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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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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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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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The Essential Weekend Travel Backpack Checklist For Digital Nomads

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The Essential Weekend Travel Backpack Checklist For Digital Nomads

Funky socks, breathable underwear, your go-to party shirt -- no, you don’t need tips on what to bring on a normal weekend getaway (unless you do). When you’re packing for a work weekend as a digital nomad, your packing list changes a bit. Things are more technical, more serious, and the consequences of slipping up are more dire. Here is our brief packing list on the 9 essential things to bring on your digital nomad weekend.  Reliable Headset/HeadphonesWithout a traditional office, your digital nomad lifestyle probably forces you to work in some less-than-ideal locations. On busses, in loud cafes, on the...

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No Bag Travel? Interview With Packing Manager at DUFL, The App That Packs For You

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No Bag Travel? Interview With Packing Manager at DUFL, The App That Packs For You

“Never pack, do laundry, or drag your bag through the airport again” -- that’s the slogan from the up-and-coming travel services company DUFL. Confused? So were we. DUFL has set out to revolutionize the luggage industry by introducing no bag travel.  Here’s the premise: send your gear and clothes you commonly take on trips to DUFL’s warehouse to be stored and fully insured. Then, when you’re ready to travel, pull up the DUFL app to access your ‘virtual closet.’ Select the items you’d like to take on your trip, and boom -- a pre-packed suitcase is shipped to arrive at...

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Get Started Packing Smarter - 10 Simple Tips

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Get Started Packing Smarter - 10 Simple Tips

True travel efficiency doesn’t stop at the selection of your bag. Sure you’ve done the most important part but once you’ve come to embrace the benefits and convenience involved in one-bag travel, there’s a slew of additional resourceful tips at your disposal. For everything from the way you pack to what you should leave behind and how to optimize the space inside your shoes, here are the 10 top proven tips on how to get started packing smarter.  1. Keep a Packing Checklist On Your Phone  Think before you pack. This one is a bit of a no-brainer, but many people are still in the habit of throwing things into a bag without gauging what they need. Planning ahead with a quick list on your phone will undoubtedly save you time, energy, and weight down the line. Cross-check your list with your clothes and gear all laid out to make sure you have everything you need.  Pro tip: save the list! Keep a template with all the essentials you know you’ll need for every trip -- phone charger, toiletries, passport, etc.  2. Use Packing Cubes  Once you make the switch, you’ll realize that life can be divided into two chapters: before packing cubes, and after packing cubes. Packing like with like cuts down on space and keeps things extremely organized.  Plus, once you arrive you’ll be able to quickly throw your packing cubes into drawers or lockers without unloading a mess onto...

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