Andrew Evans has packed a lot of life into his 35 years—he’s a writer, an endless wanderer and (recently) a bus passenger heading from Washington D.C. to Antarctica. With the story of his Antarctic adventure hitting newsstands in this month’s National Geographic Traveler, Andrew agreed to kick some of his travel wisdom our way.
Priscilla Levac is a professional snowboarder, clothing designer and all around lifestyle artist. This week the self-proclaimed “Easy-Going Princess” took time out of her schedule to talk about how travel is like a river, the joys of raw food and falling in love on the road.
A few years ago, Robin Benway was working in an office while harboring dreams of quitting her day job to write a novel. Within a year she had signed with an agent, sold her first book and vanquished any thoughts of time-clocks and water-coolers.
With BootsnAll set to make the next call for writers for our Travel Writers Platform, we thought we’d check up on each of the first five and ask them to share some of their favorite gems of road-worn wisdom. Amiee, Brooke, Christine, JoAnna and Nellie are five fascinating women—each with a different take on what makes travel so special.
At age 27, Andrew Shelley quit his engineering job with a plan to travel the world. But Andrew’s trip would be different from other ‘round-the-world backpackers in one very significant way: he’d be undertaking the entire journey in a wheelchair.
Amee Donohoe travels and surfs, and when she misses home she holes up near a secluded beach in her native Australia. Although it’s easy to be jealous of how she rolls, it’s hard to resent her for it—the optimistic and well-thought-out wave rider is as nice as they come. This week, while taking a rest between surf sessions, she spoke to us about her favorite places, where she wants to go next and why she loves life on the road.
This week, with An Irreverent Curiosity, hitting bookstores in paperback, David Farley made time to share his travel philosophy with BootsNAll.The title of his book, An Irreverent Curiously, could just as easily serve as its author’s byline. Farley is the epitome of the smart travel writer—engaging readers with both his sense of place and his urge to get the whole story.
Peter Shankman is the founder of HARO (Help a Reporter Out) a site that connects journalists under deadline with credible sources around the globe virtually in a matter of minutes. Peter makes his living being on the go, but this week, he carved out some time to talk with us about his travel tastes and what keeps him inspired.
After conducting 20 interviews with actors, athletes, musicians, writers and various other fascinating vagabonds, we're taking a look back at some of our favorite answers to the question “Do you like to have an itinerary and some research under your belt when you visit a foreign country?” Hopefully it provides interesting food for thought as you set off on your own journeys.