Backpack vs Suitcase: Which are You?

Well, I just got home from the gym….And the vacation countdown has officially started!!

I will be packing soon, and well I got to wondering. Who uses a suitcase? Or do you use a backpack? I have used both and find that a backpack is easier and more suitable for us. I find that the extra pockets are great for smaller and important stuff. That all of our clothes, if folded neatly, will fit into a backpack quite nicely.

A suitcase for me is an extra bulky item, especially when you drive a compact hatchback car, that doesn’t really serve its purpose unless you intend on being gone for an extended period of time. For me, I don’t need 10 outfits a day. I am content with a few pairs of jeans, a ton of tank tops/t-shirts, and my flip flops…My kids have mini-sized backpacks, that is what they are using for the trip.

I don’t understand why I would choose to pay $25+ for a suitcase when we already have various backpacks strewn all about the house. It is not logical or frugal in my humble opinion. A backpack has so many uses! We use them on picnics, short day hikes, for school, for just about anything and everything. Bring out the backpacks!! Time to pack them up.

So as I sit here at 3 am contemplating how we are going to manage getting everything done that needs to be done in the next 48 hours. 2 more days of punching a time-card. Cleaning out the car. Packing bags into the car.  Still got to go shopping for food on the way down, yes I am cheap! Then cleaning up the house before we leave so I don’t come home to a dirty house. I am very grateful for this opportunity but man I am going to need a day of rest our first day there. And then pow, it hits me….I cant believe it!!! 48 hours and we will be on our merry way! I will be up half the night tonight trying to do what I can tonight. Packing our “backpacks” is one of those things.

So which do you prefer? Suitcase or backpack? Do you mind explaining why?


3 thoughts on “Backpack vs Suitcase: Which are You?

  1. I like both. For longer travels suitcase(s) are a must but for a weekend I prefer just taking my carryon with me. Usually it’s a big backpack. Suitcases are cuter but it’s never fun to wait for them (and look for the lost ones).


    1. I totally agree about finding lost luggage. I lost my suitcase once. I was so upset, but it was found after my trip was over. We rarely travel by plane though, and own a small car. So suitcases are next to impossible for us! Thanks for reading!

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