Escape the Cubicle and Travel the World

You don’t have to be rich to travel indefinitely!

I quit my job in 2006 and have been vagabonding around the world since. This is my story of living a location-independent life of travel.

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Hello, I’m Greg Rodgers

Greg Rodgers scuba diving

Read more about why I began vagabonding.


This is a story of life change, big adventures, and finding happiness.

I learned the hard way that the American Dream isn’t my dream at all. Waiting until we retire to do the things we love seems like a bad idea. I believe days should be used to build happiness, relationships, and life experience, not someone else’s fortune. So, I quit focusing so much on money and instead made myself rich with the blessings of experience and freedom.

If you feel like there should be more to life, you aren’t alone. I’m here to help you start a new life of travel and adventure. But in the end, you’re the one who will have to hoist the black flag and go get a few scars. Until then, enjoy some tales of a vagabonding life lived fully and deliberately.

I will see you on the road.

The Latest Vagabonding Travel Posts

What It’s Like to Study Kung Fu in China

What It’s Like to Study Kung Fu in China

In the fall of 2007, I went to study kung fu in China. The experience was one of the strangest and most painful of my vagabonding travel adventures. If you've ever wondered what it was like to study kung fu in China (specifically, Shaolin in the place where it all...

Gearing Up in Kathmandu for Trekking

Gearing Up in Kathmandu for Trekking

Gearing up in Kathmandu for trekking in Nepal wasn't nearly as enjoyable as I had fantasized. But having just left Thailand during one of the hottest months (April), I was dreadfully unprepared for mountain weather. Looking down at my shorts and flip-flops, I knew...

Getting Ready to Trek Alone in Nepal

Getting Ready to Trek Alone in Nepal

My three days of getting ready to trek alone in Nepal went something like this: Blunder around Kathmandu to get a feel for the city Talk to experienced people, buy an Everest map, and plan a trekking route Book a flight to Lukla (the airport nearest Everest National...

Vagabonding isn't like you see on Instagram!

Vagabonding (solo, independent travel) isn’t always glamorous, but it can change you forever! The people you meet and experience you gain are well worth some discomfort.

Escape your cubicle or the Rat Race, hoist the black flag, and get out there. Write your own stories someday.

Life is good when you make it so.

Start Your Own Vagabonding Travel Adventure!

I’ve been told over and over since my escape from Corporate America to begin vagabonding travel in 2006: “I could never do what you do.”


Actually, you can! This style of travel costs less than staying at home. I’ve helped lots of people escape their cubicles to begin traveling the world and enjoying adventure.


I launched a 100 percent free international travel prep minicourse to help people get on the road. Click below to be taken to my site

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