• Reflection: My Minimalist Weekend

    A few weeks ago, I decided to set aside this last weekend to do more with less – to have a minimalist weekend. I had initially decided to take only a backpack with me on a train to wherever sparked my interest.   I ended up going to Copenhagen (Denmark) and spending nearly a full […]

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  • Productivity Hack: Do Too Many Things

    If you read self-help books, you will find plenty of advice telling you how to become less busy or cut down on your responsibilities.  I am all for minimalism, and I certainly do not want to encourage multitasking so that you hurt your performance – and we definitely do not want to fall into the […]

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  • Travel on Minimum Wage: A Cruise from Sweden

    When I claimed that it was possible to travel on minimum wage, I received a number of interesting replies, many of them requesting proof.  Some of the more private responses were from readers who were a bit miffed that I would make such a bold claim!  They seemed to imply that such a feat could […]

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  • Life Hack: Minimalism

    Minimalism is the art and lifestyle of doing more with less.   When I left the United States nearly a year ago, all I had was what you see in the picture to the left.  No checked baggage.  No box of clothes and books.  This is part of the reason I am able to travel […]

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