Six Minimalist Life Lessons I Learnt Through Travel

I am currently on holiday. While I have not travelled very far on this occasion, I am still impressed with how different I feel when I am away from home.

We can all agree that life on the road is different to ordinary life. We leave behind our jobs, responsibilities, problems, and things usually seem much better as a result. We give ourselves permission to indulge and relax. We absorb ourselves in exploring and learning. Wouldn’t it be great if we could feel that way all the time?

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Below is a video about the most important things experienced on the road, and how we can apply these elements to our everyday lives.

If you have been following me for a while, you might notice that I already wrote a post about this topic. The idea keeps coming back to me, because I’m at a point in life where I am continuously fantasising about travelling. The original post was written quite some time ago, so consider this one an update with visuals.

A lot of my inspiration for travel has come from reading books about it.

The travel section is by far my favourite part of any bookshop. Below are some of my favourite books written within the context of travel. If you subscribe to my Patreon account, you will find a discussion of each of these books and why they are so great.

The Dharma Bums Yes yes, I know. She wears long layers, burns incense and reads Kerouac, could she be anymore of a stereotype? This is a great book, even though Kerouac is a pretty crappy Buddhist (women don’t seem to count as sentient beings). The Dharma Bums is a great read about hiking up mountains, if you can swallow the all white male perspective.

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail This book will make you cry. You will cry a lot. Wild is an account of a woman who decides to travel the Pacific Crest Trail following the death of her mother. It is a very touching journey that will make you want to sell everything and leave.

Tracks: A Woman’s Solo Trek Across 1700 Miles of Australian Outback Robyn Davidson is the original Cheryl Strayed. Travel with her, four camels and a dog across the Australian desert. This one will not make you cry quite as hard as Wild, but it is an account of an extraordinary adventure in a very harsh climate, with a healthy balance of emotional introspection.

Below is my lessons learnt through travel video. Check out my YouTube channel for new videos about minimalism every week. Follow me on Instagram, where I record my minimalist outfits. Check me out on Facebook for resources and updates. I also have a Patreon account, where I post additional content weekly.

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