How I afford to travel so much: 10 tips to save and stretch your money

Last year I visited 12 countries and saved an additional 10,000€ for future travel. Here are 10 key habits that enabled me to do this.

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Helsinki’s best second-hand and eco-friendly stores

Not too long ago I loved to buy new and expensive household items which would sting my wallet and eventually end up in landfill. These days I have a much more minimalist approach to possessions and when I do buy things I love the challenge of finding pre-loved items in thrift stores, second-hand markets and…

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Everything I own: continually striving for minimalism

These lists seem to usually be comprised of 100 things… but I haven’t quite reached that minimalism goal yet! I also cheated a bit by listing some things as categories. But hey my list, my rules. I decided to make this list as a way to audit my “stuff” and cut down on what I…

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DIY upcycled advent calendar

If you haven’t already noticed- I love Christmas and everything that comes with it! As the stores fill with decorations and commercial advent calendars, I decided to make my own almost entirely out of material I already had at home. I did grab some pine cones, red berries and pine needles from outside my apartment…

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6 Upcycle Projects with Chalk & Blackboard Paint

Earlier this year I bought some blackboard paint (10€ for 230ml) from my local home-ware shop and some chalk paint (8€ for 120ml) for a garden upcycle project. I heard about the chalk paint on a blog and loved the idea of an eco-friendly paint that could easily be used on pretty much any surface without the need…

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Why I’m obsessed with Tiny Houses

The concept of “simple living” means a range of things to different people. To me, it encompasses removing excessive and uninspiring ‘stuff’, people, habits, work and attitudes from my life, so that I have energy, time and income to focus on what’s really important and inspiring to me. While this is an ever-evolving, ongoing process in…

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Why and How I Travel Light: what I’m taking for 2 weeks away

Aside from moving across the world, I only ever take carry on luggage when I travel. This is for two reasons, firstly, I really don’t need a lot of stuff and it makes travel so much easier when I take less, and secondly it saves money and the environment to have a lighter load on…

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