What is BootsnAll?

BootsnAll provides a suite of services for Indie Travelers

1) Exclusive Original Content
– A free, 30-day long-term travel planning e-course
– A daily original feature travel article
– The web’s most comprehensive and updated around the world travel guide
– A free, downloadable report on the state of multi-stop airfare
– Spam free travel newsletters to fit your needs. Daily, twice monthly, and RTW-focused
indie travel guides that focus on why you should or shouldn’t add them to your trip itinerary

2) Indie Travel Community
The BootsnAll Membership, which will give you access to all our long-term travel planning resources and connect you with over 100,000 other travelers
Traveler Profiles of real people doing Indie Travel
– The weekly #RTWChat on twitter for long-term travelers
BootsnAll Message Boards – Q and A from one of the web’s oldest and dedicated spam-free travel boards
– Staff members available via email, chat, google hangout/Skype and phone to help you plan you trip

3) Travel Booking for Indie Travelers
Indie – the first of its kind multi-country flight finder
– Hostels, Hotels, Camping and other accommodation
Travel Insurance Expert on staff who ONLY helps you get what you need. No over-insured here!

BootsnAll’s purpose is…

Help folks understand themselves and others by leaving home to experience the world firsthand. See Indie Travel Manifesto for more.


Because indie travel is the best way to get an education. Folks that do indie travel are more tolerant, understand that we are more alike than we are different, and are happier for having explored the world. Is this you?

Email us!
Have travel questions? Call us: 1-866-549-7614 (or 503-528-1005 from outside the USA)

BootsnAll Travel Network
Mailing Address:
237 Chkalov Dr. Suite 210
Vancouver, WA 98684, USA

A Condensed History:

The BootsnAll Travel Network was started by backpack-around-the-world type travelers in 1998.

Co-founders Chris Heidrich and Sean Keener turned down investment and buyout offers during the first dot-com boom in 1999, despite having no revenue and no business model to speak of. They supported themselves by doing a newspaper delivery route for two+ years. 15 years later, the BootsnAll Travel Network has grown into a community of over 100,000 members.

┬╗Want to know more? Find out the whole BootsnAll story or scan the company timeline.

As of 2010, BootsnAll has been virtual with staff based in several cities around the globe after being based in Eugene, OR (1998-2002), then Portland OR (2002 – 2009)

┬╗Learn more about the BootsnAll staff

Other Facts “About Us”:

  • We have been in the travel business and online since 1998.
  • We love hearing from travelers – including meeting up when our paths cross.
  • We are available by email and even by phone – a real person answers your calls and your questions.
  • We are intent on finding the information you need, no matter where it is.
  • We have information for every stage of a trip – from when you’re planning your trip to when you’re on your trip to when you get back from your trip.
  • We have more than 400,000 posts on our message boards, and more than 15,000 travel articles to inspire and inform. Write for BootsnAll
  • We are always building new tools for the independent traveler, and if we find a tool elsewhere that we like we share it – we believe the online travel market is a collaborative place that should make it easy to find what you’re looking for.
  • We value feedback and want to hear what you like and what you don’t like about BootsnAll – we are always looking for ways to improve.