Strait Up Travel

The Ultimate Guided Journal To Make Travel Happen For You

A self-guided journal with actionable steps and realistic solutions

by Hana LaRock

GET IT HERE! or start with our FREE resource guide!

What’s in it for you?

Define your specific travel goals with quizzes, writing prompts and thinking exercises.

Discover what’s holding you back and how to overcome that.

Find solutions to your unique setbacks with specific examples.

Get useful resources and guides to help make travel happen for YOU!

Here at Strait Up Travel, we want to give you the tools, knowledge, and confidence you need to start your travel journey on your own
with a little expert guidance to steer you in the right direction.

Hi, we’re Hana and Max!

After graduating college together in 2013, we moved to South Korea to teach English for what we thought would be just one year abroad. We never thought at the time we’d stay abroad for another seven years.

From teaching in academies and international schools, to working remotely from Mexico with our dog, to dozens of trips around the world, we’ve done a little bit of everything — backpacking, teaching abroad, budget travel, traveling with pets, getting resident visas and dual-citizenship, and “the digital nomad thing”. 

Our time abroad has presented us with some pretty difficult challenges, but it’s also been the most rewarding and life-changing experience.

Now, we want to help you make travel happen for you!

Our book will help you to…

Define your specific travel goals

You want to travel, but what does that mean? What type of travel do you want to do more than any other? What is most realistic for you right now? Narrowing down your travel goal will help you start making moves.

Discover what’s holding you back

Perhaps you already know your travel goal, but you just have no idea where to start. Generally, people do not start their travel journey because of fear, money, or societal pressures. Sometimes, it’s all of these things. What’s yours?

Find solutions to your setbacks

Whatever is getting in the way of you traveling, let’s find ways to overcome it — or for YOU. Because your setbacks are unique to you. Maybe we’ve been there ourselves, or maybe we know others who have had similar circumstances. Either way, let’s help you find the answers.

Get useful resources and guides

There are some things that helped us along the way. We want to share it with you so you can start creating actionable steps to get you where you want to be (literally).

A look inside…

This book contains:

★ Light, inspirational reading

★ Thinking exercises

★ Quizzes

★ Writing prompts

★ Tips & tricks


About Strait Up Travel

We believe that (almost) everyone has the ability to travel. Whether it’s taking that one trip you’ve always dreamed of, making the decision to travel long-term, or finding work in another country, life is too short to daydream and not take action. 

Throughout our time abroad, we’ve learned that there’s not a “one-size-fits-all” solution to traveling, working abroad, or moving to another country. You can read all the blogs, listen to all the podcasts, and watch all the YouTube videos, but do they know YOU?

People ask us how WE do it, but what matters is how YOU can do it. Think of us as your “travel fairy genie” — we can help you make your travel dreams come true, but it’s up to you to make your wish.

Learn more

Free Travel Resource

Want to know how to turn your travel dreams into reality?

Download our free resource guide with curated tips to actually make it happen.

Our free travel resource contains:

  • A rundown of accommodation options 
  • Information on passports and visas
  • Tips for finding cheap flights
  • Everything you need to know about booking accommodation
  • A list of the best credit cards and more!
Get it here

Shop the book

Whether you need advice on how to get started living a life of travel or just need a boost of confidence to go out and do it, we’re here to hold your hand.

The Strait Up Travel Guided Journal is the best way to get started! It contains:

  • Quizzes
  • Writing prompts
  • Thinking exercises
  • And more!