The trip was far too short but the fact of the matter is, it was longer and further than most people will ever travel. I circumnavigated the globe in 42 days – leaving Hawaii for Australia, then Bali in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Dubai, Morocco, France, Iceland, New York City and now back to…
I’m always torn about saying where I grew up – my emotionally struggling parents started out with good intentions of having their kids grow up in a Southern California mountain town but then seriously lost the thread and dragged us through hell before I managed to get back to where childhood had seemed normal just…
Austin is the fastest growing city in the United States – and it has been such since 2010. This rapid growth creates a dynamic environment that provides opportunities and more than a little griping by the ever elusive Austinites – those who were born and raised in this once quiet state capital. Austin is home…
Barbara Weibel is one of my favorite travel bloggers. Barbara puts the focus on writing incredible posts with sometimes startling insights into the world of travel and culture.
Tom is an old school travel writer, guide book author – the kind that went to the destination, walked all the streets, drew the map if there wasn’t one, learned the language, and checked all the prices – and what is incredibly cool, is that he is also a pioneer of the new school of travel writing and online guides.
I caught up with the vagabonding vagabond blogger, Rolf Potts, via email and he kindly agreed to answer a few of my questions for Vagobond readers about life, travel, authenticity and himself.
If there is a modern day heir to the great traveler/scholar Ibn Batutta – I would say that Francis Tapon is the guy.
Explorer Sir Richard Francis Burton was quite possibly the greatest vagabond in history. In his lifetime he lived diverse cultures, broke boundaries, and did most of it without much in the way of resources or travel money.He is this week’s Extraordinary Vagabond.
He conquered an entire empire. Sure, it was shitty for Montezuma, but for Cortez? It must have been cool.
When it comes to famous vagabonds, people often forget that respected writers now often had their roots as shiftless vagabonds. Ernest Hemingway is no exception.