Extended, round the world travel has been gaining plenty of steam over the last decade here in the United States. And while it isn’t an accepted, mainstream way of traveling quite yet, I do feel like it’s at least on the way.
It’s difficult to undo generations of teaching and upbringing, which is why there’s still a whole lot of people out there who love to travel, have possibly thought of taking extended time off to travel, but then quickly wrote it off as being not possible simply because that’s not what we’re supposed to do.
What we’re supposed to do is go to college, get a job, get married, buy a house, have 2.3 kids, cars, televisions, gaming systems, and a plethora of what some would call crap to fill those big houses. When you’ve grown up hearing and living this type of life, it’s difficult to just throw caution to the wind and say “Screw it! I’m not doing it that way!”
But that’s what we’re all about over at BootsnAll. We hope to encourage more people to realize their dreams and say, “Screw it! I’m not doing it that way!” We urge travel lovers to take that leap of faith. To ignore all those round the world travel myths and get out there and see the world – for more than one week at a time.
In addition to all the content we have on our site aimed to help people travel around the world, we have a few new resources meant to connect you with others and realize just how many people are out there right now doing this sort of thing.
This past Wednesday marked the inaugural BootsnAll Round the World Twitter Chat (#rtwchat). Every Wednesday starting at 3:30 EST we are hosting a chat on twitter that is solely based on RTW travel. It’s a great way to share ideas, resources, and just chat with lots of other like-minded people who are interested in, actively planning, on, or veterans of extended travel. We’d love for you to join our new community and take part in the fun!
So be sure to join us next Wednesday when the topic will be Planning your RTW Route.