Companies that Rock!
Over the years we’ve been lucky enough to have a wonderful relationship with one of the local hostels here in Portland. Jim & Britta, owners of the HI NW Portland hostel, have been extremely helpful when the BootsnAll hoards descend on portland every December for the annual party. The Portland hostelling community got just a [...][read more]
Woohoo! A month ago we posted about Kiva and the microloans they offer to entrepreneurs in developing countries. We signed up and joined the BootsnAll Travel Network Groupies. I just received an email letting me know that two of my loans have begun to be repaid. Dao Thi Tuoi in Viet Nam & Zenaida in [...][read more]
To celebrate their 25th anniversary, Virgin Atlantic has launched a campaign with a pretty cool ad harking back to the grand old times of 1984. Rubik’s Cubes, awful fashion/hairstyles, ‘mobile’ phones, arcade games and Frankie Goes to Hollywood all play a part to remind us of the era when Virgin Atlantic first took to the [...][read more]
BootsnAll’s travel community is made up of a pretty cool bunch of people. Not only will they answer your travel questions with their combined wisdom, they’re also very conscious of the world around them and prepared to give a little back. Kiva is an organisation that facilitates micro-lending to Developing World entrepreneurs. Over time, those [...][read more]
One of BootsnAll’s oldest blogs, Travel Gear Blog, has just received a major facelift.[read more]
It’s that time of year when the giving of gifts brings all kinds of stress as you struggle to find something so-and-so will like. Well, if so-and-so is into travel, you could do a lot worse than a subscription to Wend Magazine. The crew at Wend are based in Portland and we’re big fans of [...][read more]
One of the things we here at BootsnAll love about working in the travel business is hearing about great new online travel tools when they come out. This is one we just heard about, and we wanted to share it with you – it’s TravelMuse, a brand new website that’s just been launched in Beta. [...][read more]
Since BootsnAll is based in Portland, Oregon, we like to get to know other Portland-based companies – and there are some pretty cool ones. A particular favorite is Wend Magazine, an outdoors magazine full of gorgeous photography and great articles. But if you don’t live in a place where the printed magazine is distributed, or [...][read more]
The next few weeks, you are going to see a host of new travel videos around the BootsnAll Travel Network. Our goal is to provide the indie traveler with as much travel information as possible -whether that’s with video, our travel stories and guides or our our new travelogues. This video is for Amsterdam, perhaps [...][read more]
About a week ago, we brought on a new sponsor that I want to make sure everyone knows about, because they’re really doing great things. Named for the International Day of Disabled Persons (December 3) Decthird strives to promote accessible tourism in Argentina for disabled people. They help people, who otherwise might not be able [...][read more]
What is BootBlog?BootBlog is the company blog of the BootsnAll Travel Network, a company that has been connecting travellers since 1998. Our goal is to inspire, educate and cultivate an organic community of independent travellers. But what does that mean? Well, we love to travel and we love to connect other travellers who have the desire to get out and see this great world of ours. BootBlog will showcase what is going on around the office, around the company and within our community of travellers.
BootsnAll Travel Network is launching a Facebook application to connect travelers. Portland, Oregon June 21, 2010 -- BootsnAll Travel Network has created a Facebook application -- BootsnAll Traveler Connect -- that helps connect travelers. The app lets you find other travelers going to the same place you are, or connect with locals living there. Users can ask travel questions, arrange … [Read more]
It's been awhile since we had a BootsnAll member stop by the office. However, thank to a recent post on the message boards wondering where the Boots Crew were these days, we managed to arrange lunch with Bideshi, aka Mike (blue shirt below). With a couple of stints working in South … [Read more]
Awhile back I posted here about getting into the Boston Globe Travel Show for free. Turns out that was for the trade conference during the day on Friday Feb 19th, not the travel show for regular consumers like you and me that runs from the evening of Friday, February 19 to … [Read more]