My Exile Lifestyle

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My Exile Lifestyle is a memoir made of stories from the life of author, entrepreneur, and full-time traveler, Colin Wright. 

From his early years as an antisocial geek, to his high-flying career in Los Angeles, to his life as a wandering vagabond, Colin holds nothing back as he talks about love, business, blogging, and culture through tales that span four continents. 

In the easy to digest style of storytelling that has made his other work such a success, Colin discusses life on the road and nothing is too taboo. Every epic, embarrassing, and awkward detail is covered with sometimes brutal honesty. 

"Wonderful personal glimpse into an extraordinary life!" 
-Derek Sivers, Author of Anything You Want and sivers.org 

“Want a completely uncensored tale of what it’s like to live an unconventional location independent lifestyle? Read this book. Whether you're looking to travel, start your own business, or just want to be inspired and entertained, I highly recommend checking out Colin’s new book.” 
-Amber Rae, Founder of Revolution.is

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About the author

Colin Wright is the author, entrepreneur, and full-time traveler behind the blog Exile Lifestyle, where he writes for an audience of 2 million readers, on topics ranging from philosophy to publishing, long-term travel to all-in entrepreneurship. He also speaks and teaches workshops internationally, generally on work/lifestyle-balance, the business of being a creative person, branding, modern publishing, and how to do what you love for for a living.

At 24, Colin was running a successful branding studio in Los Angeles and living the 'American Dream,' when he decided that dream wasn't all it was cracked up to be. After scaling down his business and getting rid of everything he owned that wouldn't fit into a carry-on bag, he hit the road and began a lifestyle focused on new experiences and novel perspectives. For over five years, he's moved to a new country every four months based on the votes of his readers.

Colin has been featured in an interviewed by hundreds of TV shows, magazines, newspapers, podcasts, blogs, and other media around the world. He's written both fiction and nonfiction bestsellers, and is probably one of the biggest book geeks you'll ever meet.

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Publisher
Asymmetrical Press
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Published on
Jun 26, 2011
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Pages
257
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ISBN
9780982797310
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs
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This content is DRM free.
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Topics covered in this book: 

The idea of travel, compared to the reality. 
Types of travel you might consider. 
The impact of long-term or full-time travel on your life. 
Travel as a project. 
Cultural relativism (a very important concept). 
The ethics of traveling. 
Punches, and rolling with them (vital for someone who makes travel a part of their life). 
Money, and how it plays into this kind of lifestyle. 
The platforms you can build to help you travel better, and sustain your lifestyle. 
How to approach possessions as a traveler. 
A core packing list to start with and build upon. 
Buying tickets and how to do it better. 
Legalities, debt, and other considerations (especially those involving paperwork). 
The process of moving regularly. 
Different methods of packing (and the pros and cons involved). 
What to do when you first arrive in a new city. 
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