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How to Travel Full-Time [Kindle Edition]

Colin Wright
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)

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Book Description

#1 Amazon Bestseller!

How to Travel Full-Time is a collection of practical tips and stories by full-time traveler and author, Colin Wright.

Rewritten from the ground up, the second edition of How to Travel Full-Time simplifies some topics while expanding on others, taking into account the feedback received and lessons learned from selling over 100,000 copies of the first edition.

Topics covered in this book:

The idea of travel, compared to the reality.
Types of travel you might consider.
The impact of long-term or full-time travel on your life.
Travel as a project.
Cultural relativism (a very important concept).
The ethics of traveling.
Punches, and rolling with them (vital for someone who makes travel a part of their life).
Money, and how it plays into this kind of lifestyle.
The platforms you can build to help you travel better, and sustain your lifestyle.
How to approach possessions as a traveler.
A core packing list to start with and build upon.
Buying tickets and how to do it better.
Legalities, debt, and other considerations (especially those involving paperwork).
The process of moving regularly.
Different methods of packing (and the pros and cons involved).
What to do when you first arrive in a new city.
How to explore most efficiently and effectively.
How to network in a new city where you don't know anyone.
How to document your travels, for your own use, and so that others might follow along with you.
Staying safe on the road.
And a bit about Colin's story, and how he built his travel-focused lifestyle.


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About the Author

Colin Wright is the author, entrepreneur, and full-time traveler behind the blog ExileLifestyle.com, where he writes for an audience of nearly 2 million readers, on topics ranging from philosophy to publishing, long-term travel to all-in entrepreneurship. He also speaks and teaches workshops internationally, generally on work/lifestyle-balance, the business of being a creative person, branding, modern publishing, and how to do what you love for for a living.

At 24, Colin was running a successful branding studio in Los Angeles and living the 'American Dream,' when he decided that dream wasn't all it was cracked up to be. After scaling down his business and getting rid of everything he owned that wouldn't fit into a carry-on bag, he hit the road and began a lifestyle focused on new experiences and novel perspectives. For over four years, he's moved to a new country every four months based on the votes of his readers.

Colin has been featured in an interviewed by hundreds of TV shows, magazines, newspapers, podcasts, blogs, and other media around the world. He's written both fiction and nonfiction bestsellers, and is probably one of the biggest book geeks you'll ever meet.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1036 KB
  • Print Length: 106 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Asymmetrical Press; 2 edition (November 6, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006479AUY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,206 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Leverage Colin's experience to make your decision easier November 13, 2011
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Colin has been an inspiration to me for years and in this small book that you'll breeze through it's as if you are sitting across the table from him and he's answering your questions about how you can literally travel non-stop. From making the decision about whether or not to travel full time to how your friends and family might take this change to how to pack and prepare for your trip it's all in the book. No topic is taboo and Colin readily presents his experience and how you can avoid some mistakes too.

Even if you're not prepared to go full in to a life of non-stop globetrotting there are some great pieces of advice baked in here so that if you do decide to go on an extended trip you'll know exactly what and how to do it. I certainly enjoyed this book and will revisit my notes and bookmarks when preparing to go on my next big travel adventure.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Resource for Any Longterm Traveller June 18, 2012
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I read this before going on a three month backpacking trip around South America. I found that it contained MANY good nuggets of information. From which bank cards are best to what to pack to understanding how to cope with cultural differences, this book covers just about every topic. I also really appreciated the links to helpful sources.

I also want to say that it is organized in a way that makes it really easy to find specific information/tips you are looking for.

I will be re-reading this book before each big trip I take!
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Book November 25, 2011
By Ben T
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About half way through and really enjoying it. Written in an easy to read and concise way. I'm not interested in "full time travel" but rather just some lighter version of that and this book still has lots of great insights, encouragement and thought provoking ideas.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Mixed feelings July 21, 2012
By Rose
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I'm a big fan of the author's blog and some of his other books, but I felt like this one lacked the passion and punchiness I've come to expect. Also, I didn't learn much in the way of travel tips- there's some excellent basics there, but not much that someone who's traveled a bit in third world countries wouldn't know. That said, it's quite entertaining and an interesting premise- actually traveling full time is an idea that would be inspiring to a lot of people and this book makes it all sound possible, so it's worth the read for that. Good for the price.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not too many insights December 12, 2012
By WWH@T
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As usual, Colin's books is very unstatisfactory as he lightly touches every aspect not giving too much insight or advice. I have bought two of his books (by accident) and after reading both of them, the only thing that apeals to me are the tools he introduce in them. However, I guess those tools can be as easily found in a 10 ways to do _______ post on a random blog.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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I was very disappointed with this book. The best thing is the title. The book contains very basic information and would bore an audience of 5th graders. Don't waste your money.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not very practical December 10, 2013
By tbrown
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Some good tips & internet links on the practical aspects, but written for those already clever (or lucky) enough to be successful and have created the means to be independent. Not very useful for the average person.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't expect much for $2 October 15, 2013
By Vyt
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It strikes me how a book on such an exciting topic as travel can be boring, but the talented author has obviously succeeded in it. The book is poorly written and not edited, it contains a plethora of spelling and grammar mistakes (one section is called Deportation, huh, who's deporting whom?). The content is superficial, the tips are not unique or of high value. Most of it is just common sense or could be found in travel blogs.

Verdict: don't waste your time and money.

--Edit March 2014
Oh, now it's $.99. Still not worth the money.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Meh
Lack of proof reading make this otherwise good, albeit light, read unbearable at points. I've traveled a lot, and most of this is pretty run of the mill.
Published 1 month ago by Matt J. Chisholm
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing
Colin is a great writer with amazing intellectual insight. He give great resources and helpful tips. His blog is great also.
Published 1 month ago by cori
4.0 out of 5 stars Another Useful Book by Colin Wright
This book goes well with Mr. Wright's other books about starting a Freedom Business. Even if you don't plan on going itinerant full-time, you may find the info in this book to be... Read more
Published 2 months ago by The Sage
5.0 out of 5 stars My Future in My Hands...
After reading Vagabonding, and other travel books I come to the guideposts for regular travel in ways that I could only imagine. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Bernard McGovern
5.0 out of 5 stars For $0.99 what are you going to complain about
I am traveling around the world and following a similar plan as Colin except for staying 3-4 years in a location and working in finance... Read more
Published 3 months ago by James Hamill
5.0 out of 5 stars Invaluable information
This book reaffirmed my decision to travel for at least a year to places I've never been to before. I loved the tips dealing with the emotions and fears of closing off one life... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Marietjie VAN DEN HEEVER
3.0 out of 5 stars Taking to the open road and finding the "real you"!
Some good ideas for planning this adventure out in your mind. Some of the information, just the usual about traveling. Read more
Published 4 months ago by cdg
4.0 out of 5 stars Good ideas if you have a home based job
This is a little helpful for anyone trying to start a business from home. Fabulous if you have a job that can be done from home by computer. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Gail Baker
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome insight for those who want to travel
I've heard time and time again, the best way to learn about something new before doing it yourself is to get perspective and insight from those who have already followed that path. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Traci
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure Inspiration!
If this is something you have ever dreamed about this book is a must read, chock-full of resources especially if you're in the generation that DID NOT grow up with the internet. Read more
Published 7 months ago by H A Wollman
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Colin Wright is an author, entrepreneur, and full-time traveler. He moves to a new country every four months based on the votes of his readers, and is the co-founder of Asymmetrical Press.

Colin has been featured through his work and interviews on hundreds of TV stations, newspapers, magazines, blogs, and podcasts, worldwide.

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