Food and Travel – #RTWChat on Twitter

A great way to really experience the culture of a foreign country is through its food. Not only the tastes and smells, but the method, the history, the preparation – all offer an amazing insight into the traditions of that place.

Yesterday on #RTWChat, we talked about food while traveling. We were also fortunate enough to have Kelsey Timmerman, author of the book Where Am I Eating?, join us for a video interview during #RTWChat. He had some amazing stories to tell about where our food actually comes from, and it is a highly entertaining and informative interview, so check it out!

If you missed the chat itself, read the recap below to see what you missed. Warning: you may not want to read the recap on an empty stomach).

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Indie Release 24 May 2013 – Flight Picker Updates

Summary:
- Removed the “edit” link on the flight picker for routes of 5 stops or less
- Added more options on the Flight Picker – We were trimming results for the flight picker, we stopped.

Updates to Indie occur 2 to 4 times per month. The previous deployment was 23 May 2013.

The World’s 1st and online airfare engine for Around the World upto 25 leg routes with instant pricing, no rules and online booking, Indie – released an updated version of the software today.

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Indie Release 23 May 2013 – Flight Picker Update

The World’s 1st and online airfare engine for Around the World upto 25 leg routes with instant price, no rules and online booking, Indie – released an updated version of the software today.

Summary:
- Flight picker on the flight-selector.php page has an improved flight availability picker
- bugs squashed
- Major Carriers are replaced with the actual name of the Airline (YEAH!)

Here is a link to a video for a look at the updates.

Updates to Indie occur 2 to 4 times per month. The previous deployment was 14 May 2013.

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Travel in Canada – #RTWChat on Twitter

Yesterday we discussed travel in Canada during the weekly #RTWChat on Twitter. Canada often gets overlooked because of its neighbors to the south, and if you’ve never been, you are missing out on a great indie travel opportunity.

Check out the recap of #RTWChat below to get some awesome tips for traveling to Canada, and read the following articles to help plan that next trip!

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Volunteering on Your RTW Trip – #RTWChat on Twitter

We covered a hot topic yesterday in #RTWChat – Volunteering on your RTW Trip. We constantly get questions about volunteering while traveling:

  • Should you pay? How much?
  • What does the money go to? Why does it cost so much?
  • Do you have to set it up before leaving, or is it possible to just turn up and find a place that needs help?
  • What should you look for in a good volunteering organization?

All are topics we covered in yesterday’s chat, so check out the recap below to see what everyone had to say.

We were also fortunate enough to have Shannon from A Little Adrift join us on a video chat to share her expertise on the subject. She recently wrote a book entitled The Volunteer Traveler’s Handbook, where she covers all of the above topics and more. She also offered a wealth of resources to help hopeful volunteers out.

Here are three thoughts on beginning research on volunteer organizations. There are many, many out there but this is a good place to start according to Shannon:

Check out the interview in its entirety.

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