I don't carry my pad with me on the road simply because it is too heavy. My knee works just fine and gets the same damn results. Don't cheat yourself, you do want to get better, right?
Take control of YOUR LIFE. If you want something, go for it. Real life advice: no one's going to hand it to you. You want to start a blog, just fuckin do it. You want to get a website going, do it. You will never be awesome right out of the gates. Learn as you go, set small goals for yourself, and go for it.