My First Ultracheap & Ultralight Travel Results

by JP Morgan on June 3, 2011

Here are the results from my first adventure with Hundred Holidays.

Ultracheap Travel Results

  • £22 – Flights
  • £14 – Bus (London)
  • £26 – Food
  • £13 – Tea & Coffee

Total Holiday Cost: £75 (US$122, EU€85)

Thus the total cost came in at £25 under my £100 budget for 3 nights / 4 days away. On my next trip I’ll probably spend more on the flight and stay one less day, so I can have more options on where to go.

Ultralight Travel Results

  • Showered x 3
  • Washed clothes x 1
  • Borrowed toothpaste, soap and shampoo.
  • No deodorant.

I started out feeling like I was forgetting my bag whenever I got up to leave somewhere, but then I got so used to not having a bag or anything at all with me that I left my jacket at the airport in Linz!

I never felt like I needed anything that I didn’t have with me (see photo) and I will actually shed a few items on my next trip.

No notebook or pen as the iPhone suffices. And I’ll bring one emergency credit card instead of two. This will leave me with literally an iPhone, charger, passport, cash, credit card, house key and a mini toothbrush. Don’t see how I could minimise that anymore!

I didn’t stink at all, but next time I may also wear my Vibram Five Finger shoes so that I don’t need to wear any socks. And I’ll probably wear an odor resistant synthetic t-shirt because it will be hotter out this summer and I don’t want to have to bring deodorant. I can borrow spray on deodorant from people wherever I can find it.

Overall I’m totally into the ultralight travel thing. It was such a free feeling to know I have everything with me whole having nothing with me!

I’m already thinking about doing a 2 week ultralight trip at some point, but probably outside the Hundred Holidays project.

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Dominika June 3, 2011 at 11:31 pm

You need to get rid of the iphone! there is nothing more freeing than spending couple of days without your phone. Just you.
yeah yeah, i know how much you love your iphone, but just because you love it so much, you should leave it at home:))) HM? :))

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John P Morgan June 4, 2011 at 7:10 am

I do too, very enjoyably, go places without my iphone. However Hundred Holidays is about blogging and storytelling, thus I need an Internet device!

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