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Why You Should Consider a Smaller Travel Backpack

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Why You Should Consider a Smaller Travel Backpack

If you’ve ever researched into which backpack is right for you, you’ll probably have been steered towards volume sizes ranging from 50 liters to 70. This is what all the long term backpackers seem to be carrying. Anything smaller is just for short trips, right? This is the assumption made by many beginner travelers. If you are traveling full-time, then it may seem that you basically need to bring everything that you own. If you need it at home, you’ll probably need it while on the road. Well, it’s time to break out of that thought pattern. The truth is...

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Minimalist Morning Routine - 6 Tips for Kickstarting Your Day

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Minimalist Morning Routine - 6 Tips for Kickstarting Your Day

Motivational gurus wax lyrical about your morning sets the tone for the rest of your day. As much as it may be cliched, it couldn’t be truer. The moments after you wake, and prepare to face the world, are often a precursor to what lies ahead. It’s easy to get caught mindlessly scrolling through social media, which is why we’re here to show you six tips to hack your minimalist morning routine and make you more efficient. Plan Out Your Day The Night Before Self-explanatory as it may seem, a simple spot of pre-planning can save you from scrambling in...

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The Best Products To Put In Your Washbag This Summer 2019

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The Best Products To Put In Your Washbag This Summer 2019

The humble Dopp kit has the power to take your appearance from disheveled to instantly dapper in just a few steps. Summer travel presents its own set of challenges, as scorching temperatures and unpredictable conditions can wreak havoc with your grooming routine. With a little bit of prep work, we’re going to help you put together an ensemble of washbag products that will not only keep you efficient while traveling but looking and smelling good, too.First up, let’s talk shower essentials. Rather than opt for an all-in-one washing solution, seek out a separate body cleanser and facial wash tailored to...

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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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5 Everyday Minimalist Habits to Adopt Right Now

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5 Everyday Minimalist Habits to Adopt Right Now

Minimalism is a mindset, and decluttering is an ongoing process. Both will lead to increased focus, higher work output, and lower stress levels, but getting the balance between convenience and simple living takes constant tweaking. Like anything aimed at improving your quality of life, becoming a minimalist will require building daily habits. These may include physically rearranging your space or adopting different thought patterns. If you are looking to kickstart a more consciously minimalist way of life, then these simple minimalist habits and organizing ideas can help you to achieve this. Check Out Project 333 The Free Dictionary defines 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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Revolutionizing The Idea Of Work-Life Balance with Remote Year

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Revolutionizing The Idea Of Work-Life Balance with Remote Year

One of the companies currently creating the most buzz in digital nomad communities is Remote Year, a program that allows participants to travel the world while keeping their jobs. With four, six, and twelve-month programs all across the globe, Remote Year is revolutionizing the idea of work-life balance. We sat down with Luke Woolley, a program placement consultant at Remote Year, to pick his brain about how the program works, who it’s for, and some expert packing tips for digital nomads. What Exactly is Remote Year? With a company evolving as quickly and as dynamically as Remote Year, it’s genuinely...

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