Travel The Country Paperless Style

HighwayIn July, I attended the World Domination Summit down in Portland Oregon and had the pleasure of meeting Jana Schuberth at the Pamela Slim meetup.

Jana and I were talking about going paperless, and she asked “do you know Brooke[1] Castillo?”

I did not, so I was pointed to her travel site Family Gone Free.

Brooke and her family have sold pretty much all their possessions and are travelling around seeing the United States.

One of the many questions that comes up is “what do you do with all that paper?”

This was covered in her post back in April:

It will feel awesome to have no files, papers, or stacks of magazines.

This computer, a hard drive of all my photos and videos, and a few flash drives and we’re ready to go.

Awesome.

A few things that popped to my mind when I read her post:

  1. This is a good example of how you don’t need to do all the scanning yourself. If you’re willing to pay for it, often there are local places that will do it for you.
  2. There was no mention in the post of backups. Hopefully she has her stuff backed up in multiple places.

Travel like this is not for everyone, but I always find it fascinating to read about people doing it.

(Photo by Nicholas_T)


  1. Childhood memories of being called “Brooke Shields” are rushing back.  ↩

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