A little over a year ago, I happened to stumble upon this:
Pictures of millennials with everything they own (and it isn’t much)
I said before that discovering Benny’s blog was responsible for this whole crazy idea finally forming in my mind, but it’s probably fair to say that the above article was equally to blame. Especially the phrase:
“…tend to live in sublets, traveling with a few boxes (or ikea bags) from one short-term arrangement to the next…”
I’m fairly sure this wasn’t the author’s intention, but that article made me feel envious.
Okay, one last introductory post before I start talking about practical stuff, honest!
The first thing I want to point out is that this is not a financial extravagance. Yes, I do hope to do a fair bit of moving around next year, some of it overseas; however, I won’t be spending a fortune to do so, for the simple reason that I don’t have a fortune.
While I’m at it, I should also point out that I’m not going too far in the other direction either. I’m not “going travelling” in the expand-your-horizons, gap-year sense of the term, wearing a giant backpack with a flag on the back (though I will, as it happens, be taking both a backpack and a flag). So I don’t intend to sleep in hostels, airport benches or anywhere else with an overabundance of people and a shortage of sensible internet access (especially since internets are kind of crucial to my job!).