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  1. Bill M

    Your post brings back some fine memories. I have never traveled outside of North America, but I used to travel with only a backpack. Then I took my first flight for business. The ususal, a suit bag, a suitcase and my photography pack. Needless to say I was quite impressed by a nice couple only a few years older than me on the same flight. They arrived on board, no checked bags, not a pile of over sized did not fit anywhere bags, just one simple backpack each. Our conversation was about our trips. I found they were headed for a few weeks in Europe. The kicker was all they were taking was in the backpacks, including their camera and a few extra lenses. Now that was impressive!

    I often travelled by car with only a backpack so from then on it was the suit I wore and a packpack unless I needed a briefcase for some reason. Made travel so much more fun.

    Now 40 years later with the added security at airports. Light travel makes the most sense. Now I can no longer take just a pack. Wife is handicapped and we end-up with suitcase, carry-on and a skooter.

  2. That sounds amazing!

    What I’m really curious about though is the amount of clothes you packed and how often you have to do laundry. With that little amound of clothes I would imagine that you’d have wash them daily?

    • I don’t travel a ton but on my trips to China, I got used to do laundry every night or two – not a big deal, surprisingly fast to handwash in the sink or tub. The key is taking lightweight fast-drying clothing. Works even in winter – I wore long underwear (the quick-dry stuff, not cotton) under lightweight pants and shirts.

  3. Sounds like an amazing experience.

  4. Susan

    Thanks so much for such an inspiring post on minimalist travel. I stumbled onto your blog a couple of months ago and was blown away by the photographs and stories. Best of luck with future (similar?) endeavors.

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