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There s nothing like vagabonding: 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. In this one-of-a-kind handbook, veteran travel writer Rolf Potts explains how anyone armed with an independent spirit can achieve the dream of extended overseas travel. "Vagabonding "is an accessible and inspiring guide to 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 Praise for "Vagabonding" A crucial reference for any budget wanderer. "Time" "" "Vagabonding" easily remains in my top-10 list of life-changing books. Why? Because one incredible trip, especially a long-term trip, can change your life forever. And "Vagabonding" teaches you how to travel (and think), not just for one trip, but for the rest of your life. Tim Ferriss, from the foreword The book is a meditation on the joys of hitting the road. . . . It s also a primer for those with a case of pent-up wanderlust seeking to live the dream. "USA Today" I couldn t put this book down. It s a whole different ethic of travel. . . . [Potts s] practical advice might just convince you to enjoy that open-ended trip of a lifetime. Rick Steves Potts wants us to wander, to explore, to embrace the unknown, and, finally, to take our own damn time about it. I think this is the most sensible book of travel-related advice ever written. Tim Cahill, founding editor of "Outside""

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  • Paperback | 205 pages
  • 129.54 x 208.28 x 12.7mm | 181.44g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0812992180
  • 9780812992182
  • 2,217

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A crucial reference for any budget wanderer. "Time" "" "Vagabonding" easily remains in my top-10 list of life-changing books. Why? Because one incredible trip, especially a long-term trip, can change your life forever. And "Vagabonding" teaches you how to travel (and think), not just for one trip, but for the rest of your life. Tim Ferriss, from the foreword The book is a meditation on the joys of hitting the road. . . . It s also a primer for those with a case of pent-up wanderlust seeking to live the dream. "USA Today" I couldn t put this book down. It s a whole different ethic of travel. . . . [Rolf Potts s] practical advice might just convince you to enjoy that open-ended trip of a lifetime. Rick Steves Potts wants us to wander, to explore, to embrace the unknown, and, finally, to take our own damn time about it. I think this is the most sensible book of travel-related advice ever written. Tim Cahill, founding editor of "Outside""

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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.

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About Rolf Potts

Rolf Potts is the author of "Vagabonding "and "Marco Polo Didn t Go There." He has reported from more than sixty countries for the likes of "National Geographic Traveler, The New Yorker, Slate, Outside, The New York Times Magazine, Believer, The Guardian, Sports Illustrated, " National Public Radio, and the Travel Channel. Though he rarely stays in one place for more than a few weeks or months, Potts feels somewhat at home in Bangkok, Cairo, Pusan, New York, New Orleans, and North Central Kansas, where he keeps a small farmhouse on thirty acres near his family. Each July he can be found in France, where he is the summer writer-in-residence and program director at the Paris American Academy."

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