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“Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life, and the labors of life reduce themselves.” –

EDWIN WAY TEALE  (Author & Naturalist)


Vagabonding is a nomadic form of minimalism, you can’t be a vagabond without being a minimalist. This is a primary prerequisite of this type of location independent lifestyle.

The act of vagabonding starts long before departure with the personal reduction of “needs” and “wants”.

Living in a big house in the suburbs or a tiny apartment in the city, you look around and feel all these “requirements” of living piling up with “luxuries” to enjoy itching at you.

There’s something about living a stationery life that keeps broadening your wants and needs more and more.

This all changes when your life becomes completely mobile, living out of a backpack with exactly just what you need and no non-sense wants. Because you have to.

Vagabonding Guide: Pre-Departure Minimizations

But this begins before you start vagabonding by cutting out unnecessary and no longer needed factors out of your life. I’m not being metaphorical, but literal.

As a vagabond, you no longer need cable TV, home internet, Netflix, phone, household utilities, magazines, cars and other contractual or commitment obligations that reduce your finances on a fixed schedule.

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