Inspiration for #Indie30

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On Tuesday, April 1, we are teaming up with Dani from Going Nomadic to bring you the 30 Days of Indie Travel Art Project (#Indie30).

In yesterday’s #RTWChat, we wanted to inspire travel lovers to join our project by getting to know more about them. If you couldn’t join, check the recap below, and be sure to join us starting Tuesday for this awesome community event!


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Breaking the News of Your RTW Trip

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Breaking the news to your loved ones and employers is often a stressful time for long-term travelers. Many people just don’t get it, and it pays to be prepared and anticipate the questions and concerns you’re sure to receive.

Check out our #RTWChat recap from yesterday and learn how other travelers have dealt with this part of the planning process.

Stay tuned for next week’s #RTWChat as we’re going to be starting a new project that will last the entire month of April.

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Packing Light

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Packing light – we think it’s the way to go – no matter if you’re taking a weekend trip away or a year-long trip around the world.

Packing light just gives you more freedom, and if you’re the kind of person who has always talked about packing light but just can’t seem to make it happen, check out the recap below to see what #RTWChat participants had to say about the topic.

If you want to pack light, check out the following articles and resources to give you a kick start:


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Guided Tours

Click more below to see the recap of yesterday’s #RTWChat on Twitter

Though independent travel is what we promote, don’t misunderstand what indie travel is. Guided tours are very much a part of indie travel.

There are all types of guided tours to take around the world, and yesterday that’s what we talked about during our #RTWChat.

Check out the recap below:

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Indie release notes for FEB 27, 2014

Indie now supports the saving of your customized flight details!
(screenshot: http://screencast.com/t/wRI6pyJE)

You can still create a route and save it like before. But now, after you search for flights and edit the flight details leg-by-leg (for routes longer than 4 legs), you can save your work.

These flight details are saved in your account. When you return to them, Indie will prompt you to refresh them. If they are still available at the same price, Indie will find them automatically. If any flight is no longer available, Indie will advise you to make a different flight selection for each unavailable leg.

We adjusted the expiration time for search results from 2 hours to 1 hour.

We fixed a few bugs, including some country flags that were not showing properly on Indie.

We re-wrote our code to make use of the updated Mailchimp API and improve our integration.

We made it more difficult for bots to use our services.

We added our first helpful message that comes up while you are waiting for a search.

We officially stopped supporting Internet Explorer 7. Sorry. We support Internet Explorer version 8, 9, 10 and 11.

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