Traveling – Volunteering – Working abroad since 2013

Pack one bag and book one-way ticket to far away country. Give everything you own away, and GO! That’s the decision we – Kaspars and Una – made in summer 2013!

4 months later we were at the airport, ready to go to India, to cycle across it.

Wasn’t it scary? It was. But deep inside ourselves we felt, that it’s something we need to do now. We felt like it might be a very good adventure. And so we did it. We left our home to see the world.

How is it going?

Year 1


Without almost any experience in traveling and with very limited funds we decided to go on a 6+ month trip. This was the time, when we learned to travel on very low budget.

In 11 months we spent on average less than 10 EUR/day per person.


  • Cycling across India – 5300+ km
  • Volunteering on yacht & living on tropical island
  • Volunteering & living in French castle

Year 2


Coming back to Latvia we had no idea – what to do next? All we knew was, that we want to travel more. But at the same time we had almost no money left. Half of the year we volunteered, other half – had paid job in the Netherlands.


  • Christmas in Rome
  • Winter spent in Canary Islands
  • Hard work & money saving in the Netherlands

Year 3


If the very first year was year of very low budget traveling, then during the third year we were spending more. But it was all well worth spent money.


  • Trekking Annapurna Circuit in Nepal on our own
  • Celebrating Songkran in Thailand
  • Trans Siberian railway journey & Hiking in Siberia

Year 4


This year our plan is to try working online (and remotely), while traveling. To see, if it’s something for us. Location independent lifestyle sounds tempting, right? Let’s see how it goes!


Initially we funded our traveling only with our savings. But then we found, a data base of volunteering opportunities all over the world, where you can exchange 4-5 hours of your work 5 days a week for accommodation and food. We tried it. We loved it. And we used it again and again.

Here you will find everything we know about volunteering!

Here you can read more about how our travel started. How the idea about traveling was turned into reality.

But here we are talking about getting ready for long-term travel. What you need to do and what you need to think about, step by step.

If we can do it, so can you!


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