I would recommend saving up …
PRAGUE, Czech Republic- The Monday YouTube Q&A session went well. We had a nice crowd who asked some pretty intriguing questions, the leading ones being:
- How much money should I have before I hit the road again?
- Why, how, where did you choose “Ghost Cities” as your topic to write about in your first book?
- What sort of experiences do you think allowed you to cultivate the skill of “asking questions” and interviewing people?
While I’m in Prague I will be doing these live Q&A shows every Monday at 10am USA eastern time on my YouTube channel. If you have questions for next week’s show, feel free to ask via the comments below or join me for the live broadcast and ask then.
About the Author: VBJ
I am the founder and editor of Vagabond Journey. I’ve been traveling the world since 1999, through 90 countries. I am the author of the book, Ghost Cities of China and have written for The Guardian, Forbes, Bloomberg, The Diplomat, the South China Morning Post, and other publications. VBJ has written 3679 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.
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March 6, 2019, 11:04 am
Yeah, ten grand sounds about right. Then you can chill out for a while and then find work on the road as needed.
March 6, 2019, 1:53 pm
I don’t know if I would feel comfortable with that little amount of money. Then again, I like to ENJOY my travels and not just try to save money all the time. Also, who wants to work when traveling!?! Sounds dumb. Travel just be for fun, not work!
March 26, 2019, 8:44 pm
Wade’s advice is spot on. I’d only add one thing: do you need to to throw down $1000 on a computer to do video editing? You might find something closer to $500 that can do the job, albeit slowly. I’ve been looking at laptops in the $600 range that can handle video editing. I ended up not going with it because I still prefer my MacBook Air for work including basic video editing. If I need something more powerful then I use my Desktop(8th gen Intel, 12 gb, Radeon 560 4gb video card, and SSD). Granted I am not on the road all the time so this works for me.
There is something to be said about starting out with cheap but decent gear and working to the limits of that gear. It sure makes you appreciate better gear and be able to take full advantage of it.
- March 26, 2019, 8:44 pm
March 6, 2019, 6:33 pm
Wade, from the height of your experience please help me with my strategy. In conditions of limited resources, what would you be the first to invest your money: in a trip, in a camera gear or computer. Now, what I want most is a faster computer for convenient video editing. However, when I hold $ 1,000 I present new tickets in my hands, not a new computer.
March 7, 2019, 9:10 pm
Am sure the Q “”Why, how, where did you choose “Ghost Cities” as your topic to write about in your first book?”” is a far better one than mine…
how come ur last posts dont appear of the HOME PAGE? When i hit the VBJ logo the first feed is the LIVE YOU TUBE: Is the world….. feed from days ago ????