Long-Term Travel in SE Asia

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Southeast Asia has been a mecca for independent travelers for close to half a century now, and with good reason. It’s beautiful, there is a wide variety of offerings, the people rock, the food is awesome, and perhaps most enticing of all – it’s super cheap!

It’s no wonder long-term travelers continuously add SE Asia to their long-term, RTW trips. On yesterday’s RTWChat on Twitter, we had an awesome discussion about the highlights of traveling in this region. Check it out below to relive it or see what you missed, and read through our array or resources if you’re planning a getaway to Southeast Asia:


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Planning Your RTW Route

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We have lots of great resources on planning your route for that big trip. Check out the following articles and resources, then browse the #RTWChat recap from yesterday for some awesome tips and advice from those who have done and are dreaming of doing it!


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Indie release notes for JAN 21, 2014

Want advice on your long-term trip? Want crowd-sourced advice? How about both?
From Indie you can now submit your route via the “get advice” icon in the toolbox. Your submission is posted to the brand new “beta” BootsnAll Trips section where you and any member of our community can discuss your trip. (http://screencast.com/t/1EdnRuTD)

Our staff is making sure every question gets a quick response from an experienced traveler. We are utilizing Gigya.com for our comments engine to make sure they are as fast and secure as they can be.

We have updated our system to handle 192 or more concurrent flight searches elegantly. This number includes flexible date searches since those are complete searches as well. This will help us handle higher traffic.

We updated our database servers to be larger and faster. There are noticeable speed-ups in some places. We updated two of our backend servers to use solid state drives so they can work faster on database actions as well.

We discovered that some resolutions did not work well for our flight details and booking pages. We fixed them.

We improved the automation of the one-page flight details we send to customers with all their flight info and airline confirmation numbers. These are all crafted by hand to be as readable and useful as possible. That takes time. Now it takes several minutes less time on our part per document so you can get them faster.

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World Wonders

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The reason many of us start traveling is to see the famous sites around the world – the so-called wonders of the world. Machu Picchu. Angkor Wat. The Taj Mahal. The Pyramids. The list goes on and on and on.

When planning a long-term trip, it’s often wise to plan around these dream destinations you’ve always wanted to visit – we like to call them the pillars of your trip. They can form a nice framework for your route.

If you’re planning a big trip for 2014, check out the recap below and some of our top planning resources:


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Where Do I Begin Planning a Long-Term Trip?

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It’s a new year, and many are committing to taking a long-term trip at some point this year. Now that you’ve decided to go, what’s next? Where should you begin?

We have loads of resources to help you out with the planning part (see below). On yesterday’s #RTWChat, we dove into many of the topics that confront long-term travel planners. There’s some awesome tips and advice in the recap below (especially the answers to question #10). So check out our resources and the recap, and put your mind at ease – planning a trip like this is fun!


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