New E-Book: Overcoming Obstacles to Traveling the World by foXnoMad

One of the best things about being a travel writer is that I have the ability to work from anywhere in the world. With a laptop, a camera, and a dependable Internet connection, I can keep my blog updated, write content for clients and publishers, and even design the occasional website. I lived this kind of vagabond life for six months in 2007 when I backpacked around the world, blogging and building my portfolio and loved every moment.

Now available for download at for $8

Since returning, I’ve gone back on the road for up to six weeks at a time for travel assignments, but it’s not quite the same as long term, independent travel and frankly, I miss it. Lately I’ve been contemplating heading back out again, as I can live just as cheaply on the road as I can here in the States. But thinking and doing are two entirely different things; I just can’t seem to decide where to go, when to go, or if I should go.

If author Anil Polat is correct, I’m exhibiting classic symptoms that keep people from actually hitting the road long term. In his new e-book, Overcoming the 7 Major Obstacles to Traveling the World, Polat dissects the mental roadblocks that keep us at home. He explains that fear is the biggest factor – fear that travel is too expensive, that we won’t be able to earn enough money to survive while traveling; that we’ll miss our family and friends, etc.

Polat should know; he’s been traveling the world for years and chronicling his journey on his popular travel blog, In keeping with his blog’s tag line: “travel smarter,” Polat has incorporated plenty of smart advice into his e-book, including how to find open wireless networks around the world, how to protect your laptop from hackers, precautions to take if you must use an Internet cafe, and lists of websites where you can watch you favorite TV shows online from anywhere in the world.

Overcoming the 7 Major Obstacles to Traveling the World is available for immediate download at for only$8.00 and I highly recommend it. Anyone contemplating long-term travel will find it immensely helpful. In fact, the only negative thing I have to say comes in the form of a warning; although Polat’s e-book is only 30 pages long, don’t start reading it unless you have at least two free hours. Clicking on links in the manuscript took me to his blog, where one post led to another and I was soon lost in a maze of articles so stuffed with valuable information that I found it difficult to tear myself away.

4 thoughts on “New E-Book: Overcoming Obstacles to Traveling the World by foXnoMad”

  1. @MySardinia:

    I haven’t had a single complaint about it yet from anyone but if you feel like it wasn’t worth the price let me know why and I’ll send you the money back. I’m confident you’ll find it a worthwhile read.


  2. I am also looking for this book. I am not sure whether this is worth a buy but since you wrote a lot of positive and helpful comments on it. I will definitely buy this book. I travel a lot and this will come off handy to me.

    Actually, I will be in Sardinia in summer and I am so excited for it.

    nah, the last part was just plain bragging.. i just can’t keep it to myself that I am going to Sardinia..

  3. I also enjoyed Anil’s book – there was plenty of food for thought even though my style of travel is not long term, but to fit in as much as I can around job & family & go for shorter trips.

    Nevertheless, there was lots of practical tips to get you making the steps down the road to realising your aspirations, whether that be long term travel or some other life change.

    My review of the book is here;


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