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Arimo Travels – A Sustainable Travel Blog

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.

About Arimo

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“.

Best RTW long-travel blogs. Arimo Koo sitting on the Pyramid of the Moon in Teotihuacan, Mexico.

Visiting the ruins of Teotihuacan, Mexico (November 2017)

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.

Contact Arimo

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]


  1. Pam

    I am wanting to go from Hong Kong to Los Angeles the beginning of July. Where can I look to find freighter options to travel this route? Thanks so much.

    • Arimo

      Hi Pam!

      The best way to learn about available connections is to contact cargo ship travel agents directly. I used Freighter Travel (NZ) on my trip, but other agents should be good too. For example, you can try contacting some of the following:


      Note that the cargo ship connections are both limited and not very frequent, so you may need to be flexible on the dates and the departure/arrival points.

  2. Roopa

    Hello Arimo,

    I am really impressed about your traveling interest.
    Wish, i would visit some places at least among the one you did.

    Great inspiration. Best of luck for your future plans.

    • Arimo

      Thank you Roopa, I hope your wish comes true some day! 🙂

  3. My Blogs

    Hi Arimo,

    I am glad to see your blog and some of the interesting tips you have mentioned on Travel Tips & Resources articles. However, I did not get when a traveler should use “Random Destination Generators”?

    Both “Travel Tips & Resources” and “The Psychology of Travel” articles are immense of knowledge and I like the way you put forward the psychology of traveler.

    In the entire blog, I have not seen you mentioning about the Vacation in a lush tropical paradise, Jamaica. It seems like, you have not visited Jamaica a jewel in the Caribbean tourism. Just-in-case you want to learn more please visit this blog here https://medium.com/@classiquetravel/jamaica-a-jewel-in-the-caribbean-tourism-8709bce55acf and https://medium.com/@classiquetravel/vacation-in-a-lush-tropical-paradise-jamaica-767e30a8f863

    • Arimo

      Hey! The random destination generators are meant for anyone who wants to pick a destination at random. They are not necessarily travel tips or resources, but they didn’t fit into my other categories, so I listed them there.

  4. Victoria Saucedo

    Great blog! I am from the USA and only 17-years-old and have traveled to over 20 countries so far for leisure and volunteering. You are an inspiration to me and I hope to travel to these places like Iran and North Korea one day. Keep blogging!

    • Arimo

      Thank you Victoria, and good luck on your future adventures! 🙂

  5. Priya Singh

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  6. Hamid Bassam

    Hi, Great information about travel. I also have some travel guide that i write myself for best travel practice. Hope everyone will get learn new with these information. I put link below that you can study.

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