Join the 30 Days of Indie Travel Project

What's your story?

The end of something usually brings the start of something else, and it’s often more exciting to look ahead than to look back. As the end of 2011 gets closer, we wanted to look back over the past year (and beyond) in a way that was just as fun as looking forward to 2012. Toward that end, we’re going to spend the month of November reminiscing about our travels, thinking about who we are and how indie travel has shaped us and how we experience the world.

And we’re inviting you to play, too.

PROMPT #30 – 2012 TICKET
PROMPT #29 – ONE WORD
PROMPT #28 - GEAR
PROMPT #27 - WANDERLUST
PROMPT #26 – PHOTO
PROMPT #25 - FAMILY
PROMPT #24 – GIVING THANKS
PROMPT #23 – TECHNOLOGY
PROMPT #22 - TRANSIT
PROMPT #21 – LOVE AFFAIR
PROMPT #20 – DRINK
PROMPT #19 – SPIRIT
PROMPT #18 – BUDGET
PROMPT #17 – PASSION
PROMPT #16 – BAGGAGE
PROMPT #15 – CITY
PROMPT #14 – QUOTE
PROMPT #13 – HOME
PROMPT #12 – MEANINGFUL CONNECTIONS
PROMPT #11 – FEAST
PROMPT #10 – EARTH
PROMPT #9 – ONE DAY
PROMPT #8 – LOVE LEARNING

PROMPT #7 – CELEBRATE
PROMPT #6 – FEAR
PROMPT #5 – KINDNESS
PROMPT #4 – MISTAKES
PROMPT #3 - MUSIC
PROMPT #2 – EMBRACING CHANGE
PROMPT #1 –  GOALS

Starting November 1, we’re launching a project called 30 Days of Indie Travel. We’re inviting bloggers from around the world (including you!) to join us in a daily blogging effort reflecting on our past travel experiences.  Each day, we’ll post a new prompt on BootsnAll articles. Bloggers can follow the prompts as strictly or loosely as they like, interpreting them in various ways and responding via text, photos or video posted on their own blogs.

Each day we’ll re-tweet some of the submissions on Twitter or post them on our Facebook page, as well as highlight some of the best in a feature article at the end of the month. We hope you’ll join us as we recap the last year and share some of our favorite travel stories!

Here’s how to participate:

  1. Sign up for the Daily Dose newsletter in the box above to get the prompts delivered by email every morning, or check BootsnAll articles or our Facebook page or Twitter feed to find out the day’s prompt.
  2. You can take that prompt as literally or figuratively as you want. We’ve left lots of room for you to interpret the prompt as you like. You can respond with a travel essay, a personal narrative, a how-to post, a photo, or a video. Be as creative as you like!
  3. While the goal of the project is to blog each day, there is no requirement that you blog every day of the month or that you blog on the same day the prompt is chosen. We’re challenging bloggers to participate as much or as little as you can. 
  4. Put your post up on your own blog and link it to the page designated in that day’s prompt.
  5. Tweet your post with the hashtag #indie30 and follow the hashtag on Twitter to read what other people are posting.
  6. Bookmark this article, because we’ll be updating this page throughout the month with all the blogging prompts – if you miss one, check back here to get caught up.
  7. Follow BootsnAll on Twitter and like us on Facebook to follow along as we share some of the submissions:
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At the end of the month, we’ll post a roundup with links to some of the best content. Questions? Let us know in the comments, and if you plan to participate, please post a link to your site in the comments!

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  • Daniel Villiers said at 2011-11-01T11:48:38+0000: my link:http://danielvinpoland.wordpress.com
  • Toni DeBella said at 2011-11-28T05:36:23+0000: Drink link...hey that rhymes: my link for Day 20. http://orvietoorbust.com/2011/11/27/acqua-pura-rome-on-tap/. toni
  • Dale Bartlett said at 2011-11-26T17:06:37+0000: This was the best year for travel for us... This year, Have Kids - Will Travel visited, China, Prague, Vienna and the Amalfi Coast of Italy... http://www.havekids-willtravel.com/our-blog.html
  • Justin Troupe said at 2011-11-27T16:06:34+0000: I did my first trip around the world this year through 27 countries. I was actually first inspired to a RTW by bootsnall many years ago. My ultimate goal is to take a HDR of every country in the world. My site is www.theendlessweekend.com.
  • Sarah Reijonen said at 2011-11-24T02:47:53+0000: I guess I am a little confused here. If I want to be included in the round-up do I just post the link to my blog here? Or do I need to actually put a link to your 30-Day home page within my blog posting? I have included the #indie30 on all of my Tweets. Guess I'm missing something here. Appreciate the help!
  • Sarah Reijonen said at 2011-11-24T02:57:16+0000: Oh, and my blog can be found at www.spankyandsarah.com.
  • Matt Lautenbach said at 2011-11-18T02:56:30+0000: Working on catching up at http://mattlautenbach.wordpress.com/.
  • Lisa Wood said at 2011-11-10T04:23:07+0000: link from yesterday post - http://www.newlifeontheroad.com/we-love-learning-from-you/ - with the word "Love Learning".
  • Jonathan Khoo said at 2011-11-11T15:27:35+0000: I'm a bit tardy for the party, but... http://jonk.tumblr.com/tagged/indie30
  • Aimee B. Jones said at 2011-11-08T18:41:11+0000: from my wwoofing adventures in NZ earlier this year; enjoy! http://theorganictraveler.blogspot.com/2011/09/titirangi-new-zealand-north-island.html
  • Lisa Wood said at 2011-11-10T07:14:40+0000: todays word - http://www.newlifeontheroad.com/one-day-soon/.
  • Amanda Patterson said at 2011-11-10T05:44:37+0000: niletoandes.blogspot.com
  • Tyler Govaars said at 2011-11-09T15:32:57+0000: Love this project — I was in need of some inspiration! I will be blogging at www.frontsherpa.com.
  • Giselle Stafford said at 2011-11-08T22:40:16+0000: I'd like to jump in - bit late, but one question - I get it all except linking to 'the page designated in that days prompt'. How do I do that? Cheers!
  • Mimi O'Leary said at 2011-11-05T13:45:20+0000: I'm a few days behind but am pleased to join in.http://mimiintheworld.wordpress.com/
  • Ian Ord said at 2011-11-03T15:54:01+0000: A couple days late, but I managed to get it done: http://www.wheresidewalksend.com/1/post/2011/11/day-1-goals.html.
  • Jesse Olund said at 2011-11-04T23:25:05+0000: check out my blog! http://jesseunstuck.blogspot.com/
  • Sherry Hardage said at 2011-11-01T15:19:44+0000: I'll be happy to contribute. My blog is http://sherryhardagetravel.blogspot.com. I just posted a blog yesterday that is about gifts the Universe gives you. Talk about changing the way you think about the world...
  • Jill Kozak said at 2011-11-02T03:55:56+0000: Sounds fun! Will participate! Please follow my work:www.thewrittenroad.blogspot.com
  • Lizzie Liz said at 2011-11-02T02:32:30+0000: Researching for my next trip & revamping my blog accordingly! Glad I saw this just in time to participate :) www.thiskentuckygirl.com.
  • Zak Erving said at 2011-11-02T06:28:18+0000: I'm in! I should be looking for supplemental income, but I'd rather do this. http://sparkpunk.com
  • Karen Stewart Ethridge said at 2011-11-01T00:51:40+0000: This is great! We're getting ready to head off on another epic adventure, and my challenge has been to start writing most days. This gives me a fun way to get going! http://www.OnTheGlobalRoad.com
  • Kelly Rodriguez said at 2011-11-01T18:37:23+0000: Trying this out... http://kellysgoingglobal.blogspot.com/
  • Susan MacLaughlin said at 2011-11-02T16:45:04+0000: Sounds like fun. My blog: envisioninghealth.wordpress.com.
  • Anne Pater said at 2011-11-02T15:56:47+0000: Great concept - count me in http://www.500placeswithkids.com.