Travel Tips

Do You Want to be the Next BootsnAll Travel Writer?

Date: August 2nd, 2010 | 1 comment

Way back in February, we announced the launch of the BootsnAll Travel Writer Platform, a partnership with travel writers who are passionate and excited about sharing their expertise. After sifting through a few hundred applications from talented and well-qualified writers, we finally selected our fabulous first five: JoAnna Haugen for WhyGo Las Vegas, Christine Cantera [...]

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Using Twitter as a Travel Tool

Date: July 20th, 2010 | No Comments

I confess, I missed the time when plane tickets were booked via travel agent (or even at the airline counter), when travelers cheques were the only way to carry money on the road, and when the only portable resource available to most travelers was a dog-eared copy of a possibly outdated guidebook. You see, I [...]

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Summer Travel Destination: National Parks

Date: June 22nd, 2010 | No Comments

It’s finally technically and officially summer around here, although we’re still suffering from unseasonably cold and wet weather in Portland (remember this, people, next time you ask me if you should move here). I can tell from all of the “OH MY GOD IT’S SO HOT” updates on Twitter and Facebook, however, that bona fide [...]

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Summer Road Trip Tips

Date: June 16th, 2010 | No Comments

This is the time of year when many people organize road trips, which makes sense. While some parts of the world experience decent weather year-round, summer is when you can count on good weather – and, in particular, good driving weather – in more places. And although a good road trip includes a list of [...]

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Avoid the Crowds this Summer and Save

Date: May 4th, 2010 | 2 comments

Summer is one of the most (if not the most) popular times of year for North Americans to travel. Most kids are out of school for the summer so families plan their big trips in summer; high school and college grads set off on epic adventures before they return to the “real-world” of college, grad [...]

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World Cup Mania

Date: April 9th, 2010 | No Comments

It’s unofficially Get Excited for World Cup week around here! I don’t consider myself a soccer fan, as evident of mistaking a photo of a rugby field for a soccer field this week (in my defense, the photo was really small so it was hard to see the poles, yes?). So in preparation for World [...]

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What is Adventure Travel?

Date: March 26th, 2010 | 3 comments

I love adventure! Occasionally, I’m reminded that not everyone else in the world shares my enthusiasm for adventures, but I tend to disagree. To me, the beauty of adventure is that everyone has their own idea of an “adventure.” Now I most certainly don’t consider myself to be one of those Everest-aspiring hardcore adventurers that [...]

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Planning a Europe Trip – A Slacker’s Guide

Date: March 19th, 2010 | 1 comment

This week has been all about planning a Europe trip, and while planning an itinerary can be half the fun of traveling, sometimes you just want to look at pictures and/or be entertained. So I dug around and found our most popular Europe posts of all time, that don’t require much mental effort (your welcome), [...]

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Procrastination Week Round-up

Date: March 12th, 2010 | No Comments

It’s National Procrastination Week, so I decided to start posting on Fridays instead of Mondays. Clever, yes? My favorite travel stories this week: Best Architecture Cities in the World Stellar photos of the gorgeous Parc Guell in Barcelona, the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, and a few more. How many have you been to? “I cringe [...]

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South America Dreaming

Date: February 22nd, 2010 | No Comments

South America is probably on most travel-related life lists. I have yet to check out the “other America,” but after spotting crazy, cheap flights to Peru last week, I’m tempted to move it up the list! There is no shortage of information about the standard South America “circuit” of sightseeing (which undoubtedly are impressive), so [...]

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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.

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BootsnAll Launches Traveler Connect Facebook App
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]

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BootsnAll Member Bideshi in Portland
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). bideshi-apr10 With a couple of stints working in South … [Read more]

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