Unlike subject specific travel literature that tells you where to go and what to do, this practical book shows you how to:
- Beat the Best Online Fare - Every Time
- Turn a one-way flight into a half-way-around the world ticket
- Bypass checked bag and roaming fees
- Beat Priceline by understanding how it works
- Stockpile rewards points without buying anything - Fund your travels
- Avoid EXTREME travel scams that can empty your wallet
- Find coupons for up to 40% off in most major cities
- Disaster proof your vacation
You also get:
- How to travel 5 times more on the same budget using lean principles.
- Hundreds of neatly organized niche travel resources for students, families, business
travelers, couples and solo travelers.
- The 7 factors that play a hand in any travel deal and how to use them to your advantage.
- Actual tools and templates Russell uses to travel 5 times more for the local cost of living.
- A step-by-step system that shows you how to multiply your savings.
You don't need to quit your job, sell your home or leave your life., Stop Dreaming... Start Traveling has everything you need to travel - without the bill.
Written by experienced backpacker, Craig Phillips, the creator of backpackeradvice.com
Backpacking Around The World For First Timers chapters include:
Should You Go Backpacking?
Ways To Fund Your Trip
Travelling Alone, With Friends, Or A Group
Vaccinations and Health
Safety And Security
Departure Planning And Checklist
Choosing A Backpack
Top Backpacking Tips
When You Get There
Living In Hostels
How To Meet People
Dealing With Culture Shock, Loneliness, And Homesickness
Money Saving Tips Whilst Travelling
Documenting Your Trip
Backpacking Resource Directory
Rewritten from the ground up, the second edition of How to Travel Full-Time simplifies some topics while expanding on others, taking into account the feedback received and lessons learned from selling over 100,000 copies of the first edition.
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.
How to explore most efficiently and effectively.
How to network in a new city where you don't know anyone.
How to document your travels, for your own use, and so that others might follow along with you.
Staying safe on the road.
And a bit about Colin's story, and how he built his travel-focused lifestyle.
The Solo Traveler’s Handbook offers:
A comprehensive how and why of solo travel.
Real solo travel stories.
Solo and social: meeting locals and other travellers.
Safety: four priorities, five principles and sixty tips.
Planning and packing.
Where to go and when.
Dozens of resources.
• financing your travel time
• determining your destination
• adjusting to life on the road
• working and volunteering overseas
• handling travel adversity
• re-assimilating back into ordinary life
Praise for Vagabonding
“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. . . . [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
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Travel is more than just checking off landmarks and buying postcards. It’s about going with the flow and seeing where you end up—even if it’s not where you imagined. As any experienced backpacker will tell you, the best memories are built on the strangest experiences.
Before you leave for your great adventure, it’s important to be prepared. Whether you’re embarking on a round-the-world trip of a lifetime or popping out for a couple weeks in the sun, this book answers all the questions you won’t find in a regular travel guide. It covers everything from practical tips on how to save up for your big trip, to what to do when things (inevitably) go wrong, and how to adjust to life on the road. It’s time to awaken your inner nomad!
In the shadow of Old Sarum he sits. Salisbury is in sight. It slopes slowly from the old to the new. Now hungry and not too sure what to do about the rue he concludes…
‘I can live with the hunger for a bit… but the thirst I can’t.’
He finds a thrown water bottle and heads into town down a road sloping into Salisbury. Just short of the town, he passes by a park and spots a fountain. He doesn’t think he just drinks, with thirsty urgency. He rinses then fills up his bottle.
Rote returns to his hideaway without even venturing into the town proper. He’s pickled by the predicament. He’s embarrassed. His pride is really riding him. He’s unable to make eye contact with people passing by.
Back at the bench he crawls back into the bushes when no one's looking. He pulls out his orange plastic bag and his basically brand new sleeping bag that after last night looks old.
It’s not even midday yet.
He doesn’t want anyone to see him. He has no money. He has no food. He has water. He has a briar bush for a home. It’s wet and always leaking. It’s infested with all sorts of crawling things. And there’s garbage strewn here and there. Some of it is blown in and then torn by dogs.
He’s fraught with the facts—he’s fucked.
That afternoon and night he stays burrowed in his bane going insane, wrestling with his dilemma. He’s haunted and daunted by his hunger. He tries to ignore his starving stomach.
He tries to hide his pride.
The following morning he awakes slobbered with saliva, washed with froth from another friendly face, truly a restoring grace. Those dogs delight him in their exuberance upon discovering a bushwhacked bum. Aye, a found friend, wagging him well with a non-judgmental manner. It means a whole lot. They in their way, help to raise Rote’s spirits by letting him know it’s okay and to keep his chin up.
Upon packing his pack with his makeshift shack, he burrows them back away and begins his day. Out from behind his bespoken bench he crosses the park. Onto the road he strolls, stirring up a sense of purpose to feed his belly and starve his pride. His pride is like a life preserver; it will buoy him back on track.
He passes through the subterranean pedestrian passage under the roundabout of traffic alongside the Avon River. He continues along the road now into Salisbury proper. Only to be stopped by his propped pride, a pill still too ill to swallow. He returns to wallow.
Back in his burrow with a deep furrow, he struggles with it all. Oh his pride. And as the day turns into night he struggles some more. Unable to sleep, racked with rancour for the heel he has to hallow.
As the sun rises so his spirits, and by the lavish licking, he surrenders too. It brings a smile to his face.
Hunger soon supersedes all qualms with his pride. He proceeds to Salisbury proper. He’s struggled enough and to no end, with the thought and the need thereof of begging. And boy is it a proud pill to swallow. It’s in his best interest. At that point, he doesn’t see any other way of collecting coins to curb his hunger pangs and his tobacco withdrawals... great motivating factors for sure.
He’s desperate. He’s defiantly delayed any render to surrender that in turn will chide his pride. He tries to fend the facts, but faced with them there really is no other possible play.
He’s forced to say,
“Excuse me… but can you spare some change.”
A truly inspired story steeped in history that starts with Rote sending his manuscript overseas to London England.