Sam & Meg
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A couple of minimalists on a worldwide adventure 🌍 📍Cambodia 🔜 Vietnam

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This was the photo we sent to our family & friends when we got engaged in Sept 2017! We had no idea what our plans were but we always knew when we got married it would be intimate, nothing fancy or flash! . . . And our wedding was just that.... simple, carefree and adventurous! Our newest blog: Our Fiji wedding on a budget is all about how we eloped spending around £300 in total (with flights) on the whole thing! For us marriage isn’t about a wedding day, it’s about starting out as you mean to go on and for Sam and I that’s having an adventure and seeing where each day takes us! . . . #elopement #elopementwedding #budgetwedding #simplewedding #fijiwedding #destinationwedding #adventure #slowliving #simplelife #welivetoexplore #livewithpurpose #engagement #lovetoexplore #livewithintention #meaningful #minimalists #minimalwedding #blog #lifestyleblog #wedding #offthebeatentrack #budgetlifestyle #livewithinyourmeans

Having four of something isn’t very minimalist of me! 🙈But when it saves money in the long run and there’s no worrying about shampoo bars for the next 8 months how could I resist!? I ordered three shampoo bars from @totallybalmynz and an extra one was thrown in for free 😍 . . . Buying local is something we’re doing more and more! Sometimes it’s expensive, but this time it has been cost effective and felt great to be buying plastic free and sustainably! . . . #shampoobar #minimalists #minimalism #sustainability #sustainableliving #buylocal #nzmade #localproduce #newzealand #zerowaste #ecowarriors #ecofriendly #ecofriendlyliving #wasteless #frugalliving #budgetbeauty #conciousliving #plasticfree #livewithpurpose #lifestyleblogger #ecoblogger #slowliving

Things we’ve learned from this weekend . . You don’t have to go far to have an adventure! ⛺️ We went to the bottom of the garden on Saturday evening to camp out under the stars, cook over the fire and spend quality time with our friends (adopted family!) without any technology! . . Yoga is fun and best enjoyed outdoors! 🍃This will be one of our new practises. . . We can see the sunset every evening from the comfort of our new bedroom! 🌅 . . New Zealand has the best work life balance! 🕺🏼 . . #learning #slowliving #simplelife #midweekmotivation #humpdaymotivation #livewithintention #livedeliberately #friendship #makemoments #thehappynow #mindfulness #offline #newzealand #northislandnz #auckland #learning #motivation #yoga #outdoors #minimalists #minimalism #minimalism_life #lifestyleblogger #worklifebalance #technologydetox #digitaldetox #switchoff

So that's a wrap for our travelling adventure.... yesterday was officially the last day we could say we were still (sort of) travellers, since one half of us is now employed!👨🏻‍💼Sam started work this morning and I'm on my own for the first time in almost 2 years! How is that even possible!? I'm sure he is loving the break away from my old face and meeting lots of fresh ones though. 🙋🏻‍♂️ . . . It's definitely a welcome break for the both of us! We're so excited to live in a new country and call this beautiful place home. 🇳🇿 We've got new friends and a shiny new plan to look forward to achieving! 💪🏻 . . . #newzealand #newzealandlife #nzmustdo #northisland #auckland #beach #sunset #newhome #adventure #travel #slowliving #simplelife #lessismore #happymoments #thehappynow #livewithintention #travelcouple #travelwithus #newadventure #lifeofadventure #seekmoments #travelcommunity #experiences #minimalists #blogger #lifestyle

Why are we living deliberately and what even is that?! 🙌🏻 . . . A blurb from our new blog ‘Once we can focus on the things that bring more purpose and meaning, we can let go of the unnecessary worries. Life isn't just about working to have money to pay off bills and save for a pension, to retire when you're 70, it's for enjoying it with people!’ . . . #slowliving #livedeliberately #livewithintention #simplify #minimalism #minimalists #risewiththesun #simpleliving #change #thehappynow #makemoments #lifeofadventure #meaningfullife #lifeofpurpose #lessismore #livewithless #lessstuff #expectless #mantra

What can you do when you get fustrated that people couldn't care less about living deliberately or sustainably, or however you enjoy living? . . . Nothing at all! We're only responsible for ourselves and I live by my own random mantra 'expect less'. It's important to expect less from people (or things, or even your emotion) because you can't control anyone else's actions but your own. 💃🏼As much as we want people to be happier around us, we can't change them unless they want to change themselves. We all have different priorities and there's no secret recipe to living a happy life, you make it what you want and if someone around you is stuck in a rut or unhappy, all you can do is be positive and kind! . . . Thanks @travelfordifferenceblog for your inspired post this morning ✌🏻The chain goes on! . . . #slowliving #livedeliberately #simplylife #simplify #simpleliving #minimalist #change #thehappynow #makemoments #happiness #kindness #lifeofadventure #meaningfullife #lifeofpurpose #livewithintentional #sustainableliving #sustainableclothing #conciousliving #livethemoment #mantra #expectless #lessismore #leadbyexample

We've both read this twice in the last month, has anyone else read it?! 📖 What enticed us was the title, mostly simplifying and having a practical toolkit for modern day life. We practise a simple life as much as we can, but reading more gives us room to improve. We both enjoyed finding our values from the exercises offered which we try to remind ourselves of every day - to declutter our lives and focus on what's important. As Sam starts his corporate suit and tie job soon, it's been a great tool for him to remember how to structure and plan effectively! 👨🏻‍💻👨🏻‍💼 . . . #bookstagram #bookclub #readingtime #reading #bookrecommendation #bookshelf #seekinspirecreate #livethelittlethings #simplify #structure #makemoments #slowliving #secondhandbooks #readmore #bookcommunity #simplelife #conciousliving #livedeliberately #hyggelife #persuepretty #quietmoments #wheretofindus #thehappynow #minimalists #lessismore

The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience. -Eleanor Roosevelt . . . We couldn’t be more grateful for our @workawayinfo family especially when we have a (not so helpful) little helper to get stuck in with us🤣 . . . #workaway #workawayadventure #adventure #makemoments #happylife #grateful #simplelife #budgettravel #travel #lifeofadventure #instatravel #roamtheplanet #worldnomads #culturetrip #travelcommunity #takeuswithyou #seekmoments #createtoexplore #livewithintention #livedeliberately #meaningfullife #slowliving #lessismore #experiences

We started #veganuary last week- a little early yes, but after some thought we couldn't wait. Our decision is based on sustainability - we do not want to contribute to the big carbon footrpint animal agriculture does. 🍃 . . . So a week in, we can’t say we feel drastically different, but we do look forward to cooking new meals every day. It's the perfect time for us to learn lots of new recipes whilst we're housesitting and have time to experiment. At first we thought about all the things we can't have, instead of everything we can! 🙌🏻Sam is a masssssive mayonaise fan and would have a jarful with anything if he could, so the first thing we made was a vegan mayo to go with our joint favourite sweet potato's! It's probably not the healthiest (silken tofu, olive oil, dijon mustard and lemon juice) but it is soooo tasty and we're not ones to deny ourselves what we enjoy!✌🏻 . . . #veganuary #veganuaryeats #vegan #weareveganuary #sustainable #sustainability #environment #veganeats #vegansofig #livingconciouslycrew #ecowarrior #lowwastelifestyle #ecofriendly #instafood #condiments #foodies #slowliving #conciousliving #zerowaste #crueltyfree #sustainableinfluencers

Our most favourite viewpoint of the year! . . . . We found this gem, Gunung Pegasingan in Lombok, through @tripcanvas.travel ! It's a 2 hour hike up where you can camp for sunrise and see views of the surrounding mountains, Rinjani (not pictured here) and the local patchwork fields. 🌄 . . . #indonesia #explorelombok #lombokisland #tripcanvas #exploreindonesia #visitindonesia #hiking #camping #localtravel #travelgram #instatravel #travelinspiration #traveltheworld #starttheadventure #budgettravel #viewpoint #topasiaphoto #exploreasia #amazingasia #livedeliberately #simplelife #lifeofadventure #travelcommunity #travelphotography #landscapephotography #landscape

More 2018 travelling highlights! . . . How crazy that you can walk on the ridge of the active volcano Bromo that last erupted in 2016! We were geeking out when we visited back in April 🤣 . . . If you want your travels to last longer and save your money, our latest blog will give you lots of tips on how to stay in countries for free! Go check it out 👆🏻 . . #amazingindonesia #wonderfullindonesia #amazingasia #exploreindonesia #thisisindonesia #backpacksoutheastasia #bromo #passporttoasia #wonderful_places #speechlessplaces #travelgram #traveldeeper #travelblogging #backpacking #budgetpackers #traveltheworldwithme #travelwithme #nomadjunkies #budgettravel #traveltips #travelcommunity #instatravel #girlsthatwander #gltlove #livedeliberately #makemoments

We’re going to do our sunrise challenge again! 🌅 . . . . We watched 30 sunrises in Java, Indonesia earlier this year - or at least rose when the sun did if we couldn’t see the sun! ☀️ We’ll try it again over the next two weeks . . . . #slowliving #livingdeliberately #minimalists #simpleliving #startnow #makemoments #thehappynow #sonyshots #travelphotography #indonesia #indonesia_photography #folkscenery #folkgood #sunrise #travel #morningmotivation #challenge #motivation #lessismore #simplify #meaningfullife #conciousliving

Our travel highlights from 2018 . . . Laos was the first country we visited this year and instantly fell in love with the people and the landscapes. In particular the small village of Muang Ngoi! This is as big as the village road gets, topped with an incredible view of this hill from everywhere you go! . . . #travel #travelhighlights #2018 #rtw #traveltheworld #lovetotravel #travelwithus #adventurers #makemoments #travelcouple #landscape #laos #travellaos #southeastasia #asia #seasianow #exploremore #travelgram #createtoexplore #yearoftravel #culturetrip #livedeliberately

Don’t have stuff, do stuff! . . . Our doing stuff right now consists of moving our lives to NZ; finding a place to live and exploring whilst we can! Sam’s been offered a permanent job here (ahhh!) and so we’re doing so much to start a new adventure in a new country and home! . . . #minimalism #minimalists #lessismore #newstart #immigration #movinghome #travel #createtoexplore #culturetrip #explorenow #exploremore #rtw #adventure #travelgram #simplify #slowliving #livedeliberately #meaningfullife #simplelife #makemoments #happylife #thehappynow #minimalistblogger #aucklandblogger #newzealandblogger #hamiltongardens #newzealand #adventurers #quote

Minimalism isn’t about getting rid of your stuff to deprive yourself. It’s to make room for the important stuff (whatever that means for you)! . . . We’ve made room for adventure for the last few years. 🙌🏻 Less distraction and more fun!! . . . #minimalism #minimalists #couple #travelcouple #adventure #travel #createtoexplore #culturetrip #adventurers #exploremore #rtw #travelgram #simplify #slowliving #livedeliberately #meaningfullife #simplelife #makemoments #happylife #thehappynow #minimalistblogger #aucklandblogger #newzealandblogger

A big yellow to the newest member of the capsule wardrobe - my must have mustard headband! 💛Courtesy of @sweet_ellie_rose . . . The talented Beth spends her time meaningfully creating her designs, to combat depression & anxiety, plus raise more awareness. She also donates 50% of all profits to charity. As Beth kindly gifted us, we’ll also be donating to @starshipfoundation her chosen charity this year! 🏩 . . . #sustainableliving #charity #capsulewardrobe #minimalistfashion #sustainablefashion #localbusiness #newzealandfashion #newzealandmade #newzealandblogger #minimalist #conciousliving #meaningfullife #slowliving #mustardyellow #handmade #sustainablefashion #lifestyleblogger #environmentallyfriendly #simplelife #simplify #friendshipgoals #wellbeing #thoughtful

Megan's top girl/travel hack! @mooncupltd . . . Mother nature called one day in Sri Lanka last August, at the most inconvenient time, where there were no shops that sold tampons - joy! Complaining to friends, one very helpful lady told me about mooncups and how she loved hers! 🌱Fast forward to a year and a half later and I wouldn't ever go back to using tampons. Not only do I never have to buy any santiary items again, I'm saving money, contributing to zero waste and never worry i'll have some white surprises fall out of my bag! 🎒 . . . If you're thinking about changing to a menstrual cup girls, I would say definitely do it! You're saving the envirnonment and saving yourself a ton of money!🙌🏻 . . . #mooncup #menstrualcup #monthlycycle #cupnation #femininecare #periodcup #periodproblems #periodtalk #girlhack #girltip #girlsproblems #period #zerowaste #zerowastecommunity #ecowarrior #traveltip #sustainableliving #budgettip #girlsbudget #zerowastelifestyle #environmentallyfriendly #healthyhappy #conciousliving #activelife #periodtalk #sustainableinfluencers #simplelife #wasteless