Video: Rolf Potts Speaks at Authors@Google

Our good friend Rolf Potts, author of Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel, was recently invited to speak at Google’s New York office as a part of the Authors@Google program. Fortunately for us non-Google employees (or is it open to the public? I can’t tell), each talk is filmed and posted to YouTube. What you have above this paragraph is nearly an hour’s worth of Rolf talking about his book and sharing various experiences on the road. He then fields questions from the audience. Here’s a few of those questions:

  • When your traveling in case you get hurt? What kind of documents do you carry with you?
  • What are attitudes have you experienced when you travel as an American post-9/11?
  • Is it possible to not be a tourist? How do you get off the tourist’s trail?
  • How do you deal with coming home after a long trip?

Check it out — well worth an hour of your time.