Your Home Country

A few weeks ago during #RTWChat, we discussed travel in our hometowns. We had so much fun learning about each other’s home cities that we wanted to expand that discussion to include our home countries.

So yesterday we did just that – finding out more about what the best cities, attractions, landscapes, and food is in each other’s home countries, what might be overrated, and what can improve to make travel easier on visitors.

Check out the recap below, and join us each and every Tuesday at 3:30 EST on Twitter for #RTWChat!

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Challenging Yourself During Travel

One of the best parts of independent travel is challenging yourself! Challenging yourself to try new activities, new food, to see new places, to meet new people, to communicate in other languages, to test your stamina, your body, your mind. Travel is all about challenging oneself.

Yesterday’s #RTWChat discussed the topic of Challenging Travel, and there is a lot of great insight and entertaining stories that go along with it. So check out the recap below, along with a few articles about challenging yourself during your travels.

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My Hometown

Travel lovers focus on and talk about our travels all the time because, well, we love to travel! But we all have a hometown, regardless of whether or not we’ve actually been in that town or city in a while. And each our hometowns usually has something to offer other travelers who have never been there.

During yesterday’s #RTWChat, we all got to know each other a little better by discussing the merits of each of our hometowns. Check out the recap below to read about places you may have never considered going to, or maybe never even heard of!

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Release Notes for OCT 31, 2014

Indie was performing poorly on October 15 and 16. We disabled our real-time estimates feature for a few days which fixed the problem. We optimized how they work.  The real-time estimates are live again.

Bootsnall.com/articles was slow for most users on October 19, 20 and 21. We discovered one of our wordpress customizations wasn’t working properly. Once we found the reason, it was easy to get the site back to normal speed. We also upgraded the server on which bootsnall.com/articles lives. Much faster now.

Bug fixes and minor changes
We made a bunch of minor design improvements based on user feedback.

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Safety and Long-Term Travel

Safety is a major concern for many who are thinking about taking a long-term trip. Once you actually take the trip, you realize most of the safety concerns were pretty silly, but it still pays to be prepared and knowledgeable about what can go wrong on the road.

Check out the #RTWChat recap below for tips and advice from seasoned travelers who have been there and done that. We also have a few articles to check out to learn more about staying safe while on the road.

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