What’s Essential And What Can You Leave Behind?

It was by attempting to pack a lighter backpack that I first discovered I didn't need so many things.

I began living my life in the same way, eliminating what wasn't necessary and keeping only what was worth keeping.

First it was about fewer things. Later it became more abstract, about fewer ideas and activities, about finding calm.

By applying this "less is more" philosophy I found I could not only lighten my backpack but become a smarter, happier, leaner, stronger, and wiser person.

On this site, you will find a lot of practical tips about literally traveling light. But you'll also discover how to drop bad habits and hang-ups and reveal a lighter you.

You just need to figure out what is essential and leave the rest behind.