rtw Travel Articles

 
Traveler of the Week – Grant Cansler
Traveler of the Week – Grant Cansler If you haven’t had a chance to check out our new traveler profiles, then this is the perfect time to do it. Part of what makes indie travel great is all the meaningful connections one makes with both locals and other travelers.  So what we wanted to do was to give indie travelers a place to get together and share their adventures with other like-minded people.  These traveler profiles are short and sweet and offer a variety of information about each person’s round the world trip (or for those who have not yet gone – their dream round the world trip). Each Tuesday, though, we are going to highlight one traveler from our profiles and offer up a little more information about them.  Learn more about traveler of the week Grant below! 1. When do you leave for your trip and where is your first destination? I left September 5th and the first destination is New Zealand to do a South Island road trip with my sister. 2. What is your biggest concern at this point of the planning process? Only concern is being a little under planned for a month in China. I know the major stops I would like to hit such as Chengdu, Xian, Shanghai & Beijing but have not planned anything in-between. It is about time to hit the […]
Travelers of the Week – Rachel and Jeff
Travelers of the Week – Rachel and Jeff If you haven’t had a chance to check out our new traveler profiles, then this is the perfect time to do it. Part of what makes indie travel great is all the meaningful connections one makes with both locals and other travelers.  So what we wanted to do was to give indie travelers a place to get together and share their adventures with other like-minded people.  These traveler profiles are short and sweet and offer a variety of information about each person’s round the world trip (or for those who have not yet gone – their dream round the world trip). Each Tuesday, though, we are going to highlight one traveler from our profiles and offer up a little more information about them.  Learn more about traveler’s of the week Rachel and Jeff below! 1. When do you leave for your trip and where is your first destination? We actually just left on August 29th. Our first destination was Mongolia – originally we meant to be there 3 weeks but we ended up staying just a week. We’ve just arrived in Beijing at the time of writing this. 2. What is your biggest concern at this point of your trip? In Mongolia, Jeff’s card was eaten by an ATM and Rachel’s was not accepted by most ATMs or even in many banks. We […]
Recap of #rtwchat on Twitter – August 8, 2012
Airfare for your Round the World Trip
Introducing the Summer Edition of the Around the World Airfare Report
Introducing the Summer Edition of the Around the World Airfare Report Back in the spring we published a free downloadable report on the state of round the world (RTW) airfare around the world.  The idea was to offer travelers a comprehensive report comparing the different options out there for RTW airfare – including the DIY model of buying one-way tickets to get yourself around the world. Download the summer version of the Around the World Airfare Report for free here! Almost as soon as we were finished with the first edition, we began thinking about version two. We thought about what we learned from our research and writing of the first report, listened to feedback from you, our readers, and started researching this version. There are some differences in this report, largely the introduction of specific search features and prices for round the world tickets from three different countries – the United States, the UK, and Australia. Instead of searching all the same companies for each departure point, like we did last time, we found companies in each country and worked with them, trying to simulate as best we could what a real search would look like. Again we posed as customers to get the most accurate look at what you as travelers would experience when shopping for a RTW ticket. We also came up with two separate routes to search […]
Where Does My Money Go? #indie30
Where Does My Money Go? #indie30 This is part of BootsnAll’s 30 Days of Indie Travel project, a daily blogging challenge with a prompt for every day in November 2011. Check out the prompt at the bottom of this post to find out how you can participate! “It’s clearly a budget. It’s got a lot of numbers in it.” –George W. Bush Everyone has slightly different priorities when it comes to travel budgets and expenses. Personally, I like to save on accommodation, and I’m willing to pay more for food or splurging on a cool experience. I’m also a notorious cheapskate when it comes to things I feel should be cheap or free. Other than your initial flight, the largest expense while traveling is usually accommodation, but when the purpose of traveling is to explore and experience a new place, the last thing I want to spend a ton of money on is where I’ll be sleeping. Cheapskate confessions: I made my own fresh-squeezed orange juice on my transatlantic cruise from Barcelona back to the states (with a knife, spoon, bowl, cup, and a mountain of free oranges they provide on the boat). On the same boat, I did my own laundry in the tiny little sink and hung my clothesline criss-crossed across my tiny little cabin. I’ve slept in several airports to save $ on […]
This Week on BootsnAll: Let’s Go Round the World!
This Week on BootsnAll: Let’s Go Round the World! On Tuesday, in 17 cities in North America, hundreds of people will be inspired to live their travel dreams. Will you be one of them? If you’ve ever questions what you’re doing with your life, if you’ve ever longed for more time to travel, if you’ve ever wondered if there’s something more, better or different out there for you, or even if you love your job but just want a break to experience the world, you need to at Meet, Plan, Go! on October 18th. For just $15, you can learn from people who have left the cubicle to travel for a few months, or a few years. You’ll hear their stories – why they did it, how they saved the money, and what their doing now. Meet, Plan, Go! will be filled with panelists who have taken or are planning their own RTW trips and can offer tips and advice for how you can make your own travel dreams come true. Be sure to check out the event in one of the following cities: Austin, Texas Boston, Massachusetts Chicago, Illinois Denver, Colorado Honolulu, Hawaii Las Vegas, Nevada Los Angeles, California Minneapolis, Minnesota New Orleans, Louisiana New York, New York Orlando, Florida Portland, Oregon San Francisco, California Seattle, Washington St. Louis, Missouri Toronto, Ontario Washington D.C. If you can’t make […]