EPoP 011: How to Book RTW Tickets and the Value of Indie Travel with Sean Keener
In this rollicking interview, Sean Keener, founder of Bootsnall, one of the webs’s very first communities for travelers, sits down to discuss a myriad of topics including how to book Round-the-World (RTW) tickets, the value of “indie” travel, and how the internet has changed the travel landscape (for better and worse).
Sean has been writing and talking about travel on the internet since the days of dial up internet, and founded Bootsnall a whopping 15 years ago.
Sean’s energy and enthusiasm for travel are contagious and haven’t waned a bit (and in fact, have probably grown) since he started the site as a 25 year old.
Couple that with an extensive knowledge of travel, and you’re looking at an awesome interview. So hold on to your hats and dig in to this inspiring interview full of practical travel advice and great stories!
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In This Episode, You’ll Learn:
- The definition of “indie travel” and why it’s so valuable.
- How to search for and get instant pricing on Round the World tickets.
- How the loosening of work visas are allowing more people to travel.
- The importance of community, and why no one owns it.
- It’s ok not to follow Yelp all the time.
- Why studying abroad may be the best way for young people to start traveling.
- Why a RTW trip may be a better education than college.
Links Discussed in This Episode:
- Bootsnall- One of the world’s first online travel communities.
- Indie RTW Ticket Search Engine- The ONLY place to book RTW tickets on the web.
- Bootsnall Code of Conduct
- Alistair Humphrey’s Around the World Bike Tour
- Bali Blog- One of Sean’s other projects.
- RTW30- A free course to planning your RTW trip in 30 days
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