New Audio Copy of Rolf Potts’ Vagabonding

“Vagabonding is about gaining courage to loosen your grip on so-called certainties of this world…it’s about refusing to exile travel to some other, seemingly more appropriate, time of your life…it’s about taking control of your circumstances instead of passively waiting for them to decide your fate.” – Rolf Potts, Vagabonding

Our good friend Rolf Potts recently released an audio version of his famous book Vagabonding.

If you’re an aspiring long-term traveler, a RTW veteran, on the road now, or simply interested in learning more about what long-term travel is all about, Vagabonding is a must-read (or hear in case of the audio version).

 

If there’s one book we here at BootsnAll like to read over and over and over again, it’s Vagabonding. It perfectly captures the spirit of BootsnAll and encompasses the core values that we live and work by. Long-term travel is something that we believe every citizen of the world could benefit from, and reading or listening to Vagabonding can be that first step to changing your life.

We love this book so much that we are currently offering 10 free copies to you, our loyal readers. This promotion has ended, but you can still buy Rolf’s book here.

Happy travels!

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Long-Term Travel Difficulties – #RTWChat on Twitter

While your friends and families might have visions of you sitting on a beach chair all day for a year with cocktail in hand, those who have taken long-term trips before know it’s not all about beaches, drinks with umbrellas in them, and rest and relaxation for the duration of your trip.

Believe it or not, long-term travel has plenty of challenges and difficulties, but those are all part of the fun (at least looking back at them) and learning.

During yesterday’s #RTWChat, we talked about the less glamorous parts of long-term travel. Check out the recap below to re-live it or see what you missed!

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Indie release notes for 7 November 2013

We haven’t posted an update recently because we’ve been focused on improving our internal processes to handle the higher volume of orders we’re experiencing and also expecting in the new year. Below are some updates from this week.

We updated our maps to load faster.

Searches are now about 10% faster. We optimized how search results are inserted in our database; this also allows each server to handle more searches concurrently.

Indie works on more touch-screen devices like smartphones and tablets and those devices in between. We updated our “responsive design” technology to support much smaller screens. Also, the tables with flight details should look better on small screens.

We now accept the Discover card for your purchases in addition to Visa, Mastercard, American Express and wire transfers.

We added and corrected a few airports: IUE, ANU, SCQ and SVD.

We put our phone number at the bottom of each page on Indie so you can call us when you need us.

We made our system more stable and scalable. We completed preparations to update our server configuration for 2 big improvements that you’ll probably never notice. One is to eliminate single-points of failure, so that if any server goes down, our systems will continue to run without downtime. Two is to support automatic creation of new web servers during times of high traffic to handle the new traffic smoothly. We are using Scalr to help with this.

 

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Money and Long-Term Travel – #RTWChat on Twitter

Ahhh, money. The oft-cited reason that people can’t travel.

“It’s too expensive. I don’t make enough.”

We heard this reason all the time for why people can’t travel, but the reality of the situation is that you can afford it. #RTWChat focused on the money side of long-term travel, and if you’re one of those dreamers out there who thinks they’ll never be able to afford a big trip, you may want to read on. Here are some of our most popular money related articles, followed by the #RTWChat recap, which is chock full of great tips and advice. Enjoy!

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