Rolf Potts is the author of Vagabonding and Marco Polo Didn't Go There. He has reported from more than sixty countries for the likes of National Geographic Traveler, The New Yorker, Slate, Outside, The New York Times Magazine, Believer, The Guardian, Sports Illustrated, National Public Radio, and the Travel Channel. Though he rarely stays in one place for more than a few weeks or months, Potts feels somewhat at home in Bangkok, Cairo, Pusan, New York, New Orleans, and North Central Kansas, where he keeps a small farmhouse on thirty acres near his family. Each July he can be found in France, where he is the summer writer-in-residence and program director at the Paris American Academy.
"A crucial reference for any budget wanderer."--Time
"Vagabonding easily remains in my top-10 list of life-changing books. Why? Because one incredible trip, especially a long-term trip, can change your life forever. And Vagabonding teaches you how to travel (and think), not just for one trip, but for the rest of your life."--Tim Ferriss, from the foreword
"The book is a meditation on the joys of hitting the road. . . . It's also a primer for those with a case of pent-up wanderlust seeking to live the dream."--USA Today "I couldn't put this book down. It's a whole different ethic of travel. . . . [Rolf Potts's] practical advice might just convince you to enjoy that open-ended trip of a lifetime."--Rick Steves "Potts wants us to wander, to explore, to embrace the unknown, and, finally, to take our own damn time about it. I think this is the most sensible book of travel-related advice ever written."--Tim Cahill, founding editor of Outside