How to Earn Your Freedom…And A Motorcycle Ride Across China?

How to Earn Your Freedom…And A Motorcycle Ride Across China?

This post shares two short essays that have had a profound impact on my life. They explore “lifestyle,” world travel, practical philosophies, and much more. Disclaimer: These might make you quit your job… even if you’re the boss. I’m not kidding, as I’ve seen it happen. If it comes to pass, you’ll thank me later. To …

Rolf Potts on Travel Tactics, Creating Time Wealth, and Lateral Thinking (#41 & #42)

Rolf Potts on Travel Tactics, Creating Time Wealth, and Lateral Thinking (#41 & #42)

“War is God’s way of teaching Americans geography.” – Rolf Potts “If in doubt, just walk until your day becomes interesting.” – Rolf Potts Rolf Potts is the author of Vagabonding (hear the audio book sample here), one of my favorite books of all-time.  It was one of just two books (the other was Walden) that I carried with me around …

The Tim Ferriss Book Club Launches — Book #1: Vagabonding

The Tim Ferriss Book Club Launches — Book #1: Vagabonding

The book Vagabonding traveled with me around the globe for 18 months. This post is a dream come true. Starting in college, I’ve fantasized about somehow driving fantastic but under-appreciated books into the limelight. I have a soft spot for out-of-print tomes and niche publications. Flash forward, nearly 15 years later… After three #1 bestsellers, …

Rolf Potts Q&A: The Art of Long-term World Travel… and Travel Writing

Rolf Potts Q&A: The Art of Long-term World Travel… and Travel Writing

Rolf Potts is one of my favorite writers, and his book — Vagabonding — was one of only four books I recommended as “fundamental” in The 4-Hour Workweek. It was also one of two books, the other being Walden; Or, Life in the Woods, that I took with me during my 15+-month mini-retirement that began …