BootsnAll & Indie in the News

Here’s what people are saying about us…

This is an assortment of different newspapers, magazines, radio, a few press releases and television stations that have covered our work over the years.

The new around-the-world flight-booking engine that gives independent travelers an edge
Skift Travel IQ – January 8, 2013
“…Bootsnall is tackling a mammoth, complex battle for those leisure travelers who are set on exploring the world.”

Backpackers rejoice: The Holy Grail of multi-stop RTW flights is here?
Tnooz – January 8, 2013
“Indie can provide instant pricing that can be manipulated in real-time to see how different routes affect price. Being able to play around with a proposed itinerary to see what mix of destinations, flights, and overlands will provide the best bang for the buck is most certainly going to be one of the most visceral appeals of this tool.”

Seniors on the Go: Round-the-world airfare update
March 20, 2012
“…if you can swing it, RTW could be the trip of a lifetime. If you’re interested, be sure to download the BootsnAll guide.”

Google’s Parisian Love Story Super Bowl Ad
Super Bowl Ad – February 7, 2010
BootsnAll’s WhyGo Paris site was featured in Google’s Parisian Love Story, for “How to Impress A French Girl

Half of online travel consumers turn to web 2.0
Biz Report – September 22, 2008
“Half of online travelers see community travel sites such as TripAdvisor and BootsnAll as an important component in their travel decision making process, according to a recent report released by Prophis eResearch.” for budget travelers
Los Angeles Times – May 13, 2008
“I first stumbled on when planning a hostel-hopping trip through New Zealand in 2003. But the site has transformed itself into a richer planning tool for independent (read: budget) travelers in the intervening years.”

Sunday Herald Sun (Melbourne) – May 4, 2008
“[Bali Blog], driven by the impressive Bootsnall network of travel websites, is packed with updated news stories and a menu offering information on almost everything you need to know about travelling there.”

54 Online Travel Sites to Bookmark Now
Washington Post – February 3, 2008
“The easy-to-navigate BootsnAll targets young, independent travelers, with links to hostels and low international airfares. But the heart of the site is the BootsnAll Community, with well-trafficked message boards and Ask an Insider.”

Hunting One-Way Bargains
Washington Post – August 26, 2007
“One-way fares are available for purchase through airlines, airfare-booking Web sites and consolidators, but unfortunately, they aren’t always cheaper than a round-trip flight. … ‘Sometimes the airline pricing algorithms just work out that way,’ says Sean
Keener, president of the travel Web site”

The Alternative Travvies Awards
The Guardian – March 3, 2007
Awards “Best practical blog” to Sheila Scarborough’s Family Blog at

Focus on…South America
Sunday Herald Sun (Melbourne) – January 28, 2007
“There’s nothing like leaping into a forum and talking with others about travel experiences, theirs or yours. This one at is a ripper for all South American travel matters. Get the lowdown on the hottest nightclubs, best sightseeing and places to avoid.”

Globe-Trotting, Step by Step
Washington Post – December 24, 2006
“A round-the-world ticket is actually a batch of one-way tickets that allow you to make multiple stops in different countries. Tickets are best purchased through a consolidator specialist, such as…. executive Sean Keener suggests that you rank your desired destinations, then get estimates from consolidators and alliances. ‘If the quote fits your budget, bingo! If not, start scraping away stops or adjusting locations,’ Keener says.”

What is Travel Networking?
The Guardian – September 30, 2006
Bootsnall is one of the sites where travellers have been connecting through blogs and message boards for years. Now, new sites are popping up that are entirely devoted to introducing travellers to each other.

BootsnAll Launches Travel Gear Blog
Press Release – October 2006
This press release outlines a new initiative at Bootsnall with our theme and destination-based travelogues

‘The sites that changed our world
The Guardian – August 2006
Sean Dodson maps out the net’s most innovative and best loved travel websites.

Stay home and see the world
Montreal Gazette – August 2006
Don’t have the time, money or inclination to play tourist? Explore the wide world of the Web, choose your favourite destination and become a virtual sightseer. Mention of Bootsnall ‘s blogs. Launches Sponsored Blogroll
Washington Post – August 2006
The has launched a blog promotion program called Sponsored Blogroll, which includes Bootsnall.

‘Flashpackers’ wired for world adventure
The Oregonian – August 2006
Steve Woodward writes about how technology is incorporated into travel and interview staff and members of BootsnAll Travel Network

Make the World Wide Web your first travel destination
Stars & Stripes – May 2006
Profiles of how online resources, like BootsnAll, are key to planning the perfect vacation

Web Destinations
PC Today – March 2006
A comprehensive profile of the BootsnAll Travel Network and all the technical aspects of the site.

Outside Magazine – March 2006
Reporter Michael Behar outlines the use of blogs can be a good research tool for planning your trip. Blogs From the Road
New York Times – November 27, 2005
Fred’s story illustrates how blogs are a great way to stay in touch with family and friends on the road.

Web logs, or blogs, could give you the travel bug
USA Today – April 26, 2005
BootsnAll is listed as a top travel blog site, recommended by USATODAY’s travel writers.

Notes From Nowhere: Travelers are going to get the real skinny from those who have gone before them
The Wall Street Journal – March 21, 2005
Vauhini Vara looks at how travelers use online travel companies to to get the real scoop on travel destinations.

Insider Connections
National Geographic Traveler – March 2005
Burgeoning online travel communities connect travelers and locals, who trade tips, and may even meet for coffee. Who says it’s a lonely planet?

Acapulco heat for spring-break
MSNBC – March 7
President of BootsnAll Sean Keener gives his take on Spring Break for 2005. This Associated Press article was published in more than 20 papers around the world.

Notes from the Underground
Travel & Leisure – March 2005
Which travel blogs are worth reading?

Travel Blogs and the Travel Industry
Travel Talk Radio – February 2005
Sean Keener is interviewed regarding travel communities and how travel blogs have become the new rage.

Booting up a vacation adventure
Portland Business Journal – December 2004
An overview of how BootsnAll helps connect travelers – through travel news, guides and contacts – around the world.

Paradise Rebounds
USA Today – 15 October 2004
Jayne Clark worked with our Bali office on how the island paradise has rebounded after the bombing. Our Bali website, Bali Blog is mentioned as useful site for independent travelers.

Conquer The World
National Geographic Traveler – October 2004
Christopher Elliott looks at the best ways to travel around the world – how to book your tickets, where to find information, where to go.

Will It Fly?
Oregon Business – September 2004
Greg Netzer looks at BootsnAll’s business model and gives it a thumbs up.

New company with travel blogs
Fox News – Channel 12 in Portland, Oregon
Profile of Matt and Robin’s round the world trip and how they are using BootsnAll travel blogs to communicate to their family and friends and create a diary of their experiences.

Travel blogs: They can make the world go round
USA Today – 12 March 2004
Laura Bly highlights how travel blogs, like BootsnAlls, help enable travelers an easy way to chronicle their trips.

Smart travelers dial for dollars – 6 August, 2001
BootsnAll prez and CEO Sean Keener talks about how to keep in touch on the road.

Boot Straps
Portland Oregonian – 25 June, 2001
A two-page feature following a day in the life of the BootsnAll Guys, how they run their company, and how they survive on meager budgets.

Away from the Rat Race
International Herald Tribune
BootsnAll writer Paul Kan talks about leaving the rat race and taking his dream trip to Asia.