Jens Oliver Meiert

The Law of Travel

Post from June 17, 2014 (↻ August 23, 2020), filed under .

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 any other laws I wish I had coined, 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 possible.

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 into my travels, I can still resist the urge to settle again. I simply don’t have that much stuff clamping me on a spot.

Update (October 11, 2017)

Some time this year I wrote a little tool to help with packing: What to Pack for a Trip. To be extended.

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Jens Oliver Meiert, on April 29, 2020.

I’m Jens Oliver Meiert, and I’m a web developer and author. I love trying things (sometimes involving philosophy, art, or adventure). Here on I share some of my views and experiences.

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Cover: 100 Things I Learned as an Everyday Adventurer.

Perhaps my most interesting book: 100 Things I Learned as an Everyday Adventurer (2013). During my time in the States I started trying everything. Everything. Then I noticed that wasn’t only fun, it was also very useful.

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