Life Hacks

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50+ simple and effective ways to reduce your carbon footprint in 2024

50+ simple and effective ways to reduce your carbon footprint in 2024

We recently talked about our carbon footprint and what we are doing to reduce it. We know everyone’s lifestyle is different, and what we do may not apply to you. That’s why we have put our heads together and collated more than 50 actions you can take to reduce your...

Pack Like a Pro: The Ultimate Carry-on Essentials for Female Travellers

Pack Like a Pro: The Ultimate Carry-on Essentials for Female Travellers

Ever wondered how someone can fit their whole life into a carry-on travel pack and travel the world (with no end in sight)? It’s actually not that difficult, even for us women, and once you’ve tried travelling light on a short trip, you won’t want to go back, even...

How to have the most amazing wedding without breaking the bank

How to have the most amazing wedding without breaking the bank

When I flicked through the Jetstar Magazine on our recent flight from Auckland to Sydney, a statistic caught my eyes. According to the Magazine’s sources, 326 couples get married in Australia every day, and on average, each spends AUD51,245. That’s a whopping AUD6.1bn...

How to Choose The Best Foreign Language School Abroad

How to Choose The Best Foreign Language School Abroad

We believe the best way to learn a language is to live in a country where the language is spoken for a period of time and really immerse yourself in the local culture. A little over a year ago, Paul and I attended Spanish school in Quito, Ecuador‘s capital, followed...

40+ ways to cut your spending and reduce your household budget

40+ ways to cut your spending and reduce your household budget

You may have been made redundant and face financial hardship. Or you work towards achieving financial independence. Whatever your financial goal, cutting your spending is (almost) always part of the equation – at least temporarily. We’ve helped you take (and stay in)...

What to do if you are robbed while travelling

What to do if you are robbed while travelling

Recently on a Facebook group for digital nomads, someone posted they had just been robbed in Thailand. All their gear was stolen, and they wanted advice on what to do. The post got us thinking: (Almost) all we own is in our travel packs, each and every item has value...

Need insurance? Find a policy that suits your needs

Need insurance? Find a policy that suits your needs

Insurance is an integral part of managing risks. You can’t avoid unexpected events from happening, but you can limit their (financial) impact. Having insurance can massively improve a potentially disastrous situation or add insult to injury (so to speak) – if your...

Gift like a minimalist: 16 meaningful gift ideas for any occasion

Gift like a minimalist: 16 meaningful gift ideas for any occasion

Are you sick of giving gifts just because it’s Christmas, Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day, and television commercials or societal expectations tell you it’s the right thing to do? Are you looking for gift ideas that are truly meaningful and appreciated by those on the...

Mail Forwarding New Zealand / Australia: How to get mail when you travel

Mail Forwarding New Zealand / Australia: How to get mail when you travel

While many of us receive our bills online these days, we can’t avoid physical mail altogether. So, what do you do with letters and parcels if you travel (around New Zealand or Australia) for more than just a few weeks? How do you provide proof of residential address...

Could you gift differently these holidays?

Could you gift differently these holidays?

Every year, in the weeks and days before the holidays (or Mother’s/Father’s/Valentine’s Day), the same frenzy unfolds: Facebook groups are full of ‘What gift should I get for … ?’, often followed by ‘They already have everything’. Retail stores are packed; parking...

An Intentional Life: Be inspired by these must-watch documentaries

An Intentional Life: Be inspired by these must-watch documentaries

Podcasts, books, (video) blogs and documentaries about intentional living (and its various incarnations) have been a great source of inspiration (and motivation booster) on our journey, and we are happy to share with you a shortlist of documentaries and television...

Goodbye Fast Fashion: How sustainably and ethically made is what you wear?

Goodbye Fast Fashion: How sustainably and ethically made is what you wear?

Living out of carry-on travel packs year-round, we have researched (almost) all our gear. Whatever made the cut meets our needs as location-independent, minimalist travellers and is sure to stand the test of time. Quality over quantity is not just a snappy phrase but...

Demystifying credit cards: How to make them work for you and avoid debt

Demystifying credit cards: How to make them work for you and avoid debt

In 2020, Americans carried on average USD5,313 in credit card debt. Credit card balances in New Zealand added up to NZD6.457bn in November 2020 – about NZD1,313 for every Kiwi. While the pandemic saw people repay more credit card debt (at least for a period of time),...

11 Life-Changing Podcasts For Aspiring Minimalists in 2024

11 Life-Changing Podcasts For Aspiring Minimalists in 2024

When you start a new journey, whatever it may be, chances are you are looking for others who have been there before you - whether to give you the push to finally do it, to provide inspiration to keep you going or to learn from their mistakes. On our journey to and...