Comments on: Are You a Stuff Junkie or an Experience Junkie? http://uncorneredmarket.com/stuff-junkie-experience-junkie/ travel wide, live deep Tue, 02 Sep 2014 06:02:41 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Viet Anhhttp://uncorneredmarket.com/stuff-junkie-experience-junkie/#comment-1143937 Sat, 14 Dec 2013 09:27:44 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=3022#comment-1143937 Life is a long experience. Thanks for your story, Audrey :)

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By: Audrey Scotthttp://uncorneredmarket.com/stuff-junkie-experience-junkie/#comment-959861 Thu, 17 Oct 2013 10:16:49 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=3022#comment-959861 @mspinrad: It’s not an easy process to give or throw things away, but it is a great feeling to get to the other side and feel lighter without much stuff. Good luck with your travels and just having a little to keep track of.

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By: mspinradhttp://uncorneredmarket.com/stuff-junkie-experience-junkie/#comment-948996 Sat, 12 Oct 2013 06:40:20 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=3022#comment-948996 I’ve been to your site before, but only found this post today. Just gave away, threw away, or packed away all of my stuff (it wasn’t much) and took to the road indefinitely. Turns out, the less I have the better I feel. It’s all just molecules anyway. Thank you for all of the terrific chatter and this still-timely post.

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By: Audrey Scotthttp://uncorneredmarket.com/stuff-junkie-experience-junkie/#comment-461288 Fri, 07 Sep 2012 07:55:50 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=3022#comment-461288 @Katrina: Thanks for contributing an enneagram look at this discussion. I’ve read a bit about enneagram but don’t yet know all the types yet. Now I’m curious about what #7 is…

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By: Katrinahttp://uncorneredmarket.com/stuff-junkie-experience-junkie/#comment-461237 Thu, 06 Sep 2012 15:33:09 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=3022#comment-461237 you are all enneagram type no.7

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By: Audrey Scotthttp://uncorneredmarket.com/stuff-junkie-experience-junkie/#comment-460628 Wed, 29 Aug 2012 22:43:52 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=3022#comment-460628 @Patricia: So glad you found our site! Thanks for commenting. Health insurance is a big concern for many people and we know many people who are committed to their jobs just because of the health insurance coverage. For our travels we use World Nomads travel insurance that includes health insurance coverage for emergencies and basic care. It has a $100 deductible which is much better than many comprehensive health insurance policies in the States. You could find more comprehensive expat health insurance that would be a bit more expensive, but that might suit your needs. When we go back to the States we usually get short term insurance so that we are covered if there is an emergency. We usually tell people that if we get sick or need ongoing treatment we’d probably go to Thailand. The care there is advanced and it’s still reasonably priced (for most things).

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By: Patriciahttp://uncorneredmarket.com/stuff-junkie-experience-junkie/#comment-460568 Tue, 28 Aug 2012 22:12:26 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=3022#comment-460568 Just found your site today. Nice article! I love to travel (I am a travel agent) so I will say experience. I would sell all of our belongings and travel much more, but it makes my husband nervous:) It is not so much the stuff he is worried about but the health insurance that comes with a steady job. What do the two of you do about that? We are both healthy and pretty young- but anything can happen! I hate to feel like he is working in a job he does not even like just for insurance. I am a US and an Irish citizen (than you grandma) so I guess I could get treated in the EU if anything happened. What about other areas though?!

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By: Audrey Scotthttp://uncorneredmarket.com/stuff-junkie-experience-junkie/#comment-459674 Sun, 19 Aug 2012 16:46:37 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=3022#comment-459674 @KLC: I think I remember reading that same NY Times article! We all have choices we can make based on our values and priorities, but we also need to balance that with obligations and jobs. Sounds like you’re living a life in line with your values – saving money where you can, traveling in a simple and solo manner, but not neglecting your obligations. And I so connect with the idea that you come back a different person than whey you left – travel and getting outside that comfort zone can do that. The difficulty is staying that different person…

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By: KLChttp://uncorneredmarket.com/stuff-junkie-experience-junkie/#comment-459537 Sat, 18 Aug 2012 04:37:04 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=3022#comment-459537 I love this post. There was an article in the NY Times a few years ago that I distinctly remember that basically said experiences in the end give people longer-lasting happiness. I have so many friends that say they won’t travel alone, that they don’t have the money, but then go shopping with money that could have been used to travel. We all make a choice. I live in NYC, it’s an expensive city, but I try my hardest to save as much as I can so I can travel for a few weeks a year by myself (I travel constantly for work). It’s not ideal, but such is life. I have a dog, significant law school debt, and I can’t seem to find a way to completely break away from that right now, but I do what I can and am inspired by those who have been able to. And you’re so right about people thinking you are spending time on a beach or living a jetset lifestyle. When I travel alone, it’s a growing experience for me. Despite living a nice life in NY, I travel cheap, stay in places where I can meet others and immerse myself in the culture. I come back a different person than when I left. Still trying to figure out a way to balance it all…

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By: Audrey Scotthttp://uncorneredmarket.com/stuff-junkie-experience-junkie/#comment-452129 Wed, 25 Jul 2012 21:29:36 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=3022#comment-452129 @Chasing the Donkey: I think we’re all a bit of a hybrid, but the question is when pushed to choose which comes out on top? And yes, stuff that makes one’s life easier & a short cut is pretty great.

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