Rolf Potts has reported from more than sixty countries for the likes of National Geographic Traveler, The New Yorker,, Outside, the New York Times Magazine, The Believer, The Guardian (U.K.), Sports Illustrated, National Public Radio, and the Travel Channel. His adventures have taken him across six continents, and include piloting a fishing boat 900 miles down the Laotian Mekong, hitchhiking across Eastern Europe, traversing Israel on foot, bicycling across Burma, driving a Land Rover across South America, and traveling around the world for six weeks with no luggage or bags of any kind. Author of two prize-winning books, Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel (2003 + 15 reprints), and Marco Polo Didn’t Go There: Stories and Revelations From One Decade as a Postmodern Travel Writer (2008), he has lectured at New York University, the University of Lugano, Authors@Google, the World Affairs Council, and now divides his time between teaching creative writing at Yale University the Paris American Academy where he is writer-in-residence and program director.