Subject: reply to backpack
Hello, I've generally traveled with wheeled luggage in the U.S. and South America, but before we went to Italy we decided to get the Rick Steves' backpacks. I suppose I overloaded mine, but I found it tiring to carry. Now I have purchased wheeled backpacks for our upcoming trip to England, especially since I have developed arthritis. My only concern is whether the wheels will poke me in the hips and be uncomfortable on occasions when I must use it on my back. K-Mart was having a going out-of-business sale, so I bought the luggage for a low price. Enjoy your trip.

Jeanie in Wisconsin, about to be a grandma any day now.