Why owning less stuff helps you travel

Here are three reasons why clearing the clutter help you travel.

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You know you’re old when you see stuff from your first flat in a museum

I moved to Warsaw in 2006 and lived in a furnished flat in the Wola district. Like most of Warsaw the buildings were modern but the neighbourhood had reputation for being the place where old people lived. It was quiet and suburban despite being close to centre. The small communal outdoor spaces were full of old ladies in mohair berets letting their sausage dogs shit by scrubby bushes.

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January 2016 travel stories

January 2016 is over and everyone seems very pleased to see the back of it. Most of us were skint, people were making half-arsed attempts not to drink (well done if you completed dry January) and the weather in the UK was predictably rotten.

But despite all the gloom and self-imposed misery, there were some inspirational travel stories.

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2016 travel resolutions

Inspired by the #take12trips challenge that has been popular with travel bloggers for the last couple of years, I have put together my own set of 12 travel resolutions for 2016.

For me #take12trips is too broad (I’m in an inspiration rut) so I focused on experiences rather than destinations.

In 2016, I want to:

  1. Take an internet-free trip
  2. Take a trip without a camera
  3. Sleep under the stars
  4. Go to a festival
  5. Take a trip alone
  6. Take a trip with a family member
  7. Explore my hometown like a tourist
  8. Visit somewhere new in the UK
  9. Visit somewhere new abroad
  10. Revisit somewhere
  11. Travel with hand luggage only
  12. Go on a super budget trip (£50 a day for everything)

So although I don’t have any definite plans for 2016, this list should get me going!

What have you got planned this year? Are you taking the #take12trips challenge?