I travel with a backpack and a daypack more than 300 days a year and I will never exchange my backpack for a suitcase, but I see so many people carrying their bags in a way where I think that they might just start dragging around a massive suitcase, the size of a fridge, instead.
I have been to many stunning paradise like beaches around the world. They have mainly been in Brazil, The Philippines and the Caribbean, but you have one in Europe too in southern Albania. Gjipe Beach is the name and it’s still visited by very few people, but that will for sure change within the next decade, so it’s time to go there now.
Around Peshkopi in eastern Albania you have some world class hiking places, but they have not been discovered yet by foreign tourists. When I went hiking there I did not see a single foreign hiker, but you should really go as this is world class hiking in pristine surroundings. Hiking in Albania rocks.