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How the ARO Takes Packable Day Bags to the Next Level

How the ARO Takes Packable Day Bags to the Next Level

Even when limiting yourself to a carry on sized backpack, it can be useful to take an extra day bag. This is smaller and lighter, used only to carry a few essentials such as snacks, water, and a rain jacket. With the AKRA, it is possible to place another bag - the VAGA - inside because of its small size and weight.   However, Arcido is always striving to go one step further. The ARO is designed to be the ultimate day pack. It is there when you need it, but hardly noticeable when stored away. By listening to feedback...

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Does Minimalism Really Lead to Happiness? Science Says Yes.

Does Minimalism Really Lead to Happiness? Science Says Yes.

Minimalism is adopted by most long term backpackers, who are forced to carry everything that they own around the world with them. Even among this group, a more extreme form of minimalism is increasing in popularity as people become aware of the benefits of one bag travel. Less time wasted checking in and picking up luggage along with increased mobility means that ultra minimalism is the easiest and most stress-free form of travel. Furthermore, the trend is popular even with people who live in just one place, with many people drawn to a life with fewer things. What is driving...

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Office in Your Bag: Digital Nomad Gadgets to Keep You Efficient on the Move

Office in Your Bag: Digital Nomad Gadgets to Keep You Efficient on the Move

Digital nomads are dependent on technology to maintain their location independent lifestyle. It allows you to get your work done from anywhere and earn an income from whichever country is best suited to you. However, it is more than just a laptop and a smartphone that is required if you want to be efficient and productive as you travel.  Getting the best tech for your backpack will ensure that you can go about your day without interruption and focus on the project at hand. The gadgets need to be lightweight and portable, but with the tech organization you get with...

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Packing List for Myanmar

Packing List for Myanmar

Myanmar is experiencing a boom in tourism, with more than 3 million visitors a year, an increase from a few hundred thousand just a decade ago. By 2020, 7.5 million tourists are expected to arrive into the country annually, a reflection of how welcoming this area of the world is becoming. However, the trend also suggests that you should head to Myanmar as soon as possible, in order to beat the crowd and enjoy a more unspoiled landscape and calmer urban environments. Before you go, though, it is important to recognize the uniqueness of Myanmar. Understanding the culture and environment...

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Simple Ways to Start Cutting Down Your Packing List

Simple Ways to Start Cutting Down Your Packing List

With the release of the Oxna, Arcido is challenging backpackers to slim down their packing list. Of course, with the compression packing cube, it is possible to fit plenty of items into this 28-liter backpack, but the less you carry the more mobile you will be and the more efficient you can be when it comes to packing and unpacking. For many people, however, it can be hard to know where to start. How do you know which items it is okay to cut from your packing list? It can be so tempting to add one more t-shirt or a...

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What to Do When You Fall in Love Abroad

What to Do When You Fall in Love Abroad

More than a quarter of people claim to have had a holiday romance, while 11% are married to a person they met on vacation. If you are a full term or frequent traveler, the chances that you will fall in love abroad becomes all but inevitable. However, travel and romance don’t always make good companions. At some point, you will be bound to move onto a new country, whether out of choice or forced to by your visa expiration date.   There is no guarantee that the relationship will be able to continue, especially with the cultural and language differences...

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Why is Chiang Mai a Haven for Minimalist Digital Nomads?

Why is Chiang Mai a Haven for Minimalist Digital Nomads?

Digital nomads have been flocking to Chiang Mai for years, with the Thai city boasting an expat community of around 40,000. That’s just the documented ones though, with many more nomads coming and going on a tourist visa. There is one sub-group of digital nomads that are particularly suited for this part of the world: minimalists. If you combine a love of technology with a desire for simple living based upon activities that contribute to wellbeing, then the modern yet spiritual city of Chiang Mai is the place for you. If you have been wandering the world, considering where your...

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Building a Global Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: Interview with Sanne Breimer, Head of Content at Tribe Theory

Building a Global Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: Interview with Sanne Breimer, Head of Content at Tribe Theory

  The nomadic lifestyle is becoming increasingly common for young, energetic, entrepreneurial millennials, but it is a way of life as old as humanity itself. It may not be for everyone, but location independence would be a natural and exciting way of living for many people if only there was a way of making it work. Fortunately, Tribe Theory is helping to make this dream into a reality with their business-friendly hostels spread around the world.   The company is something more than that, though. It is a vision built on hospitality; a commitment to human connection inspired business travel,...

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