Arimo travels

A 25-year-old Finnish man on a 2-year trip around the world. Travel tips, insights and bad jokes.

Headspace Meditation App Review (One Year of Daily Use)

Headspace is a guided meditation app that offers short meditation exercises for daily use. In this Headspace app review, I share my Headspace experiences after using the app for a year.

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Gleanings for the Hungry – My First Workaway Experience

While in California, I spent over two weeks volunteering for a Christian missionary called Gleanings for the Hungry. Had I known volunteering via Workaway could be so much fun, I would have done it a lot sooner.

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How to Prepare for Cargo Ship Travel?

Are you planning to book a passage on a cargo ship? This guide tells you how to prepare for cargo ship travel.

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Crossing the Pacific – My Cargo Ship Travel Experience

What is it like to be a passenger on a cargo vessel? Here’s all you need to know about cargo ship travel across the Pacific Ocean.

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On Monday 10th of July, I’ll start crossing the Pacific Ocean as a passenger on a cargo ship. The whole journey from Tauranga, New Zealand to Oakland, California, takes approximately 18 days. There’s no internet connection on the ship, so I won’t be able to update my blog during the journey.

In the meantime, you can see our vessel’s location here. If you feel like reading my old blog posts, you can find most of them on the blog’s “Where Have I Been?” page.

I’ll see you in August!

How One German Word Stopped Me from Flying to New Zealand

I’m planning to cross the Pacific on a cargo ship from New Zealand to California. However, that plan nearly fell apart when one German word blocked my entry to New Zealand.

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A New Feature on the Site: Interactive World Map!

The blog is evolving! I just added a new “Where I’ve Been” map on the site to make following my trip around the world and finding old blog posts much easier. You can find the interactive map from the menu above or from the link below:

Where Have I Been?

Hiking in Tonga (‘Eua Island)

If you want to do some hiking in Tonga, ‘Eua is your island of choice. The island of ‘Eua offers several beautiful opportunities for day hikes.

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Arimo Travels Featured on Pretty Wild World!

Travel blog Pretty Wild World recently gathered travel bloggers’ experiences of traveling in the Philippines. I am one of the 12 featured bloggers. You can find the article here:

12 Foreign Travel Bloggers Share Their Experience in the Philippines (

Resort Life in Fiji

What have I been doing recently? After one year of traveling the world, I decided to slow down and enjoy resort life in Fiji for a while.

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