I love living a minimalist life.
I enjoy having fewer things. It’s fewer distractions from what’s really important to me, it’s more energy in my life as a result of less decision-making fatigue, and it just feels damn good.
Being a minimalist while traveling is beneficial because I pack less and carry less. That’s important when I’m trying to utilize only a backpack for travel. I haven’t achieved that goal yet, because I’m still using a small portion of the suitcase that Kamea and Greg use. However, with each new destination, I learn to live with a bit less.
I’m also living a frugal life. Why?
We have a major awesome life goal to be financially independent and retired early. Don’t be confused by the “retire early” part to mean we don’t want to work. We want the experience of “not having to work” on any given day should we choose.
Being minimalist and frugal go hand in hand 🤝 (especially when traveling).
Being a minimalist and frugal make travel a lot easier… most of the time. I’ll admit to a few sacrifices and challenges along the way, but all in all, a much better travel experience when being minimalist and frugal while traveling.
I’m also a big coffee drinker. ☕️
I’ve been drinking it since high school for better or for worse. To be honest, my Nana (full blood Italian) started me with my first sips of the black elixir when I was seven.
I’ve carried on the tradition with my daughter, of course.
So… being a frugal minimalist traveling coffee drinker… what do I do?