“Members of the Now Generation eschew the matched luggage, carefully selected wardrobes and other impediments of the classic Grand Tour knapsacks and sleeping bags have replaced Vuitton luggage, train schedules and hotel reservations booked months in advance. Apparently the only real essentials for travel on the Continent this year are a winning smile, a ready thumb and, for the male traveler, a guitar.”
From an article on American Youth in Europe.
Holiday Magazine. June 1970.