BootsNAll Travel is an Indie travel website. According to them, Indie Travel is “a departure from routine – an opportunity to learn, have fun, and embrace life in novel environments and cultures.”
Ok, well that sounded pretty good to me, so I signed up to receive daily emails from their site. They do a whole RTW ticket watch thing, which I haven’t found any use for as of yet, but every day they highlight different places and different aspects of Indie travel.
Once we embark on our trip, we’re saying goodbye to fancy hotels and worrying more about our time than our money. If we can take a 12 hour bus instead of a 1 hour flight to save a few hundred bucks, we’re in. And, BootsNAll always has great articles about traveling on the cheap, so I’ve been saving them in my gmail “Thailand” folder.
Today, there were two articles that caught my interest (2 in one day!!!). The first article was about traveling to the Galapagos Islands on a budget. Dave and I are both scuba certified so the Galapagos have most definitely been on our list, however, we thought we may have to save that trip for LIL (later in life) due to the cost. This article gave me hope that we may be able to get there on this trip.
The second article was about Indie Travel to Southeast Asia. Of course this caught my eye, as it’s where we’ll be spending our year. I clicked on the link to the article about traveling to Vietnam for $30 a day. There were some good tips about what to do, where to go, and where to stay in Vietnam, but most of those we could have probably found on my own (or when reading my new Vietnam/Cambodia/Laos book from Lonely Planet).
The best tip in this article, however, was that it noted to make sure we have our Visa situation all squared away before leaving. We won’t be able to get one upon arrival. We had done our own research on this, and found that we would be able to get a Visa at the airport when we arrived for $6 a day. So, glad I read this article because now I will most definitely look into it more.
Just one more thing to add to the to-do list 🙂