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Vagabonding Audiobook

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

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Publisher's Summary

Vagabonding is about taking time off from your normal life - from six weeks to four months to two years - to discover and experience the world on your own terms. Veteran shoestring traveler Rolf Potts shows how anyone armed with an independent spirit can achieve the dream of extended overseas travel. Potts gives the necessary information on:

  • Financing your travel time
  • Determining your destination
  • Adjusting to life on the road
  • Working and volunteering overseas
  • Handling travel adversity
  • Re-assimilating back into ordinary life

Not just a plan of action, vagabonding is an outlook on life that emphasizes creativity, discovery, and the growth of the spirit. Visit the vagabonding community's hub at www.vagabonding.net.

©2002 Rolf Potts (P)2013 Tim Ferriss

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    Matthew 14/03/2016
    Matthew 14/03/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent and Inspiring"

    Provides detailed insight into the workings of the minds of people who think differently to most.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Debbie 26/01/2016
    Debbie 26/01/2016
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    "painful to listen"

    struggled to hang in until the end.
    narrator bland voice
    just wanted it to be over .
    only hung in until the end because I paid for it.
    Ggrrrrrrrrrrrr

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nathan 21/04/2015
    Nathan 21/04/2015
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    "Vagabonding"

    Excellent audiobook, first one I have tried from audible.

    The fact that the author is speaking makes it that much better - big fan of Tim Ferriss who pushed me into this, would highly recommend.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    John C 03/03/2015
    John C 03/03/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "1 highpoint, get a summary from someone"

    The discussion of travelling vs tourism was good. The overuse of the word vagabonding was very annoying/repetitive after the 1st 15 uses. listening to the 'vagabonding voices ' was truly nauseous. pretentious travel writers /bloggers pedalling some vague philosophy and a lot of redundant travel tips. get a summary from someone who read it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Anton 05/03/2016
    Anton 05/03/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "This purchase will hurt you none!"

    It acheives to inspire you by taking you by the hand and walking you through the process of tweaking your thinking regarding the "why's & how's" of traveling long term. When your done you'll feel that what was once a pie in the sky idea has become not only realistically achievable but an irresponsible thing to not do.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Lina
    15/03/16
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    "Loved it! - Great resource"

    Very interesting book with applicable details related to traveling from prepping before to getting back home.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Casey
    10/08/15
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    "Meh"

    I was quite excited for this book based on the recommendation of Tim Ferris. However, short of some entertaining anecdotes, I did not find that it offered much of value.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Jaele
    Sparta, TN, United States
    1/10/15
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    "Not impressed.."

    I expected to learn a lot about how to travel asks live fairly comfortably on a REALLY tight budget (Vagabond) and it turned out to be more of an empowering lecture that encouraged you to realize that Y.O.L.O. and that you should drop your life and take off, essentially... Ugh..

    14 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • Stephen
    22/01/15
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    "Great listen!"

    Has definitely affected the way I think about consuming products (Will this hold me down in the future? Could I put this money toward a great meal in Japan someday? If I lose this object traveling, can I easily afford to replace it, or will it be a huge loss?).

    Short enough that it's a relatively quick listen, and well worth it. Long enough to still provoke lots of thinking.

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Matteo
    Barcelona, Spain
    13/03/14
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    "review of a well seasoned traveler."

    I like to read books where I come out with something. I've been thinking about reading this book for a long time, since Tim Ferris was a fierce supporter. But I struggled to see what pointers I could take on this book.

    Many of the "conclusions" are opinionated, posing a right and wrong way of traveling. Myself, I travel rather similar to how the author of the book has done, but I find that most of his advice is common sense, the rest is just his opinion, which sometimes coincides with mine, and sometimes not.

    For someone that has never traveled outside of package tours, this book my pose a different way of traveling, something that many people can enjoy and learn from if they try. I was expecting to find something creative and different from what I saw, instead I just saw criticism of those that do package tours, drugs or alcohol.

    I'm not saying the way he travels is not interesting, I'm saying that if this is what you like, this is what you will do. If someone rather go to a club med, well, there can be something in that too, different tastes make up for different traveling ways.

    My self, I like to mix up a bit of everything.

    24 of 32 people found this review helpful
  • oreneus
    5/07/15
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    "my advice: pass on to the next book"

    this was the most obsolete audio I've ever listened to. hearing Tim Ferris literally drooling over this book in his recommendation by calling it a game changer and a 'must read' made me want to know what it was all about, obviously I was disappointed. spare yourselves the money and go travel

    18 of 24 people found this review helpful
  • Pat
    Monteal, Canada
    28/02/16
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    "Not bad but you have to be really awake to follow!"

    The informations is interesting but the voice is redundant and at some point you lose focus. I'm not a big fan of audiobook. It's harder for me to stay focus on the story, compare to real books.

    By if I have to read it again, I probably buy the paper version.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ryan
    21/01/15
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    "Excellent book for anyone who travels regularly."

    If you enjoy traveling off the beaten path this is a must read. Perfect for those who care more about experiencing life rather than buying happiness.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • selin
    GREAT NECK, NEW YORK, United States
    17/12/13
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    "Self reflection on long term travelling"
    What did you love best about Vagabonding?

    The book challenged me to look at travelling from a new and wider perspective. It provoked me to reconsider the real necessities in my life.


    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Andrew
    Issaquah, WA, United States
    12/11/13
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    "Legendary"
    If you could sum up Vagabonding in three words, what would they be?

    revolutionary practical inspiring


    What other book might you compare Vagabonding to and why?

    It has convinced me to live abroad indefinitely.


    What about Rolf Potts’s performance did you like?

    By speaking clearly about his philosophy and using good examples.


    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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  • Purpleoak
    10/08/14
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    "Interesting"
    What made the experience of listening to Vagabonding the most enjoyable?

    Worth a listen. One area I would have liked a lot more depth on is finances. A lot of the excerpts he puts in from vagabonders all over the world seem to be freelance writers - what about the rest of us? That said it is still inspiration to just set off and follow your feet.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Aneta Milanowska
    29/05/16
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    "More about why&how we travel than how to payforit"

    I didn't learn anything new about financing travel or cutting costs during travel, but part about why we travel and how to approach it was realy good!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Joe Fox
    13/05/16
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    "Excellent insight into backpacking"

    Excellent book written in a friendly understandable manner with great insight into travelling.

    A must for anyone considering going backpacking for any length of time.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mohak
    13/11/16
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    "Exellent"

    Great stuff, the detailing us superb and it's an excellent read. exciting enough to pack the bags and travel

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • SteveP09
    UK
    31/10/16
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    "Good tips"

    Was sort of expecting a travelogue interspersed with advice but it's basically just loads of advice.
    Good advice mind for doing this sort of travelling.
    It also makes you think about how you currently live and travel and shows you an alternative way of doing it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rebecca
    22/10/16
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    "Realistic, releatable & motivational"

    listened to the whole book in under 24hrs. I expect to listen several times more.



    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • C4NH4M
    ENGLAND
    11/10/16
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    "an unexpected gem!"

    I wasn't quite sure what to expect from this audio book but I can report that it has light a fire in my boots!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jamie Currie
    23/08/16
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    "Mostly mundane, common sense."
    Any additional comments?

    Very dull overall. I expected a lot more from a book that was so highly touted by Tim Ferriss. Nothing to take away I'm afraid, and presented in a tone and style that made listening a struggle.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jonathan Walsh
    8/07/16
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    "Life changing"

    This book possibly just changed my life! For travelling abroad or traveling through life this book is a must read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Conor Curley
    2/05/16
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    "Timeless travelling ponderings"

    although this is short it is an excellent book to create an independent travel mindset.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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