Vagabonding author Rolf Potts and the Digital Nomad Lifestyle

Rolf Potts

Vagabonding by Rolf PottsI heard a figure the other day that floored me. There are now 40,000 digital nomads living in the city of Chiang Mai in Thailand.

That’s 40,000 Americans, Canadians, Europeans and Australians who leverage digital technologies to perform their work duties, and more generally conduct their lifestyle in a nomadic manner. Many of them got their inspiration from one guy……Rolf Potts.

Watch The Video Interview

I recently interviewed Rolf about his book ‘Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel‘ for ToutSuite (see video below) and we discussed:


  • How to travel the world for a year on a budget.
  • Writing and creating on the road.
  • How to travel the world with no luggage!


This year I quit my job and my wife and I became digital gypsies. If you enjoy the Rolf Potts interview and want to learn more about becoming a digital gypsy then check out these other writers:

Unstoppable Family – Rhonda & Brian Swan left their home in San Diego in 2008 and have been traveling around the world ever since with their daughter Hanalei. They ditched the corporate rat-race and swapped their business suits for their bathing suits to live a lifestyle by design. They are living proof that you can travel, live your dreams and make a sustainable income!

The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9–5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Tim Ferriss

Cody McKibben at Thrilling Heroics

The Art of Non-Conformity by Chris Guillebeau

Please leave your comments below as I’d love to hear what you thought of the interview or if you’ve read Rolf’s book.

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