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    A Minimalist Approach To Vacationing

    Minimalist Approach To Vacationing

    I don’t know about you, but sometimes when I get back from vacation I am exhausted. While I had an excellent time, I don’t always achieve my goal of relaxation. This is why many travelers are taking a minimalist approach to vacationing.

    Packing Light

    Instead of breaking the bank on a ton of vacation-only clothes, invest in only what you will need for the weather or planned excursions—with the goal of mixing and matching as much as you can. As a bonus, you will be less weighed down with your stuff.

    A Minimal Schedule

    Avoid the temptation to fill every second of your schedule. Yes, plan some activities—but leave ample time for R&R, wandering, and going with the flow.

    Non-Traditional Accommodations

    Remember, minimalism is not about deprivation—it’s about intention. When it comes to your accommodations, consider something other than your run of the mill hotel:

    • A cozy cabin
    • A boutique hotel
    • An Airbnb
    • A hostel
    • House swap
    • Innovative green accommodations
    • Renting an RV
    • Renting a tiny house
    • A spa or health resort

    There is certainly a time and a place for the pack-it-all-in vacation, but taking a minimalist approach to vacation will have you returning home feeling rested, relaxed, and recharged!

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    What To Do When Your Travel Plans Go Awry

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    What The Heck Is A Boutique Hotel?

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    Where To Next?

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    Spend The Day As A Local Tourist

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    Coworking Spaces Or Coffee Shops?

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    What To Pack For Extended Vacations

    I love to travel, both stateside and around the world. While I try not to check luggage, sometimes on my extended vacations I simply must. Or, as we all know—sometimes the…