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October 2012 Fares for RTW Tickets

Monday, October 8th, 2012

Sometimes the hardest part of taking a career break is actually making the decision to do so.  Many of us who yearn to quit our jobs and hit the open road are met with resistance from those around us.  They just don’t get it.

It’s important to have a support network in place, and if your family and friends just don’t understand, then you may have to start looking elsewhere.  Despite what you may think, there are thousands upon thousands of people, right now, who have left their cozy existences behind to travel the world.  Even in the United States, people are in fact leaving their jobs to travel the world.

That’s where our friends from Meet, Plan, Go! come in.  On October 16, they are hosing their third annual nation-wide event in 10 cities across North America, where you can be inspired and taught how to prepare and plan for taking your own traveling Career Break.

If you are interested in the idea of taking a break from your job to travel the world, then check out the city closest to you and get your tickets for the third annual Meet, Plan, Go! event:

If you are ready to take a career break and hit the road, then check out these five fares that we’ve found on Indie, BootsnAll’s Multi-Stop Trip Planner:

  • Iconic City RTW – $2085 – New York City > Paris > Singapore > New York City – $2085 taxes and fees included
  • Epic Wine Regions of the World RTW – $5785 – San Francisco > Auckland > Sydney >overland> Adelaide > Cape Town > Florence >overland> Bordeaux >overland> Lisbon > San Francisco from $5785 taxes and fees included
  • Ridiculous RTW – $9125 – Denver > Mexico City >overland> Panama City > Quito > Buenos Aires > Ushuaia > Auckland > Sydney > Bali > Manila > Hanoi >overland> Bangkok > Kathmandu > Delhi > Moscow > Berlin > London > Reykjavik > New York > Toronto > Denver from $9125 taxes and fees included
  • Circle Asia from London – $1635 – London > Moscow > Beijing > Delhi > London from $1635taxes and fees included
  • Around the World from Sydney – $3423 – Sydney > Honolulu > San Francisco > New York > Barcelona >overland> Rome > Mumbai >overland> Delhi > Bali > Sydney from $3423 taxes and fees included

If you are looking for something a little different in your round the world trip, then start planning your trip of a lifetime with Indie, our multi-stop trip planner. And don’t forget to sign up for BootsnAll’s RTW newsletter, delivering special deals, RTW trip planning advice, and resources via email every single month. We also have a Facebook fan page and Twitter page, so be sure to like and follow those to keep up to date on all your RTW travel needs.

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The Summer Version of the Around the World Airfare Report

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

When we first started talking about researching and writing a report on the state of round the world airfare, it excited us. Not because it hadn’t been done before, but because we knew that we were going to learn a ton about the industry by doing so.

When we published the first version back in March, we already had our eyes on the next version, which we just published this past week.

Download the free summer version of the Around the World Airfare Report

 

Your feedback – both positive and negative – drove us to create a bigger and better report this time around. One of the things most people liked about the report was that we searched real itineraries across a broad spectrum of companies, comparing not only price but customer service, search options, route flexibility, and date change flexibility.

So we did the same this time, coming up with two more routes – one a 6-flight RTW trip with a couple out of the way locations (Reykjavic and Moscow) and one an 11-flight (with 3 overland segments) RTW with a few out of the way places (Ushuaia, Sibu, and Ulan Bator).

The reason we chose these more difficult routes and far off or lesser traveled to places was to challenge each provider to see who was up to the task. Some passed with flying colors and had no problems getting us pricing on each route. Others wilted under the pressure and simply stopped responding after things got challenging.

In this version you can check out six sample routes with 30 prices checked, including a RTW provider scorecard. Like last time, we searched each route leaving from three different countries – USA, UK, and Australia. Unlike last time, we didn’t use the same companies for each departure city. Trying to simulate what a search would actually be like for a real traveler, we chose to only search companies in each departing country.

So go ahead download this free version of the RTW Airfare Report, and when you’re finished reading it, head on over to the RTW Report review page to offer your feedback so we can make the third version even better.

Thanks, and happy travels!

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Work Your Way Around the World by Volunteering

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

volunteerIf you’re planning a round-the-world trip, chances are that two things are true. 1) You’re fortunate to have the means to earn the money required for your trip, and 2) you want to connect with locals and spend time on your trip experiencing the culture of a place, not just seeing the major tourist sights.

One of the best ways of accomplishing #2, while learning to better appreciate #1, is to volunteer while on your trip. Among the reasons to volunteer abroad, many people say it was to make a deeper connection to the local culture, and to make their own meaningful contribution.

Hanging out in the hostel, drinking beers with fellow travelers in the pubs, browsing the markets for souvenirs for the folks back home – these are all fun activities you may want to do on your trip. Buy why not intersperse those experiences with a few weeks, days, or even hours of volunteering in a new place?

You don’t have to jump right into long-term volunteering, though this is the ideal way to see how your contributions can help the community, and make lasting connections that you’ll remember for life. If you have less time in an area, you can still do some good.

If you’re planning on living abroad for some time though, check out ongoing opportunities. Not only will you be able to learn the ways of the organization and stick around to see how your time is helping out, but sometimes volunteer organizations will offer free accommodations to long-term volunteers, which means you can save money, stay longer, and know that you are making a difference in the world you are exploring.

Photo by Dave Bezaire and Susi Havens-Bezaire

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