Alexandra Connors, 32, and boyfriend Matt, Australians have just revealed why they quit their jobs to travel around the world with a small luggage bag for each person.
Alexandra told DailyMail newspaper that she and her boyfriend had the “minimum travel” idea since 2017 after she walked 922km across Spain, wearing only a 10kg backpack. “After returning home from Sydney, we began to find ways to live with the least furniture.”
Currently, the couple is planning to travel around the world with only 7kg of luggage per person, this is the weight equivalent to hand baggage on board.
Alexandra said, the minimalist school she pursued developed in a different way right from the start. “When I came back from Spain, I started rearranging the excess mess of both”.
Starting from the warehouse, Alexandra’s cleaning went to the bathroom, the cupboard and the wardrobe. “I will make the items more meaningful, I give to friends or recycle.”
In terms of clothes, Alexandra experimented with the idea of ”Project 333″ – meaning that you chose 33 clothes and only used it for 3 months. “This first step turned out to be a great idea to reduce the pile of clothes in the closet and change the way I arranged, traveled and bought new things,” Alexandra said.
Before learning about Project 333, this 32-year-old woman applied a minimalist idea for trips. Accordingly, Alexandra only brought one hand baggage when traveling from one place to another. “There is no lost luggage, no backcuffs and the most important thing is that you can go from one place to another without caring about 20kg checked baggage.”
Alexandra managed to persuade her boyfriend and they recently planned to travel for a year, starting this month, with only 14kg of luggage for both. Accordingly, they brought with them six T-shirts, two pairs of shorts, two skirts, two skirts, a sweater, a jacket, two pairs of jeans and two pairs of socks.
“There is really no need to carry much, especially when most of my clothes are made of natural materials, which are much easier to wash and durable than synthetic fiber clothes,” Alexandra said.
The couple plans to depart from Athens (Greece), then travel around Europe, to Botswana, Patagonia and Cuba.