Escape the Cubicle and Travel the World

You don’t have to be rich to see the world!

I began vagabonding while working remotely in 2006. 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.

Our world is a place of wonder, and I didn’t want to wait until retirement to explore it. So, I changed my priorities. Instead of focusing on becoming wealthy, I made myself rich with the blessings of life experience and freedom as a solo traveler.

Balancing work with travel is possible! I’m here to help if you want to start a new life of 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

Remote Offices of a Digital Nomad

Remote Offices of a Digital Nomad

Back in the throes of wintry January, I combed through thousands of travel photos to create a collection of my remote “offices” as a digital nomad from the past 16 years. My plan was to make a short blog post. But looking through so many photos of warm, happy places...

Astra Lumina at Anakeesta in Gatlinburg

Astra Lumina at Anakeesta in Gatlinburg

I truly had no idea what to expect from Astra Lumina at Anakeesta in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Few people did. After all, the enchanted night walk is the first of its kind in the United States. At one bend in the trail, I could look down at the busy lights of downtown...

How Vagabonding (a Book by Rolf Potts) Changed My Life

How Vagabonding (a Book by Rolf Potts) Changed My Life

This is a post about how the book Vagabonding by Rolf Potts affected the trajectory of my life. Rolf recently released an updated version of Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel (along with another brand-new book) that has just hit...

Vagabonding isn't like you see on Instagram!

Don’t Wait Until Retirement to Start Living

You can find a way. Build your legacy!

Life is good when you make it so.

Machu Picchu seen while vagabonding