Arimo Travels is a half-flightless travel blog that focuses on sustainable long-term travel. This page tells more about myself, this blog and the idea of half-flightless travel.
I am Arimo Koo, a former journalist and a current psychology student from Lappeenranta, Finland. Although I had already done lots of backpacking in the past, my 2-year trip around the world was by far the longest and most ambitious trip I’ve ever done. My world tour started in May 2016 and finished on July 2018. In total, the trip lasted 777 days.
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 RTW 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 (sustainable) traveling. During my 2-year trip around the world, Arimo Travels focused on long-term travel tips and the psychology of travel. I wanted to show what full-time travel felt like, so I wrote honest accounts about my travel experiences.
In 2019, I brought Arimo Travels back with a new focus. From now on, the majority of my new blog posts will focus on sustainable travel tips. During my trip around the world, I mainly traveled overland (and overseas), so this direction isn’t completely new. My worries about the environment reached new heights while I was traveling, so I’ve decided to do my own small part in sharing information about sustainable travel.
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]