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 legendary travel writer Pico Iyer had to say.
Guidebooks offer us tips on how to travel the world on a 'shoestring budget' and advise us to 'do as the Romans' do' when vacationing abroad. Sage advice for sure, but where did these peculiar travel idioms originate? Writer and language-lover Reannon Muth explains the history behind 15 popular travel words and phrases.
If you are short of time and money but still ache to travel the world, take a trip to your nearest bookshop instead and travel with these 8 authors and their inspiring novels about places and journeys.
Modern-day travelers have a world of technology at our fingertips: computers, netbooks, smartphones, digital camers, iPods, iPhones, iPads. Technology can be a wonderful thing, but we propose that sometimes, nothing beats good old-fashioned pen and paper.
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.
Last weekend's Travel Blog Exchange conference was all about learning - from experts in the industry, from those who've been writing for decades or blogging since the medium's inception, and from peers making their own way in the community. Of all the points made throughout TBEX, these are the ones that I found the most useful.