Travel Like A Minimalist

Traveling like a minimalist saves you time, energy, and money by following the less is more ethos. Saving time spent from agonizing over what to pack, or time waiting for checked bags in baggage claim. Saving energy spent worrying over what to do when you get to where you are going. Finally saving money that would be spent on things to bring back or more activities when you could just relax instead. Below I detail out 5 simple ways to…

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Touring Around Ireland

In the middle of January of 2018 I grabbed my mom and headed off to Ireland for an incredible week-long tour around the county. We had booked a tour through Shamrocker Adventures so that everything would be handled for us and we could get the opportunity to see as much of the country as possible in what time we had. I’m a huge fan of booking tours in foreign countries as they often have guides that will show you things…

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What to Wear in Ireland

My trip to Ireland occurred in late January (side note: I need to stop traveling to cooler places in January!), smack dab in the dead of their winter. Luckily things were pretty mild at the time.  Temperatures were ranging from mid 30's to lower 50’s, with some winds, mild to moderate rainfall, and a surprising amount of sunshine! The theme of this trip was a bit different from my usual pace of getting (and staying) outdoors. There was a lot…

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How To Get Through Jet Lag

Depending on the amount of quality sleep you can get on a plane (for me it’s none), jet lag sucks. In short, you can’t really “beat” it and you’ll likely have to struggle through it at some point. Ultimately when it comes down to it there are basically 4 options you have when dealing with jet lag. I’ve outlined them below based on my preference of my most favorite to least favorite options. Take a Quick Nap Traditional advice says that…

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My Minimalism Story

Growing up shopping was the sport of choice. Weekends were spent inside of malls and department stores looking at all the things we could buy. My closet used to be a place to shove stuff to get it out-of-the-way, only to have to come back to it one dreadful weekend later to clear it all out. Growing up in a classic middle class life we were never left needing much, but always wanting more. I believed that if I could…

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