Just posting to thank everyone on here for helping me figure out a luggage situation for a multi-month stay in Europe this year! I posted about a year ago, and some had wanted me to follow up with the itinerary I ended up going with as well as the luggage situation I chose! I'll be sticking with my 24" RS bag if it withstands the travels I'm currently doing this month in the U.S., as well as getting the "Tourist" Victorinox convertible backpack/rolling carryon. And as promised, here is my itinerary! (Some of those I've talked to will remember that I work remotely, so rather than four months of sightseeing, it's more like four months of working a full time job and just living like a local in each base city.
August 26th - September 9th: Bern, Switzerland
September 9th - September 16th: Paris (this is my no-work vacation week!)
September 16th - September 30th: Ghent, Belgium
September 30th - October 18th: Utrecht, Netherlands
October 18th - November 15th: Edinburgh, Scotland
November 15th - December 13th: Somewhere in England (haven't decided yet...honestly will be anywhere that fits my budget and is livable without a car - suggestions?)
Thanks for all your input on both my luggage situation and itinerary - it helped me form what I think will be a once in a lifetime trip! Please don't hesitate to put in any recommends for day trips!