Greg Rodgers

Travel Writer | Coach | Adventurer

from Lexington, Kentucky, USA

One-on-One Travel Advice

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

Greg's Vagabonding Blog

Click below for travel and adventure stories from 15 years on the road.

Asia Travel and Adventure Expert

Solo travel and survival adventures changed my life.

Learn to Live and Work Anywhere

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 tough quitting a corporate job and preparing for full-time travel can be. I had to hack my way through the process in 2005 without much help. Getting some live advice from a friendly human is infinitely more valuable than reading information online. Leaving Corporate America to go live and work in exotic locations is the best decision I ever made, and I can help you do the same.

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 tranformation. 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,” extensive travel and adventure provide one possible path to renewed health and happiness.

The brain benefits of long-term travel are many! Pushing into the unknown is good for growth in all areas of life.

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 focus on collecting material things. I exited Corporate America in 2005 and began a new life of vagabonding 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 survival challenges and have been tested in tough conditions all over the world.

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