Ed’s NoteMap Happy has always been about perspectives, and in anticipation of Fourth of July weekend, we’re showcasing a piece from staffer Alisha Steindecker, who is a Hamptons native. After all, the escapes are always a reality for someone else.
A few days ago, a man riding the Hampton Jitney from Manhattan asked me, “People actually live here?” Then he added, smirking, “Wow, what’s that like?”
The differences between traveling with a suitcase and backpack are vast. What you should reach for when it’s time to pack up the belongings can differ depending on the trip and what you’re looking for in a bag.
I’m going to make a generalization here and say that our DIY-travel generation, with countless apps and reviews at our fingertips, is largely anti-tour. We like to think we can travel better and cheaper by calling the shots ourselves.
Chances are, you’re going to need something a little bit bigger than what is in the picture unless it’s for a day trip. When it comes to hitting the road, the key is to find a bag that isn’t too small or too big.