Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
& Questions Should Ask (QSA)
As we get questions from the community (You) or I find questions that vagabonds should ask? I will take the liberty to post them in this section.
What is a Vagabond?
It is interesting to hear the answers that I get when I ask that question. And the wide spectrum go from “vagrants” to people that don’t care about life (living without responsibilities) to people without home that moves around a lot.
According to the American Dictionary A Vagabond is a person without an obvious source of income who wanders from place to place. But the 1920′s the term has been used to describe a type of travel that doesn’t break your budget and that generally brings one into contact with local people, cultures, and landscapes.
Rolf Pott’s now classic manual for living the road life Vagabonding – “Consequently, I put a playful spin on the word vagabond— the old, Latin-derived term that refers to a wanderer with no fixed home— and came up with vagabonding” and further more Vagabonding is 1) The act of leaving behind the orderly world to travel independently for an extended period of time. 2) A privately meaningful manner of travel that emphasize in creativity, adventures, awareness, simplicity, discovery, independence, realism, self-reliance and growth of the spirit. 3) A deliberate way of living that makes freedom to travel possible.”
Potts, Rolf (2002-12-24). Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel (Kindle Locations 108-109). Random House, Inc.. Kindle Edition.
Will you come visit me in (name of country here)?
I would love to! The best way to make that happen is to Contact Me. You can jot me a message there, too, if you have a particular reason for recommending I visit a given place. I like to hear about places and experience that everyone had in their Vagabonding Trails.
If you own so few things, what do you use for silverware/pots/pans/furniture in these other countries?
I own very few things, but generally when I rent a flat it comes furnished. That usually means it also comes with pots, pans, flatware, etc. Sometimes I’ll buy some towels or forks if they aren’t included with the apartment, but those kinds of things are all transient possessions: I rent them when possible, and I give away the things I end up purchasing before leaving.
Can I share my finds when I travel?
Absolutely! This is your community and I encourage everyone to contact us and to share everything they want not just about their travels, but about their lifestyles and their business as well. Let me remind you that this is a community where we share our blueprints for a simple, sustainable, and nomadic lifestyles. We are accepting guess blog post.
How do you decide where to live next?
My home base is Houston, Texas, most of the times this is where I start and where I end. I normally go out for a minimum of 30 days and up to a year to a location that I either have a project that I am working on, and if I am not working on a project I travel to countries that I want to deepen my understanding about the place and the culture.
What’s Hacking Life or Hacking Travel?
Vagabond Lifestyles is all about hacking life, biz, and travel. According to What Is Hacking.Org – Hacking is the practice of modifying the features of a system, in order to accomplish a goal outside of the creator’s original purpose. In the Vagabond community hacking refers to get out of the beaten path and create your own path, its about Getting $3,000 ski trip for 1/6 the normal cost. It’s about staying at the best resorts have free perks and free meals at a backpackers budget. Is about creating systems and automating your biz to make the most money with the least amount of work required. It’s about getting free office space anywhere in the world. Its about living simply and large without clutter but enjoying everything life has to offer.
Should I focus on one story or model or all of them?
It’s up to you to decide how you want to use the information given in the Vagabond Lifestyle community. You can mix and match from all of the different stories and models we offered, but ultimately is about how much time and effort you end up putting on following your very own blueprint and spending the time to acquire the skill set necessary to accomplish you goal.
I’m not based in the United States, can I still do this?
Absolutely! We have many stories of individuals that started implementing their vagabond blueprints strategies while in Bali, Thailand and China among others. The primary purpose of the Vagabond Lifestyles Community is to provide you a the stories, blueprints, and resources on building a simple, economically sustainable business that you can run from anywhere, regardless of whether it’s your home office, or a coffee shop in Burma or in any location on the planet you want.
I’m 45 years old and have a family and a mortgage, can I still dream about becoming a location independent vagabond lifestyle designer?
Of course you can! Community members are anywhere from 21 to 64 years old (Our Vagabond in Chief is 52 years old). If what you want is to spend more time with your friends and family over time, live simple and create a business our community will help you with a plan, blueprints that you can tailored to your lifestyle goals as opposed to just your financial goals – thus giving you a more well-rounded lifestyle.
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