Rolf Potts is one of the most famous modern travelers writers. Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel (2002) has become a must read for first time travelers. Rolf, in many ways, has become the face of modern backpacking.
I would consider myself a tourist, not a world traveler by any stretch of the imagination. I would love to become a world traveler and Vagabonding was one of the first books written to show you how to become a long-term traveler. Tim Ferriss is a life hacker and recommends this book, so I had to give it the once over.
Vagabonding was a light easy read. I recommend it to anyone looking to take the next step in a nomadic lifestyle/long-term traveler. Potts suggests many websites (some are not up-to-date) and great books. I picked up six more books to read that Potts highlighted.