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Vagabonding Audiobook

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

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Lina 03-15-16
    Lina 03-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it! - Great resource"

    Very interesting book with applicable details related to traveling from prepping before to getting back home.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Casey 08-10-15
    Casey 08-10-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Meh"

    I was quite excited for this book based on the recommendation of Tim Ferris. However, short of some entertaining anecdotes, I did not find that it offered much of value.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Jaele 10-01-15
    Jaele 10-01-15
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    "Not impressed.."

    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..

    16 of 19 people found this review helpful
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    Stephen 01-22-15
    Stephen 01-22-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Great listen!"

    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.

    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    oreneus 07-05-15
    oreneus 07-05-15
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    "my advice: pass on to the next book"

    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

    19 of 25 people found this review helpful
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    Matteo Barcelona, Spain 03-13-14
    Matteo Barcelona, Spain 03-13-14 Member Since 2013

    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.

    25 of 34 people found this review helpful
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    Maureen Orlando House 08-17-16
    Maureen Orlando House 08-17-16 Member Since 2012
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    "good philosophy"

    A good read even if you dont want to backpack across Asia give it a try. Travel and exploration can be achieved closer to home too. Open your eyes and heart and enjoy all the moments of your life.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Pat Monteal, Canada 02-28-16
    Pat Monteal, Canada 02-28-16

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    "Not bad but you have to be really awake to follow!"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ryan 01-21-15
    Ryan 01-21-15
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    "Excellent book for anyone who travels regularly."

    If you enjoy traveling off the beaten path this is a must read. Perfect for those who care more about experiencing life rather than buying happiness.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    selin 12-17-13
    selin 12-17-13
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    "Self reflection on long term travelling"
    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.


    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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  • Purpleoak
    8/10/14
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    "Interesting"
    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.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Anthony Sephton
    12/20/16
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    "A great listen."

    The narration was great with bought an easy listing vibe to the book. Full of light hearted theory which really gets you thinking about what travel is really about.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Aneta Milanowska
    5/29/16
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    "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!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Joe Fox
    5/13/16
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    "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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • robert
    4/15/17
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    "Great first travel book..."
    If you could sum up Vagabonding in three words, what would they be?

    concise, invaluable, useful. Read it when your young.


    What did you like best about this story?

    style is easily accesible and uses real world examples


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    chapter about travel snobs and know it alls


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    possibly


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great first travel book with many practical and thought provoking insights. Not quite so useful once your a bit older and have travelled a lot. Read it when your young!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • MR Kai Virtanen
    3/30/17
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    "Doesn't work"

    Not really audiobook material. Continuous references to the book website 'for more information'. Targeted to an audience who has never travelled before.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Hampshire UK
    2/28/17
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    "Repetitive, dull mantra"

    ... on one segment of US population about what you must do to be a vagabond traveller.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • MR
    2/19/17
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    "Great audiobook"

    Great audiobook, I'm going to even by a copy of this book 📚 to have in my collection.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • D7Soay
    Village outside Inverness
    2/3/17
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    "Excellent book for bed time"

    if you find it difficult to unwind at bddti!me and dobt fall aslleep well. This book is the cure, it is an easy to listren tto story.😇
    The narrators voice is good keeps you interested, at the same fjme you can pyt but book down and easily pick it up and continue folloowing storvy from previous night..
    i use the read chapter per night and easily feel relaxed to fall asleep yet picj story up from previous night.
    As a blind person thee narrator has got. his speed pitch and tone right unnlime many wh o get it wrong thinking using multi attempts to try to portray different chaacters in story and

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mohak
    11/13/16
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    "Exellent"

    Great stuff, the detailing us superb and it's an excellent read. exciting enough to pack the bags and travel

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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