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. 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
Who should read this book?
- – Anyone curious to learn about the philosophy of long-term travel
- – Those who are looking for travel tips & tricks
- – Those desiring to learn more about the art of traveling
About the Author: Rolf Potts
Rolf Potts (born October 13, 1970) is an American travel writer, essayist, and author.
He has written two books, Vagabonding (Random House, 2003) and Marco Polo Didn’t Go There (Travelers Tales, 2008), and his travel writing has appeared in National Geographic Traveler, Outside, Salon.com, Slate.com, The Guardian, and World Hum.
His non-travel essays and criticism have appeared in The New Yorker, The Believer, the New York Times Magazine, and the digital versions of The Nation and The Atlantic.
Potts directs the summer creative writing workshop at the Paris American Academy, and he was the 2011-2012 ArtsEdge Writer-in-Residence at the University of Pennsylvania. He currently teaches nonfiction writing at Yale University
Quotes of Rolf Potts
- – “Having an adventure is sometimes just a matter of going out and allowing things to happen in a strange and amazing new environment—not so much a physical challenge as a psychic one.”
- – “People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home.”
- – “The value of your travels does not hinge on how many stamps you have in your passport when you get home — and the slow nuanced experience of a single country is always better than the hurried, superficial experience of forty countries.”