Arimo Travels – RTW Travel Blog
Arimo Travels is a travel blog that focuses on long-term travel. This page tells more about myself, my journey and my long-term travel blog.
About Arimo Koo
I am Arimo Koo, a 26-year-old journalist and psychology student from Lappeenranta, Finland. After countless years of dreaming, two years of active saving and months of planning, I did what I always wanted: a trip around the world.
I’ve previously done several trips in Europe and Asia, visiting such diverse locations as Svalbard, Siberia and North Korea. However, my 2-year trip around the world was the longest and most ambitious trip I’ve ever done.
About My Trip Around the World
My trip around the world started in May 2016 and finished on July 2018. In total, the trip lasted 777 days
To begin my journey around the world, I sold most of my furniture, quit my job and put my studies on an indefinite hiatus. For a complete list of the countries I visited during my solo trip around the world, see my RTW itinerary page.
For more information about the trip, I recommend reading my summary post “I Traveled Around the World in 777 Days“.
About This Travel Blog
Although Arimo Travels has my name in it’s title, I’m not writing just about myself and my experiences. Instead, my goal is to help and inspire others to take the first (or second, or 1,000th) step and throw themselves into the world of traveling.
My travel blog focuses on long-term travel tips and the psychology of travel. I want to show what full-time travel feels like, so I write honest accounts about my travel experiences, whether they are enjoyable or not.
Arimo Travels can be seen as some sort of continuation for my previous travel blog Unelmien tiellä (“On the Road of Dreams” in English) from summer 2013. In Unelmien tiellä, me and my friend Olli traveled around Europe on InterRail for 20 days and asked a thousand people about their dreams for the future. The people we met wrote or drew their dreams on postcards that we posted on the blog’s website.
Do you have any questions about traveling or a particular destination? Or do you have an offer you think I shouldn’t refuse? I’d love to hear from you, so don’t hesitate! Hit me up on Facebook or Instagram or send an email to [email protected]