Minimalist Travel Manifestos

Get Jealous Hate-Likes on Your Instagram Travel Pics: How to Enjoy All the Delicious Loathing You Deserve!

Are you getting enough jealousy and loathing on your travel ‘Gram? Probably not as much as me! And that’s because you don’t have the right equipment! Hot Instagram travel shots show that you’re having a blast, and that you don’t need Reginald anymore anyway. Or Joe-Danny. Or Samuel. Or whichever slippery little man-prop dumped you, […]

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Stop Prioritizing Locals Over Travelers: A Nomad’s Manifesto

“Of course locals should take priority over those traveling through,” says a friend, vis-a-vis city politics. Really? Her assumption is widely shared, even among the most loving, lefty, freedom-and-equality-for-all humanists. So it seems like a good time to question it a bit. Here’s How We Mistreat Nomads I get bored with new claims of victimization; oh how groups

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The Essential Travel Trade-Off: Less Luggage = More & Greater Adventures

Sure, it’s nice to have the variety of outfits, the gear for getting a perfect Instagram shot, familiar-brand cosmetics, a range of screens to read and watch, souvenirs collected along the way, and everything else to make travel feel like more home. But the more you carry, the heavier and larger your bag — and

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On the Snobbish, Obtuse Evil of Travelling with Portable Coffee Gear

Let’s talk about what you’re missing when you travel with your , you self-righteous, jittery vagabond. Or the other famous road espresso gear: your , , , and so on. The solutions for pulling a reasonably good espresso shot and crema on the road are growing, and as a fanatical espresso snob, I sympathize with

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Backpacking & Hostels Make for Awful, Boring Travel — And Aren’t Always Cheapest Either

I’ve been constantly roaming Europe for a decade, and seen plenty of backpackers sweating under their loads as they struggle to find their hostels in some hidden outskirt. They’ll set the loads down for a day or two, rush to get photos of whatever sights as-seen-on-instagram, then heft their packs back on their backs and

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