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Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World 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 communitys hub at www.vagabonding.net.

Synopsis:

Veteran shoestring traveler Potts shows how anyone armed with an independent, curious spirit can achieve the dream of extended overseas travel, once thought to be the sole province of students, counterculture dropouts, and the idle rich.

About the Author

Rolf Potts funded his earliest vagabonding experiences by working as a landscaper and an ESL teacher. He now writes about independent travel for National Geographic Adventure, and his travel essays have appeared in Salon, Condé Nast Traveler, National Geographic Traveler, and Best American Travel Writing 2000, and on National Public Radio.

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clackamaslee, April 24, 2014 (view all comments by clackamaslee)
This is a pretty simple book, designed for those who have never traveled but always felt the wanderlust itch in their feet. By "travel" I'm referring to long-term, low-budget travel. This is definitely not intended for the independently wealthy or those who don't know how to function without all of the conveniences of home. Nor is meant for the person who has a couple of weeks off of work and just wants to get out of town. There are many other books for those interested in that type of travel.

Potts describes several different approaches to travel and refrains from passing judgment on any of them. He lays out the pros and cons of each style and lets you decide what's right for you. He provides some how-to, some what NOT to do, and dozens of resources. He is also continually adding to and updating the resources on his website. Somehow, he passes on all of this information without making the book feel like a typical travel book.

I took six months off after college and traveled around the U.S. with my then-toddler son. Sustained travel can be difficult even in this country. When my son graduates high school, I plan to try long-term international travel. This book was a great jumping off point for me. I was surprisingly impressed and inspired.
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megcampbell3, February 15, 2008 (view all comments by megcampbell3)
This slim volume on perpetual travel is equal parts practical advice and you've-only-one-life-to-live inspiration. Having already quit my job, sold my condo, and put everything else in to storage, I was already three or four chapters down the road with Potts before I'd ever heard of him or of "Vagabonding", but the true excitement and pure love that he conveys for a life of wanderlust is enough to give me all the extra confidence (a boost up and onto the horse) I needed; because indeed, I've done a great thing by pitching my whole daily routine with all its attachments in favor of the road for awhile. If well-placed in your days, this book may work the same magic on you.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780812992182
Author:
Potts, Rolf
Publisher:
Villard Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Reference - Guides (General)
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Reference - Tips
Subject:
Sabbatical leave.
Subject:
General Travel
Subject:
TRAVEL / General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
RN-0283
Publication Date:
20021231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1 x 0.5 in 0.375 lb

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