Hiking and Trekking – #RTWChat on Twitter

This week’s #RTWChat on Twitter focused on hiking and trekking, a theme we’ve been covering in our feature articles on BootsnAll all week.

We were very excited to have Dave and Deb from The Planet D as guests on the video portion of our chat. Check it out below, as it’s chock full of great information, and it’s highly entertaining (I challenge you not to laugh your ass off).

It’s also a good idea to check out our Hiking Page, which has 17 articles about hiking and trekking around the world.

If you missed it or want to re-live it, the #RTWChat recap is below. Some amazing pictures this week, so if you want some good mountain porn, keep scrolling.

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Charlie Grosso: Indie Traveler Interview

I tried something new recently, a google hangout for an indie traveler interview with Charlie Grosso. Charlie was in South Africa, with a good enough connection for voice, but no video.

Charlie is an indie traveler, entrepreneur and artist and all around adventurer. I was fascinated the more I learned about her story from growing up in Taiwan, to her 1st backpack trip around Europe to how she does long-term travel intertwined with and Photography and many other things.

We spend a fair bit of the 41 minutes talking about her recent bus ride in Uganda that ended up being a robbery homicide. Check out how she dealt with in and listen to the interview below to hear how she feels about it today.

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RTW Itinerary Ideas – #RTWChat on Twitter

This week on BootsnAll, we’ve been publishing stories aimed to help people choose an itinerary for their trips. On Monday, we broke down A Classic RTW Trip itinerary, complete with budgets and ideas for each region. Tuesday, we outlined some of the Best Budget Beach Destinations Around the World for those who want to plan a trip around sun and sand. Today we talked about Shoulder Seasons Around the World and why they’re great for long-term travel. Stay tuned tomorrow as we break down the route Jules Verne takes in the classic book Around the World in 80 Days.

Naturally, we wanted to incorporate this theme into our #RTWChat yesterday afternoon on Twitter, so we discussed RTW Itinerary Ideas with our community on Twitter.

To see what you missed and gain a lot of awesome RTW itinerary ideas, check out the recap below.

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Indie release notes for 24 July 2013

Indie now offers flexible dates search for all routes with 5 legs and more. This was our most-voted-for feature request.

To try it, look for the “flexible dates” button after you click to edit a leg on the flight details page. Clicking the button will return an entire week of flights to choose from (3 days before and after your departure date), with the largest savings highlighted for you.

Our tests with real user routes showed savings from 0% to 17% with an average of 10% for travelers with full flexibility.

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