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15 Ways Traveling Will Make You Low Maintenance

Because experience is more valuable than material possessions, and all those clichés

1. You can travel for weeks with only what you can fit in a backpack
Thanks, Ryan air

Thanks, Ryan air

 

2. This leads to wearing the same three shirts over and over again
studey abroad image

…and over…and over…

 3. You’re not going to wear as much makeup
makeup

Thanks again Ryan Air, for all those liquid limits

 

4. And don’t even bother fixing your hair
Especially in notoriously windy Ireland...

Especially in notoriously windy Ireland…

 

5. It’s not like your hair tools will work in the outlets anyway
If you're lucky enough to get a hair dryer at all, this is what you're working with

If you’re lucky enough to get a hair dryer at all, this is what you’re working with

6. But don’t worry, you’ll quickly learn to embrace the topknot. It looks sophisticated, but really says, “I haven’t washed my hair in a week.”
And look, there's that shirt again!

And look, there’s that shirt again!

7. You might not even shower every day.
But it's not like a dirty, communal hostel bathroom is any better, am I right?

But it’s not like a dirty, communal hostel bathroom is any better, am I right?

 

8. Walking  becomes your primary form of exercise
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Taking a walk with scenery like this beats expensive gym fees any day

 

9. You’ll be comfortable crashing on just about anyone’s couch
Friend of a friend's cousin's ex-fiancée's sister? Hey, you get to stay in London for free!

Friend of a friend’s cousin’s ex-fiancée’s sister? Hey, you get to stay in London for free!

10. You’ll eat just about anything.
Kale soup for dinner, yum!

Kale soup for dinner, yum!

11.  And some days you won’t even eat much at all – you have to save up money for all that traveling, after all!
Liquid diet, anyone?

Liquid diet, anyone?

12. You stop being self-conscious about your appearance at all
That's what Instagram filters are for!

That’s what Instagram filters are for!

 

13.  But that’s okay, because you’ll never see these people again anyway!
Really though, no idea who they are. No judgment.

Really though, no idea who they are. No judgment.

 

14. And you learn to take pictures of all the cool scenery
You can take some amazing pictures, and you don't even have to be in any of them!

You don’t even have to be in any of them!

 

15. At the end of the day, you got to travel the world and visit some amazing places. And that is definitely more worth it than being able to look presentable on a daily basis.
I'll take this view over being able to fix my hair any day

I’ll take this view over being able to fix my hair any day

 

Katie Christoff

University of Dayton | 11 stories

I am a journalism student at the University of Dayton, and I recently returned from a semester abroad in Ireland. Two of my greatest passions include writing and travel, and I enjoy combining the two as much as possible. To follow more of my adventures and blog posts, follow me on Twitter: @KatieChrisss or Instagram: katiechristoff.


One response to “15 Ways Traveling Will Make You Low Maintenance”

  1. Molly Greathouse says:

    I love this!!

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