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

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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

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...

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...

Vagabonding isn't like you see on Instagram!

Don’t Wait Until Retirement to Start Living

Escape your cubicle or the Rat Race, hoist the black flag, and get out there. Build your legacy!

Life is good when you make it so.

Machu Picchu seen while vagabonding
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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.

Check out my site for tips, mindset, and world travel preparation.