Rolf Potts on traveling slowly

“Vagabonding is not like bulk shopping: The value of your travels does not hinge on how many stamps you have in your passport when you get home — and the slow, nuanced experience of a single country is always better than the hurried, superficial experience of forty countries.”
–Rolf Potts, Vagabonding (2003)

Posted by | Comments (2)  | June 23, 2003
Category: Travel Quote of the Day

2 Responses to “Rolf Potts on traveling slowly”

  1. Zach Says:


    I totally agree. After Korea, how did you get started? I am currently in Korea,traveled for six months through South East Asia and the experience definitely changed me. I write fiction, much of it coming from actual experience. How would you suggest I get into travel writing? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I admire what you are doing.


  2. Rolf Says:

    Hey Zach! I get this question a lot, and actually I’ve posted on it before. So read this for tips on getting started…