Travel writer, essayist, author of Vagabonding, and Marco Polo Didn't Go There. Yale lecturer, director of the Paris Writing Workshop. Itinerant Kansan.
Nov 12, 20132 min read
7 Ways In Which Travel Is About Mindset (Not Money)
Want wander the world? Your attitude is the ticket.
We live in an age when world travel is no longer the exclusive realm of the rich and the intrepid. Yet, even with so much information about the world at our fingertips, it’s all too easy to treat travel as an experience that must be purchased and micromanaged.
In truth, traveling the world — even for months or years at a time — isn’t something you buy so much as it is something give to yourself. Making money to travel is important, but not as important as making time. Ten years ago I wrote a book about how to create the time to live the adventures you dream about. As that book,Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel, debuts as an audiobook this week, here are a few tips for creating the mindset that makes vagabonding possible: