jeff gardner.

The virtues of living out of a bag

It’s been 4 years since I spent any significant chunk of time traveling. I’m back on the road again, with Gina this time, living out of a bag and loving every minute of it. It’s been a wonderful reminder that life becomes more simple when we strip things away. The stuff that we “can’t live without” quickly becomes superfluous and even the small amount that you are carrying with you in your bag seems to become grossly unnecessary. Point in case – I just went rifled through my bag looking for something and found that I hadn’t even worn half the clothes that I brought with me. Half! It’s good to reset your idea of what is necessary every now and then.

If you want to follow along with us on our travels we’ve been keeping posting to Bean on Tour, our travel blog. You can also see photos at my flickr account. But just for good measure – here are a few of my favorites.

Central Park

Central Park, NYC

4 Mile Creek State Park

Four mile creek state park, Outside of Niagara Falls

Badlands National Park, South Dakota

Lower Yellowstone Falls

Lower Yellowstone Falls

Buck Mtn.

Summit of Buck Mtn., Tetons


Tagged: traveling, beans on tour, light & fast, and life
04 September 2009

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