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

Vagabonding: 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 - d Vagabonding is about taking time off from your normal life - from six weeks to four months to two years - to discov...

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Title:Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel
Author:Rolf Potts
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Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel Reviews

  • Dorai Thodla
    Nov 29, 2014

    I finished reading Vagabonding for the second time. The first time I read it was about four years ago, when I first started to experience serious wanderlust. It was inspiring and echoed the way I felt about traveling, but it wasn?t applicable yet. One Day, I mused, I will go on a lon...

    I hit the road for 8 months--7 countries, 4 continents--because of this book. College behind me, an ex-fiance, and a wad of cash in the bank (invested since I was a child)--that was when I discovered this book. I boarded the plane 5 months later. I carried it with me the whole t...

    Rolf Potts? Vagabonding was recommended to me by a friend who apparently thinks I: a) Need to get out of the house (and the city/state/country) b) Enjoy books that heavily rely on quoting Walt Whitman?s ?Song of the Open Road? It?s not a bad book, certainly not the typ...

    Rolf Potts gives a ton of good resources for how to travel long-term. This is not for the person who wants to take a week vacation in Cabo, but for someone who wants to hang out in a country or two or however many for a long time -- several weeks to several years. It's inspiring and he...

    I found this book Strictly OK and I fail to understand the hype this book has generated so much so that it comes under "Top 10 books travel books". Given that the author is well-travelled, there could have been a lot of meaningful things to be shared with the readers from his personal...

    This is a short read that I intend to read over and over. Basically, it explains that you don't have to be in college or retired to experience long-distance travel. Hiking the Appalachian Trail or spending a year in Thailand is completely do-able for even 30 or 40-somethings. It's a re...

    XXXIII How happy is the little stone That rambles in the road alone, And does n?t care about careers, And exigencies never fears; Whose coat of elemental brown A passing universe put on; And independent as the sun, Associates or glows alone, Fulfilling absolute de...

    As someone who lives a nomadic life, I found enriching what he has to say about long-term travel and living an alternative lifestyle. He give some excellent, concrete ideas to those who want to travel but claim they can't afford to. He also helps us see how living a traveling life ...

    Not a fast moving one but an amazing book. I think I will go back and read parts of it again. There are lots of things to like about the book. First of all it provides a different view of life. I wish I had something like this in my twenties. I have a friend who spends about 6 mont...

  • Chrissy
    Jun 26, 2007

    I finished reading Vagabonding for the second time. The first time I read it was about four years ago, when I first started to experience serious wanderlust. It was inspiring and echoed the way I felt about traveling, but it wasn?t applicable yet. One Day, I mused, I will go on a lon...

    I hit the road for 8 months--7 countries, 4 continents--because of this book. College behind me, an ex-fiance, and a wad of cash in the bank (invested since I was a child)--that was when I discovered this book. I boarded the plane 5 months later. I carried it with me the whole t...

    Rolf Potts? Vagabonding was recommended to me by a friend who apparently thinks I: a) Need to get out of the house (and the city/state/country) b) Enjoy books that heavily rely on quoting Walt Whitman?s ?Song of the Open Road? It?s not a bad book, certainly not the typ...

    Rolf Potts gives a ton of good resources for how to travel long-term. This is not for the person who wants to take a week vacation in Cabo, but for someone who wants to hang out in a country or two or however many for a long time -- several weeks to several years. It's inspiring and he...

  • Derek
    Aug 07, 2009

    I finished reading Vagabonding for the second time. The first time I read it was about four years ago, when I first started to experience serious wanderlust. It was inspiring and echoed the way I felt about traveling, but it wasn?t applicable yet. One Day, I mused, I will go on a lon...

    I hit the road for 8 months--7 countries, 4 continents--because of this book. College behind me, an ex-fiance, and a wad of cash in the bank (invested since I was a child)--that was when I discovered this book. I boarded the plane 5 months later. I carried it with me the whole t...

    Rolf Potts? Vagabonding was recommended to me by a friend who apparently thinks I: a) Need to get out of the house (and the city/state/country) b) Enjoy books that heavily rely on quoting Walt Whitman?s ?Song of the Open Road? It?s not a bad book, certainly not the typ...

  • Christopher Cordry
    Jul 22, 2008

    I finished reading Vagabonding for the second time. The first time I read it was about four years ago, when I first started to experience serious wanderlust. It was inspiring and echoed the way I felt about traveling, but it wasn?t applicable yet. One Day, I mused, I will go on a lon...

    I hit the road for 8 months--7 countries, 4 continents--because of this book. College behind me, an ex-fiance, and a wad of cash in the bank (invested since I was a child)--that was when I discovered this book. I boarded the plane 5 months later. I carried it with me the whole t...

    Rolf Potts? Vagabonding was recommended to me by a friend who apparently thinks I: a) Need to get out of the house (and the city/state/country) b) Enjoy books that heavily rely on quoting Walt Whitman?s ?Song of the Open Road? It?s not a bad book, certainly not the typ...

    Rolf Potts gives a ton of good resources for how to travel long-term. This is not for the person who wants to take a week vacation in Cabo, but for someone who wants to hang out in a country or two or however many for a long time -- several weeks to several years. It's inspiring and he...

    I found this book Strictly OK and I fail to understand the hype this book has generated so much so that it comes under "Top 10 books travel books". Given that the author is well-travelled, there could have been a lot of meaningful things to be shared with the readers from his personal...

    This is a short read that I intend to read over and over. Basically, it explains that you don't have to be in college or retired to experience long-distance travel. Hiking the Appalachian Trail or spending a year in Thailand is completely do-able for even 30 or 40-somethings. It's a re...

    XXXIII How happy is the little stone That rambles in the road alone, And does n?t care about careers, And exigencies never fears; Whose coat of elemental brown A passing universe put on; And independent as the sun, Associates or glows alone, Fulfilling absolute de...

    As someone who lives a nomadic life, I found enriching what he has to say about long-term travel and living an alternative lifestyle. He give some excellent, concrete ideas to those who want to travel but claim they can't afford to. He also helps us see how living a traveling life ...

    Not a fast moving one but an amazing book. I think I will go back and read parts of it again. There are lots of things to like about the book. First of all it provides a different view of life. I wish I had something like this in my twenties. I have a friend who spends about 6 mont...

    "...deliberately not carrying a camera and sedulously avoiding the standard sights, the anti-tourist doesn't have much integrity or agenda beyond his self conscious decision to stand apart from other tourists." That comes half way into a book that at first states that vagabonding is...

    Simplistic reading. Contains a lot of material I've seen reiterated before in other guidebooks; holds a lot of stuff which is well-covered elsewhere; yields a lot of info which should already be common-sense to the experienced (or even mildly-experienced) traveler...so, I confess I'm m...

    ***I keep trying to find a better book for the type of travel I plan, and haven't yet, so I re-read this one... I can't quite upgrade it though, even though part of me wants to. Originally read 1/2008*** This is a pretty simple book, designed for those who have never traveled but al...

    Para todos aquellos que hemos llenado nuestras vidas con viajes de largo tiempo y corto presupuesto, "Vagabonding" tal vez no será más que un compilado de consejos que con nuestra propia experiencia hemos estado construyendo a punta de errores y aciertos sin que nadie nos los haya en...

    Pure sophistry. Included in this work are maybe two or three genuinely handy bits of advice, mainly found in links to external readings and resources. The rest of these 203 pages are filled with bland bits of armchair philosophy and anecdotes from dozens of other people who are not col...

    Why I Read this Book: Travel and exploration is an essential part of the development of a successful and fulfilled life. Rolf provides an awesome and inspirational guide. Review: All I can think of is travel right now. Not just travel, but moreso exploring, adventure and discover...

    So I didn't exactly expect this one to actually be a GUIDE. I thought it was going to be a novel of some sort. Having already done my fair share of journeys across the US of A and a few other places, I didn't really take much from this book. Most of my time reading this book was lik...

    If you have already gone on open-ended adventures into the world, the first two-thirds (or more) of this book are a bore. Not until I got to the end did I start to enjoy and appreciate it. If you haven't had the opportunity to travel freely then this is a well-grounded book full of lot...

    This book was phennomal, it is one of the best books Ive read in a while! It inspired me to travel the world more and not be so worried about life and money. It made me realize that if one of your passions is traveling, than just start taveling. All you need is a backpack to travel! It...

    Have an itch to quit your job pack a bag and wander the planet for a few years? This handy guide will make that itch that much worse. I miss traveling. ...

    I would recommend this to everyone who has the travel-virus, its mostly about how to manage and enjoy long term travel, but it also delivers great values how to come by with less, don't hold on physical items, seek for experiences. ...

    I read bits of this book before my recent six-month adventure in India, then during that trip, and just now finished it a few months after coming home. Primarily, this book was a revelation that other people out there view travel as intrinsically valuable to one's life education an...

    part philosophical view on how a journey, exploration or life should be prepared for, live, enjoyed and reflected upon, part how-to guide for would-be vagabonders perfect blend of idealism and practicality and none of the rarified mysticism I feared and had associated with the ide...

    Although I do admire Rolf Potts, I think that the advice written in this book is less practical information and more spiritual inspiration. Most of what he writes are things to motivate the reader, to show that a vagabonding lifestyle is desirable and possible. Unfortunately, Rolf P...

    I'm surprised by the rather scathing remarks here. They all seem to have in common the expectation this this will either be 1) a checklist or 2) a reinforcement of their personal travel identity (or lack thereof). So, perhaps, you should pick up this book with the expectation of lea...

    This talks about the mindset and philosophy of someone who feels more comfortable on the road than anywhere else. He has explored many places and many options and lists a good number of resources to use as you travel. It helped put me in the right mindset as I set off for my trip, but ...

    Even a bad book has something in it that we can learn from and this isn?t a bad book but it?s misguided. First off one third to half of it is internet sites that you could find yourself if you have a pulse and the other bit is constant quotes from other notable writers that I guess...

    A good book. It gave me lots of concrete ideas for my traveling ? even though many parts of the text can feel familiar for a traveler with some experience who has already read some other travel guides and searched information online. I'd recommend this book for anyone who's planni...

    I can sum up my review with the following quote: "Interestingly one of the initial impediments to open mindedness is not ignorance but ideology. This is especially true in America where a particularly in progressive circles we have politicized open mindedness to the point that it isn...

    Everything in this book is old news to anyone who has already undertaken "long-term world travel." However, its basic premise is sound, and it would serve as a good wake-up call for those who have previously limited their travel experiences to the safety, comfort, and ease of--for lack...

  • Melissa Luna
    Dec 18, 2007

    I finished reading Vagabonding for the second time. The first time I read it was about four years ago, when I first started to experience serious wanderlust. It was inspiring and echoed the way I felt about traveling, but it wasn?t applicable yet. One Day, I mused, I will go on a lon...

    I hit the road for 8 months--7 countries, 4 continents--because of this book. College behind me, an ex-fiance, and a wad of cash in the bank (invested since I was a child)--that was when I discovered this book. I boarded the plane 5 months later. I carried it with me the whole t...

    Rolf Potts? Vagabonding was recommended to me by a friend who apparently thinks I: a) Need to get out of the house (and the city/state/country) b) Enjoy books that heavily rely on quoting Walt Whitman?s ?Song of the Open Road? It?s not a bad book, certainly not the typ...

    Rolf Potts gives a ton of good resources for how to travel long-term. This is not for the person who wants to take a week vacation in Cabo, but for someone who wants to hang out in a country or two or however many for a long time -- several weeks to several years. It's inspiring and he...

    I found this book Strictly OK and I fail to understand the hype this book has generated so much so that it comes under "Top 10 books travel books". Given that the author is well-travelled, there could have been a lot of meaningful things to be shared with the readers from his personal...

    This is a short read that I intend to read over and over. Basically, it explains that you don't have to be in college or retired to experience long-distance travel. Hiking the Appalachian Trail or spending a year in Thailand is completely do-able for even 30 or 40-somethings. It's a re...

    XXXIII How happy is the little stone That rambles in the road alone, And does n?t care about careers, And exigencies never fears; Whose coat of elemental brown A passing universe put on; And independent as the sun, Associates or glows alone, Fulfilling absolute de...

    As someone who lives a nomadic life, I found enriching what he has to say about long-term travel and living an alternative lifestyle. He give some excellent, concrete ideas to those who want to travel but claim they can't afford to. He also helps us see how living a traveling life ...

    Not a fast moving one but an amazing book. I think I will go back and read parts of it again. There are lots of things to like about the book. First of all it provides a different view of life. I wish I had something like this in my twenties. I have a friend who spends about 6 mont...

    "...deliberately not carrying a camera and sedulously avoiding the standard sights, the anti-tourist doesn't have much integrity or agenda beyond his self conscious decision to stand apart from other tourists." That comes half way into a book that at first states that vagabonding is...

    Simplistic reading. Contains a lot of material I've seen reiterated before in other guidebooks; holds a lot of stuff which is well-covered elsewhere; yields a lot of info which should already be common-sense to the experienced (or even mildly-experienced) traveler...so, I confess I'm m...

    ***I keep trying to find a better book for the type of travel I plan, and haven't yet, so I re-read this one... I can't quite upgrade it though, even though part of me wants to. Originally read 1/2008*** This is a pretty simple book, designed for those who have never traveled but al...

    Para todos aquellos que hemos llenado nuestras vidas con viajes de largo tiempo y corto presupuesto, "Vagabonding" tal vez no será más que un compilado de consejos que con nuestra propia experiencia hemos estado construyendo a punta de errores y aciertos sin que nadie nos los haya en...

    Pure sophistry. Included in this work are maybe two or three genuinely handy bits of advice, mainly found in links to external readings and resources. The rest of these 203 pages are filled with bland bits of armchair philosophy and anecdotes from dozens of other people who are not col...

    Why I Read this Book: Travel and exploration is an essential part of the development of a successful and fulfilled life. Rolf provides an awesome and inspirational guide. Review: All I can think of is travel right now. Not just travel, but moreso exploring, adventure and discover...

    So I didn't exactly expect this one to actually be a GUIDE. I thought it was going to be a novel of some sort. Having already done my fair share of journeys across the US of A and a few other places, I didn't really take much from this book. Most of my time reading this book was lik...

    If you have already gone on open-ended adventures into the world, the first two-thirds (or more) of this book are a bore. Not until I got to the end did I start to enjoy and appreciate it. If you haven't had the opportunity to travel freely then this is a well-grounded book full of lot...

  • Clackamas
    Jan 16, 2008

    I finished reading Vagabonding for the second time. The first time I read it was about four years ago, when I first started to experience serious wanderlust. It was inspiring and echoed the way I felt about traveling, but it wasn?t applicable yet. One Day, I mused, I will go on a lon...

    I hit the road for 8 months--7 countries, 4 continents--because of this book. College behind me, an ex-fiance, and a wad of cash in the bank (invested since I was a child)--that was when I discovered this book. I boarded the plane 5 months later. I carried it with me the whole t...

    Rolf Potts? Vagabonding was recommended to me by a friend who apparently thinks I: a) Need to get out of the house (and the city/state/country) b) Enjoy books that heavily rely on quoting Walt Whitman?s ?Song of the Open Road? It?s not a bad book, certainly not the typ...

    Rolf Potts gives a ton of good resources for how to travel long-term. This is not for the person who wants to take a week vacation in Cabo, but for someone who wants to hang out in a country or two or however many for a long time -- several weeks to several years. It's inspiring and he...

    I found this book Strictly OK and I fail to understand the hype this book has generated so much so that it comes under "Top 10 books travel books". Given that the author is well-travelled, there could have been a lot of meaningful things to be shared with the readers from his personal...

    This is a short read that I intend to read over and over. Basically, it explains that you don't have to be in college or retired to experience long-distance travel. Hiking the Appalachian Trail or spending a year in Thailand is completely do-able for even 30 or 40-somethings. It's a re...

    XXXIII How happy is the little stone That rambles in the road alone, And does n?t care about careers, And exigencies never fears; Whose coat of elemental brown A passing universe put on; And independent as the sun, Associates or glows alone, Fulfilling absolute de...

    As someone who lives a nomadic life, I found enriching what he has to say about long-term travel and living an alternative lifestyle. He give some excellent, concrete ideas to those who want to travel but claim they can't afford to. He also helps us see how living a traveling life ...

    Not a fast moving one but an amazing book. I think I will go back and read parts of it again. There are lots of things to like about the book. First of all it provides a different view of life. I wish I had something like this in my twenties. I have a friend who spends about 6 mont...

    "...deliberately not carrying a camera and sedulously avoiding the standard sights, the anti-tourist doesn't have much integrity or agenda beyond his self conscious decision to stand apart from other tourists." That comes half way into a book that at first states that vagabonding is...

    Simplistic reading. Contains a lot of material I've seen reiterated before in other guidebooks; holds a lot of stuff which is well-covered elsewhere; yields a lot of info which should already be common-sense to the experienced (or even mildly-experienced) traveler...so, I confess I'm m...

    ***I keep trying to find a better book for the type of travel I plan, and haven't yet, so I re-read this one... I can't quite upgrade it though, even though part of me wants to. Originally read 1/2008*** This is a pretty simple book, designed for those who have never traveled but al...

  • Ren
    Aug 19, 2011

    I finished reading Vagabonding for the second time. The first time I read it was about four years ago, when I first started to experience serious wanderlust. It was inspiring and echoed the way I felt about traveling, but it wasn?t applicable yet. One Day, I mused, I will go on a lon...

    I hit the road for 8 months--7 countries, 4 continents--because of this book. College behind me, an ex-fiance, and a wad of cash in the bank (invested since I was a child)--that was when I discovered this book. I boarded the plane 5 months later. I carried it with me the whole t...

    Rolf Potts? Vagabonding was recommended to me by a friend who apparently thinks I: a) Need to get out of the house (and the city/state/country) b) Enjoy books that heavily rely on quoting Walt Whitman?s ?Song of the Open Road? It?s not a bad book, certainly not the typ...

    Rolf Potts gives a ton of good resources for how to travel long-term. This is not for the person who wants to take a week vacation in Cabo, but for someone who wants to hang out in a country or two or however many for a long time -- several weeks to several years. It's inspiring and he...

    I found this book Strictly OK and I fail to understand the hype this book has generated so much so that it comes under "Top 10 books travel books". Given that the author is well-travelled, there could have been a lot of meaningful things to be shared with the readers from his personal...

    This is a short read that I intend to read over and over. Basically, it explains that you don't have to be in college or retired to experience long-distance travel. Hiking the Appalachian Trail or spending a year in Thailand is completely do-able for even 30 or 40-somethings. It's a re...

    XXXIII How happy is the little stone That rambles in the road alone, And does n?t care about careers, And exigencies never fears; Whose coat of elemental brown A passing universe put on; And independent as the sun, Associates or glows alone, Fulfilling absolute de...

    As someone who lives a nomadic life, I found enriching what he has to say about long-term travel and living an alternative lifestyle. He give some excellent, concrete ideas to those who want to travel but claim they can't afford to. He also helps us see how living a traveling life ...

    Not a fast moving one but an amazing book. I think I will go back and read parts of it again. There are lots of things to like about the book. First of all it provides a different view of life. I wish I had something like this in my twenties. I have a friend who spends about 6 mont...

    "...deliberately not carrying a camera and sedulously avoiding the standard sights, the anti-tourist doesn't have much integrity or agenda beyond his self conscious decision to stand apart from other tourists." That comes half way into a book that at first states that vagabonding is...

    Simplistic reading. Contains a lot of material I've seen reiterated before in other guidebooks; holds a lot of stuff which is well-covered elsewhere; yields a lot of info which should already be common-sense to the experienced (or even mildly-experienced) traveler...so, I confess I'm m...

    ***I keep trying to find a better book for the type of travel I plan, and haven't yet, so I re-read this one... I can't quite upgrade it though, even though part of me wants to. Originally read 1/2008*** This is a pretty simple book, designed for those who have never traveled but al...

    Para todos aquellos que hemos llenado nuestras vidas con viajes de largo tiempo y corto presupuesto, "Vagabonding" tal vez no será más que un compilado de consejos que con nuestra propia experiencia hemos estado construyendo a punta de errores y aciertos sin que nadie nos los haya en...

    Pure sophistry. Included in this work are maybe two or three genuinely handy bits of advice, mainly found in links to external readings and resources. The rest of these 203 pages are filled with bland bits of armchair philosophy and anecdotes from dozens of other people who are not col...

    Why I Read this Book: Travel and exploration is an essential part of the development of a successful and fulfilled life. Rolf provides an awesome and inspirational guide. Review: All I can think of is travel right now. Not just travel, but moreso exploring, adventure and discover...

    So I didn't exactly expect this one to actually be a GUIDE. I thought it was going to be a novel of some sort. Having already done my fair share of journeys across the US of A and a few other places, I didn't really take much from this book. Most of my time reading this book was lik...

    If you have already gone on open-ended adventures into the world, the first two-thirds (or more) of this book are a bore. Not until I got to the end did I start to enjoy and appreciate it. If you haven't had the opportunity to travel freely then this is a well-grounded book full of lot...

    This book was phennomal, it is one of the best books Ive read in a while! It inspired me to travel the world more and not be so worried about life and money. It made me realize that if one of your passions is traveling, than just start taveling. All you need is a backpack to travel! It...

    Have an itch to quit your job pack a bag and wander the planet for a few years? This handy guide will make that itch that much worse. I miss traveling. ...

    I would recommend this to everyone who has the travel-virus, its mostly about how to manage and enjoy long term travel, but it also delivers great values how to come by with less, don't hold on physical items, seek for experiences. ...

    I read bits of this book before my recent six-month adventure in India, then during that trip, and just now finished it a few months after coming home. Primarily, this book was a revelation that other people out there view travel as intrinsically valuable to one's life education an...

    part philosophical view on how a journey, exploration or life should be prepared for, live, enjoyed and reflected upon, part how-to guide for would-be vagabonders perfect blend of idealism and practicality and none of the rarified mysticism I feared and had associated with the ide...

    Although I do admire Rolf Potts, I think that the advice written in this book is less practical information and more spiritual inspiration. Most of what he writes are things to motivate the reader, to show that a vagabonding lifestyle is desirable and possible. Unfortunately, Rolf P...

    I'm surprised by the rather scathing remarks here. They all seem to have in common the expectation this this will either be 1) a checklist or 2) a reinforcement of their personal travel identity (or lack thereof). So, perhaps, you should pick up this book with the expectation of lea...

    This talks about the mindset and philosophy of someone who feels more comfortable on the road than anywhere else. He has explored many places and many options and lists a good number of resources to use as you travel. It helped put me in the right mindset as I set off for my trip, but ...

    Even a bad book has something in it that we can learn from and this isn?t a bad book but it?s misguided. First off one third to half of it is internet sites that you could find yourself if you have a pulse and the other bit is constant quotes from other notable writers that I guess...

    A good book. It gave me lots of concrete ideas for my traveling ? even though many parts of the text can feel familiar for a traveler with some experience who has already read some other travel guides and searched information online. I'd recommend this book for anyone who's planni...

    I can sum up my review with the following quote: "Interestingly one of the initial impediments to open mindedness is not ignorance but ideology. This is especially true in America where a particularly in progressive circles we have politicized open mindedness to the point that it isn...

  • Kate
    Dec 12, 2015

    I finished reading Vagabonding for the second time. The first time I read it was about four years ago, when I first started to experience serious wanderlust. It was inspiring and echoed the way I felt about traveling, but it wasn?t applicable yet. One Day, I mused, I will go on a lon...

    I hit the road for 8 months--7 countries, 4 continents--because of this book. College behind me, an ex-fiance, and a wad of cash in the bank (invested since I was a child)--that was when I discovered this book. I boarded the plane 5 months later. I carried it with me the whole t...

    Rolf Potts? Vagabonding was recommended to me by a friend who apparently thinks I: a) Need to get out of the house (and the city/state/country) b) Enjoy books that heavily rely on quoting Walt Whitman?s ?Song of the Open Road? It?s not a bad book, certainly not the typ...

    Rolf Potts gives a ton of good resources for how to travel long-term. This is not for the person who wants to take a week vacation in Cabo, but for someone who wants to hang out in a country or two or however many for a long time -- several weeks to several years. It's inspiring and he...

    I found this book Strictly OK and I fail to understand the hype this book has generated so much so that it comes under "Top 10 books travel books". Given that the author is well-travelled, there could have been a lot of meaningful things to be shared with the readers from his personal...

    This is a short read that I intend to read over and over. Basically, it explains that you don't have to be in college or retired to experience long-distance travel. Hiking the Appalachian Trail or spending a year in Thailand is completely do-able for even 30 or 40-somethings. It's a re...

    XXXIII How happy is the little stone That rambles in the road alone, And does n?t care about careers, And exigencies never fears; Whose coat of elemental brown A passing universe put on; And independent as the sun, Associates or glows alone, Fulfilling absolute de...

    As someone who lives a nomadic life, I found enriching what he has to say about long-term travel and living an alternative lifestyle. He give some excellent, concrete ideas to those who want to travel but claim they can't afford to. He also helps us see how living a traveling life ...

  • Scott Dinsmore
    Jul 09, 2009

    I finished reading Vagabonding for the second time. The first time I read it was about four years ago, when I first started to experience serious wanderlust. It was inspiring and echoed the way I felt about traveling, but it wasn?t applicable yet. One Day, I mused, I will go on a lon...

    I hit the road for 8 months--7 countries, 4 continents--because of this book. College behind me, an ex-fiance, and a wad of cash in the bank (invested since I was a child)--that was when I discovered this book. I boarded the plane 5 months later. I carried it with me the whole t...

    Rolf Potts? Vagabonding was recommended to me by a friend who apparently thinks I: a) Need to get out of the house (and the city/state/country) b) Enjoy books that heavily rely on quoting Walt Whitman?s ?Song of the Open Road? It?s not a bad book, certainly not the typ...

    Rolf Potts gives a ton of good resources for how to travel long-term. This is not for the person who wants to take a week vacation in Cabo, but for someone who wants to hang out in a country or two or however many for a long time -- several weeks to several years. It's inspiring and he...

    I found this book Strictly OK and I fail to understand the hype this book has generated so much so that it comes under "Top 10 books travel books". Given that the author is well-travelled, there could have been a lot of meaningful things to be shared with the readers from his personal...

    This is a short read that I intend to read over and over. Basically, it explains that you don't have to be in college or retired to experience long-distance travel. Hiking the Appalachian Trail or spending a year in Thailand is completely do-able for even 30 or 40-somethings. It's a re...

    XXXIII How happy is the little stone That rambles in the road alone, And does n?t care about careers, And exigencies never fears; Whose coat of elemental brown A passing universe put on; And independent as the sun, Associates or glows alone, Fulfilling absolute de...

    As someone who lives a nomadic life, I found enriching what he has to say about long-term travel and living an alternative lifestyle. He give some excellent, concrete ideas to those who want to travel but claim they can't afford to. He also helps us see how living a traveling life ...

    Not a fast moving one but an amazing book. I think I will go back and read parts of it again. There are lots of things to like about the book. First of all it provides a different view of life. I wish I had something like this in my twenties. I have a friend who spends about 6 mont...

    "...deliberately not carrying a camera and sedulously avoiding the standard sights, the anti-tourist doesn't have much integrity or agenda beyond his self conscious decision to stand apart from other tourists." That comes half way into a book that at first states that vagabonding is...

    Simplistic reading. Contains a lot of material I've seen reiterated before in other guidebooks; holds a lot of stuff which is well-covered elsewhere; yields a lot of info which should already be common-sense to the experienced (or even mildly-experienced) traveler...so, I confess I'm m...

    ***I keep trying to find a better book for the type of travel I plan, and haven't yet, so I re-read this one... I can't quite upgrade it though, even though part of me wants to. Originally read 1/2008*** This is a pretty simple book, designed for those who have never traveled but al...

    Para todos aquellos que hemos llenado nuestras vidas con viajes de largo tiempo y corto presupuesto, "Vagabonding" tal vez no será más que un compilado de consejos que con nuestra propia experiencia hemos estado construyendo a punta de errores y aciertos sin que nadie nos los haya en...

    Pure sophistry. Included in this work are maybe two or three genuinely handy bits of advice, mainly found in links to external readings and resources. The rest of these 203 pages are filled with bland bits of armchair philosophy and anecdotes from dozens of other people who are not col...

    Why I Read this Book: Travel and exploration is an essential part of the development of a successful and fulfilled life. Rolf provides an awesome and inspirational guide. Review: All I can think of is travel right now. Not just travel, but moreso exploring, adventure and discover...

  • Heather
    Nov 23, 2008

    I finished reading Vagabonding for the second time. The first time I read it was about four years ago, when I first started to experience serious wanderlust. It was inspiring and echoed the way I felt about traveling, but it wasn?t applicable yet. One Day, I mused, I will go on a lon...

    I hit the road for 8 months--7 countries, 4 continents--because of this book. College behind me, an ex-fiance, and a wad of cash in the bank (invested since I was a child)--that was when I discovered this book. I boarded the plane 5 months later. I carried it with me the whole t...

    Rolf Potts? Vagabonding was recommended to me by a friend who apparently thinks I: a) Need to get out of the house (and the city/state/country) b) Enjoy books that heavily rely on quoting Walt Whitman?s ?Song of the Open Road? It?s not a bad book, certainly not the typ...

    Rolf Potts gives a ton of good resources for how to travel long-term. This is not for the person who wants to take a week vacation in Cabo, but for someone who wants to hang out in a country or two or however many for a long time -- several weeks to several years. It's inspiring and he...

    I found this book Strictly OK and I fail to understand the hype this book has generated so much so that it comes under "Top 10 books travel books". Given that the author is well-travelled, there could have been a lot of meaningful things to be shared with the readers from his personal...

    This is a short read that I intend to read over and over. Basically, it explains that you don't have to be in college or retired to experience long-distance travel. Hiking the Appalachian Trail or spending a year in Thailand is completely do-able for even 30 or 40-somethings. It's a re...

  • Anastasia
    Apr 24, 2017

    I finished reading Vagabonding for the second time. The first time I read it was about four years ago, when I first started to experience serious wanderlust. It was inspiring and echoed the way I felt about traveling, but it wasn?t applicable yet. One Day, I mused, I will go on a lon...

    I hit the road for 8 months--7 countries, 4 continents--because of this book. College behind me, an ex-fiance, and a wad of cash in the bank (invested since I was a child)--that was when I discovered this book. I boarded the plane 5 months later. I carried it with me the whole t...

    Rolf Potts? Vagabonding was recommended to me by a friend who apparently thinks I: a) Need to get out of the house (and the city/state/country) b) Enjoy books that heavily rely on quoting Walt Whitman?s ?Song of the Open Road? It?s not a bad book, certainly not the typ...

    Rolf Potts gives a ton of good resources for how to travel long-term. This is not for the person who wants to take a week vacation in Cabo, but for someone who wants to hang out in a country or two or however many for a long time -- several weeks to several years. It's inspiring and he...

    I found this book Strictly OK and I fail to understand the hype this book has generated so much so that it comes under "Top 10 books travel books". Given that the author is well-travelled, there could have been a lot of meaningful things to be shared with the readers from his personal...

    This is a short read that I intend to read over and over. Basically, it explains that you don't have to be in college or retired to experience long-distance travel. Hiking the Appalachian Trail or spending a year in Thailand is completely do-able for even 30 or 40-somethings. It's a re...

    XXXIII How happy is the little stone That rambles in the road alone, And does n?t care about careers, And exigencies never fears; Whose coat of elemental brown A passing universe put on; And independent as the sun, Associates or glows alone, Fulfilling absolute de...

    As someone who lives a nomadic life, I found enriching what he has to say about long-term travel and living an alternative lifestyle. He give some excellent, concrete ideas to those who want to travel but claim they can't afford to. He also helps us see how living a traveling life ...

    Not a fast moving one but an amazing book. I think I will go back and read parts of it again. There are lots of things to like about the book. First of all it provides a different view of life. I wish I had something like this in my twenties. I have a friend who spends about 6 mont...

    "...deliberately not carrying a camera and sedulously avoiding the standard sights, the anti-tourist doesn't have much integrity or agenda beyond his self conscious decision to stand apart from other tourists." That comes half way into a book that at first states that vagabonding is...

    Simplistic reading. Contains a lot of material I've seen reiterated before in other guidebooks; holds a lot of stuff which is well-covered elsewhere; yields a lot of info which should already be common-sense to the experienced (or even mildly-experienced) traveler...so, I confess I'm m...

    ***I keep trying to find a better book for the type of travel I plan, and haven't yet, so I re-read this one... I can't quite upgrade it though, even though part of me wants to. Originally read 1/2008*** This is a pretty simple book, designed for those who have never traveled but al...

    Para todos aquellos que hemos llenado nuestras vidas con viajes de largo tiempo y corto presupuesto, "Vagabonding" tal vez no será más que un compilado de consejos que con nuestra propia experiencia hemos estado construyendo a punta de errores y aciertos sin que nadie nos los haya en...

    Pure sophistry. Included in this work are maybe two or three genuinely handy bits of advice, mainly found in links to external readings and resources. The rest of these 203 pages are filled with bland bits of armchair philosophy and anecdotes from dozens of other people who are not col...

    Why I Read this Book: Travel and exploration is an essential part of the development of a successful and fulfilled life. Rolf provides an awesome and inspirational guide. Review: All I can think of is travel right now. Not just travel, but moreso exploring, adventure and discover...

    So I didn't exactly expect this one to actually be a GUIDE. I thought it was going to be a novel of some sort. Having already done my fair share of journeys across the US of A and a few other places, I didn't really take much from this book. Most of my time reading this book was lik...

    If you have already gone on open-ended adventures into the world, the first two-thirds (or more) of this book are a bore. Not until I got to the end did I start to enjoy and appreciate it. If you haven't had the opportunity to travel freely then this is a well-grounded book full of lot...

    This book was phennomal, it is one of the best books Ive read in a while! It inspired me to travel the world more and not be so worried about life and money. It made me realize that if one of your passions is traveling, than just start taveling. All you need is a backpack to travel! It...

    Have an itch to quit your job pack a bag and wander the planet for a few years? This handy guide will make that itch that much worse. I miss traveling. ...

    I would recommend this to everyone who has the travel-virus, its mostly about how to manage and enjoy long term travel, but it also delivers great values how to come by with less, don't hold on physical items, seek for experiences. ...

    I read bits of this book before my recent six-month adventure in India, then during that trip, and just now finished it a few months after coming home. Primarily, this book was a revelation that other people out there view travel as intrinsically valuable to one's life education an...

  • Priya
    Sep 28, 2015

    I finished reading Vagabonding for the second time. The first time I read it was about four years ago, when I first started to experience serious wanderlust. It was inspiring and echoed the way I felt about traveling, but it wasn?t applicable yet. One Day, I mused, I will go on a lon...

    I hit the road for 8 months--7 countries, 4 continents--because of this book. College behind me, an ex-fiance, and a wad of cash in the bank (invested since I was a child)--that was when I discovered this book. I boarded the plane 5 months later. I carried it with me the whole t...

    Rolf Potts? Vagabonding was recommended to me by a friend who apparently thinks I: a) Need to get out of the house (and the city/state/country) b) Enjoy books that heavily rely on quoting Walt Whitman?s ?Song of the Open Road? It?s not a bad book, certainly not the typ...

    Rolf Potts gives a ton of good resources for how to travel long-term. This is not for the person who wants to take a week vacation in Cabo, but for someone who wants to hang out in a country or two or however many for a long time -- several weeks to several years. It's inspiring and he...

    I found this book Strictly OK and I fail to understand the hype this book has generated so much so that it comes under "Top 10 books travel books". Given that the author is well-travelled, there could have been a lot of meaningful things to be shared with the readers from his personal...

  • Andy
    Jan 06, 2017

    I finished reading Vagabonding for the second time. The first time I read it was about four years ago, when I first started to experience serious wanderlust. It was inspiring and echoed the way I felt about traveling, but it wasn?t applicable yet. One Day, I mused, I will go on a lon...

    I hit the road for 8 months--7 countries, 4 continents--because of this book. College behind me, an ex-fiance, and a wad of cash in the bank (invested since I was a child)--that was when I discovered this book. I boarded the plane 5 months later. I carried it with me the whole t...

    Rolf Potts? Vagabonding was recommended to me by a friend who apparently thinks I: a) Need to get out of the house (and the city/state/country) b) Enjoy books that heavily rely on quoting Walt Whitman?s ?Song of the Open Road? It?s not a bad book, certainly not the typ...

    Rolf Potts gives a ton of good resources for how to travel long-term. This is not for the person who wants to take a week vacation in Cabo, but for someone who wants to hang out in a country or two or however many for a long time -- several weeks to several years. It's inspiring and he...

    I found this book Strictly OK and I fail to understand the hype this book has generated so much so that it comes under "Top 10 books travel books". Given that the author is well-travelled, there could have been a lot of meaningful things to be shared with the readers from his personal...

    This is a short read that I intend to read over and over. Basically, it explains that you don't have to be in college or retired to experience long-distance travel. Hiking the Appalachian Trail or spending a year in Thailand is completely do-able for even 30 or 40-somethings. It's a re...

    XXXIII How happy is the little stone That rambles in the road alone, And does n?t care about careers, And exigencies never fears; Whose coat of elemental brown A passing universe put on; And independent as the sun, Associates or glows alone, Fulfilling absolute de...

    As someone who lives a nomadic life, I found enriching what he has to say about long-term travel and living an alternative lifestyle. He give some excellent, concrete ideas to those who want to travel but claim they can't afford to. He also helps us see how living a traveling life ...

    Not a fast moving one but an amazing book. I think I will go back and read parts of it again. There are lots of things to like about the book. First of all it provides a different view of life. I wish I had something like this in my twenties. I have a friend who spends about 6 mont...

    "...deliberately not carrying a camera and sedulously avoiding the standard sights, the anti-tourist doesn't have much integrity or agenda beyond his self conscious decision to stand apart from other tourists." That comes half way into a book that at first states that vagabonding is...

    Simplistic reading. Contains a lot of material I've seen reiterated before in other guidebooks; holds a lot of stuff which is well-covered elsewhere; yields a lot of info which should already be common-sense to the experienced (or even mildly-experienced) traveler...so, I confess I'm m...

    ***I keep trying to find a better book for the type of travel I plan, and haven't yet, so I re-read this one... I can't quite upgrade it though, even though part of me wants to. Originally read 1/2008*** This is a pretty simple book, designed for those who have never traveled but al...

    Para todos aquellos que hemos llenado nuestras vidas con viajes de largo tiempo y corto presupuesto, "Vagabonding" tal vez no será más que un compilado de consejos que con nuestra propia experiencia hemos estado construyendo a punta de errores y aciertos sin que nadie nos los haya en...

    Pure sophistry. Included in this work are maybe two or three genuinely handy bits of advice, mainly found in links to external readings and resources. The rest of these 203 pages are filled with bland bits of armchair philosophy and anecdotes from dozens of other people who are not col...

    Why I Read this Book: Travel and exploration is an essential part of the development of a successful and fulfilled life. Rolf provides an awesome and inspirational guide. Review: All I can think of is travel right now. Not just travel, but moreso exploring, adventure and discover...

    So I didn't exactly expect this one to actually be a GUIDE. I thought it was going to be a novel of some sort. Having already done my fair share of journeys across the US of A and a few other places, I didn't really take much from this book. Most of my time reading this book was lik...

    If you have already gone on open-ended adventures into the world, the first two-thirds (or more) of this book are a bore. Not until I got to the end did I start to enjoy and appreciate it. If you haven't had the opportunity to travel freely then this is a well-grounded book full of lot...

    This book was phennomal, it is one of the best books Ive read in a while! It inspired me to travel the world more and not be so worried about life and money. It made me realize that if one of your passions is traveling, than just start taveling. All you need is a backpack to travel! It...

    Have an itch to quit your job pack a bag and wander the planet for a few years? This handy guide will make that itch that much worse. I miss traveling. ...

    I would recommend this to everyone who has the travel-virus, its mostly about how to manage and enjoy long term travel, but it also delivers great values how to come by with less, don't hold on physical items, seek for experiences. ...

    I read bits of this book before my recent six-month adventure in India, then during that trip, and just now finished it a few months after coming home. Primarily, this book was a revelation that other people out there view travel as intrinsically valuable to one's life education an...

    part philosophical view on how a journey, exploration or life should be prepared for, live, enjoyed and reflected upon, part how-to guide for would-be vagabonders perfect blend of idealism and practicality and none of the rarified mysticism I feared and had associated with the ide...

  • Ru Viljoen
    Dec 27, 2011

    I finished reading Vagabonding for the second time. The first time I read it was about four years ago, when I first started to experience serious wanderlust. It was inspiring and echoed the way I felt about traveling, but it wasn?t applicable yet. One Day, I mused, I will go on a lon...

    I hit the road for 8 months--7 countries, 4 continents--because of this book. College behind me, an ex-fiance, and a wad of cash in the bank (invested since I was a child)--that was when I discovered this book. I boarded the plane 5 months later. I carried it with me the whole t...

    Rolf Potts? Vagabonding was recommended to me by a friend who apparently thinks I: a) Need to get out of the house (and the city/state/country) b) Enjoy books that heavily rely on quoting Walt Whitman?s ?Song of the Open Road? It?s not a bad book, certainly not the typ...

    Rolf Potts gives a ton of good resources for how to travel long-term. This is not for the person who wants to take a week vacation in Cabo, but for someone who wants to hang out in a country or two or however many for a long time -- several weeks to several years. It's inspiring and he...

    I found this book Strictly OK and I fail to understand the hype this book has generated so much so that it comes under "Top 10 books travel books". Given that the author is well-travelled, there could have been a lot of meaningful things to be shared with the readers from his personal...

    This is a short read that I intend to read over and over. Basically, it explains that you don't have to be in college or retired to experience long-distance travel. Hiking the Appalachian Trail or spending a year in Thailand is completely do-able for even 30 or 40-somethings. It's a re...

    XXXIII How happy is the little stone That rambles in the road alone, And does n?t care about careers, And exigencies never fears; Whose coat of elemental brown A passing universe put on; And independent as the sun, Associates or glows alone, Fulfilling absolute de...

    As someone who lives a nomadic life, I found enriching what he has to say about long-term travel and living an alternative lifestyle. He give some excellent, concrete ideas to those who want to travel but claim they can't afford to. He also helps us see how living a traveling life ...

    Not a fast moving one but an amazing book. I think I will go back and read parts of it again. There are lots of things to like about the book. First of all it provides a different view of life. I wish I had something like this in my twenties. I have a friend who spends about 6 mont...

    "...deliberately not carrying a camera and sedulously avoiding the standard sights, the anti-tourist doesn't have much integrity or agenda beyond his self conscious decision to stand apart from other tourists." That comes half way into a book that at first states that vagabonding is...

  • Joseph
    Mar 27, 2012

    I finished reading Vagabonding for the second time. The first time I read it was about four years ago, when I first started to experience serious wanderlust. It was inspiring and echoed the way I felt about traveling, but it wasn?t applicable yet. One Day, I mused, I will go on a lon...

    I hit the road for 8 months--7 countries, 4 continents--because of this book. College behind me, an ex-fiance, and a wad of cash in the bank (invested since I was a child)--that was when I discovered this book. I boarded the plane 5 months later. I carried it with me the whole t...

    Rolf Potts? Vagabonding was recommended to me by a friend who apparently thinks I: a) Need to get out of the house (and the city/state/country) b) Enjoy books that heavily rely on quoting Walt Whitman?s ?Song of the Open Road? It?s not a bad book, certainly not the typ...

    Rolf Potts gives a ton of good resources for how to travel long-term. This is not for the person who wants to take a week vacation in Cabo, but for someone who wants to hang out in a country or two or however many for a long time -- several weeks to several years. It's inspiring and he...

    I found this book Strictly OK and I fail to understand the hype this book has generated so much so that it comes under "Top 10 books travel books". Given that the author is well-travelled, there could have been a lot of meaningful things to be shared with the readers from his personal...

    This is a short read that I intend to read over and over. Basically, it explains that you don't have to be in college or retired to experience long-distance travel. Hiking the Appalachian Trail or spending a year in Thailand is completely do-able for even 30 or 40-somethings. It's a re...

    XXXIII How happy is the little stone That rambles in the road alone, And does n?t care about careers, And exigencies never fears; Whose coat of elemental brown A passing universe put on; And independent as the sun, Associates or glows alone, Fulfilling absolute de...

    As someone who lives a nomadic life, I found enriching what he has to say about long-term travel and living an alternative lifestyle. He give some excellent, concrete ideas to those who want to travel but claim they can't afford to. He also helps us see how living a traveling life ...

    Not a fast moving one but an amazing book. I think I will go back and read parts of it again. There are lots of things to like about the book. First of all it provides a different view of life. I wish I had something like this in my twenties. I have a friend who spends about 6 mont...

    "...deliberately not carrying a camera and sedulously avoiding the standard sights, the anti-tourist doesn't have much integrity or agenda beyond his self conscious decision to stand apart from other tourists." That comes half way into a book that at first states that vagabonding is...

    Simplistic reading. Contains a lot of material I've seen reiterated before in other guidebooks; holds a lot of stuff which is well-covered elsewhere; yields a lot of info which should already be common-sense to the experienced (or even mildly-experienced) traveler...so, I confess I'm m...

    ***I keep trying to find a better book for the type of travel I plan, and haven't yet, so I re-read this one... I can't quite upgrade it though, even though part of me wants to. Originally read 1/2008*** This is a pretty simple book, designed for those who have never traveled but al...

    Para todos aquellos que hemos llenado nuestras vidas con viajes de largo tiempo y corto presupuesto, "Vagabonding" tal vez no será más que un compilado de consejos que con nuestra propia experiencia hemos estado construyendo a punta de errores y aciertos sin que nadie nos los haya en...

    Pure sophistry. Included in this work are maybe two or three genuinely handy bits of advice, mainly found in links to external readings and resources. The rest of these 203 pages are filled with bland bits of armchair philosophy and anecdotes from dozens of other people who are not col...

    Why I Read this Book: Travel and exploration is an essential part of the development of a successful and fulfilled life. Rolf provides an awesome and inspirational guide. Review: All I can think of is travel right now. Not just travel, but moreso exploring, adventure and discover...

    So I didn't exactly expect this one to actually be a GUIDE. I thought it was going to be a novel of some sort. Having already done my fair share of journeys across the US of A and a few other places, I didn't really take much from this book. Most of my time reading this book was lik...

    If you have already gone on open-ended adventures into the world, the first two-thirds (or more) of this book are a bore. Not until I got to the end did I start to enjoy and appreciate it. If you haven't had the opportunity to travel freely then this is a well-grounded book full of lot...

    This book was phennomal, it is one of the best books Ive read in a while! It inspired me to travel the world more and not be so worried about life and money. It made me realize that if one of your passions is traveling, than just start taveling. All you need is a backpack to travel! It...

    Have an itch to quit your job pack a bag and wander the planet for a few years? This handy guide will make that itch that much worse. I miss traveling. ...

    I would recommend this to everyone who has the travel-virus, its mostly about how to manage and enjoy long term travel, but it also delivers great values how to come by with less, don't hold on physical items, seek for experiences. ...

    I read bits of this book before my recent six-month adventure in India, then during that trip, and just now finished it a few months after coming home. Primarily, this book was a revelation that other people out there view travel as intrinsically valuable to one's life education an...

    part philosophical view on how a journey, exploration or life should be prepared for, live, enjoyed and reflected upon, part how-to guide for would-be vagabonders perfect blend of idealism and practicality and none of the rarified mysticism I feared and had associated with the ide...

    Although I do admire Rolf Potts, I think that the advice written in this book is less practical information and more spiritual inspiration. Most of what he writes are things to motivate the reader, to show that a vagabonding lifestyle is desirable and possible. Unfortunately, Rolf P...

  • Feliks
    Jan 28, 2013

    I finished reading Vagabonding for the second time. The first time I read it was about four years ago, when I first started to experience serious wanderlust. It was inspiring and echoed the way I felt about traveling, but it wasn?t applicable yet. One Day, I mused, I will go on a lon...

    I hit the road for 8 months--7 countries, 4 continents--because of this book. College behind me, an ex-fiance, and a wad of cash in the bank (invested since I was a child)--that was when I discovered this book. I boarded the plane 5 months later. I carried it with me the whole t...

    Rolf Potts? Vagabonding was recommended to me by a friend who apparently thinks I: a) Need to get out of the house (and the city/state/country) b) Enjoy books that heavily rely on quoting Walt Whitman?s ?Song of the Open Road? It?s not a bad book, certainly not the typ...

    Rolf Potts gives a ton of good resources for how to travel long-term. This is not for the person who wants to take a week vacation in Cabo, but for someone who wants to hang out in a country or two or however many for a long time -- several weeks to several years. It's inspiring and he...

    I found this book Strictly OK and I fail to understand the hype this book has generated so much so that it comes under "Top 10 books travel books". Given that the author is well-travelled, there could have been a lot of meaningful things to be shared with the readers from his personal...

    This is a short read that I intend to read over and over. Basically, it explains that you don't have to be in college or retired to experience long-distance travel. Hiking the Appalachian Trail or spending a year in Thailand is completely do-able for even 30 or 40-somethings. It's a re...

    XXXIII How happy is the little stone That rambles in the road alone, And does n?t care about careers, And exigencies never fears; Whose coat of elemental brown A passing universe put on; And independent as the sun, Associates or glows alone, Fulfilling absolute de...

    As someone who lives a nomadic life, I found enriching what he has to say about long-term travel and living an alternative lifestyle. He give some excellent, concrete ideas to those who want to travel but claim they can't afford to. He also helps us see how living a traveling life ...

    Not a fast moving one but an amazing book. I think I will go back and read parts of it again. There are lots of things to like about the book. First of all it provides a different view of life. I wish I had something like this in my twenties. I have a friend who spends about 6 mont...

    "...deliberately not carrying a camera and sedulously avoiding the standard sights, the anti-tourist doesn't have much integrity or agenda beyond his self conscious decision to stand apart from other tourists." That comes half way into a book that at first states that vagabonding is...

    Simplistic reading. Contains a lot of material I've seen reiterated before in other guidebooks; holds a lot of stuff which is well-covered elsewhere; yields a lot of info which should already be common-sense to the experienced (or even mildly-experienced) traveler...so, I confess I'm m...

  • Julie
    Nov 04, 2012

    I finished reading Vagabonding for the second time. The first time I read it was about four years ago, when I first started to experience serious wanderlust. It was inspiring and echoed the way I felt about traveling, but it wasn?t applicable yet. One Day, I mused, I will go on a lon...

    I hit the road for 8 months--7 countries, 4 continents--because of this book. College behind me, an ex-fiance, and a wad of cash in the bank (invested since I was a child)--that was when I discovered this book. I boarded the plane 5 months later. I carried it with me the whole t...

    Rolf Potts? Vagabonding was recommended to me by a friend who apparently thinks I: a) Need to get out of the house (and the city/state/country) b) Enjoy books that heavily rely on quoting Walt Whitman?s ?Song of the Open Road? It?s not a bad book, certainly not the typ...

    Rolf Potts gives a ton of good resources for how to travel long-term. This is not for the person who wants to take a week vacation in Cabo, but for someone who wants to hang out in a country or two or however many for a long time -- several weeks to several years. It's inspiring and he...

    I found this book Strictly OK and I fail to understand the hype this book has generated so much so that it comes under "Top 10 books travel books". Given that the author is well-travelled, there could have been a lot of meaningful things to be shared with the readers from his personal...

    This is a short read that I intend to read over and over. Basically, it explains that you don't have to be in college or retired to experience long-distance travel. Hiking the Appalachian Trail or spending a year in Thailand is completely do-able for even 30 or 40-somethings. It's a re...

    XXXIII How happy is the little stone That rambles in the road alone, And does n?t care about careers, And exigencies never fears; Whose coat of elemental brown A passing universe put on; And independent as the sun, Associates or glows alone, Fulfilling absolute de...

    As someone who lives a nomadic life, I found enriching what he has to say about long-term travel and living an alternative lifestyle. He give some excellent, concrete ideas to those who want to travel but claim they can't afford to. He also helps us see how living a traveling life ...

    Not a fast moving one but an amazing book. I think I will go back and read parts of it again. There are lots of things to like about the book. First of all it provides a different view of life. I wish I had something like this in my twenties. I have a friend who spends about 6 mont...

    "...deliberately not carrying a camera and sedulously avoiding the standard sights, the anti-tourist doesn't have much integrity or agenda beyond his self conscious decision to stand apart from other tourists." That comes half way into a book that at first states that vagabonding is...

    Simplistic reading. Contains a lot of material I've seen reiterated before in other guidebooks; holds a lot of stuff which is well-covered elsewhere; yields a lot of info which should already be common-sense to the experienced (or even mildly-experienced) traveler...so, I confess I'm m...

    ***I keep trying to find a better book for the type of travel I plan, and haven't yet, so I re-read this one... I can't quite upgrade it though, even though part of me wants to. Originally read 1/2008*** This is a pretty simple book, designed for those who have never traveled but al...

    Para todos aquellos que hemos llenado nuestras vidas con viajes de largo tiempo y corto presupuesto, "Vagabonding" tal vez no será más que un compilado de consejos que con nuestra propia experiencia hemos estado construyendo a punta de errores y aciertos sin que nadie nos los haya en...

    Pure sophistry. Included in this work are maybe two or three genuinely handy bits of advice, mainly found in links to external readings and resources. The rest of these 203 pages are filled with bland bits of armchair philosophy and anecdotes from dozens of other people who are not col...

    Why I Read this Book: Travel and exploration is an essential part of the development of a successful and fulfilled life. Rolf provides an awesome and inspirational guide. Review: All I can think of is travel right now. Not just travel, but moreso exploring, adventure and discover...

    So I didn't exactly expect this one to actually be a GUIDE. I thought it was going to be a novel of some sort. Having already done my fair share of journeys across the US of A and a few other places, I didn't really take much from this book. Most of my time reading this book was lik...

  • Ari
    Jan 16, 2013

    I finished reading Vagabonding for the second time. The first time I read it was about four years ago, when I first started to experience serious wanderlust. It was inspiring and echoed the way I felt about traveling, but it wasn?t applicable yet. One Day, I mused, I will go on a lon...

    I hit the road for 8 months--7 countries, 4 continents--because of this book. College behind me, an ex-fiance, and a wad of cash in the bank (invested since I was a child)--that was when I discovered this book. I boarded the plane 5 months later. I carried it with me the whole t...

    Rolf Potts? Vagabonding was recommended to me by a friend who apparently thinks I: a) Need to get out of the house (and the city/state/country) b) Enjoy books that heavily rely on quoting Walt Whitman?s ?Song of the Open Road? It?s not a bad book, certainly not the typ...

    Rolf Potts gives a ton of good resources for how to travel long-term. This is not for the person who wants to take a week vacation in Cabo, but for someone who wants to hang out in a country or two or however many for a long time -- several weeks to several years. It's inspiring and he...

    I found this book Strictly OK and I fail to understand the hype this book has generated so much so that it comes under "Top 10 books travel books". Given that the author is well-travelled, there could have been a lot of meaningful things to be shared with the readers from his personal...

    This is a short read that I intend to read over and over. Basically, it explains that you don't have to be in college or retired to experience long-distance travel. Hiking the Appalachian Trail or spending a year in Thailand is completely do-able for even 30 or 40-somethings. It's a re...

    XXXIII How happy is the little stone That rambles in the road alone, And does n?t care about careers, And exigencies never fears; Whose coat of elemental brown A passing universe put on; And independent as the sun, Associates or glows alone, Fulfilling absolute de...

    As someone who lives a nomadic life, I found enriching what he has to say about long-term travel and living an alternative lifestyle. He give some excellent, concrete ideas to those who want to travel but claim they can't afford to. He also helps us see how living a traveling life ...

    Not a fast moving one but an amazing book. I think I will go back and read parts of it again. There are lots of things to like about the book. First of all it provides a different view of life. I wish I had something like this in my twenties. I have a friend who spends about 6 mont...

    "...deliberately not carrying a camera and sedulously avoiding the standard sights, the anti-tourist doesn't have much integrity or agenda beyond his self conscious decision to stand apart from other tourists." That comes half way into a book that at first states that vagabonding is...

    Simplistic reading. Contains a lot of material I've seen reiterated before in other guidebooks; holds a lot of stuff which is well-covered elsewhere; yields a lot of info which should already be common-sense to the experienced (or even mildly-experienced) traveler...so, I confess I'm m...

    ***I keep trying to find a better book for the type of travel I plan, and haven't yet, so I re-read this one... I can't quite upgrade it though, even though part of me wants to. Originally read 1/2008*** This is a pretty simple book, designed for those who have never traveled but al...

    Para todos aquellos que hemos llenado nuestras vidas con viajes de largo tiempo y corto presupuesto, "Vagabonding" tal vez no será más que un compilado de consejos que con nuestra propia experiencia hemos estado construyendo a punta de errores y aciertos sin que nadie nos los haya en...

    Pure sophistry. Included in this work are maybe two or three genuinely handy bits of advice, mainly found in links to external readings and resources. The rest of these 203 pages are filled with bland bits of armchair philosophy and anecdotes from dozens of other people who are not col...

    Why I Read this Book: Travel and exploration is an essential part of the development of a successful and fulfilled life. Rolf provides an awesome and inspirational guide. Review: All I can think of is travel right now. Not just travel, but moreso exploring, adventure and discover...

    So I didn't exactly expect this one to actually be a GUIDE. I thought it was going to be a novel of some sort. Having already done my fair share of journeys across the US of A and a few other places, I didn't really take much from this book. Most of my time reading this book was lik...

    If you have already gone on open-ended adventures into the world, the first two-thirds (or more) of this book are a bore. Not until I got to the end did I start to enjoy and appreciate it. If you haven't had the opportunity to travel freely then this is a well-grounded book full of lot...

    This book was phennomal, it is one of the best books Ive read in a while! It inspired me to travel the world more and not be so worried about life and money. It made me realize that if one of your passions is traveling, than just start taveling. All you need is a backpack to travel! It...

    Have an itch to quit your job pack a bag and wander the planet for a few years? This handy guide will make that itch that much worse. I miss traveling. ...

    I would recommend this to everyone who has the travel-virus, its mostly about how to manage and enjoy long term travel, but it also delivers great values how to come by with less, don't hold on physical items, seek for experiences. ...

    I read bits of this book before my recent six-month adventure in India, then during that trip, and just now finished it a few months after coming home. Primarily, this book was a revelation that other people out there view travel as intrinsically valuable to one's life education an...

    part philosophical view on how a journey, exploration or life should be prepared for, live, enjoyed and reflected upon, part how-to guide for would-be vagabonders perfect blend of idealism and practicality and none of the rarified mysticism I feared and had associated with the ide...

    Although I do admire Rolf Potts, I think that the advice written in this book is less practical information and more spiritual inspiration. Most of what he writes are things to motivate the reader, to show that a vagabonding lifestyle is desirable and possible. Unfortunately, Rolf P...

    I'm surprised by the rather scathing remarks here. They all seem to have in common the expectation this this will either be 1) a checklist or 2) a reinforcement of their personal travel identity (or lack thereof). So, perhaps, you should pick up this book with the expectation of lea...

    This talks about the mindset and philosophy of someone who feels more comfortable on the road than anywhere else. He has explored many places and many options and lists a good number of resources to use as you travel. It helped put me in the right mindset as I set off for my trip, but ...

  • Dovofthegalilee
    Jun 16, 2012

    I finished reading Vagabonding for the second time. The first time I read it was about four years ago, when I first started to experience serious wanderlust. It was inspiring and echoed the way I felt about traveling, but it wasn?t applicable yet. One Day, I mused, I will go on a lon...

    I hit the road for 8 months--7 countries, 4 continents--because of this book. College behind me, an ex-fiance, and a wad of cash in the bank (invested since I was a child)--that was when I discovered this book. I boarded the plane 5 months later. I carried it with me the whole t...

    Rolf Potts? Vagabonding was recommended to me by a friend who apparently thinks I: a) Need to get out of the house (and the city/state/country) b) Enjoy books that heavily rely on quoting Walt Whitman?s ?Song of the Open Road? It?s not a bad book, certainly not the typ...

    Rolf Potts gives a ton of good resources for how to travel long-term. This is not for the person who wants to take a week vacation in Cabo, but for someone who wants to hang out in a country or two or however many for a long time -- several weeks to several years. It's inspiring and he...

    I found this book Strictly OK and I fail to understand the hype this book has generated so much so that it comes under "Top 10 books travel books". Given that the author is well-travelled, there could have been a lot of meaningful things to be shared with the readers from his personal...

    This is a short read that I intend to read over and over. Basically, it explains that you don't have to be in college or retired to experience long-distance travel. Hiking the Appalachian Trail or spending a year in Thailand is completely do-able for even 30 or 40-somethings. It's a re...

    XXXIII How happy is the little stone That rambles in the road alone, And does n?t care about careers, And exigencies never fears; Whose coat of elemental brown A passing universe put on; And independent as the sun, Associates or glows alone, Fulfilling absolute de...

    As someone who lives a nomadic life, I found enriching what he has to say about long-term travel and living an alternative lifestyle. He give some excellent, concrete ideas to those who want to travel but claim they can't afford to. He also helps us see how living a traveling life ...

    Not a fast moving one but an amazing book. I think I will go back and read parts of it again. There are lots of things to like about the book. First of all it provides a different view of life. I wish I had something like this in my twenties. I have a friend who spends about 6 mont...

    "...deliberately not carrying a camera and sedulously avoiding the standard sights, the anti-tourist doesn't have much integrity or agenda beyond his self conscious decision to stand apart from other tourists." That comes half way into a book that at first states that vagabonding is...

    Simplistic reading. Contains a lot of material I've seen reiterated before in other guidebooks; holds a lot of stuff which is well-covered elsewhere; yields a lot of info which should already be common-sense to the experienced (or even mildly-experienced) traveler...so, I confess I'm m...

    ***I keep trying to find a better book for the type of travel I plan, and haven't yet, so I re-read this one... I can't quite upgrade it though, even though part of me wants to. Originally read 1/2008*** This is a pretty simple book, designed for those who have never traveled but al...

    Para todos aquellos que hemos llenado nuestras vidas con viajes de largo tiempo y corto presupuesto, "Vagabonding" tal vez no será más que un compilado de consejos que con nuestra propia experiencia hemos estado construyendo a punta de errores y aciertos sin que nadie nos los haya en...

    Pure sophistry. Included in this work are maybe two or three genuinely handy bits of advice, mainly found in links to external readings and resources. The rest of these 203 pages are filled with bland bits of armchair philosophy and anecdotes from dozens of other people who are not col...

    Why I Read this Book: Travel and exploration is an essential part of the development of a successful and fulfilled life. Rolf provides an awesome and inspirational guide. Review: All I can think of is travel right now. Not just travel, but moreso exploring, adventure and discover...

    So I didn't exactly expect this one to actually be a GUIDE. I thought it was going to be a novel of some sort. Having already done my fair share of journeys across the US of A and a few other places, I didn't really take much from this book. Most of my time reading this book was lik...

    If you have already gone on open-ended adventures into the world, the first two-thirds (or more) of this book are a bore. Not until I got to the end did I start to enjoy and appreciate it. If you haven't had the opportunity to travel freely then this is a well-grounded book full of lot...

    This book was phennomal, it is one of the best books Ive read in a while! It inspired me to travel the world more and not be so worried about life and money. It made me realize that if one of your passions is traveling, than just start taveling. All you need is a backpack to travel! It...

    Have an itch to quit your job pack a bag and wander the planet for a few years? This handy guide will make that itch that much worse. I miss traveling. ...

    I would recommend this to everyone who has the travel-virus, its mostly about how to manage and enjoy long term travel, but it also delivers great values how to come by with less, don't hold on physical items, seek for experiences. ...

    I read bits of this book before my recent six-month adventure in India, then during that trip, and just now finished it a few months after coming home. Primarily, this book was a revelation that other people out there view travel as intrinsically valuable to one's life education an...

    part philosophical view on how a journey, exploration or life should be prepared for, live, enjoyed and reflected upon, part how-to guide for would-be vagabonders perfect blend of idealism and practicality and none of the rarified mysticism I feared and had associated with the ide...

    Although I do admire Rolf Potts, I think that the advice written in this book is less practical information and more spiritual inspiration. Most of what he writes are things to motivate the reader, to show that a vagabonding lifestyle is desirable and possible. Unfortunately, Rolf P...

    I'm surprised by the rather scathing remarks here. They all seem to have in common the expectation this this will either be 1) a checklist or 2) a reinforcement of their personal travel identity (or lack thereof). So, perhaps, you should pick up this book with the expectation of lea...

    This talks about the mindset and philosophy of someone who feels more comfortable on the road than anywhere else. He has explored many places and many options and lists a good number of resources to use as you travel. It helped put me in the right mindset as I set off for my trip, but ...

    Even a bad book has something in it that we can learn from and this isn?t a bad book but it?s misguided. First off one third to half of it is internet sites that you could find yourself if you have a pulse and the other bit is constant quotes from other notable writers that I guess...

  • Alexander Fitzgerald
    Aug 23, 2016

    I finished reading Vagabonding for the second time. The first time I read it was about four years ago, when I first started to experience serious wanderlust. It was inspiring and echoed the way I felt about traveling, but it wasn?t applicable yet. One Day, I mused, I will go on a lon...

    I hit the road for 8 months--7 countries, 4 continents--because of this book. College behind me, an ex-fiance, and a wad of cash in the bank (invested since I was a child)--that was when I discovered this book. I boarded the plane 5 months later. I carried it with me the whole t...

    Rolf Potts? Vagabonding was recommended to me by a friend who apparently thinks I: a) Need to get out of the house (and the city/state/country) b) Enjoy books that heavily rely on quoting Walt Whitman?s ?Song of the Open Road? It?s not a bad book, certainly not the typ...

    Rolf Potts gives a ton of good resources for how to travel long-term. This is not for the person who wants to take a week vacation in Cabo, but for someone who wants to hang out in a country or two or however many for a long time -- several weeks to several years. It's inspiring and he...

    I found this book Strictly OK and I fail to understand the hype this book has generated so much so that it comes under "Top 10 books travel books". Given that the author is well-travelled, there could have been a lot of meaningful things to be shared with the readers from his personal...

    This is a short read that I intend to read over and over. Basically, it explains that you don't have to be in college or retired to experience long-distance travel. Hiking the Appalachian Trail or spending a year in Thailand is completely do-able for even 30 or 40-somethings. It's a re...

    XXXIII How happy is the little stone That rambles in the road alone, And does n?t care about careers, And exigencies never fears; Whose coat of elemental brown A passing universe put on; And independent as the sun, Associates or glows alone, Fulfilling absolute de...

    As someone who lives a nomadic life, I found enriching what he has to say about long-term travel and living an alternative lifestyle. He give some excellent, concrete ideas to those who want to travel but claim they can't afford to. He also helps us see how living a traveling life ...

    Not a fast moving one but an amazing book. I think I will go back and read parts of it again. There are lots of things to like about the book. First of all it provides a different view of life. I wish I had something like this in my twenties. I have a friend who spends about 6 mont...

    "...deliberately not carrying a camera and sedulously avoiding the standard sights, the anti-tourist doesn't have much integrity or agenda beyond his self conscious decision to stand apart from other tourists." That comes half way into a book that at first states that vagabonding is...

    Simplistic reading. Contains a lot of material I've seen reiterated before in other guidebooks; holds a lot of stuff which is well-covered elsewhere; yields a lot of info which should already be common-sense to the experienced (or even mildly-experienced) traveler...so, I confess I'm m...

    ***I keep trying to find a better book for the type of travel I plan, and haven't yet, so I re-read this one... I can't quite upgrade it though, even though part of me wants to. Originally read 1/2008*** This is a pretty simple book, designed for those who have never traveled but al...

    Para todos aquellos que hemos llenado nuestras vidas con viajes de largo tiempo y corto presupuesto, "Vagabonding" tal vez no será más que un compilado de consejos que con nuestra propia experiencia hemos estado construyendo a punta de errores y aciertos sin que nadie nos los haya en...

    Pure sophistry. Included in this work are maybe two or three genuinely handy bits of advice, mainly found in links to external readings and resources. The rest of these 203 pages are filled with bland bits of armchair philosophy and anecdotes from dozens of other people who are not col...

    Why I Read this Book: Travel and exploration is an essential part of the development of a successful and fulfilled life. Rolf provides an awesome and inspirational guide. Review: All I can think of is travel right now. Not just travel, but moreso exploring, adventure and discover...

    So I didn't exactly expect this one to actually be a GUIDE. I thought it was going to be a novel of some sort. Having already done my fair share of journeys across the US of A and a few other places, I didn't really take much from this book. Most of my time reading this book was lik...

    If you have already gone on open-ended adventures into the world, the first two-thirds (or more) of this book are a bore. Not until I got to the end did I start to enjoy and appreciate it. If you haven't had the opportunity to travel freely then this is a well-grounded book full of lot...

    This book was phennomal, it is one of the best books Ive read in a while! It inspired me to travel the world more and not be so worried about life and money. It made me realize that if one of your passions is traveling, than just start taveling. All you need is a backpack to travel! It...

    Have an itch to quit your job pack a bag and wander the planet for a few years? This handy guide will make that itch that much worse. I miss traveling. ...

    I would recommend this to everyone who has the travel-virus, its mostly about how to manage and enjoy long term travel, but it also delivers great values how to come by with less, don't hold on physical items, seek for experiences. ...

    I read bits of this book before my recent six-month adventure in India, then during that trip, and just now finished it a few months after coming home. Primarily, this book was a revelation that other people out there view travel as intrinsically valuable to one's life education an...

    part philosophical view on how a journey, exploration or life should be prepared for, live, enjoyed and reflected upon, part how-to guide for would-be vagabonders perfect blend of idealism and practicality and none of the rarified mysticism I feared and had associated with the ide...

    Although I do admire Rolf Potts, I think that the advice written in this book is less practical information and more spiritual inspiration. Most of what he writes are things to motivate the reader, to show that a vagabonding lifestyle is desirable and possible. Unfortunately, Rolf P...

    I'm surprised by the rather scathing remarks here. They all seem to have in common the expectation this this will either be 1) a checklist or 2) a reinforcement of their personal travel identity (or lack thereof). So, perhaps, you should pick up this book with the expectation of lea...

    This talks about the mindset and philosophy of someone who feels more comfortable on the road than anywhere else. He has explored many places and many options and lists a good number of resources to use as you travel. It helped put me in the right mindset as I set off for my trip, but ...

    Even a bad book has something in it that we can learn from and this isn?t a bad book but it?s misguided. First off one third to half of it is internet sites that you could find yourself if you have a pulse and the other bit is constant quotes from other notable writers that I guess...

    A good book. It gave me lots of concrete ideas for my traveling ? even though many parts of the text can feel familiar for a traveler with some experience who has already read some other travel guides and searched information online. I'd recommend this book for anyone who's planni...

    I can sum up my review with the following quote: "Interestingly one of the initial impediments to open mindedness is not ignorance but ideology. This is especially true in America where a particularly in progressive circles we have politicized open mindedness to the point that it isn...

    Everything in this book is old news to anyone who has already undertaken "long-term world travel." However, its basic premise is sound, and it would serve as a good wake-up call for those who have previously limited their travel experiences to the safety, comfort, and ease of--for lack...

    The reason this book has received a number of bad reviews is because people fail to understand this is a philosophy book on travel. To be fair, it's not like the cover really makes that clear. The other reason this book has received several bad reviews is because many people sin...

  • rahul
    Feb 18, 2017

    I finished reading Vagabonding for the second time. The first time I read it was about four years ago, when I first started to experience serious wanderlust. It was inspiring and echoed the way I felt about traveling, but it wasn?t applicable yet. One Day, I mused, I will go on a lon...

    I hit the road for 8 months--7 countries, 4 continents--because of this book. College behind me, an ex-fiance, and a wad of cash in the bank (invested since I was a child)--that was when I discovered this book. I boarded the plane 5 months later. I carried it with me the whole t...

    Rolf Potts? Vagabonding was recommended to me by a friend who apparently thinks I: a) Need to get out of the house (and the city/state/country) b) Enjoy books that heavily rely on quoting Walt Whitman?s ?Song of the Open Road? It?s not a bad book, certainly not the typ...

    Rolf Potts gives a ton of good resources for how to travel long-term. This is not for the person who wants to take a week vacation in Cabo, but for someone who wants to hang out in a country or two or however many for a long time -- several weeks to several years. It's inspiring and he...

    I found this book Strictly OK and I fail to understand the hype this book has generated so much so that it comes under "Top 10 books travel books". Given that the author is well-travelled, there could have been a lot of meaningful things to be shared with the readers from his personal...

    This is a short read that I intend to read over and over. Basically, it explains that you don't have to be in college or retired to experience long-distance travel. Hiking the Appalachian Trail or spending a year in Thailand is completely do-able for even 30 or 40-somethings. It's a re...

    XXXIII How happy is the little stone That rambles in the road alone, And does n?t care about careers, And exigencies never fears; Whose coat of elemental brown A passing universe put on; And independent as the sun, Associates or glows alone, Fulfilling absolute de...

  • Matthew Trinetti
    Nov 10, 2012

    I finished reading Vagabonding for the second time. The first time I read it was about four years ago, when I first started to experience serious wanderlust. It was inspiring and echoed the way I felt about traveling, but it wasn?t applicable yet. One Day, I mused, I will go on a lon...

  • Paul
    Feb 12, 2013

    I finished reading Vagabonding for the second time. The first time I read it was about four years ago, when I first started to experience serious wanderlust. It was inspiring and echoed the way I felt about traveling, but it wasn?t applicable yet. One Day, I mused, I will go on a lon...

    I hit the road for 8 months--7 countries, 4 continents--because of this book. College behind me, an ex-fiance, and a wad of cash in the bank (invested since I was a child)--that was when I discovered this book. I boarded the plane 5 months later. I carried it with me the whole t...

    Rolf Potts? Vagabonding was recommended to me by a friend who apparently thinks I: a) Need to get out of the house (and the city/state/country) b) Enjoy books that heavily rely on quoting Walt Whitman?s ?Song of the Open Road? It?s not a bad book, certainly not the typ...

    Rolf Potts gives a ton of good resources for how to travel long-term. This is not for the person who wants to take a week vacation in Cabo, but for someone who wants to hang out in a country or two or however many for a long time -- several weeks to several years. It's inspiring and he...

    I found this book Strictly OK and I fail to understand the hype this book has generated so much so that it comes under "Top 10 books travel books". Given that the author is well-travelled, there could have been a lot of meaningful things to be shared with the readers from his personal...

    This is a short read that I intend to read over and over. Basically, it explains that you don't have to be in college or retired to experience long-distance travel. Hiking the Appalachian Trail or spending a year in Thailand is completely do-able for even 30 or 40-somethings. It's a re...

    XXXIII How happy is the little stone That rambles in the road alone, And does n?t care about careers, And exigencies never fears; Whose coat of elemental brown A passing universe put on; And independent as the sun, Associates or glows alone, Fulfilling absolute de...

    As someone who lives a nomadic life, I found enriching what he has to say about long-term travel and living an alternative lifestyle. He give some excellent, concrete ideas to those who want to travel but claim they can't afford to. He also helps us see how living a traveling life ...

    Not a fast moving one but an amazing book. I think I will go back and read parts of it again. There are lots of things to like about the book. First of all it provides a different view of life. I wish I had something like this in my twenties. I have a friend who spends about 6 mont...

    "...deliberately not carrying a camera and sedulously avoiding the standard sights, the anti-tourist doesn't have much integrity or agenda beyond his self conscious decision to stand apart from other tourists." That comes half way into a book that at first states that vagabonding is...

    Simplistic reading. Contains a lot of material I've seen reiterated before in other guidebooks; holds a lot of stuff which is well-covered elsewhere; yields a lot of info which should already be common-sense to the experienced (or even mildly-experienced) traveler...so, I confess I'm m...

    ***I keep trying to find a better book for the type of travel I plan, and haven't yet, so I re-read this one... I can't quite upgrade it though, even though part of me wants to. Originally read 1/2008*** This is a pretty simple book, designed for those who have never traveled but al...

    Para todos aquellos que hemos llenado nuestras vidas con viajes de largo tiempo y corto presupuesto, "Vagabonding" tal vez no será más que un compilado de consejos que con nuestra propia experiencia hemos estado construyendo a punta de errores y aciertos sin que nadie nos los haya en...

    Pure sophistry. Included in this work are maybe two or three genuinely handy bits of advice, mainly found in links to external readings and resources. The rest of these 203 pages are filled with bland bits of armchair philosophy and anecdotes from dozens of other people who are not col...

  • Chris
    Nov 26, 2012

    I finished reading Vagabonding for the second time. The first time I read it was about four years ago, when I first started to experience serious wanderlust. It was inspiring and echoed the way I felt about traveling, but it wasn?t applicable yet. One Day, I mused, I will go on a lon...

    I hit the road for 8 months--7 countries, 4 continents--because of this book. College behind me, an ex-fiance, and a wad of cash in the bank (invested since I was a child)--that was when I discovered this book. I boarded the plane 5 months later. I carried it with me the whole t...

  • Alex Pyatetsky
    Nov 10, 2014

    I finished reading Vagabonding for the second time. The first time I read it was about four years ago, when I first started to experience serious wanderlust. It was inspiring and echoed the way I felt about traveling, but it wasn?t applicable yet. One Day, I mused, I will go on a lon...

    I hit the road for 8 months--7 countries, 4 continents--because of this book. College behind me, an ex-fiance, and a wad of cash in the bank (invested since I was a child)--that was when I discovered this book. I boarded the plane 5 months later. I carried it with me the whole t...

    Rolf Potts? Vagabonding was recommended to me by a friend who apparently thinks I: a) Need to get out of the house (and the city/state/country) b) Enjoy books that heavily rely on quoting Walt Whitman?s ?Song of the Open Road? It?s not a bad book, certainly not the typ...

    Rolf Potts gives a ton of good resources for how to travel long-term. This is not for the person who wants to take a week vacation in Cabo, but for someone who wants to hang out in a country or two or however many for a long time -- several weeks to several years. It's inspiring and he...

    I found this book Strictly OK and I fail to understand the hype this book has generated so much so that it comes under "Top 10 books travel books". Given that the author is well-travelled, there could have been a lot of meaningful things to be shared with the readers from his personal...

    This is a short read that I intend to read over and over. Basically, it explains that you don't have to be in college or retired to experience long-distance travel. Hiking the Appalachian Trail or spending a year in Thailand is completely do-able for even 30 or 40-somethings. It's a re...

    XXXIII How happy is the little stone That rambles in the road alone, And does n?t care about careers, And exigencies never fears; Whose coat of elemental brown A passing universe put on; And independent as the sun, Associates or glows alone, Fulfilling absolute de...

    As someone who lives a nomadic life, I found enriching what he has to say about long-term travel and living an alternative lifestyle. He give some excellent, concrete ideas to those who want to travel but claim they can't afford to. He also helps us see how living a traveling life ...

    Not a fast moving one but an amazing book. I think I will go back and read parts of it again. There are lots of things to like about the book. First of all it provides a different view of life. I wish I had something like this in my twenties. I have a friend who spends about 6 mont...

    "...deliberately not carrying a camera and sedulously avoiding the standard sights, the anti-tourist doesn't have much integrity or agenda beyond his self conscious decision to stand apart from other tourists." That comes half way into a book that at first states that vagabonding is...

    Simplistic reading. Contains a lot of material I've seen reiterated before in other guidebooks; holds a lot of stuff which is well-covered elsewhere; yields a lot of info which should already be common-sense to the experienced (or even mildly-experienced) traveler...so, I confess I'm m...

    ***I keep trying to find a better book for the type of travel I plan, and haven't yet, so I re-read this one... I can't quite upgrade it though, even though part of me wants to. Originally read 1/2008*** This is a pretty simple book, designed for those who have never traveled but al...

    Para todos aquellos que hemos llenado nuestras vidas con viajes de largo tiempo y corto presupuesto, "Vagabonding" tal vez no será más que un compilado de consejos que con nuestra propia experiencia hemos estado construyendo a punta de errores y aciertos sin que nadie nos los haya en...

    Pure sophistry. Included in this work are maybe two or three genuinely handy bits of advice, mainly found in links to external readings and resources. The rest of these 203 pages are filled with bland bits of armchair philosophy and anecdotes from dozens of other people who are not col...

    Why I Read this Book: Travel and exploration is an essential part of the development of a successful and fulfilled life. Rolf provides an awesome and inspirational guide. Review: All I can think of is travel right now. Not just travel, but moreso exploring, adventure and discover...

    So I didn't exactly expect this one to actually be a GUIDE. I thought it was going to be a novel of some sort. Having already done my fair share of journeys across the US of A and a few other places, I didn't really take much from this book. Most of my time reading this book was lik...

    If you have already gone on open-ended adventures into the world, the first two-thirds (or more) of this book are a bore. Not until I got to the end did I start to enjoy and appreciate it. If you haven't had the opportunity to travel freely then this is a well-grounded book full of lot...

    This book was phennomal, it is one of the best books Ive read in a while! It inspired me to travel the world more and not be so worried about life and money. It made me realize that if one of your passions is traveling, than just start taveling. All you need is a backpack to travel! It...

    Have an itch to quit your job pack a bag and wander the planet for a few years? This handy guide will make that itch that much worse. I miss traveling. ...

    I would recommend this to everyone who has the travel-virus, its mostly about how to manage and enjoy long term travel, but it also delivers great values how to come by with less, don't hold on physical items, seek for experiences. ...

    I read bits of this book before my recent six-month adventure in India, then during that trip, and just now finished it a few months after coming home. Primarily, this book was a revelation that other people out there view travel as intrinsically valuable to one's life education an...

    part philosophical view on how a journey, exploration or life should be prepared for, live, enjoyed and reflected upon, part how-to guide for would-be vagabonders perfect blend of idealism and practicality and none of the rarified mysticism I feared and had associated with the ide...

    Although I do admire Rolf Potts, I think that the advice written in this book is less practical information and more spiritual inspiration. Most of what he writes are things to motivate the reader, to show that a vagabonding lifestyle is desirable and possible. Unfortunately, Rolf P...

    I'm surprised by the rather scathing remarks here. They all seem to have in common the expectation this this will either be 1) a checklist or 2) a reinforcement of their personal travel identity (or lack thereof). So, perhaps, you should pick up this book with the expectation of lea...

  • Vtanos
    Aug 07, 2017

    I finished reading Vagabonding for the second time. The first time I read it was about four years ago, when I first started to experience serious wanderlust. It was inspiring and echoed the way I felt about traveling, but it wasn?t applicable yet. One Day, I mused, I will go on a lon...

    I hit the road for 8 months--7 countries, 4 continents--because of this book. College behind me, an ex-fiance, and a wad of cash in the bank (invested since I was a child)--that was when I discovered this book. I boarded the plane 5 months later. I carried it with me the whole t...

    Rolf Potts? Vagabonding was recommended to me by a friend who apparently thinks I: a) Need to get out of the house (and the city/state/country) b) Enjoy books that heavily rely on quoting Walt Whitman?s ?Song of the Open Road? It?s not a bad book, certainly not the typ...

    Rolf Potts gives a ton of good resources for how to travel long-term. This is not for the person who wants to take a week vacation in Cabo, but for someone who wants to hang out in a country or two or however many for a long time -- several weeks to several years. It's inspiring and he...

    I found this book Strictly OK and I fail to understand the hype this book has generated so much so that it comes under "Top 10 books travel books". Given that the author is well-travelled, there could have been a lot of meaningful things to be shared with the readers from his personal...

    This is a short read that I intend to read over and over. Basically, it explains that you don't have to be in college or retired to experience long-distance travel. Hiking the Appalachian Trail or spending a year in Thailand is completely do-able for even 30 or 40-somethings. It's a re...

    XXXIII How happy is the little stone That rambles in the road alone, And does n?t care about careers, And exigencies never fears; Whose coat of elemental brown A passing universe put on; And independent as the sun, Associates or glows alone, Fulfilling absolute de...

    As someone who lives a nomadic life, I found enriching what he has to say about long-term travel and living an alternative lifestyle. He give some excellent, concrete ideas to those who want to travel but claim they can't afford to. He also helps us see how living a traveling life ...

    Not a fast moving one but an amazing book. I think I will go back and read parts of it again. There are lots of things to like about the book. First of all it provides a different view of life. I wish I had something like this in my twenties. I have a friend who spends about 6 mont...

    "...deliberately not carrying a camera and sedulously avoiding the standard sights, the anti-tourist doesn't have much integrity or agenda beyond his self conscious decision to stand apart from other tourists." That comes half way into a book that at first states that vagabonding is...

    Simplistic reading. Contains a lot of material I've seen reiterated before in other guidebooks; holds a lot of stuff which is well-covered elsewhere; yields a lot of info which should already be common-sense to the experienced (or even mildly-experienced) traveler...so, I confess I'm m...

    ***I keep trying to find a better book for the type of travel I plan, and haven't yet, so I re-read this one... I can't quite upgrade it though, even though part of me wants to. Originally read 1/2008*** This is a pretty simple book, designed for those who have never traveled but al...

    Para todos aquellos que hemos llenado nuestras vidas con viajes de largo tiempo y corto presupuesto, "Vagabonding" tal vez no será más que un compilado de consejos que con nuestra propia experiencia hemos estado construyendo a punta de errores y aciertos sin que nadie nos los haya en...

    Pure sophistry. Included in this work are maybe two or three genuinely handy bits of advice, mainly found in links to external readings and resources. The rest of these 203 pages are filled with bland bits of armchair philosophy and anecdotes from dozens of other people who are not col...

    Why I Read this Book: Travel and exploration is an essential part of the development of a successful and fulfilled life. Rolf provides an awesome and inspirational guide. Review: All I can think of is travel right now. Not just travel, but moreso exploring, adventure and discover...

    So I didn't exactly expect this one to actually be a GUIDE. I thought it was going to be a novel of some sort. Having already done my fair share of journeys across the US of A and a few other places, I didn't really take much from this book. Most of my time reading this book was lik...

    If you have already gone on open-ended adventures into the world, the first two-thirds (or more) of this book are a bore. Not until I got to the end did I start to enjoy and appreciate it. If you haven't had the opportunity to travel freely then this is a well-grounded book full of lot...

    This book was phennomal, it is one of the best books Ive read in a while! It inspired me to travel the world more and not be so worried about life and money. It made me realize that if one of your passions is traveling, than just start taveling. All you need is a backpack to travel! It...

    Have an itch to quit your job pack a bag and wander the planet for a few years? This handy guide will make that itch that much worse. I miss traveling. ...

    I would recommend this to everyone who has the travel-virus, its mostly about how to manage and enjoy long term travel, but it also delivers great values how to come by with less, don't hold on physical items, seek for experiences. ...

  • Arimo
    Nov 15, 2014

    I finished reading Vagabonding for the second time. The first time I read it was about four years ago, when I first started to experience serious wanderlust. It was inspiring and echoed the way I felt about traveling, but it wasn?t applicable yet. One Day, I mused, I will go on a lon...

    I hit the road for 8 months--7 countries, 4 continents--because of this book. College behind me, an ex-fiance, and a wad of cash in the bank (invested since I was a child)--that was when I discovered this book. I boarded the plane 5 months later. I carried it with me the whole t...

    Rolf Potts? Vagabonding was recommended to me by a friend who apparently thinks I: a) Need to get out of the house (and the city/state/country) b) Enjoy books that heavily rely on quoting Walt Whitman?s ?Song of the Open Road? It?s not a bad book, certainly not the typ...

    Rolf Potts gives a ton of good resources for how to travel long-term. This is not for the person who wants to take a week vacation in Cabo, but for someone who wants to hang out in a country or two or however many for a long time -- several weeks to several years. It's inspiring and he...

    I found this book Strictly OK and I fail to understand the hype this book has generated so much so that it comes under "Top 10 books travel books". Given that the author is well-travelled, there could have been a lot of meaningful things to be shared with the readers from his personal...

    This is a short read that I intend to read over and over. Basically, it explains that you don't have to be in college or retired to experience long-distance travel. Hiking the Appalachian Trail or spending a year in Thailand is completely do-able for even 30 or 40-somethings. It's a re...

    XXXIII How happy is the little stone That rambles in the road alone, And does n?t care about careers, And exigencies never fears; Whose coat of elemental brown A passing universe put on; And independent as the sun, Associates or glows alone, Fulfilling absolute de...

    As someone who lives a nomadic life, I found enriching what he has to say about long-term travel and living an alternative lifestyle. He give some excellent, concrete ideas to those who want to travel but claim they can't afford to. He also helps us see how living a traveling life ...

    Not a fast moving one but an amazing book. I think I will go back and read parts of it again. There are lots of things to like about the book. First of all it provides a different view of life. I wish I had something like this in my twenties. I have a friend who spends about 6 mont...

    "...deliberately not carrying a camera and sedulously avoiding the standard sights, the anti-tourist doesn't have much integrity or agenda beyond his self conscious decision to stand apart from other tourists." That comes half way into a book that at first states that vagabonding is...

    Simplistic reading. Contains a lot of material I've seen reiterated before in other guidebooks; holds a lot of stuff which is well-covered elsewhere; yields a lot of info which should already be common-sense to the experienced (or even mildly-experienced) traveler...so, I confess I'm m...

    ***I keep trying to find a better book for the type of travel I plan, and haven't yet, so I re-read this one... I can't quite upgrade it though, even though part of me wants to. Originally read 1/2008*** This is a pretty simple book, designed for those who have never traveled but al...

    Para todos aquellos que hemos llenado nuestras vidas con viajes de largo tiempo y corto presupuesto, "Vagabonding" tal vez no será más que un compilado de consejos que con nuestra propia experiencia hemos estado construyendo a punta de errores y aciertos sin que nadie nos los haya en...

    Pure sophistry. Included in this work are maybe two or three genuinely handy bits of advice, mainly found in links to external readings and resources. The rest of these 203 pages are filled with bland bits of armchair philosophy and anecdotes from dozens of other people who are not col...

    Why I Read this Book: Travel and exploration is an essential part of the development of a successful and fulfilled life. Rolf provides an awesome and inspirational guide. Review: All I can think of is travel right now. Not just travel, but moreso exploring, adventure and discover...

    So I didn't exactly expect this one to actually be a GUIDE. I thought it was going to be a novel of some sort. Having already done my fair share of journeys across the US of A and a few other places, I didn't really take much from this book. Most of my time reading this book was lik...

    If you have already gone on open-ended adventures into the world, the first two-thirds (or more) of this book are a bore. Not until I got to the end did I start to enjoy and appreciate it. If you haven't had the opportunity to travel freely then this is a well-grounded book full of lot...

    This book was phennomal, it is one of the best books Ive read in a while! It inspired me to travel the world more and not be so worried about life and money. It made me realize that if one of your passions is traveling, than just start taveling. All you need is a backpack to travel! It...

    Have an itch to quit your job pack a bag and wander the planet for a few years? This handy guide will make that itch that much worse. I miss traveling. ...

    I would recommend this to everyone who has the travel-virus, its mostly about how to manage and enjoy long term travel, but it also delivers great values how to come by with less, don't hold on physical items, seek for experiences. ...

    I read bits of this book before my recent six-month adventure in India, then during that trip, and just now finished it a few months after coming home. Primarily, this book was a revelation that other people out there view travel as intrinsically valuable to one's life education an...

    part philosophical view on how a journey, exploration or life should be prepared for, live, enjoyed and reflected upon, part how-to guide for would-be vagabonders perfect blend of idealism and practicality and none of the rarified mysticism I feared and had associated with the ide...

    Although I do admire Rolf Potts, I think that the advice written in this book is less practical information and more spiritual inspiration. Most of what he writes are things to motivate the reader, to show that a vagabonding lifestyle is desirable and possible. Unfortunately, Rolf P...

    I'm surprised by the rather scathing remarks here. They all seem to have in common the expectation this this will either be 1) a checklist or 2) a reinforcement of their personal travel identity (or lack thereof). So, perhaps, you should pick up this book with the expectation of lea...

    This talks about the mindset and philosophy of someone who feels more comfortable on the road than anywhere else. He has explored many places and many options and lists a good number of resources to use as you travel. It helped put me in the right mindset as I set off for my trip, but ...

    Even a bad book has something in it that we can learn from and this isn?t a bad book but it?s misguided. First off one third to half of it is internet sites that you could find yourself if you have a pulse and the other bit is constant quotes from other notable writers that I guess...

    A good book. It gave me lots of concrete ideas for my traveling ? even though many parts of the text can feel familiar for a traveler with some experience who has already read some other travel guides and searched information online. I'd recommend this book for anyone who's planni...

  • Lesley
    Nov 19, 2014

    I finished reading Vagabonding for the second time. The first time I read it was about four years ago, when I first started to experience serious wanderlust. It was inspiring and echoed the way I felt about traveling, but it wasn?t applicable yet. One Day, I mused, I will go on a lon...

    I hit the road for 8 months--7 countries, 4 continents--because of this book. College behind me, an ex-fiance, and a wad of cash in the bank (invested since I was a child)--that was when I discovered this book. I boarded the plane 5 months later. I carried it with me the whole t...

    Rolf Potts? Vagabonding was recommended to me by a friend who apparently thinks I: a) Need to get out of the house (and the city/state/country) b) Enjoy books that heavily rely on quoting Walt Whitman?s ?Song of the Open Road? It?s not a bad book, certainly not the typ...

    Rolf Potts gives a ton of good resources for how to travel long-term. This is not for the person who wants to take a week vacation in Cabo, but for someone who wants to hang out in a country or two or however many for a long time -- several weeks to several years. It's inspiring and he...

    I found this book Strictly OK and I fail to understand the hype this book has generated so much so that it comes under "Top 10 books travel books". Given that the author is well-travelled, there could have been a lot of meaningful things to be shared with the readers from his personal...

    This is a short read that I intend to read over and over. Basically, it explains that you don't have to be in college or retired to experience long-distance travel. Hiking the Appalachian Trail or spending a year in Thailand is completely do-able for even 30 or 40-somethings. It's a re...

    XXXIII How happy is the little stone That rambles in the road alone, And does n?t care about careers, And exigencies never fears; Whose coat of elemental brown A passing universe put on; And independent as the sun, Associates or glows alone, Fulfilling absolute de...

    As someone who lives a nomadic life, I found enriching what he has to say about long-term travel and living an alternative lifestyle. He give some excellent, concrete ideas to those who want to travel but claim they can't afford to. He also helps us see how living a traveling life ...

    Not a fast moving one but an amazing book. I think I will go back and read parts of it again. There are lots of things to like about the book. First of all it provides a different view of life. I wish I had something like this in my twenties. I have a friend who spends about 6 mont...

    "...deliberately not carrying a camera and sedulously avoiding the standard sights, the anti-tourist doesn't have much integrity or agenda beyond his self conscious decision to stand apart from other tourists." That comes half way into a book that at first states that vagabonding is...

    Simplistic reading. Contains a lot of material I've seen reiterated before in other guidebooks; holds a lot of stuff which is well-covered elsewhere; yields a lot of info which should already be common-sense to the experienced (or even mildly-experienced) traveler...so, I confess I'm m...

    ***I keep trying to find a better book for the type of travel I plan, and haven't yet, so I re-read this one... I can't quite upgrade it though, even though part of me wants to. Originally read 1/2008*** This is a pretty simple book, designed for those who have never traveled but al...

    Para todos aquellos que hemos llenado nuestras vidas con viajes de largo tiempo y corto presupuesto, "Vagabonding" tal vez no será más que un compilado de consejos que con nuestra propia experiencia hemos estado construyendo a punta de errores y aciertos sin que nadie nos los haya en...

    Pure sophistry. Included in this work are maybe two or three genuinely handy bits of advice, mainly found in links to external readings and resources. The rest of these 203 pages are filled with bland bits of armchair philosophy and anecdotes from dozens of other people who are not col...

    Why I Read this Book: Travel and exploration is an essential part of the development of a successful and fulfilled life. Rolf provides an awesome and inspirational guide. Review: All I can think of is travel right now. Not just travel, but moreso exploring, adventure and discover...

    So I didn't exactly expect this one to actually be a GUIDE. I thought it was going to be a novel of some sort. Having already done my fair share of journeys across the US of A and a few other places, I didn't really take much from this book. Most of my time reading this book was lik...

    If you have already gone on open-ended adventures into the world, the first two-thirds (or more) of this book are a bore. Not until I got to the end did I start to enjoy and appreciate it. If you haven't had the opportunity to travel freely then this is a well-grounded book full of lot...

    This book was phennomal, it is one of the best books Ive read in a while! It inspired me to travel the world more and not be so worried about life and money. It made me realize that if one of your passions is traveling, than just start taveling. All you need is a backpack to travel! It...

    Have an itch to quit your job pack a bag and wander the planet for a few years? This handy guide will make that itch that much worse. I miss traveling. ...

  • Sarah K
    Feb 18, 2017

    I finished reading Vagabonding for the second time. The first time I read it was about four years ago, when I first started to experience serious wanderlust. It was inspiring and echoed the way I felt about traveling, but it wasn?t applicable yet. One Day, I mused, I will go on a lon...

    I hit the road for 8 months--7 countries, 4 continents--because of this book. College behind me, an ex-fiance, and a wad of cash in the bank (invested since I was a child)--that was when I discovered this book. I boarded the plane 5 months later. I carried it with me the whole t...

    Rolf Potts? Vagabonding was recommended to me by a friend who apparently thinks I: a) Need to get out of the house (and the city/state/country) b) Enjoy books that heavily rely on quoting Walt Whitman?s ?Song of the Open Road? It?s not a bad book, certainly not the typ...

    Rolf Potts gives a ton of good resources for how to travel long-term. This is not for the person who wants to take a week vacation in Cabo, but for someone who wants to hang out in a country or two or however many for a long time -- several weeks to several years. It's inspiring and he...

    I found this book Strictly OK and I fail to understand the hype this book has generated so much so that it comes under "Top 10 books travel books". Given that the author is well-travelled, there could have been a lot of meaningful things to be shared with the readers from his personal...

    This is a short read that I intend to read over and over. Basically, it explains that you don't have to be in college or retired to experience long-distance travel. Hiking the Appalachian Trail or spending a year in Thailand is completely do-able for even 30 or 40-somethings. It's a re...

    XXXIII How happy is the little stone That rambles in the road alone, And does n?t care about careers, And exigencies never fears; Whose coat of elemental brown A passing universe put on; And independent as the sun, Associates or glows alone, Fulfilling absolute de...

    As someone who lives a nomadic life, I found enriching what he has to say about long-term travel and living an alternative lifestyle. He give some excellent, concrete ideas to those who want to travel but claim they can't afford to. He also helps us see how living a traveling life ...

    Not a fast moving one but an amazing book. I think I will go back and read parts of it again. There are lots of things to like about the book. First of all it provides a different view of life. I wish I had something like this in my twenties. I have a friend who spends about 6 mont...

    "...deliberately not carrying a camera and sedulously avoiding the standard sights, the anti-tourist doesn't have much integrity or agenda beyond his self conscious decision to stand apart from other tourists." That comes half way into a book that at first states that vagabonding is...

    Simplistic reading. Contains a lot of material I've seen reiterated before in other guidebooks; holds a lot of stuff which is well-covered elsewhere; yields a lot of info which should already be common-sense to the experienced (or even mildly-experienced) traveler...so, I confess I'm m...

    ***I keep trying to find a better book for the type of travel I plan, and haven't yet, so I re-read this one... I can't quite upgrade it though, even though part of me wants to. Originally read 1/2008*** This is a pretty simple book, designed for those who have never traveled but al...

    Para todos aquellos que hemos llenado nuestras vidas con viajes de largo tiempo y corto presupuesto, "Vagabonding" tal vez no será más que un compilado de consejos que con nuestra propia experiencia hemos estado construyendo a punta de errores y aciertos sin que nadie nos los haya en...

    Pure sophistry. Included in this work are maybe two or three genuinely handy bits of advice, mainly found in links to external readings and resources. The rest of these 203 pages are filled with bland bits of armchair philosophy and anecdotes from dozens of other people who are not col...

    Why I Read this Book: Travel and exploration is an essential part of the development of a successful and fulfilled life. Rolf provides an awesome and inspirational guide. Review: All I can think of is travel right now. Not just travel, but moreso exploring, adventure and discover...

    So I didn't exactly expect this one to actually be a GUIDE. I thought it was going to be a novel of some sort. Having already done my fair share of journeys across the US of A and a few other places, I didn't really take much from this book. Most of my time reading this book was lik...

    If you have already gone on open-ended adventures into the world, the first two-thirds (or more) of this book are a bore. Not until I got to the end did I start to enjoy and appreciate it. If you haven't had the opportunity to travel freely then this is a well-grounded book full of lot...

    This book was phennomal, it is one of the best books Ive read in a while! It inspired me to travel the world more and not be so worried about life and money. It made me realize that if one of your passions is traveling, than just start taveling. All you need is a backpack to travel! It...

  • Yair Zumaeta Acero
    Nov 13, 2017

    I finished reading Vagabonding for the second time. The first time I read it was about four years ago, when I first started to experience serious wanderlust. It was inspiring and echoed the way I felt about traveling, but it wasn?t applicable yet. One Day, I mused, I will go on a lon...

    I hit the road for 8 months--7 countries, 4 continents--because of this book. College behind me, an ex-fiance, and a wad of cash in the bank (invested since I was a child)--that was when I discovered this book. I boarded the plane 5 months later. I carried it with me the whole t...

    Rolf Potts? Vagabonding was recommended to me by a friend who apparently thinks I: a) Need to get out of the house (and the city/state/country) b) Enjoy books that heavily rely on quoting Walt Whitman?s ?Song of the Open Road? It?s not a bad book, certainly not the typ...

    Rolf Potts gives a ton of good resources for how to travel long-term. This is not for the person who wants to take a week vacation in Cabo, but for someone who wants to hang out in a country or two or however many for a long time -- several weeks to several years. It's inspiring and he...

    I found this book Strictly OK and I fail to understand the hype this book has generated so much so that it comes under "Top 10 books travel books". Given that the author is well-travelled, there could have been a lot of meaningful things to be shared with the readers from his personal...

    This is a short read that I intend to read over and over. Basically, it explains that you don't have to be in college or retired to experience long-distance travel. Hiking the Appalachian Trail or spending a year in Thailand is completely do-able for even 30 or 40-somethings. It's a re...

    XXXIII How happy is the little stone That rambles in the road alone, And does n?t care about careers, And exigencies never fears; Whose coat of elemental brown A passing universe put on; And independent as the sun, Associates or glows alone, Fulfilling absolute de...

    As someone who lives a nomadic life, I found enriching what he has to say about long-term travel and living an alternative lifestyle. He give some excellent, concrete ideas to those who want to travel but claim they can't afford to. He also helps us see how living a traveling life ...

    Not a fast moving one but an amazing book. I think I will go back and read parts of it again. There are lots of things to like about the book. First of all it provides a different view of life. I wish I had something like this in my twenties. I have a friend who spends about 6 mont...

    "...deliberately not carrying a camera and sedulously avoiding the standard sights, the anti-tourist doesn't have much integrity or agenda beyond his self conscious decision to stand apart from other tourists." That comes half way into a book that at first states that vagabonding is...

    Simplistic reading. Contains a lot of material I've seen reiterated before in other guidebooks; holds a lot of stuff which is well-covered elsewhere; yields a lot of info which should already be common-sense to the experienced (or even mildly-experienced) traveler...so, I confess I'm m...

    ***I keep trying to find a better book for the type of travel I plan, and haven't yet, so I re-read this one... I can't quite upgrade it though, even though part of me wants to. Originally read 1/2008*** This is a pretty simple book, designed for those who have never traveled but al...

    Para todos aquellos que hemos llenado nuestras vidas con viajes de largo tiempo y corto presupuesto, "Vagabonding" tal vez no será más que un compilado de consejos que con nuestra propia experiencia hemos estado construyendo a punta de errores y aciertos sin que nadie nos los haya en...