I have been hiking, biking and traveling for a while now, with my husband.
And every time I try to take less with me. Less unwanted things. Things I do not need.
I’ve been reading about minimalism a lot lately and trying to live with less stuff.
Now I want to travel with less too.
I love living with less. More freedom, less stress, less bagage.
I do need maps, but I need to buy all the maps at home and take them along from beginning to end. If I want, I can send them home when I’m done with a map.
Yes, I need shampoo and soap. But I can buy it along the way. And I’ve found a shampoo bar, with doesn’t contain water, so less weight, less space. It’s from Lush and has a case with it.
And I didn’t wear a lot of make up, so that most of that stuff can stay home too.
I didn’t take a lot with me. But because it was so hot and I was sweaty, I didn’t wear any. So leave it at home.
4. Cotton clothes
I like the feel of cotton clothes better. But it smells easilsy, get wet more quickly and doesn’t try fast, at all. Too much hassle.
5. Rain legs
I haven’t decided if I’ll take a rain pants with me. But the rain legs I took with me last time didn’t work at all. So try stuff before you take them along and decide before you go.
And if something doesn’t work along the ride, loose it, send it home or whatever.
+ 1. Books
I’m still thinking about buying an e reader. Then I can loose the books and save a lot of room and weight.
But that doesn’t really count as “going without”, rather “switching to a light weight option”.
What can you go without? Maybe you have tips for me. Let me know!
Hi there, I'm Lonneke Boons, 29 years old and from The Netherlands.
And in love with the outdoors. I had my first vegetable garden at the age of 4, the same age I 'climbed' my first mountain in Austria. At the age fo 16 I've lived in the US for a year as an exchange student and had the best time. I (try to) do 1/8 Triathlons and hike, bike, kayak and ski through life. Last summer my fiance and I traveled by bike through the south of France and Spain.
"Collect memories, not things".