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1. Posted by mailmarsha (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y

Hi

I am planning a trip to Europe next year and was wondering if anyone knows of any travel planning software. I am trying to use Excel but its a real pain in the a!$#e.

Also can anyone tell me whether they have had any experience with MacPac or Karrimor backpacks?

I am thinking of getting either a:
- Karrimor Global OR
- MacPac Gemini OR
- MacPac Genesis

Is there a a website that does reviews and compares backpacks?

2. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 10y

Just out of curiosity, what do you need a travel planning software for? What would one of those do?

3. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 10y

I actually just use a blog site to map out my iternary. It's not perfect, in that I am not comfortable posting budgets and/or passport / visa / financial information. However, it does give me a nice feel for days I am travelling in and out of areas.

Here's the one I have set up for my up-coming trip:

http://www.ballofdirt.com/journeys/7488.html

For budgets I use Excel. For travel documents, I just scan and send them all to myself in my gmail account.

Greg

4. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4808 posts) 10y

Quoting mailmarsha

Also can anyone tell me whether they have had any experience with MacPac or Karrimor backpacks?

I am thinking of getting either a:
- Karrimor Global OR
- MacPac Gemini OR
- MacPac Genesis

Is there a a website that does reviews and compares backpacks?

I have a MacPac Gemini, and it's absolutely awesome. My one complaint about it is that the daypack is on the small side and has a tendency to make your back all sweaty, but I wouldn't trade it in for anything else.

That said, website comparisons and other people's opinions count for next to nothing when choosing a pack. What you should do is to go and wear these backpacks (and many, many others), heavily weighed down, and choose based on which one sits most comfortably on your back. Which one doesn't chafe, has the best balance for your body, and just fits most naturally.
Feature- and quality-wise, you probably wouldn't find any big difference between the packs anyway.