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How Minimalist Couples Can Pack Light

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How Minimalist Couples Can Pack Light

Did you know that couples who travel together have healthier and happier relationships? That’s if you believe a survey by the U.S. Travel Association. It seems that these new experiences keep things fresh, improving both communication and sex lives. It is also a chance to strip back, forgoing material possessions and focusing on the things that really matter, like adventure and remarkable experiences. To make the most out of your trip, consider adopting a minimalist approach. As a couple, there are a few tricks you can try to keep your packing load down, allowing you to be more efficient and...

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Building A Minimalist Summer Capsule Wardrobe in 2019

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Building A Minimalist Summer Capsule Wardrobe in 2019

Cast off the winter layers, step out of your spring attire, and welcome summer with open arms. Summer fashion is all about varied simplicity, with a few quirky touches tailored to your personality. For travelers, the summer capsule wardrobe provides the perfect playground to experiment with new summer styles by mixing and matching a few key pieces. Read on to find out everything you need to know about constructing the ultimate minimalist capsule wardrobe for summer. Start with Shirts  The base of your summer capsule wardrobe won’t differ too much from the previous season – if you’ve already created a...

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In Praise of Being Underprepared for Travel

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In Praise of Being Underprepared for Travel

For digital nomads, business travelers, and anyone consistently on the move, there seems to be a curious unwritten law: preparedness is next to godliness. Expert travelers -- the thinking goes -- are prepared travelers. Those with the most gadgets, apps, tools, and clothes are supposedly better equipped to handle any and all circumstances, no matter how unlikely they may be. Here at Arcido, we gravitate towards a different mode of thought. While it's important to not just wander into a new country with nothing but Havaianas and an unopened Lonely Planet, there's also a certain degree of satisfaction in being...

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Best Multitasking Products For The Minimalist Traveler

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Best Multitasking Products For The Minimalist Traveler

For digital nomads focused on minimalist travel and getting more out of less, multitasking products can be a game changer. Any app, gadget, or tool that makes life on the road more efficient and convenient can help you get the most out of your trips. With minimalism in mind, here are the best multitasking products for digital nomads. Fitbit Versa Fitbit has officially made the transition from a fitness tracker to a full-fledged smartwatch -- which bodes exceptionally well for your multitasking needs. While the Versa is a gadget that retains all the tools included the traditional FitBit -- pedometer,...

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Best Space Saving Point and Shoot Cameras For Minimalist Travellers

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Best Space Saving Point and Shoot Cameras For Minimalist Travellers

The latest point-and-shoot cameras might be small in form, but this doesn’t mean that they skimp on functions. These diminutive CSC (compact system camera) models pack in features that can be found on higher-end mirrorless and DSLR bodies, at a fraction of the size. Their pocketable proportions and ease-of-use make them the ultimate minimalist travel accessory for content creators and documenters alike. Check out these five compact point-and-shoot cameras that deserve a spot in your minimalist travel carry. Fujifilm X100F The Fujifilm X100F has built somewhat of a cult following amongst street and travel photographers who favor its retro styling,...

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What Marie Kondo Can Teach Us About Minimalist Packing

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What Marie Kondo Can Teach Us About Minimalist Packing

Marie Kondo’s life-changing approach to organizing your possessions are spreading like wildfire, helping people all around the world to get their lives in order. She was named by Times as one of the top 100 most influential people in 2015; pretty impressive for someone who writes books about tidying up. For one bag travelers, her methods are magic. A small bag allows you to skip the baggage reclaim and head straight into town to explore. You don’t even need to drop it off at the hotel as you might with a larger rucksack. However, for even the most minimalist long-term...

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A Guide to Souvenirs For The Minimalist Traveler

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A Guide to Souvenirs For The Minimalist Traveler

Are they just pointless knick-knacks, a waste of space in the backpack? Are they designed solely to overcharge tourists or are they a meaningful way to preserve the memory of some of life’s greatest experiences? Whatever your thoughts on souvenirs, they pose a problem for minimalists. On the face of it, it seems that a true minimalist will only pack the bare essentials, but this isn’t necessarily true. Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, who wrote the book on minimalism, define a minimalist lifestyle as choosing your possessions “more deliberately and more consciously.” With that in mind, you can apply...

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The Search for Travel Pillows That Don’t Suck

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The Search for Travel Pillows That Don’t Suck

Travel pillows that don’t suck do exist! Once you have found one, you will open up a new, fatigue-free world of travel. This allows you to make the most of your vacation or retain productivity when working on the road. So what’s in the perfect plane pillow? Prioritize Size and Weight - Trtl  You’re a passionate one bag traveler and a careful observer of airline carry-on rules. You need to be able to justify the space that any item takes up in your backpack. Fortunately, genuinely compact options are available. The Trtl is a great small pillow option. This portable travel...

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