I'm about to admit something that may shock some of you----but----I recently took a Rick Steves tour. After years of defending all types of tours, I thought it was only fair to actually take an RS tour to see what all the hubbbub was about. But more on that some other time.
I want to talk about the bags I saw my other participants take. There were 27 people on my tour and 26 of them had wheels. The only person without a wheeled bag was, perhaps by coincidence, the youngest person on the tour. (Not me, I had wheels.)
We had bags of all sizes. Many were larger than carry-on and the owners readily admitted they wanted the extra room. About four or five were RS rolling bags. The rest were other brands.
And while I didn't get the exact number, there was a large proportion of spinners. They seem to do fine over the different terrain we encountered.
For those who have taken RS tours, what have you noticed about bags? Are people actually sticking to the "carry on" size limit or are you finding larger bags the norm?