Greg Rodgers

Travel Writer | Coach | Adventurer

from Lexington, Kentucky, USA

One-on-One Travel Advice

I know what it takes to escape a conventional, corporate job and start a new life. Let me help you begin!

Greg's Vagabonding Blog

Looking for travel and adventure stories from 15 years on the road?

Asia Travel and Adventure Expert

Here are some sample adventures to help you plan your own.

Learn to Be a Digital Nomad

I’ve been working from the road since 2006. I can help get you started!

What Is Vagabonding?

Vagabonding is about structuring your life to make long-term travel possible.

Backpacking Advice

Check out my website Startbackpacking.com for expert backpacking advice.

Exit From Corporate America

Hi, I’m Greg Rodgers from Lexington, Kentucky! I know firsthand how quitting a corporate job, tearing down an infrastructure, and preparing for full-time travel are tough. I had to hack my way through the process alone in 2005. You will feel afraid of taking the big leap. When that happens, getting some live advice from a friendly human is infinitely more valuable than reading information online. Leaving Corporate America to go live and work someplace beautiful is the best decision I ever made.

We can chat by phone or via video call to help you get unstuck and prepare for an exciting new life!

 

Why Go Vagabonding?

I believe that long-term, independent travel is a powerful tool for creating a better version of yourself. Anyone can benefit from vagabonding travel; it isn’t as expensive as you think. Living and working remotely as a digital nomad isn’t for everyone. But if you feel as if you were forced into a conventional life to chase the “American Dream” (aka making other people rich), extensive travel and adventure provide a new path to renewed health and happiness.

The brain benefits of long-term travel are many. Travel is good for you!

About Me

After some time in the US Army and eight years working as a network engineer for IBM, I knew that I preferred to live an adventurous life rather than collect material things. I exited Corporate America in 2005 and began a new life of travel.

Today, I write, edit, freelance, and coach others to escape and chase their adventure dreams. I love my life!

A Few Sample Adventures

I have been trekking and climbing in the Himalayas alone. In 2016, I narrowly survived a blizzard.

I ran with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain! I learned a life lesson and cracked a rib (that wasn’t part of the lesson).

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller

I trained as a Forward Observer in the U.S. Army. I enjoy studying survival and have been tested in tough conditions all over the world.

Don’t Stay Unhappy. Learn How to Escape and Create a Better Life!