• Passport

    I guess you’ll know it from every second big project you have to drive. You have a plan, you start on executing and you have the feeling that everything is going alright. You have the things under control it seems. But of course, you’ll know that it doesn’t go on as smoothly. That unforeseeable things will happen. How good you are, you can see in your reaction handling the situation. Panic is never a good thing. So, let’s see.

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  • How to get where you want to go?

    After getting the idea of what you want to do and where to go, the difficult part starts: How to get there? This is actually harder than I thought. Within Europe there’s no question. Start some of the comparing portals, throw in your dates. Give some details. A return flight or not? Flexible dates? How many persons? Choose the best airline you get according to your price limit and off you go. It doesn’t matter how much luggage you get for the price, as the trip is short. And, it doesn’t matter, if you can change the dates in case something goes wrong, as the dates are fixed anyway. All in all an easy thing, done within half an hour.

    Planning a continuous trip covering at least three continents and quite some countries, without being quite sure about the destinations, dates and price limit for each segment is a different story. So we started researching. At the end, we found three reasonable ways to do it:

    1. Go to one of the big airline alliances and book your ticket
    2. Use online portals, like indie, to get help along the way.
    3. Do it yourself

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  • The idea

    On January 12th of 2015 we will most likely enter a plane in Helsinki to Singapore, which will be the starting point of our trip around the world. It will last for around 7 months. My wife Annika and me will be joined by Linnéa and Niklas, our wonderful kids. By then they’ll be 3 years an 7 months old. Annika will work during the travel as freelance translator and journalist. Me, I’ll take care of the two little ones. And together we’ll spend every free second to experience new places, cultures and people. Sound exciting? A little crazy? Like a lot of fun? Right! But how did we get there?

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