Road trips are one of the great ways to see a country. You can go where you want, when you want, and can get into places that public transportation doesn’t go. You can get into the backcountry landscapes, interact with locals in small towns, and really get to know a place. But you can also try to do way too much and get burned out.
We’ve been talking a lot about indie travel the last few weeks. Earlier this month we asked “are you an indie traveler?” and we’ve been sharing what we think are some great ideas for indie travel. Today, we published a Manifesto on indie travel. Created with vagabonding expert Rolf Potts, the Manifesto is a statement about the type of travel we love – and that we hope you love too. You can check out the principles of the Indie Travel Manifesto, vote them up or down and comment on them, add you own, or download and share the full Manifesto. You can even sign your name as a supporter of the Manifesto and download a special badge for your blog. This week for the Indie Travel Challenge 2012, we want to know what you think about the Indie Travel Manifesto. Does it resonate with you? Do you think, based on the tenets of the Manifesto, that you are an indie traveler? Create your own manifesto for the way you travel, and share it with the community! The Indie Travel Challenge is a year-long blogging project. Every Monday, we’ll post a new prompt, question, or challenge that bloggers can respond to via text, photos, or video. Respond on your own blog, and link back to BootsnAll so we can find and highlight the best submissions. We have a new […]
At BootsnAll, we aim to be your “one-stop indie travel guide.” We see indie travel as not just “independent travel” in the sense of going without a tour guide; to us, it’s so much more. To us, being an indie traveler isn’t determined by how much you spend, how long you travel, or where you go. We think it’s a way of travel, a way of looking at the world, and a way of interacting with your surroundings no matter where you are. So this week, we’re talking more about indie travel – what it means to us, and what indie travel values you can apply to your own experiences. We’ll start with a look at BootsnAll’s core values, values we think indie travelers will also love. We’ll offer some tips for those new to hitchhiking, and end the week with a fun look at some indie travel “math” – challenging some of the standard travel equations. Week two of the Indie Travel Challenge 2012 is also about indie travel, and we want to hear what it means to you. We think you can be an indie traveler if you’re trekking through the Amazon, if you’re relaxing on a beach in Mexico, or if you’re wandering the streets of Berlin. We think you can be an indie traveler without even […]