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.

 
The Freedom of Travel vs. The Paralysis of Stuff
The Freedom of Travel vs. The Paralysis of Stuff On the heels of Black Friday, Jenn Miller discusses why she'd rather have options than possessions and questions the sanity of following the American Dream just because that's the way it's always been done. Are you itching for something different? Read on.
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How to Cope with Spending the Holidays Away From Home
How to Cope with Spending the Holidays Away From Home With the holidays upon us, there are countless travelers on the road who won't be spending Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year's Eve with their loved ones back home, and that can be tough, even for the most hard core traveler. Adam Seper is here to help you cope with being away from home during the holiday season.
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Gift Guide for Long-Term Travelers
Gift Guide for Long-Term Travelers If you're struggling with what to give the travel lover in your life, this gift guide will help. From $10 stocking stuffers to RTW plane tickets, there's something for every budget!
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Round the World in Retirement
Round the World in Retirement It’s been said that “life begins at retirement.”  It certainly can!  Anne Supsic explains why retirement is the ideal moment in time to wave goodbye to your old life and see the world.
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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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Five Truths About Long-Term Travel
Five Truths About Long-Term Travel Many people fantasize about long-term travel. And no wonder - it can be a truly transformative experience. But it's not all glamour and excitement. Mariellen Ward shares Five Hard Truths About Long-Term Travel that can help prepare you for the inevitable reality check.
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Why Do We Have to Go Back?
Why Do We Have to Go Back? What if we never went back but, instead, continued to move forward even if that forward motion carried us right back to where we began? Jenn Miller explores the concept of "going back" and how to take that magic you found on the road with you.
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The Psychology of Pre-Trip Preparations
The Psychology of Pre-Trip Preparations Jenn Miller responds to a reader, and to her earlier self, regarding the deep worries that sometimes precede launch and attempts to tip the scales from 'worried' to 'worth it.'
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the Indie Travel Manifesto
the Indie Travel Manifesto See the document and tenets that we live and work by: The Indie Travel Manifesto.
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Enhance Your Resume with Travel
Enhance Your Resume with Travel Long-term unemployment is a difficult mental hurdle to overcome for those considering a RTW. But a gap in employment doesn't have to hurt your resume. Tara Shubbuck details a few marketable skills that anyone has the opportunity to learn or hone before departing.
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