Jens Oliver Meiert

Meiert’s Law of Travel

Post from June 17, 2014 (↻ December 12, 2016), reflecting Jens the .

The story of my 18 months of travel around the world, including this and other articles, is available as a big but humble e-book: Journey of J.

The longer you travel, the lighter you should pack.

Much simpler and more useful than Meiert’s Law of Traffic Congestion, I consider this the most important rule of traveling. And yet I’m sure it’s not new, as many savvy travelers before me will have found light luggage to be more convenient, and easily attainable. And so this “law” is also a bit tongue in cheek.

A 30 liter backpack at an airport in Argentina.

Figure: How to lug a life around.

Then, you get an idea why ten and a half months and twenty-five countries later, I can still resist the urge to settle again. I simply don’t have that much stuff clamping me on a spot.

About the Author

Jens Oliver Meiert, photo of July 27, 2015.

Jens Oliver Meiert is a philosopher and developer (Google, W3C, O’Reilly). He experiments with arts and adventure. Here on meiert.com he shares and generalizes and exaggerates some of his thoughts and experiences.

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