We’re Rob and Lina Eroh, and we’re the voices behind erohisms.
One of us was born in a foreign country; the other was raised on a farm.
We met in college and married six years later. Our wedding included a carriage house, a barn, a field, yoga, and vodka and caviar.
Though we both grew up on the East Coast, all the things we own, including an apartment, car, and overfilled storage unit, are in San Francisco.
Rob is an entrepreneur and software engineer. Lina is a communications and branding specialist, as well as a writer. Both of us helped build Milo.com, which was acquired by eBay in December 2010.
Together, we’ve traveled to Costa Rica, Belize, Canada, the Bahamas, Australia, Greece, Chile, Argentina, and French Polynesia. Apart, at least one of us has traveled to England, Ireland, Russia, France, Italy, Belgium, Bulgaria, Spain, Portugal, and Israel.
- Quit our jobs and travel
Southeast Asiafor approximately six months1 year
Our (tentative) itinerary
- Burma — February 15, 2013
- Thailand — March 5, 2013
- Laos — March 24, 2013
- Cambodia — April 16, 2013
- Vietnam — May 7, 2013
- Philippines — June 5, 2013
- Malaysian Borneo — June 24, 2013
- Indonesia — July 9, 2013
- Peninsular Malaysia — August 7, 2013
- India — September 2, 2013
- Nepal — September 20, 2013
- Australia (Melbourne) — October 15, 2013
- New Zealand — October 17, 2013
Our travel goals
- Wake up each day without cursing the alarm clock
- Take (and share) photographs that are worth 1001 words
- Dig up stories only discoverable off the tourist path
- Keep our spending to $1000 (each) a month
- Pave the way for others to engage in long-term travel
- Figure out how to make travel a continuous part of our lives
When we were planning this trip, the most frustrating thing was the lack of information available on the logistics. We promise that we’ll tell you how we got where we got, what we paid, and where we stayed. That way, you can recreate our adventure or at least assure yourself that living on $25 a day really isn’t half bad.
How This Blog Is Organized
Our content is evenly divided between destination stories and stories about the people, food, and cultures that we encounter. If you're looking for information about a certain place, head to the Destinations tab and navigate from there. If you're looking for stories, start at Stories.
Who This Blog Is For
Couples traveling. Adventure couples. People looking to quit their jobs. People looking to get off the beaten path. Twenty-somethings who need to stretch their dollar. Techies who have lots of dollars but are interested in traveling on a budget. Burned-out Americans. Europeans who think six weeks off a year just isn't enough. Long-term travelers. Vacationers who want to feel like long-term travelers. Locals keen on discovering new things about the place they call home.
Our budget, at $1000/pp/month is tight, but it puts us above the typical backpackers. As a formerly "successful" married couple in our late 20s, we don't do dorm beds, we carry designer hair products, and we have a ton of Apple products in our packs. While we do have some teenagers reading our blog, 99.9% of our audience is older and looking for more than tips on where to get party. (We don't provide much of the latter anyway.) Our content is meant to both provide useful information--more updated and relevant than a guidebook--and inspire travel by showing how affordable it can be. We always put in how much things cost because we believe good value is different than a good price.
And that's what our readers are looking for: value, whether it's for $10 or $500.
Work With Us
While we don't accept advertisements or sponsored posts, we'll gladly participate in activities and adventures, as well as visit destinations of interest to us. If you're looking to attract an international audience looking for unique experiences and unexplored destinations in a mix of flashpacking and lux style, we can help you do it. Please email us at robandlina at eroh dot me with any suggestions or questions.
Want to learn more about us?
- Why did we leave to travel?
- Our one month tally
- Two months and way under budget
- Three months and still going strong
- Month Four—Too many highs to count and too few dollars to spend
- We blew our budget in Month 5, but it could have been a demo reel for travel dreams
- Half a year of full time travel!
- One Year On The Road: Highs, Lows, and Advice
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