It’s fab to be here in Invercargill, in NZ’s South Island; such a beautiful place.  I’ve been walking in the mornings along with a local chain of parks, which gives me a hint of the wildlife and plenty of fresh air.

Connecting with the nature around me brings to mind this week’s topic – living lightly.

Living lightly is part of my globe-trotting experience. When Chris and I sold our family home a few years ago now, it gave us the opportunity to release a lot of STUFF. Whilst this was a challenging shift to make for me; the pay off now that we’re traveling light is huge.

Basically, we’re unencumbered by things.

So, for me, living lightly is having less to lug about, whilst leaving a light footprint.


This also means seeking out organic options whenever possible and finding ways to recycle.  Even on the road, I keep our recyclables until I get to where it’s possible to recycle rubbish.

Plus walking where I can, rather than taking a car. I enjoy the exercise and slower pace of walking from A to B, and, even better, I’m not adding to polluting the place I’m visiting.

Every little action-step adds up and affects our overall impact.  

I’m curious – what does living lightly mean to you? I’m all ears! – Ciao for now ?

Fi Jamieson-Folland D.O, is a Lifestyle Consultant, with over 26 years experience in Europe, Asia and New Zealand as a qualified osteopath, educator, writer, certified raw vegan gluten-free chef, speaker, health mentor, LifeStyle and Health Ambassador. She’s a Global Citizen, regularly visiting her fav spots – including NZ, Bali, France, Canada, USA and The Bahamas with her husband Chris, relishing an outdoor lifestyle and time with family and friends.