It has come to the point of my blogging career when I am now grateful for themes. Thanks to Ailsa of Where’s My Backpack for today’s theme. I highly recommend her post, and her blog.

I love to simplify! Here are my suggestions for simple travel:

  • Pack items that can do two things, like convertible pants, or black pants that can be dressed up or down.
  • Bring only pants so you don’t have to pack heels.
  • Minimize the pairs of shoes.
  • Take a camera that can do almost everything and is small.
  • Leave beauty products at home; wear a smile.
  • Collect all mementos in digital format on your camera.
  • Bring an ebook reader and get digital travel books.
  • Come home with memories and an expanded mind, not stuff.

These photos are a reminder of how much movement is involved in travel…so pack light!

Paris Near-the-champs-de-mars-Paris ferry-on-the-seine-Paris Forme- train-statio-now- Musee-D'Orsay-Paris ferry-in-Amsterdam

Here’s how to join today’s theme:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Simplify
  • Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
  • Get your post in by next Thursday, as the new travel theme comes out on Friday
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10 thoughts on “Travel theme: simplify

  1. One day if I ever get to travel overseas, I will try to remember that. I have learned that it is fun to buy magnets from the places I visit. My fridge is filling up with them but they are light and don’t take up any room in luggage. lol And each time I open my fridge and spy a magnet, there is a memory attached.


  2. Excellent hints for travel! I like to go to bookstores and to office supply stores. Usually I buy a small quantity of pencils and pens and a notepad as well. It is small stuff 🙂

    Loved your photos of Paris! They entice me to visit the city as soon as possible. Thanks much and enjoy your weekend! 🙂


      1. Thanks, Nia, for the hints in regard to Paris! I am looking forward to reading your pieces about your next big trip abroad. Take care. 🙂


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