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

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Villard Books, 2003 - Travel - 205 pages
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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User Review  - cavernism - LibraryThing

I love how Potts digs into the philosophy of vagabonding- there are lessons about living simply and with awareness than can be applied to all aspects of life, not just traveling. Some of the tips and ... Read full review

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While I took a trip to DC I picked up and read this book. It completely altered my perspectives and I think amplified the whole experience. I would highly recommend this book to everyone, but ... Read full review

Contents

WAGABONDING
3
Tip Sheet
20
Keep It Simple
32
Tip Sheet
42
Vagabonding Voices
50
Travel Preparation Q A
65
Tip Sheet
75
Vagabonding Voices
88
CrossCultural Interactions Q A
122
Tip Sheet
132
Vagabonding Voices
140
Tip Sheet
152
The Long Run
157
Be Creative
175
Let Your Spirit Grow
192
co MING Hom E
205

Tip Sheet
103
Vagabonding Voices
110
Acknowledgments
211
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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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