Think-Back-On-It Thursday #9 - Travel

Amazingly, I've written 500 posts for Maximum Gratitude, Minimal Stuff, and I'm in the process of revising my older writing. I'm happy to notice that some of those older posts are really interesting and useful.


But many of you are newer readers and have never seen posts that were written in 2018, 2019, or even last summer or fall. And if you've been a faithful reader for quite a while (thank you, by the way), you've probably forgotten. I wrote the stuff, and I've forgotten parts of it!


It's worth visiting what we've written, read, or thought before, as both a reminder and for new insights. So on selected Thursdays, instead of posting new content, I'm going to direct you toward posts of the past that I think are worth a re-read.


one suitcase



Always travel light.


Many of us are traveling this summer, finally going on some of the big trips we planned and postponed during the pandemic. Jon and I will enjoy a short stay on the coast, saving a longer trip for November, when we plan to fly with our two older grandsons to visit Jon's mother in Arizona.


Traveling gives us the chance to live with less, since we take only a small fraction of our belongings when we leave home. Packing a suitcase is good practice for choosing only what you need and want and leaving the rest behind. It's very minimalist.


Here are some posts about aspects of travel to put you in a minimalist mindset.





What Are the Joys and Advantages of Minimalist Travel? from June 11, 2021

Traveling lightly creates ease and flexibility, and traveling close to home lets you enjoy small adventures more often than the occasional big trip. Making the most of the least is one way to be happier every day.


Make More Memories by Taking Fewer Photos, from June 7, 2021

We're so used to taking photos of everything that we might not realize we're offloading our memories instead of making them. If you want to preserve your special moments, put your camera down, pay attention, and use all of your senses.


Travel Light, from September 27, 2019

Taking a vacation gives you the chance to carry only the essentials and leave time for free time. Minimalism can help you do that every day.


How to Do More than Dream: Answer the Lottery Question, from February 28, 2022

What would you want to do with your time and talents if money were no object? Would you want to travel and spend every day like you were on vacation? Or would you want to find something to do? Here's how to explore your passion right now and make a life you enjoy.


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