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I'm headed to Japan next month. This will be my first major international trip that I'm doing all alone, so I want to make the most of my ability to travel according to my own preferences.
One of my obsessions for the past 5 years has been minimalism. Not the aesthetic minimalism of the austere white walls and marble countertops, but more of an ethos of "how little can I get away with". I try to apply this question to everything in my life.
Naturally this applies to travel. Many people have done it before me. I recenly read a blog post from someone who even travels with zero bags at all. I don't think I can make that work--yet--but I will try to get as close as I can.