Plain and simple, Santa Claus is the most widely traveled man alive, bringing joy to children wherever he goes. Though work forces him to spend a lot of time at home, in the North Pole, he has maintained a strong sense of wanderlust for hundreds of years. His travel savvy is second to none—and he admits to using his yearly round-the-world work trips to scout out vacation spots.
At BootsNAll we love travel and we love people who love travel. This year, amidst our own wanderings, we found time to interview more than forty career vagabonds about their respective travel styles-- and in each case, the last question asked was: "Why do you love travel?" Here's what they had to say.
Chris Carrabba is the type of musician that’s a treat to behold: he’s thoughtful, friendly and deeply grateful for where his songs have taken him. This week, Chris chats with How I Travel, revealing a sense of excitement about the world and its inhabitants and a sincere desire to savor every moment.
Zane Lamprey is one of the few travel hosts on TV who doesn’t mind letting loose, drinking what’s handed to him and making good use of the international language of laughter. This week, while roaming venues across the country on his “Sing the Booze” Music Tour, Zane made time to talk with How I Travel about his love for Croatia, working with a hangover and why he’s a bit wary of street food.
It could easily be argued that Tony Wheeler is in the running for ‘Most Influential Traveler Alive.’ In 1972 he and his wife Maureen co-founded Lonely Planet—now the largest guidebook publisher in the world. Before Lonely Planet was a publishing giant, it was just Tony, Maureen and a typewriter. And before they were ready to write that first book, they had to travel. A lot.
Dhani Jones has it all—an NFL career, his own travel show and a pretty sharp line of bow ties. Needless to say he’s a busy man. But between chasing down quarterbacks and laying out his post-season vacation plans Dhani managed to carve out a little time to share his insight with How I Travel about the fine art of going with the flow, his love for New Zealand and why he encourages people to travel alone.
Food is an integral part of the travel experience and over the course of 33 “How I Travel” interviews, food has come up almost every single time. This week, we take a look back at some of the most fascinating pieces of food related anecdotes, advice and warnings (!) that we’ve received to date.
Kelly Liken knows her way around the kitchen—and she proved it on season 7 of Bravo’s hit show Top Chef.
In between cooking at her Vail, Colorado restaurant, traveling to film the Top Chef reunion and planning a trip with her husband, Kelly told us about her favorite meal ever, the glories of Mexican street food and the (secret) island that she fell in love with.
Susan Orlean is more than a travel writer—she’s a storyteller, who happens to tell lots of stories about foreign and exotic places. To date she’s published seven books, including "The Orchid Thief." This week, Susan talks to How I Travel about why she’s so in love with life on the road, her first experiences as a road-tripping writer, why she likes to travel with an objective in mind and her method for choosing a good spot to eat.
Claire Bevilacqua is a thoughtful, a ripping surfer and a true travel aficionado. The 2003 Australian Juniors champ made the jump to the pro circuit as a 22 year old and hasn’t looked back since. This week, she took a break from the hustle of the pro tour to chat with “How I Travel.”