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How a Backpack Saves You Time At The Airport

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How a Backpack Saves You Time At The Airport

Packing is the science of balance. A balance between what to include and what to omit – tough existential questions that confound even the most experienced travelers. In the words of YouTuber Matt D’Avella, “packing can be a mini-experiment in minimalism.”   Carry-on backpacks are a great way to force yourself to get into the good habit of practicing packing balance, as they provide you with enough latitude to include your essentials and then some while forcing you to think long and hard about extraneous and often unnecessary items that you might be tempted to bring along.   It’s pretty...

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10 Variables You Control That Will Make Traveling Infinitely Easier

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10 Variables You Control That Will Make Traveling Infinitely Easier

  With the likes of Airbnb, Couchsurfing, Uber, and Skyscanner, traveling the world is easier than ever. In an instant, you can see the cheapest hotels and flights, and with Google Maps you immediately know exactly how to get to pretty much anywhere. Then there is the rise of remote work and reliable WiFi, which means that you can earn while you travel and stay on the road for extended periods of time. However, travel can still be hard work. Jet lag, exhaustion from carrying all your stuff around, adjusting to new climates and cultures, and sleeping in unfamiliar places...

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What To Pack In Your Arcido Bag For A Weekend In Seoul

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What To Pack In Your Arcido Bag For A Weekend In Seoul

Seoul, the capital of South Korea, is a heady blend of 21st-century consumerist hedonism, ancient monuments and a treasure trove of East Asian culture. This city of 12 million is growing as a destination not just for travelers but for digital nomads too, scoring a respectable 4.5 out of 5 on Nomadlist. Whether you’re after the fast, free Wi-Fi or looking to fill up on street food, we’ll show you exactly what to pack for a trip to Seoul, with key recommendations from someone who’s made the weekend jaunt countless times.The first thing that you need to know about South...

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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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Starting Early - Teaching The Minimalist Mindset To Kids

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Starting Early - Teaching The Minimalist Mindset To Kids

Raising kids is never easy, no matter who you are. It becomes a little more challenging when you are a parent who has chosen to live outside the “norm” by adopting a minimalist mindset and lifestyle. From a hoarder-in-training to a no-shopping minimalist was a transition I never envisioned myself making. If there is anything I have learned on my journey it is that no one could have pushed me into it. Especially my parents. If anything, I have created a minimalist home because I never wanted to find myself drowning in trinkets and clutter like I’ve seen my own...

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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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