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Living by Less is More

By Anna Haas

There’s lots to do to prepare for a month on the road! My Grandma always used to tell me, “Pack everything you think you need…and then take half of it out.” A wise woman.

It’s sometimes hard to live by the motto “less is more,” but it’s a mantra that I continually repeat to myself. We all long for simplicity, and I try to keep that in mind. But, I like my clothes and my jewelry and my books! I’ll try to find a balance. I grab the most important things first, that I want to be sure not to forget–my personal journal, my camera and memory cards, my SPF 100 sunscreen! (That’s right. They do in fact make SPF 100. It is the summer y’all, and a pale redhead can’t be too careful.)

My cat tried to hop in my suitcase too. Sorry Buddy, I don’t think you’d like being cooped up in a car for 30 days. So much to do and so little time to prepare! Laundry, bank, meeting up with a friend who’s been borrowing my sunglasses–I’m gonna need those. I’m making a list, checking it off, and then hitting the road!

I have no idea what to expect, but I’m open for just about anything. It’s just us, the road, and whatever we cross along the way. I can’t imagine anything more exciting. Here we come America!

  1. The Pater Familias

    I know you are both ready for the U.S., but is the U.S. ready for you? Happy trails and buckle your seat belts!

  2. McNavigators

    OHHHH I have alot of ideas of what to expect, HEHE

    As one of last year’s teams we will be following very closely!


    Dan & JoAnne :)

    • FreshTraveler

      Thank you! It definitely is a trip of a lifetime! So happy to be on exploring the best of America!

  3. Turnip

    I say bring the cute little cat on your adventure.

  4. Julie Glover

    We’re getting ready for the teams to visit Texas. Hope to see you soon!

  5. pat handwerk

    Pack light, I am sure you will pick up lots of goodies during your journey plus memories of a lifetime. If you category is Most Beautiful, we’ll see you soon!
    Pat, Jim Thorpe, Pa

  6. Pearl Amanfu

    Go team Fresh Traveler! We’ll be following you – can’t wait to hear about all the fun places you visit!

  7. Rhubarb