Tim Ferriss: Book Club Launches — Book #1: Vagabonding

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If you have been following us for more than 1 day, you will know that we are The 4-Hour Work Week disciples and students of Tim Ferriss.

When we decided to cut our strings from the North American lifestyle and head out on the road of travel and Vagabonding,  we dove deeply into the 4HWW to get as organized as possible with our business on the road.

We pretty much followed everything from Outsourcing, to Virtual Assistants,  to setting up your auto email response properly so people don’t make you crazy with a million emails a day if you don’t respond to them immediately.

So when Tim sends out an email, suffice it to say….WE LISTEN, READ & WATCH.

On 11-11-13 Tim Launched his first Book Club, and there is not coincidence of what his first book to recommend is one of my personal favorites as well.


The “Tim Ferriss Book Club” 

Why A Book Club?

Read Tim’s Response Below.

Why a book club?

Why a book club?


This post launches the Tim Ferriss Book Club, and the first book is the  incredible:

Vagabonding potts

Vagabonding potts

Vagabonding, by Rolf Potts

This is what Tim Ferriss says about Vagabonding and why he chose it as his first book for the club, and I cannot agree more or say it in  better words.


“Vagabonding easily remains in my top-10 list for life-changing books.  Why?   Because one incredible trip, especially a long-term trip, can change your life forever. And Vagabonding teaches you how to travel (and think), not for one trip, but for the rest of your life. Tim Cahill, founding editor of Outside magazine and a brilliant travel writer himself, has said of Vagabonding, “I think this is the most sensible book of travel related advice ever written”


Still wondering what listening to Tim Ferris and Rolf Pott’s can do for your life?  I can only share what it’s done for us, this is a video we shot as a testimonial to Tim and the 4 Hour Work Week and what following his path has done for our family.

It just so happens that we made a decision to live the life of a Vagabond while following the 4 hour work week, but we put a little twist on it.  Instead of leaving our jobs or business for an extended period of time to explore then return, we have used blogging, and internet  marketing as our blueprint for creating sustainable travel.



We left San Diego on November 25th, 2008 to start our world travels.  The trip was  intended on 2 years when we started and will now be 5 years this November 25th 2013.    It’s amazing the journey we have been on while traveling, and we truly owe a thank you to Tim and the 4 hour work week.

Certainly, it was us that took the action, but his book gave us the outline of how to do it, we just made it our own and the same goes for the instruction from Rolf Potts in Vagabonding.

“Long term travel doesn’t mean you need a ton of cash, but a way to look at the world and life differently”, Rolf Pott’s

We looked at Vagabonding as a way for us to leave a difficult time in our life and to start over and to re assess what was important to us, along that decision, we realized ” We were meant to Vagabond”.

Rolf Pott’s helped us understand what we were really feeling inside without knowing how to share or communicate it.

Everything in Vagabonding works. This book changed our life completely, and I wish the same for you.

Enjoy the adventures. May you have many of them.


Brian & Rhonda Swan

Brian & Rhonda Swan


Brian & Rhonda Swan

Vagabond Junkies


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  • Estelle Gibbins

    A great energetic post (as usual) Brian and Rhonda. You both are true leaders, proponents of the Vagabond lifestyle. Love yours story and how you share it, and while I wouldn’t particularly choose to live it, I always learn so much from you. Thanks – and keep shining the light of hope and possibilities!
    ~ Estelle @

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