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

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Read Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel Online Free - With a new foreword by Tim Ferriss • 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
Praise for Vagabonding
“A crucial reference for any budget wanderer.”Time
Vagabonding easily remains in my top-10 list of life-changing books. Why? Because one incredible trip, especially a long-term trip, can change your life forever. And Vagabonding teaches you how to travel (and think), not just for one trip, but for the rest of your life.”—Tim Ferriss, from the foreword
“The book is a meditation on the joys of hitting the road. . . . It’s also a primer for those with a case of pent-up wanderlust seeking to live the dream.”USA Today
“I couldn’t put this book down. It’s a whole different ethic of travel. . . . [Potts’s] practical advice might just convince you to enjoy that open-ended trip of a lifetime.”—Rick Steves
“Potts wants us to wander, to explore, to embrace the unknown, and, finally, to take our own damn time about it. I think this is the most sensible book of travel-related advice ever written.”—Tim Cahill, founding editor of Outside

Title : Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel
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ISBN : 0812992180
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 205 pages


Matthew rated it ★★★★★

August 28, 2013

I finished reading Vagabonding for the second time. The first time I read it was about four years ago, when I first started to experience serious wanderlust. It was inspiring and echoed the way I felt about traveling, but it wasn’t applicable yet. One Day, I mused, I will go on a long-term trip....

Chris rated it ★★★★★

November 26, 2012

I hit the road for 8 months--7 countries, 4 continents--because of this book. College behind me, an ex-fiance, and a wad of cash in the bank (invested since I was a child)--that was when I discovered this book. I boarded the plane 5 months later. I carried it with me the whole trip (it's very ligh...

Derek rated it ★★☆☆☆

August 11, 2009

Rolf Potts’ Vagabonding was recommended to me by a friend who apparently thinks I: a) Need to get out of the house (and the city/state/country) b) Enjoy books that heavily rely on quoting Walt Whitman’s “Song of the Open Road” It’s not a bad book, certainly not the type I would pick up on my own, bu...

Chrissy rated it ★★★★☆

February 25, 2012

Rolf Potts gives a ton of good resources for how to travel long-term. This is not for the person who wants to take a week vacation in Cabo, but for someone who wants to hang out in a country or two or however many for a long time -- several weeks to several years. It's inspiring and helpful to kn...

Priya rated it ★★☆☆☆

October 08, 2015

I found this book Strictly OK and I fail to understand the hype this book has generated so much so that it comes under "Top 10 books travel books". Given that the author is well-travelled, there could have been a lot of meaningful things to be shared with the readers from his personal experiences....

Heather rated it ★★★★★

November 23, 2008

This is a short read that I intend to read over and over. Basically, it explains that you don't have to be in college or retired to experience long-distance travel. Hiking the Appalachian Trail or spending a year in Thailand is completely do-able for even 30 or 40-somethings. It's a reminder for...

rahul rated it ★★★★☆

June 03, 2017

XXXIII How happy is the little stone That rambles in the road alone, And does n’t care about careers, And exigencies never fears; Whose coat of elemental brown A passing universe put on; And independent as the sun, Associates or glows alone, Fulfilling absolute decree In casual simplicity. -Emily...

Kate rated it ★★★★☆

May 16, 2017

As someone who lives a nomadic life, I found enriching what he has to say about long-term travel and living an alternative lifestyle. He give some excellent, concrete ideas to those who want to travel but claim they can't afford to. He also helps us see how living a traveling life can be greatly...

Ru rated it ★★☆☆☆

September 03, 2016

"...deliberately not carrying a camera and sedulously avoiding the standard sights, the anti-tourist doesn't have much integrity or agenda beyond his self conscious decision to stand apart from other tourists." That comes half way into a book that at first states that vagabonding is all about your...

Clackamas rated it ★★★★☆

October 20, 2009

***I keep trying to find a better book for the type of travel I plan, and haven't yet, so I re-read this one... I can't quite upgrade it though, even though part of me wants to. Originally read 1/2008*** This is a pretty simple book, designed for those who have never traveled but always wanted to....

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