Travel writer Rolf Potts’ podcast, Deviate, is usually an interview show with other writers, travelers and filmmakers reflecting on their experiences and sometimes waxing philosophical. Usually, because, true to its name, some episodes of Deviate stray from both topic and format. Alternative formats have included narrative, essay, chatcast, and the one we feature here: an episode about a 20+ mile walk, with all audio recorded while on that walk. Jay and Rolf discuss the value in exercising different creative muscles, even if it costs you some downloads. Also, the art of capturing a story in the moment without much pre-planned structure, the magic dust of chemistry between people on a podcast, and how Rolf has stayed true to his show’s premise, even when he deviates from the topic of travel. EXPLORE THE SHOW Visit 3clipspodcast.com for all episodes of the show. LEARN MORE ABOUT 3 CLIPS HOST JAY ACUNZO Subscribe to his newsletter, explore his course for podcasters, or watch and listen to all of Jay’s shows and projects at jayacunzo.com. LEARN MORE ABOUT CASTOS 3 Clips is a Castos Original Series. Castos provides tools for public and private podcasts and believes podcasters should own their turf to provide the best possible audience experience. Visit castos.com. INSIDE THIS EPISODE: Deviate can be found here: rolfpotts.com/deviate Follow Deviate host Rolf Potts on Twitter here: twitter.com/rolfpotts Follow 3 Clips host Jay Acunzo on Twitter here: twitter.com/jayacunzo/ From Play It Forward: This week’s recommended podcasts are Zero to Travel (zerototravel.com/travel-podcast/) and Surviving Nairobi (podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/surviving-nairobi/id1463692463) This episode was produced by Andrea Muraskin. Learn more: andreamuraskin.com Theme music provided by Cardboard Rocketship: open.spotify.com/artist/5TzmK85fEdotyi2mu582Sm Thanks for listening!
Rolf Potts has reported from more than sixty countries for the likes of National Geographic Traveler, The New Yorker, Slate.com, Outside, the New York Times Magazine, The Believer, The Guardian, Sports Illustrated, NPR, and the Travel Channel. His adventures have taken him across six continents, and include piloting a fishing boat 900 miles down the Laotian Mekong hitchhiking across Eastern Europe, traversing Israel on foot, bicycling across Burma, driving a Land Rover across South America, and traveling around the world for six weeks with no luggage or bags of any kind. Potts is perhaps best known for promoting the ethic of independent travel, and his book on the subject, Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel has been through thirty-two printings and translated into several foreign languages. His collection of literary travel essays, Marco Polo Didn’t Go There: Stories and Revelations From One Decade as a Postmodern Travel Writer, won a 2009 Lowell Thomas Award from the Society of American Travel Writers, and became the first American-authored book to win Italy’s prestigious Chatwin Prize for travel writing. His newest book, Souvenir, was published by Bloomsbury in March of 2018. Rolf’s stories have appeared in numerous literary anthologies over the years, and more than twenty of his essays have been selected as “Notable Mention” in The Best American Essays, The Best American Non-Required Reading, and The Best American Travel Writing. His writing for National Geographic Traveler, Slate.com, Lonely Planet, Outside and Travelers’ Tales garnered him five Lowell Thomas Awards. He has lectured at venues around the world, including New York University, the University of Lugano, the University of Melbourne, Authors@Google, and the World Affairs Council. He has taught semester-long nonfiction writing courses at Penn and Yale. Though he rarely stays in one place for long, Potts has, over the years, felt somewhat at home in places like Bangkok, Cairo, Pusan, New Orleans, New York, and Paris, where he runs a series of creative writing classes each summer. He is based in north-central Kansas, where he keeps a small farmhouse on 30 acres with his wife, Kansas-born actress Kristen Bush.
Vagabonding with Rolf Potts (Interview from Paris, France)
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Reminisce with us as we replay this one-of-a-kind interview with Rolf Potts in Paris, France during his Travel Writing Workshop, where he and Kristin talk about some of his biggest lessons and realizations from 25 years of globetrotting. Rolf Potts is an American author, essayist, screenwriter, and long-term traveler who is known for his best-selling book, Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel. Tim Ferriss has cited Vagabonding as the reason he decided to travel the world for a year in 2004-2005. As a result, Tim went on to write The Four-Hour Work Week. Iconic, right? In this episode, Kristin and Rolf talk about what it’s really like to be a long-term world traveler while sharing their candid thoughts on why people are so resistant to being nomadic, even though it’s in our DNA. Rolf shares words of wisdom on the downfalls of modern society and consumerism, what it was like to be a nomad in the 90s, and why “time wealth” is such an important concept in the 21st century. This conversation is unlike any conversation Kristin has had with a fellow traveler. Rolf’s top travel tips and life lessons are sure to make you want to pack your bags and hit the road! EPISODE 111 TOPICS DISCUSSED: Expectations vs. Reality of travel. Rolf experience doing van life before #vanlife. The benefits of long-term travel and using your “time wealth” wisely. Why you may be afraid to get out of the rat race and travel earlier in life. The importance of constantly reassessing your motivations and desires in life. Why you should consider hiring a travel guide (no matter how well-traveled you are). How to avoid crowds and still have fun during the busy tourist season. What your bucket list should really be used for. Where Rolf’s inexpensive home base is located and what it’s like to come back home after traveling. QUESTIONS ANSWERED: Why do humans have the innate desire to travel? With so much accessibility to travel and digital nomadism, why are people still resistant to it? Do you still fit in here in the U.S. after so many years of traveling abroad? Why should people travel slowly rather than having a busy itinerary? Do you consider yourself a lifetime traveler? What does the world not know about you? And much more! RESOURCES Featured Product: Remote Health Insurance by SafetyWing - International health insurance for expats, digital nomads, and remote workers (including US and Canadian citizens). Get 5% off your first year of Remote Health! Activate discount on checkout page. Books: Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss Tools of Titans by Tim Ferris Podcasts: Deviate w/ Rolf Potts Videos: Watch the video version of this interview Europe Reopening for Tourism [SUMMER TRAVEL UPDATE] Connect with Rolf Visit his Website Sign up for his Writing Workshops Connect with Kristin: Follow on Instagram Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube Follow on Medium Follow on Clubhouse @KristinWilson Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group ........................................................................................... Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: Buy Me a Coffee Become a Patron Leave a 5* Review: https://lovethepodcast.com/digitalnomad Buy Official Merch Search All Episodes: www.badassdigitalnomads.com Thank you to Mikael Mokale from Finland for leaving the following review: Incredibly inspiring! Whether you are or aren't planning to become a digital nomad, you should definitely give this podcast a listen. It gives an inspiring perspective of different life stories of interesting people in a really engaging way. You should also check out Kristin's "Traveling with Kristin" and "Digital Nomad TV" on Youtube and @travellingwithkristin on Instagram. ........................................................................................... Thank you to my 2021 Patrons: Teklordz, Trader Walt, Shawn, Gary, Gary R, Yozhik, Bronwyn, Cynthia, Erick, Yasmine, Mike, Isaac, Michael, Scott, Karen, Erik, Heather, Craig, RZ, Timothy, Richard, Fred, Lakshay, Yohji, Annie, Ray, Ron, Henry, Kelly, Alejandra, Keith, Stephen, Eddy, Warren, James, Daniel, and Javier. Become a Patron for $5/month at Patreon.com/travelingwithkristin ........................................................................................... Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.
Rolf Potts joins Sasha for this week's podcast. Rolf is an author and travel expert, who popularized the concept of vagabonding. Rolf explains how to create a lifestyle around travel. Sasha and Rolf discuss the challenges modern western society presents for travelers and how social media has changed the travel landscape.
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There is an art to long term world travel and Rolf Potts is an experienced artist in that respect. Listen in to today’s episode to hear the why, the how, and the unexpected lessons and results of the art of long term world travel.
MTP14: Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel with Rolf Potts
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Rolf Potts is a legendary travel writer, who’s book Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel has been a classic piece of travel writing for many years. Rolf’s writing has appeared in National Geographic, The Guardian, Outside, The New Yorker, and Sports Illustrated. Potts has been part of creative writing workshops and/or taught classes at places like Paris American University, University of Pennsylvania, and Yale University. In addition to travel writing and his Vagabonding success, Rolf Potts’ adventures have taken him across six continents, and include piloting a fishing boat 900 miles down the Laotian Mekong, hitchhiking across Eastern Europe, traversing Israel on foot, bicycling across Burma, driving a Land Rover across South America, and traveling around the world for six weeks with no luggage or bags of any kind. Potts is also the author of Marco Polo Didn't Go There: Stories and Revelations From One Decade as a Postmodern Travel Writer and the new edition of Vagabonding includes a foreword from Tim Ferriss. Most recently Rolf has launched his own podcast called “Deviate”. Rolf leaves the listeners with some final advice encouraging them to travel and reminding them that its not as difficult or as dangerous as they might think. In this episode of The Millennial Travel Podcast we discuss: What does it mean to be “time rich” versus most people travel in such a hurry? Rolf Potts explains how he taught English in Korea What does Rolf Potts think about the digital nomad movement? Why do people want to go back in time for nostalgic reasons when they travel? A quick story of when Rolf Potts got lost getting off the beaten path. How people can cut the cord on their smartphone while traveling. How can people truly disconnect, so they don’t get burned out? How to make your “vacation your vocation”. What can we learn from the “slow food movement” or “slow travel movement”? How can people afford to travel more often and travel for longer? Travel to cheaper places He lives in Kansas because of the low cost of living, so he can afford to travel more often What is Rolf Potts’ life like in Kansas and what does he appreciate about it? Rolf is from Kansas and learned to appreciate what he has at home. How does an old school traveler like Rolf Potts feel about Instagram culture in travel? The Millennial Travel Podcast Rapid Fire Questions: If Rolf Potts could go to one bar tomorrow what would it be? McGlinchey’s in Philadelphia or a Korean soju tent If Rolf Potts could take six months to travel anywhere where would he go? The United States because it’s such a large, diverse country What is Rolf Potts favorite US National Park? Olympic National Park in Washington Rolf Potts favorite piece of travel gear? You don’t need any luggage to have a good time, so he said good shoes or a smartphone. Resources: Rolf Potts’ best seller: Vagabonding Rolf Potts’ book Marco Polo Didn't Go There: Stories and Revelations from One Decade as a Postmodern Travel Writer (Travelers' Tales Guides) Rolf Potts’ book Souvenir (Object Lessons) Rolf Potts podcast Deviate @RolfPotts on Instagram @RolfPotts on Twitter His website rolfpotts.com Listen to the full episode on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Soundcloud, or Spotify. You can find all the links and past show notes on millennialtravelpodcast.com Direct support for The Millennial Travel Podcast comes from The Millennial Travel Guidebook: Escape More, Spend Less, & Make Travel a Priority in Your Life... and from our new USA hiking and camping trips at Under30Experiences!
The World’s #1 Personal Development Book Podcast! In this episode, I have the pleasure to interview author Rolf Potts. Rolf has reported from more than sixty countries for the likes of National Geographic Traveler, The New Yorker, Sports Illustrated, the Travel Channel and much more. His adventures have taken him across six continents, and include piloting a fishing boat 900 miles down the Mekong River, hitchhiking across Eastern Europe, traversing Israel on foot, bicycling across Burma, driving a Land Rover across South America, and traveling around the world for six weeks with no luggage or bags of any kind. Our conversation today is all about one of my Top 5 Favorite Books of all-time, Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel. Please enjoy this amazing conversation with Rolf Potts. Today’s episode is sponsored by Audible. Try Audible for free: www.bookthinkers.com/audibletrial. The purpose of this podcast is to connect you, the listener, with new books, new mentors, and new resources that will help you achieve more and live better. Each and every episode will feature one of the world's top authors so that you know each and every time you tune-in, there is something valuable to learn. If you have any recommendations for guests, please DM them to us on Instagram. (www.instagram.com/bookthinkers) If you enjoyed this show, please consider leaving a review. It takes less than 60-seconds of your time, and really makes a difference when I am trying to land new guests. For more BookThinkers content, check out our Instagram or our website. Thank you for your time!