My name is Lisa. In Oct. 2014, I quit my job and started downsizing my life by selling and rehoming all my belongings. I left the States in Dec. 2015 with everything I owned fitting into two bags and haven’t looked back!
So far, I’ve travelled to 25 countries. My first destination after leaving the States was Scotland and as luck would have it, I met my husband Kuba there. We dated (mostly long-distance as I was travelling through Europe alone) and when I returned to Scotland, we got married! We’ve been travelling together since May 2017. 🙂
In April 2018, we bought a Volkswagen T4 and converted it into our first home. We lived in our van and travelled through Europe for a year. Then we settled in Kraków, Poland for a year, adopted the cutest dog ever, and now we are in the middle of building our first tiny house in Mazury!
veganism + minimalism works for me
In addition to being a minimalist traveller, I happen to be vegan meaning I avoid eating and using any animal products. Veganism isn’t just a diet or some fad–it’s a part of who I am. I’ve been vegan since 2008, and though I initially went vegan for health reasons, the environmental and ethical reasons for veganism also provide compelling arguments for why we should stop using animals for food, clothing, and entertainment, to name a few areas of concern.
I owe the greatness of my life to these two major changes. My only regret is that I didn’t make them sooner. Now my life is simple and fulfilling, and I’m the healthiest I’ve ever been.
If I never went vegan, I never would have gotten involved in social media and I doubt I’d have this blog or any of the dozens of friends I’ve made since. Learning about all things vegan enriched my life and gave me a sense of purpose. It eventually motivated me to quit my job so I could work on one of my passions, namely sharing my positive vegan vibes with the rest of the world.
With great risk comes great reward
In order to do this, I had to jump headfirst into a minimalist lifestyle. I had to sell everything I owned and commit to living out of a bag for who knows how long.
What I’ve learned is that no matter how intimidating something seems, or how impossible your dream might sound, none of it will happen if you don’t take those first steps. If you never start, you’ll never know what you might achieve!
If I didn’t believe in myself and take the risks necessary to start my minimalist journey, I wouldn’t be travelling around the world as I do now and I would never have met my husband Kuba. He also happens to be a minimalist vegan traveller, just like me!
I hope I can inspire you to simplify your life so you live with intention. And if I can encourage you to eat more fruits and vegetables, that’s even better. 🙂
If you have questions for me, please check out the following links because I may have answered them already. 😉
- Why I went vegan
- How I became a minimalist
- How I afford to travel and live abroad
- How I met my husband
- How to stay in Europe without a visa
If you have questions about my camera, our bags, clothes, Kuba’s busking set up, etc., check out our gear.