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

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

Vagabonding is about 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. Veteran shoestring traveler Rolf Potts shows how anyone armed with an independent spirit can achieve the dream of extended overseas travel.
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Vagabonding is about 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. Veteran shoestring traveler Rolf Potts shows how anyone armed with an independent spirit can achieve the dream of extended overseas travel. Potts gives the necessary information on:

  • 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

Not just a plan of action, vagabonding is an outlook on life that emphasizes creativity, discovery, and the growth of the spirit. Visit the vagabonding community's hub at www.vagabonding.net.

©2002 Rolf Potts (P)2013 Tim Ferriss

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    Matteo madrid, Spain 03-13-14
    Matteo madrid, Spain 03-13-14 Member Since 2011

    I love learning thru books, about life, people and ways to be better. My best listen so far? "The Power of Now" have a good listen!

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    "review of a well seasoned traveler."

    I like to read books where I come out with something. I've been thinking about reading this book for a long time, since Tim Ferris was a fierce supporter. But I struggled to see what pointers I could take on this book.

    Many of the "conclusions" are opinionated, posing a right and wrong way of traveling. Myself, I travel rather similar to how the author of the book has done, but I find that most of his advice is common sense, the rest is just his opinion, which sometimes coincides with mine, and sometimes not.

    For someone that has never traveled outside of package tours, this book my pose a different way of traveling, something that many people can enjoy and learn from if they try. I was expecting to find something creative and different from what I saw, instead I just saw criticism of those that do package tours, drugs or alcohol.

    I'm not saying the way he travels is not interesting, I'm saying that if this is what you like, this is what you will do. If someone rather go to a club med, well, there can be something in that too, different tastes make up for different traveling ways.

    My self, I like to mix up a bit of everything.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    selin GREAT NECK, NEW YORK, United States 12-17-13
    selin GREAT NECK, NEW YORK, United States 12-17-13
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    What did you love best about Vagabonding?

    The book challenged me to look at travelling from a new and wider perspective. It provoked me to reconsider the real necessities in my life.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew Issaquah, WA, United States 11-12-13
    Andrew Issaquah, WA, United States 11-12-13
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    If you could sum up Vagabonding in three words, what would they be?

    revolutionary practical inspiring


    What other book might you compare Vagabonding to and why?

    It has convinced me to live abroad indefinitely.


    What about Rolf Potts’s performance did you like?

    By speaking clearly about his philosophy and using good examples.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    kat 06-08-14
    kat 06-08-14 Member Since 2012
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    What did you love best about Vagabonding?

    very helpful info...moves around well and he has a sense of humor!
    I re listen just for fun:)
    If you are or want to be a world traveler...get this book!


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    Mr. Panama City, FL, United States 06-27-14
    Mr. Panama City, FL, United States 06-27-14 Member Since 2007

    Jonnie

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    "Interesting...kinda"

    I enjoy travelling internationally and thus was eager to hear the stories and insights. I enjoy the travel genre. This book did offer a perspective and Rolf had some interesting stories but overall I had to give it three stars for average. I would not read it again and for the average traveller I would not recommend it.

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    joshp 05-20-14
    joshp 05-20-14 Member Since 2013
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    "A MUST READ!!"
    What made the experience of listening to Vagabonding the most enjoyable?

    This book resonated with my like a bass drum. I can live this life im drawn too and this book unveils the way.


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    What made the experience of listening to Vagabonding the most enjoyable?

    Worth a listen. One area I would have liked a lot more depth on is finances. A lot of the excerpts he puts in from vagabonders all over the world seem to be freelance writers - what about the rest of us? That said it is still inspiration to just set off and follow your feet.


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