World Stompers: A Global Travel Manifesto

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Written to motivate and inspire young people in their quests to travel the world, this book introduces a new way of traveling—freestyle traveling—where all that’s required is an adventurous spirit and an insatiable curiosity about the workings of the world. This global travel manifesto clears up misconceptions about traveling, candidly portrays travelers interacting in different cultures around the world, and encourages young people to get on world travel circuits to become aware of the immense changes happening ...

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Overview

Written to motivate and inspire young people in their quests to travel the world, this book introduces a new way of traveling—freestyle traveling—where all that’s required is an adventurous spirit and an insatiable curiosity about the workings of the world. This global travel manifesto clears up misconceptions about traveling, candidly portrays travelers interacting in different cultures around the world, and encourages young people to get on world travel circuits to become aware of the immense changes happening around the planet. In addition to providing all the practical information such as saving money on travel expenses, staying safe and healthy on the road, and finding a job overseas, this guide will also take travelers on a philosophical journey with the best travel advice from sages throughout the ages.

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“Travel can be a nightmare when you find yourself in the wrong place at the wrong time. This subversive masterpiece of travel writing might just save your sanity the next time you go out there. Get it. It makes life fun!”  —Oliver Stone, film director

“This brightly colored post-psychedelic cover conceals what may be more than you ever knew existed about (travel).”  —Chicago Tribune

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781888729054
  • Publisher: Ccc Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/28/2001
  • Edition description: 5TH
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,502,262
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Brad Olsen is the author of Sacred Places and In Search of Adventure. He is an editor for Trips magazine and his travel commentaries have been featured on National Public Radio and CNNfn. He lives in San Francisco, California.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2003

    Global Vagabonding

    We used to call ourselves drifters, or freaks, but 'stompers' works just as well. Stompers are young, nomadic travelers having a great deal of fun meandering around the world, hanging out, partying in run-down grass shacks in exotic places, hooking up with each other, paying attention to the local scene, while ignoring boundaries. It is more a lifestyle than a vacation. Once centered mostly in Europe during the summer, the entire world from Ghana to Laos is now stomping grounds. This book is subversive, irreverent, bombastic, self-published, and full of the best advice I've seen in print for global vagabonds. It assumes you have very little money, but a whole lot of time and are open to new experiences. Average trip of a stomper: one year. What I like about the author, Brad Olsen, is that he seems to have made every possible mistake, but learns quickly from them.

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