Hello, I am 47 and leave January 9th for a Round The World trip for one year. I am female and have some back issues and health issues but I can wear and haul around a backpack. I have used Rick Steves regular suitcase/backpack bag for 3 month trips for years but I haven't been able to travel for the last 10 years so I am a little rusty and with all the suitcase and backpack options I am super confused. Okay so I am going to the following
1. Beijing, Xian - will be snow on the ground so need winter gear
2. Phnom Penh - about 80 and humid
3. Cairo, Luxor and Aswan - 70's
4. Greece -
Europe in general
I hope you get the idea of how confused I am about what backpack or suitcase to purchase. I am not on any tours I am doing this all on my own so I will be hauling all the luggage. Also I am a bigger gal so I don't think my size of clothing will be easy to find. HELP!!