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.

 
Love and Long-Term Travel: Can It Work?
Love and Long-Term Travel: Can It Work? People travel for a number of reasons: seeking adventure, enlightenment, broadening horizons, escape a narrow-minded life back home. But as days on the road turn into years, it can be hard to keep motivated. For Marco Ferrarese, the cure to “travel blues” was a serendipitous romantic encounter on the road.
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.
196 Reasons to “Just Go” in 2014: Part 9
196 Reasons to “Just Go” in 2014: Part 9 Make 2014 the year you "Just Go!" Here are 14 of 196 reasons why long-term travel is awesome.
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.
What Big Cities Would You Add to a RTW Trip?
What Big Cities Would You Add to a RTW Trip? Which big cities do you most want to add to a long-term trip? Vote now in our weekly Sunday poll!
196 Reasons to “Just Go” in 2014: Part 10
196 Reasons to “Just Go” in 2014: Part 10 How are your 2014 travel plans coming along? For those of us in North America, it's been a particularly nasty winter, and I know I've let my mind wander to far off lands as the cold and the gray take over. If you need a little motivation to get you planning, then check out the 5th installment of our "Just Go" series!
How to Deal with the Downsides of Long Term Travel
How to Deal with the Downsides of Long Term Travel We all know the benefits of long term travel outweigh the drawbacks, but it’s important to remove those rose-tinted glasses every once in a while and acknowledge the hardships of life on the road.
What Countries in Western Europe Are Best for RTW Travel?
What Countries in Western Europe Are Best for RTW Travel? In last week's inaugural Sunday Travel Poll on BootsnAll, we asked your favorite world region to travel in. This week we want to know which countries in Western Europe make good additions to a long-term trip? Vote inside!
196 Reasons to “Just Go” in 2014: Part 11
196 Reasons to “Just Go” in 2014: Part 11 On the fence about hitting the road in 2014? Let this 14-part series inspire you. Reasons #142- #155 for why you should travel the world this year!
What Region of the World is Your Favorite to Travel In?
What Region of the World is Your Favorite to Travel In? Most travelers have their favorites, and we want to know what yours is! In our inaugural Sunday series, we want to hear from you. What is your favorite region of the world to travel in? Vote inside!