Why a large backpack, you ask? I'm test-driving it for an upcoming trip to Vietnam to write for Lonely Planet.
Yes, this is the Really Cool Writing Gig I've been mentioning.
Okay, that's really the last time I'm going to put that in all caps.
The backpack seems to be a good fit. Now to figure out the other 20 million details before I go (in between finishing up work, of course) ...