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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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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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Five Crowdfunded Travel Accessories That Deserve Your Attention

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Five Crowdfunded Travel Accessories That Deserve Your Attention

Crowdfunding has fast become the go-to solution for creators and inventors looking to raise capital to get their projects off the ground quickly. End consumers owe a lot to crowdfunding – it’s thanks to sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo that we now enjoy some iconic tech and travel products. Some might say that crowdfunding’s weakness is the risk that it carries; that products are not fully developed before being taken to market. Experimental is how some would describe it, but we’re firmly convinced that crowdfunding, when done correctly, provides the best means of communicating directly with your customers and implementing...

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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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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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Travel Trendsetters: Debunking Travel Myths with Journalist David Torrance

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Travel Trendsetters: Debunking Travel Myths with Journalist David Torrance

Visiting all 193 countries across the globe might seem nigh on impossible, but researcher and journalist David Torrance has made it his goal to complete this incredible feat by the age of 50 – and he’s only 48 countries away from doing it. In the second edition of our Travel Trendsetters series, we quiz this former political columnist on what drives him to explore, chat about his hairiest travel encounters, and find out what’s next on his travel bucket list.David Torrance began his career in journalism 19 years ago with the Edinburgh Evening News. Since then, he’s authored numerous political...

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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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