Everything about the way our society is structured is focused on obtaining **more**: Get more degrees so you can earn **more** money, earn **more** money so you can buy **more** things, and buy **more** things so you have tangible evidence of all of your hard work. The chase for more is an easy pattern to fall into, and a difficult cycle to break. But what if the idea of having and acquiring more was suddenly stripped away? What if you rid yourself of all excess, trimmed the proverbial fat off of your life, and hit the road with nothing but a suitcase and a newfound attitude about the world around you? 14 years ago, Heidemarie Schwermer did just that.