Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel

There’s nothing like vagabonding: taking time off from your normal life—from six weeks to four months to two years—to discover and experience the world on your own terms. In this one-of-a-kind handbook, veteran travel writer Rolf Potts explains how anyone armed with an independent spirit can achieve the dream of extended overseas travel. 

Now completely revised and updated, Vagabonding is an accessible and inspiring guide to:

• financing your travel time
• determining your destination
• adjusting to life on the road
• working and volunteering overseas
• handling travel adversity
• re-assimilating back into ordinary life

 Rolf Potts

Rolf Potts

Rolf Potts is an American travel writer, essayist, podcaster, and author. He has written five books, including Vagabonding, Marco Polo Didn't Go There, Souvenir, and The Vagabond's Way. The lifestyle philosophies he outlined in Vagabonding are considered to have been a key influence on the digital nomad movement.

“Having an adventure is sometimes just a matter of going out and allowing things to happen in a strange and amazing new environment—not so much a physical challenge as a psychic one.”

“People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home.”

“The value of your travels does not hinge on how many stamps you have in your passport when you get home — and the slow nuanced experience of a single country is always better than the hurried, superficial experience of forty countries.”

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