Project Kilimanjaro – Step 1: Still On the Ground Level

We love projects, calculating, budgeting and planning future trips (be it to the nearest 7/11 for a beer run or traveling to an exotic, spider infested hell hole for a “fun” hike). So, being practically broke, and having just enough money to survive until next year, we have now started planning our next great adventure:…

One Hundred Ways to Summer

As I have spent the summer on a different continent as the enginerd, and nothing much has been going on, this blog has been a bit dry lately. However, now that I’m almost done with my summer vacation (working…), it’s more than appropriate to update this blog again. Here is a list of things that…

The Matchbox Rule

I hate spiders. I hate them. (I am not scared of them, it’s just a matter of acknowledging each others’ existence and mutual dislike. Totally.) The enginerd is my personal spider repellent. We’re leaving tomorrow, and just a moment ago he packed a pair of gloves for spider removing purposes. He once stopped me from…

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Hi there ♥ We are finally on the road 🙂 We left our hometown last Saturday, visited my parents and are now at the enginerd’s parents’ place. The past week has been super hectic, and naturally I got the flu. So instead of exercising and packing, I’ve spent the last few hours learning how to edit…

In the end, it’s just a new beginning

    We are leaving soon. Writing this, it’s Tuesday, this post should be published on Friday, and there is so much left to do. We’re considering just renting a bulldozer and pushing everything into a huge pile and burning it. We are not gonna light anything up in an apartment, actually (although a bulldozer…

50 shades of adventure

  For those new to this blog: we are a couple of young ish (closer to 30 than 40 still…) travel enthusiasts, who decided to see what happens if we gave up our jobs, sold our stuff and headed to Taiwan.  I, the nurse, create most of the content in our social media, and the…

Noodles, dust bunnies and pure excitement – we’re leaving soon!

Our house is a terrible junkyard. We are stretching our finances so that we’d have more cash to support us later. We are tired since preparing for the most insane thing we’ve ever done requires so much to do, there’s not enough time to sleep sometimes. I look like a miserable wreck thanks to not…

Small steps and big emotions – How our downsizing is going

Our apartment should be empty in one month. In one month, we will have left with our bags and small load of things we’ll keep, after giving away or selling most of our possessions. The engineer’s parents will help us with storing most of them, and my little sister was bribed with a half free…

10 travel problems we need help with (Part 2)

In our previous post on travel problems, we asked and got answers to 10 of our travel related problems. But there is more! And unfortunately, even more after these. My most valuable possession on the road ❤ A post shared by RoadToSelf (@roadtoself_blog) on Jul 11, 2016 at 10:42am PDT How to use public transportation?…

7 micro projects to work on (an update part 2)

In our post about the 7 micro projects we need to work on before leaving we talked about the things we need to get done before hitting the road in December. Let’s see how we’re doing now, shall we? Before we go, though, I have to admit that calling them the 7 micro projects was…

Little Things That Matter on the Road

I, the nurse, have my own little things I do when traveling. Call them hacks, if you like, to me they mean comfort, security, and survival. And coffee. I use a night guard for some serious teeth grinding problems, and since it needs to be sanitized quite often, I carry a load of Corega Tabs…