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:
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
Has definitely affected the way I think about consuming products (Will this hold me down in the future? Could I put this money toward a great meal in Japan someday? If I lose this object traveling, can I easily afford to replace it, or will it be a huge loss?).
Short enough that it's a relatively quick listen, and well worth it. Long enough to still provoke lots of thinking.
I expected to learn a lot about how to travel asks live fairly comfortably on a REALLY tight budget (Vagabond) and it turned out to be more of an empowering lecture that encouraged you to realize that Y.O.L.O. and that you should drop your life and take off, essentially... Ugh..
this was the most obsolete audio I've ever listened to. hearing Tim Ferris literally drooling over this book in his recommendation by calling it a game changer and a 'must read' made me want to know what it was all about, obviously I was disappointed. spare yourselves the money and go travel
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!
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.
The informations is interesting but the voice is redundant and at some point you lose focus. I'm not a big fan of audiobook. It's harder for me to stay focus on the story, compare to real books.
By if I have to read it again, I probably buy the paper version.
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.
revolutionary practical inspiring
It has convinced me to live abroad indefinitely.
By speaking clearly about his philosophy and using good examples.
I was always the travel dummy with too much stuff. 8+ years on the road I have finally came to the same conclusion as Rolf- LESS IS BETTER!!! Wished this book was in my pack before my first trip! So many gems, will have to get the print version for note taking. I'm re-inspired to travel. What an odd juxtaposition that Ferriss endorses this book.
Sorry for the scatter brain, just off a flight in Cambodia. I highly recommend this book, it gives me the almost heart attack good feel.
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.
"More about why&how we travel than how to payforit"
I didn't learn anything new about financing travel or cutting costs during travel, but part about why we travel and how to approach it was realy good!
"Excellent insight into backpacking"
Excellent book written in a friendly understandable manner with great insight into travelling.
A must for anyone considering going backpacking for any length of time.
"Mostly mundane, common sense."
Very dull overall. I expected a lot more from a book that was so highly touted by Tim Ferriss. Nothing to take away I'm afraid, and presented in a tone and style that made listening a struggle.
This book possibly just changed my life! For travelling abroad or traveling through life this book is a must read.
"Timeless travelling ponderings"
although this is short it is an excellent book to create an independent travel mindset.
"Solid travel advice,"
Great advice for everbody, who sits dreaming of mini adventures in foreign lands.
This is my second listen, the tips and words of wisdom from other travellers will come in handy on my trip around the West Indies later this year.
"More philosophical than a guide!"
it was great!! I would have liked more stories from On the road but all in all it was a very educational listen! Rolf is very educated on his travel literary and I found it so interesting listening to his point of view! I want to get up and leave for the world right now, if you have any hint of wanderlust it will only be stronger after listening to this!
"A jewel in the crown of travel books genre!"
I found this book through Tim Ferriss. I loved the narration and all the helpful insights. But what I loved the most was the interviews in between the chapters coming and going. I loved them. It's a near perfect documentary style book made into audio book format. Just superb. Go for it.
"Great book on the philosophy of travel"
Really liked the way the author, Potts has described travelling and how it is a way of life, a philosophy and something that can change our lives forever.
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