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Your Dream RTW Trip
Your Dream RTW Trip Maybe you have never heard of RTW trips or, you know what they are, but never even dreamed to plan one. The first thing we think about when planning a vacation is : the budget. And for long term travel, the budget scares us. But, suffice to say, it might be cheaper – in some cases – to travel rather than to stay at home. You are not getting any younger and , fast forward 30 years, you’d want to say: “I loved traveling the world” rather than “I wish I have traveled the world”. On a RTW trip, you can do what you want to do every single day. Not to mention that you get a chance to do what you truly love, meat new people, learn new skills and polish the skills you already have. Unfortunately, you cannot go everywhere ,so you will have to prioritize. Start with the cities/sites/experiences you’ve always dreamed of visiting or doing. Write those down. Then decide whether you want to spend more time in the cities or in the outdoors. Maybe you want to visit the iconic sites on the globe or you’d be happy checking out every single popular beach. Once you choose those, it’s time to decide what type of accommodation you prefer, which segments to fly and which to […]
We are Round the World Travelers
We are Round the World Travelers
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 […]
Is a Round the World Trip Right for Me? (Free Webinar)
Is a Round the World Trip Right for Me? (Free Webinar) Do you dream about traveling around the world? Do you want to get away from your daily routine? Do you feel as though something might be missing from your life? Are you ready to change your view of life? Do you want to challenge yourself? Join us for a small gathering hosted by Adam Seper, BootsnAll’s editor, with the goal of giving you the confidence to realize that a round the world trip is a realistic possibility and not just a far-fetched dream. This webinar is being offered at two separate times and is first come, first serve with a limit of 5 people per session.  The events will be hosted on: Tuesday,  July 10 at 8 EST (7 CST and 5 PST), and Tuesday, July 17 at 8 EST (7 CST and 5 PST) Sign up here Details This event will be hosted on Google Hangouts using Google + Requirements: A google account A webcam Knowledge of how to use Google Hangouts (click here to learn how to use Google Hangouts) I look forward to helping everyone get over that hump and start planning that big trip.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me at adam@bootsnall.com  
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 […]
Head South with BootsnAll This Week
Head South with BootsnAll This Week This week on BootsnAll, we’re heading south – to South and Central America, that is! It’s Latin America week so we’re taking a look at the many draws of these two regions, from the beautiful – and all too often overlooked – national parks of South America, to the many Latin American markets (and how to navigate them). We’ll be exploring Bolivia, riding down the World’s Most Dangerous Road, touring the expansive lt Flats of Salar de Uyuni in southwestern Bolivia, and relaxing on the beach in Isla del Sol in the middle of Lake Titicaca. We’ll also check out five reasons to go coast to coast in Panama, from the atmospheric streets of the Casco Viejo to the sleepy island of Boca Brava. This week we’re also launching a new weekly column focused on round the world travel. In coming weeks we’ll cover everything from why to go, to how to plan your route and budget your funds, to what countries and experiences to add to your trip. So if you’re considering an RTW trip, or are just looking for more travel inspiration, be sure to check in Wednesday. Until then, learn more about Central and South America with these resources: Central America on $25 a Day Bus Travel in Central America 9 Excellent Stops Along the Pan American […]