So, I'm planning a trip for this summer. I'll be visiting a friend in Norway for a week, and then both of us will be flying down to Italy and spending a week there, staying in hostels and travelling by train. My friend, who is much more experienced in travelling out of one bag, is suggesting that I get myself one of those large, travel/camping style backpacks. Of course, there are hundreds to choose from.
If anybody has suggestions for me as to a backpack that should suit my needs, please post up. The only real requirements are that it has to have a place to stow a sleeping bag and I'm working with a budget of $100-$150.
Also, if anyone has any general tips for travelling light, don't be shy