Introducing – Vagabonding Case Studies

We’re rolling out some new features here at Vagablogging, and one of the most exciting will be regular Vagabonding Case Studies of past and future travelers, highlighting the reasons behind their trips, how they made them happen, and what wisdom they learned from the experience.

Have you been on a vagabonding journey in the past?  Are you planning one now, or are you currently on such a trip?  Has Vagabonding inspired you to cast off the familiar shackles of home and set off on your own for months on end to parts known and unknown?  Are you a Nu Nomad who wants to redefine home as wherever you are?  We’d like to hear from you!

We’re reaching out to everyone who might have something to say about their experiences as vagabonders.  We have a separate set of questions for pre-trip and post-trip, and while it makes for a great story to have both, it’s not necessary.  We’ll talk about how you’ve funded your travels, what lessons you’ve learned, where you’ve traveled, what you chose to take with you, and how Vagabonding may have influenced you.  As I mentioned a few weeks ago, there is a growing trend in long-term travel, and it is our hope that these case studies will help to build a community of world travelers who share their excitement and knowledge with each other.  For those who are in the planning stages, this could be an opportunity to get feedback or to promote their blog.

Our first Case Study will premier next Wednesday, and will be of a woman who was bitten by the travel bug two years ago, saved up, and just quit her job in anticipation of traveling for 10 months through South America and Southeast Asia.  She’s currently in Peru celebrating her birthday.  We look forward to introducing her, and many more vagabonders over the months to come.


Are you a Vagabonding reader planning, in the middle of, or returning from a journey? Would you like your travel blog or website to be featured on Vagabonding Case Studies? If so, drop us a line at and tell us a little about yourself.

Posted by | Comments (8)  | February 25, 2010
Category: Vagabonding Case Studies

8 Responses to “Introducing – Vagabonding Case Studies”

  1. Rebecca Travel-Writers-Exchange Says:

    Looking forward to your case studies. They’ll help and encourage people who’ve been thinking about long term travel.

  2. Hugh Says:

    I don’t have a vagabonding story to share as I’m more of a short-term traveler. But I’m really looking forward to reading these case studies!

  3. Annabel Candy, Get In the Hot Spot Says:

    This sounds fascinating. I’ve been globe trotting for over 2o years and would love to be included. I’ll send you an email and be looking forward to reading your coming case studies.

  4. Daniel Says:

    Hi Rolph. Your book pushed me over the edge. It inspired me to travel and confirmed every feeling I’ve had over the years. I’ve always wanted to do this and I have now started planning my trip of the Americas. I’ve sold my share of my business and when my lease is up in October I plan on taking a 2 month trip of America and South America on my motorcycle. It will be a blast. My documentation will start shortly as I’ve always wanted to start a blog to share my everyday feelings and thoughts. I will continue it wile on the road. Thanks so much for your inspiration and knowledge on lifestyle design. I constantly reference your book and always find myself buying new a new copy after giving my current to a friend. Thank you.

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  6. Rolf Potts Says:

    Thanks everyone — I look forward to reading about everyone’s experiences. And good luck in your upcoming travels, Daniel! Glad to hear Vagabonding was an inspiration….

  7. Ted Beatie Says:

    My word! We’ve had an overwhelming response to this call for submissions – over two dozen travelers already! Everyone is eager to share their story, and we look forward to introducing them in the months to come. Please be patient as we (I) sort through them, contact people, and schedule the stories.

    We here at Vagablogging are excited about this new series, and hope that it will bring together the vagabonding community, allowing fellow nomads to meet each other, and to offer a valuable resource for those who are setting out for their first time.

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