpack as a carry on is the best way to travel by air. Backpacks fit under seats or in overhead compartments. You can carry a laptop, tablet, or book in a backpack carry on.

8. Where are you traveling?

Traveling in some countries does not give you the opportunity to have more than one bag. Staying in hostels or group hotels are places that you want to be able to travel light. You would be able to carry anything you would keep in a purse in your backpack. It holds all of your things in one place where you can store everything with you and within your reach.