We asked some of our favorite indie travelers to give us their thoughts on travel and how indie travel helps them better understand themselves and the world around them. Here's what Rick Steves, travel guidebook writer and Europe travel expert, had to say.
Andrew McCarthy's inner vagabond wasn't satisfied with a successful career as an actor and director - so when he met National Geographic Traveler's editor Keith Bellows at a party many years ago, he coaxed Bellows into letting him write for the magazine. Today, he's a National Geographic Traveler contributing editor and an award-winning travel writer - and we're pleased to feature him this week on How I Travel.
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.
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.
Many travelers talk about the importance of packing light. The standard opinion is that traveling with a smaller amount of luggage means less waiting in lines to check bags, less waiting at the baggage claim to retrieve your bag (that is, if it wasn’t lost along the way), no extra fees for checked bags, and [...]
Kelsey Timmerman wrote the book “Where Am I Wearing? A Global Tour to the Countries, Factories, and People That Make Our Clothes,” a narrative that is both a deeply intriguing look at globalization and a fascinating travelogue. Currently, Timmerman is on a whirlwind tour of Central Africa and Ireland, talking to victims of the global financial crisis.
We are proud to introduce the BootsnAll Travel Writers Platform today. What is it? Who is it for? Why are we so excited about it? Answers to these questions and more are in this article and video by BootsnAll's CEO, Sean Keener.