From Rolf Potts, on his new book Marco Polo Didn’t Go There (in stores last month; I’m just getting caught up): The subtitle to the book is “Stories and Revelations From One Decade as a Postmodern Travel Writer,” and the story collection is just that — a look back at my boldest, funniest, and most revealing travel-writing adventures from the past 10 years. In a way, it’s both a sequel and a “prequel” to my first book, Vagabonding.

Perhaps the most unique and compelling aspect of this new book is that each of its stories contains a “commentary track” — endnotes that reveal the ragged edges behind the experience and creation of each tale. The result is not just an entertaining literary journey into fascinating corners of the world — it’s also an offbeat travel-writing textbook, as each story is offset by an annotated peak into its own creation.

Please support me as my new book debuts by inquiring at your local bookstore, or checking it out at online bookstores such as

I’ve set up a page for the new book at, which includes other online and international bookstores where you can order “Marco Polo Didn’t Go There.” This page also includes a link to the book’s intro chapter, as well as reviews and book tour information:

Speaking of the book tour, I welcome you to come out and see me in places like Kansas, Chicago, New Orleans, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, or Los Angeles over the course of the next two months! My full book tour schedule is online here.

My “virtual book tour” of popular travel blogs has already started, and can be accessed here.

Thank you for your support, and I hope this finds you well!




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