Paris : Incredible Airport Showers

Charles De Gaulle. A five-hour layover in the Charles De Gaulle Airport in Paris definitely is enough tie for you to want to go out and do something and try to sightsee.  In reality though, it really isn’t practical when you factor in customs, security, getting all the way back to your gate, and the […]

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Deployed : 30-Day Minimalism Challenge

This post may contain affiliate links that can result in a commission to me, at no extra cost to you. Read my Disclosure page for more info. Deployed Minimalism Challenge. As a part of my minimalistic kickoff, I decided to take on the 30-Day Minimalism Challenge (#MinsGame) to reduce clutter in my life, while deployed. […]

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All I Want for Christmas… is FOOD.

It’s the most wonderful time of year (so I’ve been told).  Yet once again, I find myself deployed in the middle of the desert.  Being over worked and stranded during the holidays is not very fun for most people, but somehow, we make it work.  For example, planning a “White Elephant” gift exchange with our […]

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7 Gift Ideas for Minimalist Travelers

This post may contain affiliate links that can result in a commission to me, at no extra cost to you. Read my Disclosure page for more info. I know what you’re all probably thinking. “Amanda, if they’re a minimalist, they probably don’t want or need anything for Christmas!” Well, this list isn’t meant for you […]

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Barbados : Shipwreck Snorkeling in Carlisle Bay

From the inn I stayed at (which was incredibly cheap!) we took a drive to the west coast of the island and landed at Carlisle Bay. We took our own gear: masks, snorkels, some free diving fins, and of course my GoPro.  Upon arriving at the bay, we got ready on the beach and started […]

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Minimalistic Kickoff : New Beginnings

So I started this blog (as you can clearly see). How? Still figuring that out. Why? Because friends and family suggested I do so for my travels, but also to document my transition from being a borderline hoarder to adopting a more minimalistic lifestyle (as beautifully described here by The Minimalists). Why the Minimalistic Change? Recently […]

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Barbados : Hiking to Martin’s Bay

Let me start off by saying that I was NOT prepared for this length of hike by any means. I didn’t hydrate enough the day before, wasn’t in good enough shape, and my endurance wasn’t up to par like it used to be, or even as much as it is now. Even with all that […]

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Barbados : Stay + Eat for Cheap

Barbados. The sound of it makes me feel like I’m about to blow a fortune on a tropical island trip. I mean, I could have gotten the “Sandals Resort, all inclusive, overpriced, have-everything-without-experiencing-anything” trip, but we all know that’s not me. I spent 9 days in June/July exploring this lovely country and living it up […]

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Ireland + Scotland : Top 20

In January I took a trip with 3 other people that consisted of five days in Dublin, Ireland to five days in Edinburgh (apparently pronounced Ed-in-brah), Scotland and back to Dublin, Ireland for another five days. As far as accommodation and travel, we stayed in fairly priced, beautiful Airbnbs, and the flights between these two […]

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Iceland : How To Explore Like A Viking Without Loot

Planning a trip to Iceland in winter on a budget seemed like an extremely daunting task for my friend Ashley and I. In some instances, we even had to drop certain places/things we wanted to see because they were just too far away or we didn’t have enough loot to cover it. However, we came […]

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