My Search For The Perfect Husband

Looking for the perfect backpack is somewhat like searching for your Mr. Right!ūüėĀ

I have been looking for a new backpack for the past couple of months.  I wish for a good looking, strong, comfortable, sophisticated one that gives me great support, and one that fits me properly Рjust like how a potential husband should be, no?

My first-ever Jack Wolfskin backpack¬†has great¬†features¬†– it¬†has a nice design, durable material with a¬†cushioned¬†waist belt that takes all the weight off my shoulders but the only thing is¬†it just had a drawstring opening from the top. ¬†It is inconvenient¬†to have to¬†pull¬†everything out¬†each time I want to take something out.¬†¬†Plus I think I am a little too old for the cute Snoopy patch that I¬†got embroidered¬†on my bag when I was in Nepal.ūüėā

Laos (2011)
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Casablanca, Morocco (2014)


Even though the Jack Wolfskin backpack and I shared so many memorable adventures together¬†the past 13 years, I think it is time for change. ¬†Sorry…I promise I will still take you on camping trips though.

Agra, India (2006)

I would like to go for a smaller backpack that can open up like a suitcase, one that I can use for urban travel as well as a weekend trip.¬† I am a light packer and still sometimes¬†I find myself not even wearing/using some of the things I bring along with me, so I want to try to bring fewer things.¬† I want to travel light not so that I can save on check-in luggage but to¬†reduce my¬†physical and mental burden.¬† It’s a¬†wonderful feeling to be¬†able fit¬†my life into a small backpack for a few weeks.¬† I was fine traveling for¬†six months with my JW bag, so I¬†am sure I can live with¬†a smaller bag for a month or two.

I have read many, many reviews and videos on backpacks.  I have considered the following bags: Minaal, Ebags Motherlode Junior, Ebags Weekender Junior, Tortuga Air, Osprey Fairpoint 40, Kelty Redwing, Tom Bihn Aeronaut and PacSafe.

It was a hard decision, but I decided to go with the Tortuga Air for its size, look and features.

Ebags Motherlode vs. Tortuga Air


I haven’t actually used it yet, but I randomly threw in seven bottoms (including a few pair of jeans) and ten tops to test it out and there was still space left. If I am going somewhere warm, that will be more than enough space for me.

I should still have room for an extra pair of shoes.  Toiletries can go in the front compartment.


I will let you know if HE¬†is really the one after my summer trip.ūüėú

Author: Pearl

I have always loved traveling but did not venture out on my own until I was in my mid-20s. After my first solo adventure to Vietnam, I have fallen in love with the freedom and exhilaration of traveling alone. I would like to use this blog to document my travels and record memorable stories I do not want to forget. It will be a platform to share useful information and hear about others' experiences and thoughts, not necessarily about travels but also on life in general. Live a simple and meaningful life, enjoy learning along the way, travel the world and explore the unknown!

2 thoughts on “My Search For The Perfect Husband”

  1. Hey! No one is ever too old for Snoopy. Doug has a Snoopy sticker decal on his laptop — his work laptop. Can you believe that? Good luck with your new travel mate. ūüôā

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