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Vagabonding is about taking time off from your normal life—from six weeks to four months to two years—to discover and experience the world on your own terms. Veteran shoestring traveler Rolf Potts shows how anyone armed with an independent spirit can achieve the dream of extended overseas travel. Potts gives the necessary information on:• financing your travel time • determining your destination • adjusting to life on the road• working and volunteering overseas • handling travel adversity • re-assimilating back into ordinary lifeNot just a plan of action, vagabonding is an outlook on life that emphasizes creativity, discovery, and the growth of the spirit. Visit the vagabonding community’s hub at www.

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Rolf Potts

Rolf Potts is the author of Vagabonding (Random House, 2003) , Marco Polo Didn't Go There (Travelers Tales, 2008) , and The Geto Boys (Bloomsbury's 33 1/3 series, 2016) . He has reported from more than sixty countries for the likes of National Geographic Traveler, The New Yorker, Sports Illustrated, The Atlantic, Slate.com, The Believer, National Public Radio, and the Travel Channel. His adventures have taken him across six continents, and include piloting a fishing boat 900 miles down the Laotian Mekong, hitchhiking across Eastern Europe, traversing Israel on foot, bicycling across Burma, driving a Land Rover across South America, and traveling around the world for six weeks with no luggage or bags of any kind.

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