Jennifer Miller Travel Articles

 
15 from 2015: The Best of BootsnAll
15 from 2015: The Best of BootsnAll As the year comes to an end we're taking a look backward at the very best content this year on BootsnAll. From inspiration on where to travel, to how to make it happen, we've got you covered. Check out the top 15 from 2015!
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10 Winter Festivals in North America
10 Winter Festivals in North America Looking for a winter festival getaway for 2016? Plan ahead for one of these. There's something for everyone, from Nordic marathon skiing, to a reindeer run, international ice sculpture competition, ice fishing or an ice canoe race. Oh, and roller derby; there's also roller derby. Don't sit around a freeze this winter, get out and have an adventure!
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Do You Travel for Discovery or Escape?
Do You Travel for Discovery or Escape? Traveling to escape is not a new idea. In fact, I think it’s probably as old as humanity itself. You can start there, if you must, but you’re going to learn some things along the way.
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Travel is Not a Contest (& Other Reasons to Embrace Slow Travel)
Travel is Not a Contest (& Other Reasons to Embrace Slow Travel) Planning to cram three countries and five cities into your two week vacation? Stop right there. Jennifer Miller shares five very good reasons to resist the urge to "see it all" in favor of developing a depth of experience that just might change your life.
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Seeing Ourselves In The Context Of A Rich World
Seeing Ourselves In The Context Of A Rich World Jennifer Miller has been a student with the world as her classroom and humanity as her teacher since she was a child. In her continuing series, following the Indie Travel Manifesto, she examines the lessons she's learning regarding her place in the context of a very rich world, indeed.
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Ecotourism: Does it Matter?
Ecotourism: Does it Matter? Eco-tourism is a buzz word in the travel world, but is it all it's cracked up to be? Does it really matter? What is our responsibility as we travel? Jenn spent a couple of weeks in the Amazon this summer exploring these ideas and experiencing, first hand, and considering our responsibility, as travelers.
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Finding Pleasure in Simple Moments
Finding Pleasure in Simple Moments It’s entirely possible to take a year and travel the globe and completely miss the point. I know people who have. You probably do, too. The Indie Travel Manifesto encourages us to find pleasure in simple moments. This seems a good goal, to me, regardless of whether you travel back and forth to your village to buy milk and a baguette or whether you get your “big trip” off the ground this year. Let’s take the time to cultivate pleasure in simple moments, at home and abroad.
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Fighting Fears
Fighting Fears We all have fears that we battle in the dark of night. The question is, how do we get beyond them? How do we separate the rational from the irrational and refuse to be controlled by them?
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Defining Your Own Values & Crafting Your Own Meaning for Life
Defining Your Own Values & Crafting Your Own Meaning for Life Think along with Jenn Miller about how travel can be a contributor to the growth process of defining your own values and crafting your own meaning for life. We all learn and grow, sometimes the world is our best teacher.
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Why Two Week Trips are Important
Why Two Week Trips are Important In the world of long-term travel, it can seem like the two week trip doesn't matter. Lifestyle travelers scoff at anything less than "real" travel. Five and a half years in, Jenn Miller reminds us that big things often grow out of small beginnings and points out why, if two weeks is all you have, short trips matter all the more.
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