Aashima K

Joined March 2017
  • Day13

    Packing

    March 25, 2017 in the United States

    One of the most common questions I've been asked is how to pack for a year of travel. I've boiled it down to a few things:

    1. Each item is accounted for and serves a purpose. Preferably multiple purposes.
    2. Everyone you'll be with also only has 6 shirts, so avoiding outfit repeats isn't really a thing.
    3. If you forget something, you can always buy it on the road.
    4. If you bring something superfluous you can always chuck it or donate it or send it home.

    It's amazing that I used to think I needed multiple shapes of cutting boards, three different pairs of flip flops, and about 60 graphic tees (seriously) saved from college clubs, concerts, volunteer events, work, and any other time there was ever a free shirt to be had. Downsizing my apartment, closet, and life has been liberating and I'm looking forward to a more minimalist lifestyle.

    Some photos of the packing, planning, and final product.
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  • Day1

    Itinerary

    March 13, 2017 in the United States

    It's unreal that I'm only 3 weeks away from embarking on my journey with Remote Year. More to come in the next few weeks as I pack up and get ready to go, but here is my planned itinerary:

    Apr 2017: Split, Croatia
    May 2017: Prague, Czech Republic
    Jun 2017: Lisbon, Portugal
    Jul 2017: Sofia, Bulgaria
    Aug 2017: Hanoi, Vietnam
    Sep 2017: Chiang Mai, Thailand
    Oct 2017: Kyoto, Japan
    Nov 2017: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Dec 2017: Lima, Peru
    Jan 2018: Medellin, Colombia
    Feb 2018: Bogota, Colombia
    Mar 2018: Mexico City, Mexico
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