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The Importance of Optimism

The Importance of Optimism

Jenn Miller points out that an optimistic attitude is not something you can order at REI along with your titanium spork and have delivered in a lightweight packing cube to fit nicely alongside your water filter and guidebook. A very few people come by it naturally but, for most of us, it’s an exercise in character development and intentionality. It’s a quality born of adversity and enough miles under our belts, literally and figuratively, to have some perspective on the journey. In short: you’ve got to live through some stuff before you believe you’re going to live through this too.

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Why Recent College Grads Should Take Time to Travel

Why Recent College Grads Should Take Time to Travel

Just graduated college or graduating soon? Frustrated about job prospects? Isabel Eva Bohrer shares tips on a travel option that you may not have thought of. A RTW trip could enhance your resume and make you stand out to prospective employers.

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10 Things Backpackers Do But Don’t Admit

10 Things Backpackers Do But Don’t Admit

Many backpackers love to remind you how green, tolerant, ethical, understanding, and open-minded they are, but some of that tends to go out the window in real life. Kaila Krayewski shares 10 observations of on-the-road hypocrisy here.

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Travel “Rules”

Travel “Rules”

Is it possible that the “rules” we follow when traveling are actually limiting the experience for some travelers?

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Latest Traveler Articles

Twenty-four Hours in Sarajevo

Twenty-four Hours in Sarajevo

Visitors to Sarajevo could easily spend two days just exploring the mosques, cathedrals, bazaars and cafes that make-up the city’s Old Town. But if twenty four hours is all you have in the Bosnian capital, then Robin Koning’s itinerary will help you make the most of Sarajevo, including sights off the typical tourist map.

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Up from the River…Seeing Milwaukee from Its Waterfront Pubs

Up from the River…Seeing Milwaukee from Its Waterfront Pubs

Milwaukee have many interesting and entertaining sights. As the city that beer built, we only thought it fitting to see it through the boozy eyes of its many waterfront bars.

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10 Free Things to Do in the UK [Sponsored Post]

10 Free Things to Do in the UK [Sponsored Post]

The UK isn’t typically seen as a budget travel destination. If you hope to travel in the UK and are on a tight budget, check out these ten free things to do in the UK.

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Miami Nice – Family Fun in South Beach, Florida

Miami Nice – Family Fun in South Beach, Florida

Traveling to South Beach with toddlers may not be an obvious choice, what with the drag shows, 36 oz. giant drinks, and scantily-clad bodies everywhere, but Michelle Lafleur will show you that there are enough kid-friendly activities to keep little ones entertained on a budget that parents can afford.

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Leave your heart in San Francisco

Leave your heart in San Francisco

The foggy city by the bay will leave you seduced by the chilled-out vibe, worn out by rolling hills, sated by fresh fusion cooking and blissed out by hazy California afternoons. San Francisco will charm you for sure but be warned: it may also claim your heart.

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Dumpling Impulse: Discovering Mandut Guk in Seoul

Dumpling Impulse: Discovering Mandut Guk in Seoul

Following her traveler’s instincts, Nancy Penrose was rewarded with a memorable and delicious dumpling soup at a restaurant in Seoul.

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Top 5 Countries to Volunteer Outdoors in for Adventurous Travelers

Top 5 Countries to Volunteer Outdoors in for Adventurous Travelers

Adventure travel and volunteer travel both offer a unique perspective on a new destination. Katie Boyer is here to offer 5 of the top destinations for combining adventure travel with volunteering.

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A Breath of Fresh Air – Clearing my Mind on the Trail in Northern New Mexico

A Breath of Fresh Air – Clearing my Mind on the Trail in Northern New Mexico

After our first year in the corporate world, four girlfriends find perspective about what really matters while hiking in New Mexico.

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Older Featured Articles

First-Time Backpacking: What I’ve Learned

First-Time Backpacking: What I’ve Learned

Jenn Miller discusses the difference between packing your backpack for the average RTW and packing for an unsupported backpacking trip. She touches on why, most of the time, it doesn’t really matter what you pack and why cutting the weight in your pack is less important than taking care of the most important piece of gear you possess.

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A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life

Join David Joshua Jennings in a Tibetan Settlement in south India for a average day in the life of a long-term traveler.

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Looking For Adventure

Looking For Adventure

#Indie30 may be over, but there is still lots to learn from our month-long art project. Here are our favorite submissions from the final week, and we’ll have one more round-up that highlights our favorites from each day of the project. Stay tuned!

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8 Ways to Cut Costs on Your RTW

8 Ways to Cut Costs on Your RTW

When taking any trip – but particularly on a long-term RTW trip – finding ways to cut corners on your spending means the ability to travel longer. The less you spend on flights and accommodation, the more you’ll have left for experiences. Adam Seper offers eight ways you can dramatically cuts costs on a long-term trip.

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Make Meaningful Connections

Make Meaningful Connections

At BootsnAll, our core values guide everything we do, including the articles we publish. We think these values not only fit the company brilliantly, they speak to many of the things we love about travel, too. Here are some of the best articles we’ve published that showcase one (or more) of these core values.

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Travel Advice

Travel Advice

On our final day of #Indie30, we share the best travel advice we’ve ever received and dole out some of our own.

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Design Your Own Hostel

Design Your Own Hostel

Have you ever sat around the hostel after a few drinks and said, “We should totally open our own hostel!”? Well today you get your chance!

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Music and Travel

Music and Travel

Music and travel go hand in hand for many people. Are there any songs that just make you want to get up and go? What about any songs that remind you of past travels? Share them with us!

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