2015 will be awesome! I don’t need any silly resolutions for that and here is why: Continue reading “New Years Resolutions? …LOL, no.”
I don’t want to reveal too much, but my travel adventures might come to a halt/pause sooner than I expected, so as long as I am still a full-time-passionate traveler, I will stick my nose into travel related stuff. Coming back to the “pure minimalist topics” will be soon enough!
Sooo, Minimalist travel. It’s really interesting to write about it, because it is basically minimalism but everything is on a much smaller scale. When you travel, you usually are some kind of “at the moment minimalist”, because all you have with you is your suitcase. So everybody who travels has to go through the very important question:
What do I really need?
Will this item when I pack it and carry it with me be used or is it a “just in case item” which wil just stay in my suitcase until I come back home? Will this item that I carry with me add value to my travel?
For instance, do you really need a guidebook?
I would say that you don’t need it! Continue reading “6 reasons why I travel without a guidebook”
I did it! Yesterday I did the whole Rakiura track all in one day. Door to door it was a little bit more than 42K, most of it through mud and oftentimes going uphill so I am pretty proud that I made it, considering that I didn’t work out at all for the past year or so.
As a preparation for this walk I started going on bigger and bigger walks about a month ago – starting slowly with 5K and going up on 20K.
At the beginning it was really hard, I think I never was this out of shape in my life. Before I was kind of a sports-maniac, I never missed a workout, I trained about 5-6 times a week, so it was kind of a shock for me to realize how much out of shape one can get in one year… Time to do some workout! And so I used every opportunity I could get while travelling south until I finally arrived in Stewart Island the day before yesterday. Continue reading “Couch to 40K – Stewart Island version”
Even though I have limited room for items, my suitcase was a little bit fuller than I wanted it to be, so a few days ago, it was time to declutter my paperwork. The goal is to go (nearly) paperless.
After so many months in a high-end working environment, never going out a day with less than business casual attire, the backpacker hostels here in New Zealand are a bit of a culture shock for me.
It is a complete different world with different rules and it seems that the past year has changed me, because I find them somewhat strange.