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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…

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…

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 1)

In the previous post about the 7 micro projects we’re working on, we discussed about the small things that always seem to take so much time to take care of, and yet still you always end up leaving them to the last minute. This typically leads to that oh-no-we’re-leaving-tomorrow-and-the-house-is-still-full-of-stuff panic, which makes hitting the road often…

10 travel problems we need help with (Part 1)

We’ve got a problem. To be honest, we have several travel related problems. And we’re in a desperate need for useful hacks, tips and examples of things that work and don’t work, to solve them. We have some answers, but we need more. Here’s our top 10 travel problems. We’d like you to let us know…

The enginerd on buying tickets

When you’ve done something a dozen times, you tend to forget that not everyone else has. It may seem simple enough to you, but a first-timer could still be at a loss. Since the engineer just booked the Helsinki-Goa tickets, he wanted to tell in details how he did it. So here it comes, a simple…

An adventure is the best prize

Nothing comes for free. Although it seems easy for us to just take off, there is actually a lot of hard work behind it. Not all we have to do to see if our dream could become reality is fun or easy. But it’s worth it. I was offered a permanent position at my dream…

What’s the plan?

So, it has become the time to finally make some decisions about where, when and how. Ask me if I’m excited! Yes, yes I am and so is the enginerd, who plays a very important role of a ticket buyer in our duo. So, here’s the plan: We are leaving in early December. We will go…

In sickness and in health (on the road)

Look. I am a nurse and this may lead to an assumption that I knew how to avoid food poisoning or otherwise getting sick on the road. But the truth? The truth is that I have been so horribly sick that that itself should stop me from ever leaving home again. Although neither of us,…

How to travel with a chronic illness… and survive

Getting sick on the road not fun? Getting on the road when sick not fun? I have a chronic illness, asthma, which forces me to take into consideration some safety and health aspects on the road. Whilst I got diagnosed only before I turned 30, I have been on the road months and months after…