For publications such as National Geographic Traveler, The New Yorker, Slate.com, Outside, the New York Times Magazine, The Believer, The Guardian (U.K.), Sports Illustrated, National Public Radio and the Travel Channel, Rolf Potts has written from more than sixty different countries. His travels have taken him to six continents and included sailing a fishing boat 900 miles down the Laotian Mekong, hitchhiking through Eastern Europe, walking through Israel, riding a bicycle through Burma, driving a Land Rover through South America and spending six weeks traveling without any bags or luggage.
Potts' book, The Vagabond's Way: 366 Meditations on Wanderlust, Discovery and the Art of Travel, was released by Ballantine Books. Potts is perhaps most known for advocating the philosophy of autonomous travel. His best-selling first book, Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel (Random House), has seen 35 printings and been translated into many different languages all over the world.
His book Marco Polo Didn't Go There: Stories and Revelations from One Decade as a Postmodern Travel Writer (Travelers' Tales), a collection of literary travel essays, was the first work by an American author to win Italy's Chatwin Prize for travel writing. It also received a Lowell Thomas Award from the Society of American Travel Writers.
His podcast, Deviate, has been praised for its unconventional travel discussions by publications like the New York Times and Washington Post. In addition to New York University, Authors@Google, the World Affairs Council and the University of Lugano, he has delivered lectures all around the world. At Penn and Yale, he has instructed semester-long nonfiction writing classes..
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Many performers, actors, speakers and other talent like Rolf Potts, with postponed or cancelled events due to COVID-19 are now, in certain cases, considering virtual appearances via live streaming. They perhaps may accept lower fees too. If you are seriously interested in booking Rolf Potts or other talent shown on our site, we will research their desire and the specific fee for your live-streaming event or project request.
Rolf Potts's current work schedule and location in relation to your event's type, date, budget, and locality will play a primary factor in the acceptance of booking Rolf Potts for your party. As long as your funding is commensurate with the price range to book Rolf Potts, CTI will propose your event to the official agency representing Rolf Potts. After we consult with them, we can circle back with you to provide a personal and accurate quote that includes: final costs, availability, and actual interest in being hired for your specific event or party.
CTI can give you the accurate Rolf Potts booking price once we submit your event details to their camp. "How much does it cost to book Rolf Potts for an event?" is a frequent question we get, but the final Rolf Potts booking price is contingent on many variables and the booking fee we may show is based on a range derived from our past experience with what will Rolf Potts charge for an event. One example fee to book Rolf Potts is in the starting range of $15,000-$24,999. Also, their speaking fee might be different than the fee shown for the cost to perform or to just appear. Popularity, career stage, along with current demand will cause fluctuations in their speaking price too. The final booking price may be more than what is shown, but you should at least have a budget within that range for them to consider an appearance, performance or speaking engagement.
There is low probability to book Rolf Potts for a party with anything substantially less than the published booking cost price range. We will negotiate with the Rolf Potts agent on your behalf, but if your funding is not in place then it will more difficult to book Rolf Potts, because they get many offers to work events that are at or above asking price. It is also important to consider the travel costs when researching the Rolf Potts booking fee, as additional expenses like this, as well as an entourage of staff and equipment, are not necessarily built-in to the booking fee range shown. If your budget does not factor that in, then there is no benefit for them to want to be hired. We do not personally speak for Rolf Potts, but in our experience in booking talent for over 25 years, this is generally the outcome of inadequate funding.
Journalist, Journalist-Print, Male, American