Rolf Potts

Non Fiction?
TravelLife Advice
Date finished
Dec 11, 2020
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🚀 The Book in 3 Sentences

  1. Take extended time off from regular routine in order to travel the world
  1. Keep your itinerary open, only book a one way ticket and slow down
  1. Look for adventure in normal life, don’t work your whole life and best years to retire when you can’t travel anymore

🎨 Impressions

The book sums up my current goal of traveling the world long-time. The goal for me is to work and travel to different places but doing so in a slower timeframe. Don’t really think of travel as vacation but as life. Keep an open mind and don’t plan everything in detail. One way of getting freedom to do this is getting time off in work contracts, or get a passive income running, or travel between jobs

How I Discovered It

Recommended by Tim Ferris

Who Should Read It?

People who have a wanderlust and want to break out of the “work 53 weeks and then go on expensive vacation”-thing. Why not make travel a part of your life at most times?

☘️ How the Book Changed Me

  • What If you had x months off each year instead of only working full time?
  • Free time > 💰
  • You can travel cheaply
  • Interact with locals and eat streetfood, try to actually visit a country “traveller vs tourist”

✍️ My Top Quotes

Vagabonding involves taking an extended time-out from your normal life — six weeks, four months, two years — to travel the world on your own terms.
Vagabonding is about looking for adventure in normal life, and normal life within adventure
The best part of one’s life earning money in order to enjoy a questionable liberty during the least valuable part of it.
SLOW . . . DOWN.