Plain and simple, Santa Claus is the most widely traveled man alive, bringing joy to children wherever he goes. Though work forces him to spend a lot of time at home, in the North Pole, he has maintained a strong sense of wanderlust for hundreds of years. His travel savvy is second to none—and he admits to using his yearly round-the-world work trips to scout out vacation spots.
We asked some of our favorite indie travelers to give us their thoughts on travel and how indie travel helps them better understand themselves and the world around them. Here's what Rick Steves, travel guidebook writer and Europe travel expert, had to say.
We asked some of our favorite indie travelers to give us their thoughts on travel and how indie travel helps them better understand themselves and the world around them. Here's what legendary travel writer Pico Iyer had to say.
Andrew McCarthy's inner vagabond wasn't satisfied with a successful career as an actor and director - so when he met National Geographic Traveler's editor Keith Bellows at a party many years ago, he coaxed Bellows into letting him write for the magazine. Today, he's a National Geographic Traveler contributing editor and an award-winning travel writer - and we're pleased to feature him this week on How I Travel.
At BootsNAll we love travel and we love people who love travel. This year, amidst our own wanderings, we found time to interview more than forty career vagabonds about their respective travel styles-- and in each case, the last question asked was: "Why do you love travel?" Here's what they had to say.
Chris Carrabba is the type of musician that’s a treat to behold: he’s thoughtful, friendly and deeply grateful for where his songs have taken him. This week, Chris chats with How I Travel, revealing a sense of excitement about the world and its inhabitants and a sincere desire to savor every moment.
Zane Lamprey is one of the few travel hosts on TV who doesn’t mind letting loose, drinking what’s handed to him and making good use of the international language of laughter. This week, while roaming venues across the country on his “Sing the Booze” Music Tour, Zane made time to talk with How I Travel about his love for Croatia, working with a hangover and why he’s a bit wary of street food.
It could easily be argued that Tony Wheeler is in the running for ‘Most Influential Traveler Alive.’ In 1972 he and his wife Maureen co-founded Lonely Planet—now the largest guidebook publisher in the world. Before Lonely Planet was a publishing giant, it was just Tony, Maureen and a typewriter. And before they were ready to write that first book, they had to travel. A lot.
Dhani Jones has it all—an NFL career, his own travel show and a pretty sharp line of bow ties. Needless to say he’s a busy man. But between chasing down quarterbacks and laying out his post-season vacation plans Dhani managed to carve out a little time to share his insight with How I Travel about the fine art of going with the flow, his love for New Zealand and why he encourages people to travel alone.
Food is an integral part of the travel experience and over the course of 33 “How I Travel” interviews, food has come up almost every single time. This week, we take a look back at some of the most fascinating pieces of food related anecdotes, advice and warnings (!) that we’ve received to date.