Category Archives: #rtwchat

RTW Chat is held every Wednesday at 12:30 pm Pacific Standard Time for 1 hour. Join us as we discuss, debate and support topics related to Around the World Travel (or Long-term travel)

Challenging Travel – #RTWChat on Twitter

Part of the fun of independent travel is challenging yourself. That could mean traveling to a destination that is notoriously difficult to travel in (hello India and Egypt), pushing yourself physically or mentally, or hopping on a 20+ hour bus in Africa. Challenging yourself during your travels forces you into uncomfortable situations, helping you grow both as a traveler and a person, which is a big part of the reason why we promote independent travel.

Yesterday’s #RTWChat discussed this very topic, and there’s lots of great tips and advice from all who participated. Check out the recap below and browse through the following articles to read more about challenging travel destinations:

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Gear and Packing for a RTW Trip – #RTWChat on Twitter

One of the biggest challenges that first-time long-term travelers have is how they are going to possibly pack for an extended trip. Because you’ve never done this before, the thought of packing for a couple months, or a year, or multiple years, seems impossible at first.

There are lots of tips and advice out there for how and what to pack on your RTW trip. Here are some of our most popular articles on the topic, and below is the recap of this week’s #RTWChat on the topic, with lots of great tips and advice.

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Accommodations and RTW Travel – #RTWChat on Twitter

There are a lot of misconceptions floating around out there about accommodation options for long-term travelers, particularly when it comes to hostels.

In yesterday’s #RTWChat on Twitter, we discussed all options for where to rest your head on a RTW trip, and many of those myths were addressed.

Check out the recap below, and read these resources to learn more:

  • Our accommodation page has almost 40 articles about accommodations options around the world.
  • If you’re a first-time independent traveler looking for basic accommodation information, this is the page for you.

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Safety and RTW Travel – #RTWChat on Twitter

We’ve been covering safety issues all week long here at BootsnAll, and this week’s #RTWChat covered the same topic.

Safety is often one of the hurdles holding people back from traveling the world, and while it always pays to be smart and do your research, most of the time these safety concerns are overblown.

Check out the recap below, where you’ll get plenty of great tips and advice for staying safe on the road.

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Solo Travel – #RTWChat on Twitter

One hurdle that holds many people back from taking long-term trips is not having a travel partner or companion. But one quick conversation with someone who has been traveling alone reveals an unmatched enthusiasm for this style of travel. They preach the benefits of traveling alone, and many of them claim that solo travel actually ruins any other type of travel for them.

We have been focusing on solo travel on BootsnAll this week, which was also the topic of discussion on our weekly #RTWChat on Twitter.

Read the recap below to see some tips and advice from solo travels around the world.

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