Pack Lighter, Journey Deeper
I’ve been on the road for about 15 years. Like most travellers, I started out carrying too much stuff, and eventually learned to whittle it down.
This site contains notes and recommendations for living well as a constant world vagabond based on my own priorities:
- The lighter I travel, the more I want to make sure that the few things I do carry work really well. So there are reviews of travel gear I have come to love or hate. (I’ll spend days trying out and writing about plug adapters or portable standing desk setups.)
- I don’t want to waste time and energy in with transport problems, so I’ve built up a series of guides and wisdom on land transport (which is less carbon intensive and more fun than flying). I’d rather spend my evening at a Brazilian dance party than be stuck at a Brazilian bus station because my credit card was rejected. A certain amount of planning pays off, particularly for train travel booking in Europe.
- I want to delve deep into cultures, which means learning the languages and dance moves that allow for such understanding and connection. So I discuss hacks for getting fluent based on scientific research as well as my minimalist language learning method focused on 15-20 ultra-local words about the truly important stuff: toasting, joking, and boinking.
So this site is about the practical stuff for really good, simple travel — or permanent, slow nomadism. I’m happy to be joined here by a few more writers and researchers who think likewise. We hope the info will help you on your wanderings as well.
— Mose & co.
Illustration by Johanna Thomé de Souza