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  • Advice for Long-Term Travel

    A few things I've learned traveling long-term... 1. Don’t sweat the small things.. (perishable or otherwise).. Charging cables, universal plugs, portable chargers, headphones, toiletries, etc.. the smaller it is, the more likely you are to lose it.. so don't sweat the small things.. Keep in mind that you can always buy whatever you need while traveling. When I first started traveling, I obsessed over everything.. what's the best portable charger, what clothes do I bring, what type of power adapters will I need.. and on and on and on.. but the truth is, (and I feel stupid for not thinking it through).. is that if you're going where people live, you can buy anything you need to survive; even in a worst-case "my laptop fell in the pool again" scenario, you can order it online and have it shipped to you, or, you for literally anything less painful, you can buy it at the local supermarket. And by the way, if you are traveling long-term.. 3 months or more.. you WILL lose things, shirts will get stains, cables will get lost, headphones will get left at coffee shops and towels will get destroyed at the beach.. but it's okay, because you can buy a super cheap backup of anything you need, whenever you need it. This is also why I recommend not spending a lot of money on travel-specific gear, unless you 1) know you can't find it anywhere else, and/or 2) know you won't lose it or forget it. 2. Treat yo self.. If you're traveling long-term, put down roots for two weeks to a month to really get a feel for the place; but more importantly.. it enables you to make each new place your "home.. It takes anywhere from 3 days to 2 weeks for your mind to become accustomed to new places, habits, routines, people, etc.. and if you're constantly hoping around, you'll be putting a massive strain on your body and mind, whether you realize it or not.. So relax.. stay put for a month, and try to think of each new place as your home, even if it is just temporary. 3. Identify your "Spaces".. Similar to the above, but to be a bit more specific.. with everything changing so fast, people coming and going, trying to find where to get groceries, where to relax, how to get around in addition to trying to absorb and/or DO all the fun activities that a new place has to offer, it can get extremely overwhelming. One way to mitigate this is to identify your "spaces," immediately when checking in to a new place.. and by "spaces" I mean... take the things you know you do regularly.. cooking, eating, reading, working out, sleeping, etc.. and pick or find a spot that accommodates those activities.. this will help you relax in a new place. You actually do this naturally, whether you're aware of it or not.. but by doing it consciously, and becoming aware of the "spaces" your body needs, you can drastically speed up the process of getting comfortable. I wish I'd known this when I first started traveling long-term, as I frequently found myself feeling out-of-sorts, but I couldn't figure out why... "the weather is great, the people are friendly.. why am I feeling.. weird..?" And often times it was because I hadn't identified a place to just relax, away from people and chaos; or because I wanted to work out but didn't know where or how... So if you're traveling long-term and want to maintain your sanity, become conscious of the "spaces" you need, and identify them as soon as possible. This is also a great way to help pick your next hostel... does it have a kitchen, a workout facility, a coworking space, a library, etc... Once you're aware of your body's expectations, it's much easier to keep it happy. 4. Book for a Day, Stay for a Month.. In addition to committing to a new location for a few weeks to a month and identifying your "spaces," it's equally important to stay flexible.. at least to start... No matter how much research you do ahead of time, you will eventually checkin to a hostel and immediately hate it.. or at least, not love it.. so I recommend booking for just 2-3 days at a time, at least to start.. and if you love it, extend your stay for a week or two... but don't commit to a full month at a place you've never been.. Not only does this allow you to "test the waters," but it also provides a ton of flexibility.. You'll meet lots of people while traveling (whether you want to or not - add link).. and you'll get tons of recommendations for off-the-beaten-path cities, hidden gems, neighborhoods, etc.. use that knowledge to maximize your experience, or at the very least, minimize the chances of hating a particular location because, deep down, you just hated where you were staying. 5. Get Away from the Main Drags.. Get away from the main street (but keep your eyes open!).. This may be obvious if you're already considering long-term travel, but if you walk three blocks away from the main tourist drags, prices will drop drastically.. and you'll get a more authentic feel for wherever you're staying. But I do have to warn you, unfortunately.. it does come with risks.. as you might expect. Check for travel advisories before you start wandering around and if anything makes you nervous, trust your gut and stick to where the people are.. I remember walking around downtown San Jose, Costa Rica, taking a wide loop around the main roads and suddenly, after turning a corner.. it was like a scene straight out of a movie, groups of men huddled at various points along the block.. they all stopped.. looked up at me.. and I knew I was in the wrong place.. And it didn't stop there... I immediately turned around and starting walking back towards society.. but two of the guys started following me.. yelling at me.. (of course, I didn't understand the language, but you know the tone of voice..).. and I just kept walking... speed walking actually.. They followed me for THREE blocks until I was maybe half a block from the main drag.. it was terrifying.. and I later found out I wandered into a well-known bad part of town.. It's crazy to think how close it was to the nonchalant, happy-go-lucky trinket shoppers just 200 yards away.. So yes, 99% of the time it's completely safe and worth it to wander off the beaten path.. but please do some neighborhood research before you start walking, and save yourself the trouble. 6. Hit the Super Market! This is frequently my first and favorite stop in a new city or country.. and it's fun for a million reasons.. 1) You get to interact with the locals, 2) you get to see real/expected prices for basics like water, snacks, booze, etc.. as baseline before you go spending three times as much at a local convenience store, 3) they always have funny names, 4) you can stock up on anything you may need for your stay and know you're getting the best prices, 5) they usually have working ATMs (!) and 6) they (frequently) have the weirdest stuff... you can have just as much fun wandering around a supermarket as you can hitting the nearest tourist attraction, if not more.. So make the super market your first stop in any new country, and let the adventures begin. 7. Stick to Warm Climates! This will either sound super obvious or super inconvenient to start.. depending on when/where you're starting.. but I bring it up because it's sometimes difficult to wrap our heads around how much freedom we have when we first start traveling.. we're SO excited to see a million places, so we start arbitrarily choosing our "hops" without considering the weather/climate/temperature... but I would highly recommend planning your trip around the seasons... Europe in the summer, Southeast Asia in the winter, the Caribbean during dry season, etc.. (add link to cheat sheet).. Yes, you may have to backtrack and take multiple long-distance flights, but trust me, you will enjoy your year-round summer vacation much, much more than trying to pack all-weather/four-season gear for any type of weather.. 8. Download WhatsApp I knowwww, you have an iPhone.. but 90% of the world uses WhatsApp, only Americans are obsessed with iMessage and iPhone phones... WhatsApp is where it's at if you're traveling; businesses use it, travelers use it, it is THE method for communicating, especially when you don't know the local language... (does it have built-in translation services??). So save yourself the trouble and download it before you leave, and don't be surprised when you end up using it to make reservations, order taxis, communicate with the front-desk at whatever hostel you're staying at, etc.. It's a must-have. Also consider using Google Maps offline, some type of VPN.. and any country specific apps; you'll have to do some research before you go on this, but for example.. ADO for bus tickets in Mexico, Didi (the Uber of China), etc. 9. LOOK Like a Tourist Yes... it's okay.. I know you'll constantly read blogs about how to blend in at different locations.. but why? Who cares? You'll rarely, if ever, actually blend in.. I'm not saying you need to go out of your way to look like a tourist.. but certainly don't worry about blending in either.. it simply doesn't matter.. EVERYONE looks different, especially other travelers... accept it... go with it.. forget about it.. It can also help you connect with other travelers.. I've met many travelers just by noticing a city, sports team or brand on their clothes.. and it makes for an easy conversation piece if you're looking to make new friends. 10. Journal! Traveling is one of the best ways to disconnect and give yourself space to think.. use the time wisely to write and reflect on anything that happens or anything that's been troubling you.. If you're not already journaling, this is the perfect time to start. :) 11. Consider International Shipping This may sound crazy.. but consider shipping a package home every couple months... This is especially true/useful if you're embracing minimalist travel and looking to keep your pack small.. it may cost a bit.. but you get your shopping fix, you can save the things you love and you can send home gifts for loved ones.. all while not having to worry about how you're going to fit that tiny hand-carved elephant gift in your backpack without breaking it. It also makes for a fun, albeit hard/confusing/scary, travel experience. :) 12. And Lastly, Leave it at Home If you’re unsure on if you should bring something, LEAVE IT…always remember.. if you’re traveling somewhere where people live, you can purchase anything people need... makes sense doesn't it? The only things you should pack are things that can't be commonly found.. which automatically removes toiletries, clothes, shoes, sandals, sunglasses, power cables, headphones and a million other things as "non-essential"... leaving you with just the things that might be difficult to find while traveling.. things like specialized travel gear, waterproof bags, laptop accessories, etc. Ask yourself first, could I find this while traveling if I absolutely needed it? Note: This post is a work in progress, check back later for more tips and advice, or share your tips in the comments, thank you!

  • Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime

    That is my ultimate goal, to give people the ability to travel anywhere, anytime, with just the the clothes on their back and whatever's in their pockets.. Idealistic? Maybe.. But possible..? Definitely. Imagine you're walking down the street and you get a phone call that your brother got into a serious car accident.. he's in the hospital and stable, but your family needs you there right away... (bear with me on how depressing this may sound).. the point is, you have to run home, pack up your clothes and laptop, and catch the earliest flight home. Or on a lighter note, imagine your buddy from college calls and says "HEY, I just scored two VIP backstage tickets to , and we get to meet them!! You just have to get to Vegas by 9pm, I know it sounds insane, but can you make it??" Or... let's take a worst-case scenario, there's a disaster in your city making it effectively uninhabitable (I'll leave the disaster up to your imagination).. maybe your home is destroyed, or you only have a few minutes to grab your most precious belongings before you have to leave... You have no idea where you're going, what the temperate is, what language is spoken, how long you'll be gone for or if you'll ever even make it home.. all you know is that you're being evacuated immediately.. and suddenly, you're a refugee. Now granted, these are extreme situations, and maybe not the most fun to think about, but the picture I'm trying to paint is this; wouldn't it be great if you knew that everything you needed to live, work, move or travel, was on you at all times? Your phone is your laptop, and all your important documents are digitized and available if necessary; your slim profile glasses double as a display when you connect them to your phone; your haptic gloves make any solid surface a working keyboard and mouse; your job is fully remote, so long as you have an internet connection; your smart-fabric clothes adjust to whatever climate you find yourself in; your headphones, stored in your smart-watch, come with in-ear language translation; I could go on, but I think you get the idea. "Movement is life" - yes, I am quoting World War Z - and the ability to move quickly and easily lends itself to any number of situations, good or bad. Personally, I like to imagine this level of freedom applying to fun, spur-of-the-moment events, but in truth, it ranges from hopping on a plane to the nearest beach to hopping on a bus to the nearest "safe zone." And while there's still a ways to go before all of this become a reality... a lot of progress is being made, and it should (assuming the world doesn't devour itself) get better and better. If you were too engrossed in my epic story of doom and gloom to check out the embedded links.. here's the latest and great in each of the categories mentioned.. Your Phone As Your Laptop Augmented Reality and HUD Glasses Haptic Keyboard Gloves/Mouse Temperature Controlled Smart-Fabrics In-Ear Language Translators You might also be interested in some of these articles.. The Future of Work The Future of Travel The Future of Work and Travel Wireless Power (coming soon!) As always, thanks for reading and (hopefully) happy travels.

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  • Minimalist Travel | How-To Guides

    FAQs, Q&As and a few As A landing page for all the questions you may be asking yourself in regards to minimalist travel. ​ General Questions ​ What IS minimalist travel? There's the philosophical answer, What IS Minimalist Travel? , and a more practical, "real-life" answer, detailing how and what I pack.. aptly named How and What I Pack ; you may also want to check out The Bare Essentials (Opinion Piece) for an opinion piece on the bare minimum required to travel. ​ Why minimalist travel? What's the point? What are the benefits? See The Benefits of Minimalist Travel ​ What are the drawbacks of minimalist travel? How can I determine if minimalist travel is right for me? Check out Is Minimalist Travel Right For You? ​ Clothes / Comfort (How to Pack, What to Pack) ​ I get the minimalist approach, but HOW do I pack all the SHOES I need..?? Check out Oh My God, Shoes! for answers to this age-old question. ​ You pack so little, how do you deal with cold weather? Aside from the obvious answer of sticking to warm climates (link).. there are a few things to consider for keeping your pack small 1) thermal long Johns (every day) it’s cold so you won’t be sweating the way you would normally, so yes, you can wear them for 3-4 days before washing, as long as you’re still wearing underwear (under) the long John.. 2) if you can fit it, pack a puffer jacket.. 3) buy your accessories while traveling, then donate (link to donate article about hostel donations) them when you’re leaving for warmer climates, (including long socks, scarves, hats, gloves, etc) bakalav??? Mail them home when you’re done if you love them.. (good time to wrap and send gifs as well… 4) consider hand warmers and feet warmers for extended outdoor activities, 5) consider usb powered gloves and socks if you know you’ll be traveling in the cold long-term, 6) layer! This should maybe be number 2 and I think of it as obvious coming from a cold state (MN link) in many ways, cold minimalist travel is easier than warm-weather minimalist travel, because you simply don’t get sweaty // check out my clothing/temp guide here 7) consider sock sacks (don’t exist yet - the same thing I recommend for wet seasons) // see the future in cold weather tech // consider international shipping ​ How do you look professional for work calls? IF I'm working (I try not to), I wear the same button down dress shirt (link here) for every work call... no one seems to notice or care.. or it becomes a running joke.. but in any case, I throw it on for video calls and take it off immediately after, so it rarely needs to be washed. ​ What clothes or travel brands do you recommend for minimalist travel? More to come here, stay tuned.. ​ Are antisweat products really antisweat? What does moisture-wicking really get you? What is the most comfortable material to wear long-term? ​ Washing Clothes / Laundry ​ What's the best method for doing laundry on the road? I go into lots of detail on washing and drying clothes on the road in my posts Laundry on the Road Part I (Washing) and Laundry on the Road Part II (Drying), along with ​ How often do I need to wash my clothes? Do I need to do laundry every day? Yes and no, for the stuff touching your skin.. i.e. absorbing sweat.. you'll likely want a freshly cleaned pair of sox/underwear every day... (depending on weather, how much you move/sweat, etc.).. but for the bigger items (shirts, shorts, pants, etc).. I've found that I can easily go 2-3 days without washing (shorts may be a bit obvious, but yes, even shirts don't need to be washed every day.. ).. It's worth noting that nature's way of cleaning is via sunlight and air.. yes.. it's that simple.. the UV-light from sunshine can kill germs in ~6 hours (according to Google), just by being outside.. so the "shadow" parts of your clothes.. (underwear, armpits of shirts, socks, etc.).. are what really need to be cleaned.. but if you remove your shirt at night (as I'd imagine most do).. and hang it in a window.. you'll be amazing at how it much it doesn't smell the next day.. How annoying is it do laundry every day? It sounds like a burden... but i n reality.. it's not annoying at all .. in fact, it's somewhat therapeutic.. like brushing your teeth or shaving. Every time I go to the shower (usually/hopefully, daily).. I'll bring my "dirty" socks, underwear and t-shirt, and wash them in the sink or shower .. then hang them up to dry.. and every 2-3 weeks, when it's convenient, I'll take all my clothes to a typical laundromat and give them a "deep" clean. Do I need to wash my clothes with soap, or could I just rinse them with water? Again, the answer is nuanced, and can depend on the material/stains/dirt, etc. If you just wore your clothes and had a normal day, i.e. not a lot of sweating, no coffee/beer stains, etc.. then washing them with water is okay for a couple times, but after 2-3 water-only washes, you'll likely find yourself wanting that "freshly washed" result that can only come from using soap, soaking your clothes and scrubbing the parts that get the most... "use." If I'm using a wash bin, wash bag or sink, how long do I need to soak my clothes before they're considered "clean?" The answer here is interesting, the soaking process is what allows water molecules to slowly break/dislodge dirt, grim and yes, germs, from your clothes.. this happens over time.. but after 10-15 minutes, any additional time can actually be bad for cleaning clothes, especially if the country you're in doesn't have the cleanest water.. I've had a number of experiences where I let my clothes soak, with soap, for a full day.. and they come out smelly musky and gross.. immediately prompting me to re-wash them.. Your best bet is to soak your clothes for 15-20 minutes in soapy water, then scrub/shake/rub each item, rinse and hang them to dry.. the abrasion is what actually removes dirt/oil/grim etc. from your clothes, so it's an important part of the process. It may be worth noting that if you're handwashing your clothes with soap and running water, you likely don't need to soak your clothes AT ALL... the abrasion from your soapy hands and the running water from the sink or shower will effectively loosen/remove any dirt, germs, bacteria, etc. in the moment. Your clothes will likely be MORE clean than even a modern washing machine (assuming you're targeting the "problem" areas). And if you're skeptical.. compare it to hand-washing dishes in the sink.. are those dishes less clean than washing them in a dishwasher? ​ Do anti-bacterial / anti-sweat clothes really work? Do stain-proof clothes really work? Coming soon (see below)! ​ Does this stain-preventers really prevent stains? Sort of... I've done a number or tests and will share the results as soon as humanly feasible. ​ Are there alternative methods for minimizing how often you do laundry? TBD TBH.. I've been testing "stain-proofing" sprays (namely Nanoman ) and "stain-proof" clothes (namely Ably ).. along with anti-sweat, sweat-proof, anti-bacterial, quick-dry, products for awhile now, and they DO help with minimizing stains and sweat, which can reduce how often you need to wash your clothes, but I feel the need to do a deeper dive and more testing to say yay or nay to any particular product. ​ It's worth noting that on my last (six week) trip, I sprayed all my clothes with Nanoman Fabric Protector and legitimately noticed when a wayward beer from an extremely drunk patron just rolled off my shirt.. and I found I could wear my shirts 2-3 days easily before washing them.. what I don't know is if that was because they're anti-sweat/anti-bacterial, or if that's from the Nanoman protective coating.. I hope to have a better answer to this soon. ​ Drying Clothes ​ ​ What's the best method for drying clothes on the road? Check out Laundry on the Road Part II (Drying) How fast can I expect my clothes to dry? This depends on a million factors.. material, thickness, size of garment, air temperature, humidity, sunlight e xposure, heat exposure, air exposure, air speed, elevation (yes, even elevation) and level of wetness at the start of the dry cycle... it's incredibly difficult to predict "how fast" something will dry without a super computer.. (and now you know why it's so hard to predict the weather).. BUT.. The short answer is that most standard cotton clothes WILL dry even in the coolest of temperatures in under 2 days.. (assuming they're not hanging in the rain); in wet/humid climates, it will likely take a full 24 hours, in hot/dry climates, it can take as little 30 minutes .. Your best bet is to 1) pack ALL quick-dry clothing, 2) use a rope-based hanger to hang your clothes in a window (if possible), and 3) stick to warm climates. :) What's the fastest way to dry your clothes? See above... use quick-dry clothing, and lay claim to the sunniest real estate. ​ What is the fastest drying material? And how fast does it dry? Quick-dry synthetic fabrics are 100% worth it, I'll do a deeper dive on this topic in a later article! ​ Are there alternatives to air drying? Infrared light? Portable dyers? Yes, I'll expand on this in a future article! ​ ​ Packing ​ What's the best bag/backpack for minimalist travel? Any bag will do.. sort of! Consider a multi-sized bag.. ​ Do you use compression bags, are they necessary and/or useful? Body Odor (It shouldn't be a concern, but just in case..) ​ What causes body odor? What causes smelly clothes? Do my clothes smell or do I smell? Does odor causing bacteria live on YOU or your clothes? Odor is the result of bacteria feeding off the (mostly) scentless sweat coming from your body.. interacting with it (i.e. eating it) and effectively pooping out the gases that we then inhale/smell.. (ewww).. that bacteria can live on both your body and your clothes, which is why we wash both with (hopefully) some regularity... MOST of the bacteria actually lives on YOUR skin, which is why you can wear the same clothes for multiple days in a row, IF YOU'RE SHOWERING.. before it starts to stink.. the bacteria on your clothes, once removed from their food source (i.e. your body).. actually just start to die by themselves.. no food, no smell.. fascinating right? So you can wear the same clothes multiple days in a row before the sweat Can I smell my own body odor? Or can I tell if my clothes stink? I'd imagine we've all experienced this at some point.. yes you can smell your own BO up to a certain point, however, other people may smell it sooner and/or be more attuned to it (good or bad, actually).. so even if your shirt doesn't smell after 10 days of continuous wear, you may want to give it a wash just to be safe.. What is the fastest/easiest method of cleaning? Is water actually required? Water actually is NOT required to clean your clothes, as mentioned in previous Q&A posts, the main goal of cleaning clothes is to remove stains (dirt, grim, beer, wine, etc.).. to make them LOOK clean, and to kill germs (bacteria/viruses) so that they ARE clean i.e. don't smell.. We've all worn a favorite shirt that had a tiny stain that you hope no one notices.. did it ever feel "unclean".. no.. because stains by themselves are not "dirty".. (although it looks dirty).. So it's not hard to imagine that your socks (assuming you're wearing shoes) don't actually get stains.. and in that case, you can completely clean them just by a simple rinse (with or without soap*) and then letting them air dry (ideally in the sun).. Are there other/better ways of washing your clothes? UV light for example? UV-light cleaners are all the rage these days, and yes they do work (although studies show that many/most are not effective (link here)).. but depending on where you're staying and what your living situation is, you can ideally rely on good old-fashioned sunlight to do the same work for free. How quickly can odor causing germs be killed? You're actually better off just removing them, versus killing them.. ​ Everything Else ​ This is all well and good, but is minimalist traveling only for guys? Excellent question... sadly, I can only speak to my experiences, and I know, but nature or nurture, minimalist travel is much easier for men.. but I can only speak to the male perspective, because that's all I have.. I would LOVE to have a female contributor providing feedback and insight into how to make minimalist travel more applicable/accessible to women, if you have any ideas or are interested in helping in this area, please let me know! Are waterproof bags really waterproof? Are they worth it? YES.. I'm in a hot climate with lots of bugs, what's the best way to keep bugs away? Are there alternatives to bug spray? What are some natural methods of keeping bugs away? Do ultrasonic insect repellents really work? Why do hammocks (lying outdoors in the sun, being used ALL the time by different people..).. do they get cleaned? Personal Questions ​ Am I a minimalist in my "normal" life? IF you have other questions, please let me know! ​ 3 days ago 7 min Advice for Long-Term Travel Advice for long-term travel. Lessons learned from year-long trips and extended stays in far-off destinations. 2 0 Aug 8, 2022 2 min Laptop Accessories and Alternatives Options and accessories for remote work, laptop tools and alternatives, phone-as-a-laptop thoughts and recommendations. 12 0 Jul 8, 2021 4 min Drying Clothes on the Road Laundry on the road, drying clothes while traveling; clotheslines, hangers and portable dryers. 52 0 Jul 5, 2021 5 min Laundry on the Road Part 1 (Washing) Laundry on the road, hand-washing in the sink, washing in the shower, portable wash-bags and other methods for doing laundry while traveling 60 0

  • Minimalist Travel | Home Page

    Welcome to Mr. Minimalist! Please note, this site is a work in progress, you'll come across half-written articles, half-written jokes and placeholders for articles I intend to write but haven't quite gotten to yet (tracking my procrastination in real time); but if you love traveling and love traveling light , there's probably something in here for you. ​ If you've never heard of minimalist travel and are simply curious what it's all about.. check out.. ​ A "True" Minimalist - An eye-opening true story and the inspiration for this site Minimalist Travel in a Nutshell - A quick personal definition of minimalist travel.. and what it could look like for you . Why Minimalist Travel - A comprehensive list of the benefits of minimalist travel and why it's worth trying Is Minimalist Travel Right For You? - Questions to ask yourself if you're considering minimalist travel Getting Started - Qu estions to ask yourself if you're planning for a long trip and how to get started "going minimalist" ​ If you're a seasoned traveler looking for tools, techniques or methods to help minimize your pack, check out.. ​ ​ How-To Guides - Travel hacks, tips and methods to minimize your pack, simplify travel and save money while traveling Packing Tips - Recommendations and packing tips for various locations/climates/activities, etc. Clothes an d Gear - Recommendations for clothes, tools, products and gear designed to minimize your footprint The Minimalist Method - How and what to pack to minimize space and maximize flexibility ​ And if you're s till curious about minimalism or minimalist travel, check out.. ​ FAQs and Q&As - Questions you may be wondering in regards to minimalist travel Philosophy - Thoughts and opinion minimalism, minimalist travel and the future of work and travel Persona l Blog - Adventures and realities of minimalist travel, what to expect and what to plan for T ests and Experiments - Testing assumptions , products and methods as they relate to minimalist travel - coming soon ​ About / History / Why - A brief history on how I got started with minimalist travel and why I built this site :) ​ Lastly, please feel free to comment, ask questions or create an account and share your own experiences/advice with minimalist travel, I'd love to hear from you! ​ 3 days ago 7 min Advice for Long-Term Travel Advice for long-term travel. Lessons learned from year-long trips and extended stays in far-off destinations. 2 0 Jun 14, 2022 3 min What IS Minimalist Travel? What does it mean to you, what are your goals and how do you want to travel? 61 0 Jul 15, 2021 4 min Why Minimalist Travel? From the practical to the philosophical to the fun, why minimalist travel is worth trying and how you can get started. 92 0 Jul 5, 2021 5 min Laundry on the Road Part 1 (Washing) Laundry on the road, hand-washing in the sink, washing in the shower, portable wash-bags and other methods for doing laundry while traveling 59 0

  • Minimalist Travel | Packing Guides

    Packing Tips & Guides Every trip is unique, but some trips require a little less, and some a little more.. check out the below articles for ideas on what to bring and what to leave behind. ​ Top 10 Ways to Minimize Your Pack - coming soon! The Bare Essentials - essential items to bring on every trip, regardless of location, climate or planned activities Now I'm Hot, Now I'm Cold - a breakdown of recommended clothes/gear based on location/temperature/climate, etc. Packing for Warm/Hot Weather Climates - Packing for Cool/Cold Weather Climates - ​ Other Recommended Articles: The Minimalist Method - How and what I pack to minimize space and maximize flexibility What YOU Should Pack - not trying to tell you what to do.. but you consider asking yourself these questions before any big trip What To Bring vs What To Buy - An in-depth analysis of what to bring versus what you can leave behind (or buy on the road) 1 hour ago 7 min Advice for Long-Term Travel Advice for long-term travel. Lessons learned from year-long trips and extended stays in far-off destinations. 1 0 Aug 4, 2022 7 min Choosing a Backpack Bag and backpack considerations for minimalist travel. 37 0 Jul 26, 2022 2 min No One Cares (Except Maybe You) Tips to minimize what you pack (hint: no one cares what you wear or how you look when you're traveling). 12 0 Jul 3, 2022 3 min Pre-Travel Questionnaire Questions to ask yourself if you're packing for long-term travel. How and what you pack will always be personal, but there are number of... 11 0

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