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Traveler of the Week – Jenny Serwylo
Traveler of the Week – Jenny Serwylo Each Tuesday, though, we are going to highlight one traveler from our traveler profiles and offer up a little more information about them.  Learn more about traveler of the week Jenny below, who is on her trip right now! 1. What is the one item you packed that you have used least? The one item I packed that I’ve used least: My playing cards! I was so excited to break out my playing cards, but I haven’t met anyone who enjoys a game of Gin or Go Fish. I’m still holding out though! I’m determined to use them. 2. What is the one item you packed that you couldn’t do without? The one item I couldn’t do without: my bright red lipstick! I mean, I know it’s not the most practical thing when I’m climbing mountains or experiencing new cultures…but if I’m having one of those “I’m sick of sleeping in a room with seven other people and washing my socks in the sink” days, I just throw on a bit of lipstick and I instantly feel a bit less like a dirty traveler, and a bit more like a normal person. 3. What is one thing that worried you most before the trip that turned out to be no big deal? Of the many many things I worried about, […]
Traveler of the Week – Amber Hoffman
Traveler of the Week – Amber Hoffman Each Tuesday, though, we are going to highlight one traveler from our traveler profiles and offer up a little more information about them.  Learn more about traveler of the week Amber below, a round the world veteran who is currently on her second long-term trip, and this time the plan is for it to be permanent! What is your #1 tip for those struggling with making the decision to go? If you are even considering a RTW, just do it! There are about a thousand reasons (or excuses) why not to go. If you don’t do it, though, you will be saddled with regret for years to come! The predictable life you have come to know as “normal” will be waiting when (or if) you return. What is your #1 tip for those planning their round the world trip right now? Depends on how far in advance you start planning – we started almost two years out, and started to save money big time. We did not want to set a budget and travel until we were penniless. We wanted a safety net in case of an emergency and a cushion for our return. As part of our saving, we also applied for some credit cards with great mileage promos, using the Frugal Travel Guy and other similar websites as […]
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 […]
BootsnAll Traveler of the Week – September 3, 2012
BootsnAll Traveler of the Week – September 3, 2012 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.  Our inaugural traveler is Bob Ross. 1.  What is your #1 tip for those struggling with making the decision to go? There’s a saying, “you’ll regret the things you didn’t do in life more than the things you did” and that definitely applies to travel. When you get older, do you want to tell stories about the round the world trip you almost did or tell actual stories of your adventures and the places you visited? For me, I didn’t want to wait until I was old and retired to travel – how would I get the […]