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BootsnAll Hates Twitter

Date: April 1st, 2009 | 1 comment

Yes, we know, Twitter is all the rage. The creators of the insidious micro-blogging tool have wormed their way into the hearts of millions and even gotten highly-regarded news icons like Anderson Cooper and Geraldo Rivera to take the bait. We’re all using the ridiculous language of Twitter and see nothing wrong with saying, “Did [...]

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Time Waster Fridays

Date: February 6th, 2009 | No Comments

A few different things to waste away a Friday afternoon this week. A pretty cool clock that you can save as your screensaver. A mesmerizing representation of Digg’d articles. Seattle library has a similar display of the items on loan. World news mashed with a world map – another cool screensaver Originally spotted here.

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Why Go: The Best of

Date: January 26th, 2009 | No Comments

We’ve taken a gander around the WhyGo network of travel destinations and selected the cream of the crop: Australia’s Wine Country A guide to all of the major wine regions from the world’s largest supplier of still wines. And not a Yellow Tail to be found. Spring Break in Costa Rica Less money on a [...]

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BootsnAll’s Top 10 Destinations in 2009

Date: January 6th, 2009 | No Comments

We asked the question of what are the top destinations for independent travelers to visit and the BootsnAll community responded. The result is the Top 10 Destinations for Independent Travelers in 2009. This is not a list of the most hardcore places on earth to travel to, places that you can brag to your mates [...]

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Top 10 Destinations for Independent Travelers for 2009

Date: December 17th, 2008 | No Comments

At the end of last year BootsnAll published our Top 10 Destinations for Independent Travelers in 2008. It was meant to highlight areas of the world of interest to a particular style of traveller. The independent traveller. For 2009 we want to open up the nomination process to members of our community, as well as [...]

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Get Your Wend On!

Date: November 26th, 2008 | No Comments

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 [...]

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Win great prizes at the BootsnAll Party

Date: November 12th, 2008 | No Comments

If you’ve been sitting on the fence about coming to the BootsnAll 10th Anniversary Party on December 6th, it’s time to get off your uncomfortable perch and book it. Here’s three great prizes to help you make up your mind: Travel the world for $250 less! BootsnAll will be giving away one $250 voucher to [...]

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Rolf Potts Event in Portland

Date: November 4th, 2008 | No Comments

Rolf Potts, who is our special guest at the 2008 BootsnAll 10th Anniversary Party, is in Portland on November 11th. He’s on the road promoting his new book, Marco Polo Didn’t Go There and will be speaking at Powell’s Bookstore on Burnside. Come down and check him out! Details below.

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Man on Wire

Date: October 27th, 2008 | No Comments

I was wrapping up at work on Friday and had arranged to see a movie with a friend. We hadn’t decided what to see, only an approximate time. I started looking at trailers on Yahoo movies and came across Man on Wire. Simply an incredible film and highly recommended. Had heard nothing about it until [...]

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Lure of the Open Road: Road Trip USA

Date: October 14th, 2008 | No Comments

The words “Road Trip” conjure up images of summertime, wide open spaces and possibly a mildly trashy movie. It’s been a few years for me, the last being a road trip down memory lane with Sean to Yellowstone National Park, revisiting the sites that helped us shape the original idea of BootsnAll. Summertime may be [...]

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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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BostonAwhile 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]

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