RTW Travel Travel Articles

BootsnAll has been connecting Independent travelers since 1998, and the RTW (Round the World) trip is the pinnacle of an independent travel experience. Peruse over 60 articles about RTW travel, from inspirational articles meant to give you that extra kick out the door, to articles helping you plan the nuts and bolts of your trip, to a free 30-day planning course that will give you all the tools necessary to plan the king of all indie trips.

 
Why Do We Have to Go Back?
Why Do We Have to Go Back? The insights and knowledge you got on your trip don't have to disappear when you head home. Jenn Miller explores the concept of "going back" and how to keep the magic you found on the road with you, wherever you end up.
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How to Build a Passion Driven Life
How to Build a Passion Driven Life Tired of living the status quo? Tired of doing the "next thing?" Wish you were living your dreams instead of plodding through your realities? Jenn Miller breaks it down for you and asks a few questions that will help you define your passions and let them fuel your life!
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Lessons from Around the World: 11 Skills to Learn on Your RTW Trip
Lessons from Around the World: 11 Skills to Learn on Your RTW Trip One of the benefits of long term travel is the ability to spend several days, or even weeks, immersing yourself in a new skill. Here are some suggestions on places where you can learn to do everything from surfing to French cooking.
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Reinventing Your Life with Travel
Reinventing Your Life with Travel I think it’s safe to say that the majority of folks hit the wall at some point, look up from their carefully crafted norm and think, “How in the hell did I get here, and what am I doing, anyway?” And the most frustrating part of all is that everyone around us seems to accept this soul-sucking realization as par for the course and they just keep plodding. Is this life? Is this all there is? Is this what it means to be an adult and a responsible member of society? I would submit that the answer is, “Yes,” to the vast majority, but a wild and resounding, “HELL NO!” to a growing minority to whom passion means more than security. Are you looking to make that left turn and really live the second half of your life? Rafat, my friend, this one is for you.
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Six Risks to Take That Will Improve Your Travels (And Your Life)
Six Risks to Take That Will Improve Your Travels (And Your Life) RTW travel is the best time to reinvent yourself and become more adventurous. These six great risks made Emily Sussell's long-term travel the time of her life.
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5 Questions To Ask When Planning Your Big Trip
5 Questions To Ask When Planning Your Big Trip Are you planning your first big trip? Jenn Miller shares five questions to ask yourself before you dive in.
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Ten Mistakes to Avoid on Your Around the World Trip
Ten Mistakes to Avoid on Your Around the World Trip Here are some personal gaffs that could quite easily have been avoided had Helen heeded warnings, followed advice, and planned just a little bit better . Yes, that’s right; they’ve all been tried and tested, so better just take Helen’s word for it, rather than stumble into the same pitfalls yourself.
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Traveling Long-Term: 8 Excuses to Stop Making
Traveling Long-Term: 8 Excuses to Stop Making The idea of a round the world trip can be scary, and it's easy to find reasons to discourage yourself from facing those fears. But for every reason why you don't think you can take your dream trip, Adam Seper shows you why, and how, you can.
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10 Round the World Travel Myths Debunked
10 Round the World Travel Myths Debunked Excuses, excuses, excuses. When it comes to travel, particularly long term travel, everyone has an excuse for why they can't do it. And many of these excuses are based on myths and faulty information. Adam Seper debunks these myths and gives you the real scoop on round the world travel.
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“I’m Taking Off to See the World!” How to Tell Your Parents
“I’m Taking Off to See the World!” How to Tell Your Parents Breaking the news that you’re going traveling can cause a parental freak out of epic proportions. By preparing answers to the most common questions you can downgrade your parents’ concern from panic to everyday worry. Jo Fitzsimons shows you how.
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