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! Canada Indie Travel Guide Travel in Canada for $60 Per Day Indie Travel Guide to the Yukon Territory 6 Reasons Toronto is Cooler Than You Think
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. The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It by Paul Collier Portfolios of the Poor: How the World’s Poor Live on $2 a Day by Daryl Collins She wrote this resource post as a primer of sorts on Why the developing world is developing Here are three thoughts on beginning research on volunteer organizations. There are many, many out there but this is a good place [...]
We’re focusing on travel in North America in June, so this week we focused on extended travel in the United States during #RTWChat. If you weren’t able to join us yesterday for #RTWChat, read the recap below to see what you missed! And don’t forget to join us each and every Wednesday at 3:30 EST on Twitter for #RTWChat. For more on travel in the US, check out the following articles: North America Indie Travel Guide Indie Travel: Road Trip Style Alternatives for Popular Tourist Destinations in the US Why the Best of Hawaii Lies Beyond Oahu
We have been focusing on travel in Europe this entire month, with lots of new content and resources to go along with it. Yesterday we talked about extended travel in Europe during #RTWChat on Twitter. If you weren’t able to join us yesterday for #RTWChat, read the recap below to see what you missed! And don’t forget to join us each and every Wednesday at 3:30 EST on Twitter for #RTWChat. For more on travel in Europe, check out the following articles: Europe Indie Travel Guide Planning a Trip to Scandinavia Springtime in Iceland Indie Travel in the Czech Republic for $45 Per Day Indie Travel in Spain for $55 Per Day Slow Travel in the Loire Valley
This week BootsnAll published our long anticipated Top 101 Books for Independent Travelers article, which inspired us to talk about books, movies, and TV shows during this week’s #RTWChat on Twitter. If you weren’t able to join us yesterday for #RTWChat, read the recap below to see what you missed! And don’t forget to join us each and every Wednesday at 3:30 EST on Twitter for #RTWChat.
This week we all got to know each other a little better by bragging about what our hometowns have to offer. There is a lot to learn about all these places, and the locals were ready to set the record straight about the place they come from. If you weren’t able to join us yesterday for #RTWChat, read the recap below to see what you missed! And don’t forget to join us each and every Wednesday at 3:30 EST on Twitter for #RTWChat. We’re excited about next week as on Monday, April 15, we will publish an article we’ve been working very hard on – Top 101 Travel Reads of All Time. Next Wednesday, April 17, we’ll discuss our favorite travel reads on #RTWChat. Join in on the fun!
One of the best parts of travel, in my opinion, is meeting people – both locals and other travelers. After a while, many of us travel just to meet other people. Many indie travelers care more about the people than the actual sites themselves, which makes for some great stories. If you weren’t able to join us yesterday for #RTWChat, read the recap below to see what you missed!
With spring here (in name only in some places) in the northern hemisphere, we decided to start looking ahead to a great part of any spring, summer, or fall trip – Road Tripping. Everyone loves a good road trip, and this week we had some great tips, suggestions, pictures, and of course some hilarious responses to our 10 questions. Check out the following articles to get you in the road tripping mindset, then check out the recap below! Indie Travel – Road Trip Style A Case for Car Camping in New Zealand The Ultimate Guide to Global Road Tripping 5 Tips for a Stress-Free Road Trip with Kids
This week’s RTW chat was excellent as we had Sherry Ott of Ott’s World and Lisa Lubin of LL World Tour join us on video to chat about “Going Local.” They are both currently going local in Berlin courtesy of Go With Oh, a great company to check out if you hope to get a local flavor when traveling in Europe. Be sure to check out this week’s video as these two extremely well traveled ladies dropped some serious knowledge about what it means to dig into local cultures and how to best do it. It seemed like the Twitter folks had a blast with this topic as well, so be sure to check out the recap to learn more about going local!
I don’t know about you, but around this time every year, I get antsy. I get grouchy. I complain more. And I’m just generally not as happy as usual. Why? You might ask. Because I live in the midwest, and January and February are so cold and gray, by the beginning of March, I’m pining for the sun. I NEED the sun. So this week on #RTWchat we dreamt of the sun. Check out the recap below to see what everyone had to say about traveling and weather. Join us each and every Wednesday at 3:30 EST (GMT -3) on Twitter.
As we’re finishing up the first round of Plan Your RTW Trip in 30 Days, we wanted to talk about an aspect of travel that’s becoming more and more popular – working while traveling. Whether it’s teaching English as a second language, working in hostels for room and board, or obtaining a location independent job, more and more folks are making a few bucks while traveling. There were some awesome tips and advice from those who actually do it, so if you missed it, be sure to read the recap. You’re bound to find a great deal of information. Join us each and every Wednesday at 3:30 EST (GMT -3) on Twitter.
Since we’re knee deep in Plan Your RTW Trip in 30 Days, we chose to focus on the more practical aspects of traveling around the world – the things like travel insurance, planning your itinerary, packing, and travel burnout. There were some awesome tips and advice from those who participated, so if you missed it, be sure to read the recap. You’re bound to find a great deal of information. Join us next Wednesday at 3:30 EST (GMT -3) on Twitter as we discuss Working on the Road.
This week we focused on breaking the news of your RTW trip to others – whether it’s family, friends, co-workers, or your boss. Many, especially those from countries where long-term travel is not the norm, really fear this step of the planning process. The participants on RTWchat have some amazing advice for everyone, though, so be sure to read the recap below! Join us next week as we discuss the nuts and bolts of RTW trip planning – things like insurance, packing, gear, and getting rid of your stuff.
Yesterday we announced Indie – the first of its kind multi-country flight finder. But Indie is more than just a flight booking tool. It’s great for those of you out there stuck in your cubes, dreaming about jetting off and seeing the world. Indie allows you to build that trip that you’ve always wanted to take. You can map it out and envision it – let your dreams run wild! Every Wedensday BootnAll hosts a #RTWchat on Twitter. Today on #RTWchat (3:30 EST – GMT -3; on Twitter), we’re going to try something a little different. We want you to tell us about your dream trip. In order to really dig into your dream trips, instead of the normal 10 questions, we’re only going to have 5 (with 12 minutes in between each instead of 6) You can build that trip on Indie and share it with our community on Twitter during the chat. It’s super easy to do – type in your destinations and move them up and down until you have built your dream trip. To share it, all you have to do is click on the icon of your choice (Twitter, Facebook, email) to share it with your social networks. If you have a blog and you want to embed the whole map, click the icon that [...]
We focused on the topic of Holiday Travel this week at #rtwchat! We have the usual video along with the recap below. The usual, weekly recap of the chat is after the jump. Recap of #rtwchat on Twitter – November 14, 2012
We focused on the topic of Travel in Southeast Asia this week at #rtwchat! We have the usual video along with the recap below. For those of you who are planning a trip or thinking about a trip to Southeast Asia, we have lots of resources to help you out. Check out some of the following travel guides and articles about adding Southeast Asia to your indie-themed trip: Southeast Asia Indie Travel Guide How to Plan an Extended Trip in Southeast Asia Vietnam Indie Travel Guide Thailand Indie Travel Guide Indie Travel in Vietnam for $30 Per Day The usual, weekly recap of the chat is after the jump. Recap of #rtwchat on Twitter – November 7, 2012
We focused on the topic of Family Travel this week at #rtwchat! We had a guest on our live video chat this week, BootsnAll writer and family travel guru Jenn Miller of The Edventure Project, who has been traveling with her husband and four children for over four years now. Jenn has some fantastic insight on the idea of long-term, slow travel with a family, and shares her expertise and tips on family travel and most importantly, educating your children on the road. If you have a family (or plan to start one some day) and don’t want to give up your wanderlusting ways, then I urge you to watch this chat. To read more from Jenn, check out the following articles she has written for BootsnAll: Long Term Travel as Education Challenge Yourself and Do Hard Things What I’ve Learned From Life and Travel Giving Teens the Freedom to Travel Why and How to Embrace Long-term Slow Travel 5 Steps to Simplify Family Travel The usual, weekly recap of the chat is after the jump. Recap of #rtwchat on Twitter – October 31, 2012
We focused on the topic of Bringing electronics on your round the world trip this week at #rtwchat! We had a few technical issues with video this week, but we did do a tape-delayed version, so check it out! The usual, weekly recap of the chat is after the jump. Recap of #rtwchat on Twitter – October 17, 2012
We focused on the topic of Overland Travel this week at #rtwchat! Let me know if you are enjoying these and what topics you want to see in the future. Recap of the chat after the jump. Recap of #rtwchat on Twitter – September 19, 2012
We focused on the topic of Packing for Your Round the World Trip this week at #rtwchat and had perhaps the best chat ever! Let me know if you are enjoying these and what topics you want to see in the future. Recap of the chat after the jump