The ultimate guide to Planning an epic adventure

Planning a big trip abroad can be an overwhelming task. Travel the World Without Worries makes it easy with in-depth advice that helps you quickly plan, pack and prepare—so that you can travel anywhere with confidence.

272 pages · Expanded
new 3nd edition
on Amazon & GoodReads

Marek Bron

Founder of Indie

Any of this sound familiar?

Would you love to travel further and longer — but you can’t ever find the time or money, or you feel like something is holding you back?

Or are you planning a trip, but suddenly find yourself having a hundred different things to research, plan, or worry about, making you wonder just what you got yourself into?

Or do you want your next trip to finally be a REAL adventure filled with local experiences, where you go truly off the beaten track, and make new friends all over the world?

Then this book is for you!

I’ll guide and inspire you in a step-by-step way, sharing my hard-won advice that will prepare you for anything on the road. I’ve been travelling for over 10 years — and I can help you out!

What readers are saying

“Inspirational, comprehensive, open-minded, super informative and even funny! I really enjoyed reading this book and found it very inspiring.”


“One of the best pre trip purchases I made. The writing style makes it feel like you are chatting to a friend giving you some words of wisdom.”

Thomas E., Amazon UK

“I haven’t read a lot of guide books in my life, but this… answers a lot of question that I didn’t even know I had to ask.”


“Put simply, this book is the reason why I left for a 2-month trip with a 10kg backpack. Thanks for the great advice, Marek!”

Massimiliano on GoodReads

“Earlier this week I had a vague notion that maybe going to SE Asia some day could be fun, in a hypothetical sense. My sister lent me the book, I read it in one day, and booked my flight to Bangkok the next morning.”

Steven, Buffalo, NY

“WARNING: May induce extreme desire to travel! Best travel book I have read. Inspirational and specifically instructive. Other travel books can speak in generals but this one has taught me so much that I truly feel prepared for a long international trip. Would recommend to any prospective world traveler”

Amazon customer

“I loved this book. I’ve hi-lited so many paragraphs, web sites and tips. The style of writing is first class. Everything I wanted to know about long trips is covered in this book. He understands rookie travellers and their fears and puts them at ease so effectively.”

R. Stuuts on Amazon

“Read this and get pumped to hit the road! I’m planning my first trip and this book made me feel more confident that I’m not forgetting anything major.”

Jesse G.

“I plowed through your book in one sitting. It destroyed my Saturday! I’m planning my first six-week trip to South-East Asia in the coming summer, and I enjoyed the book more than I thought I would. ”

Rob from the United States

“Amazingly helpful, a definite buy. Gives you so many tips, from before planning your trip to opening yourself up for the next adventure. This book is legit. ”


“Anecdotes of Marek’s own experiences add a personal dimension, which creates this “wise friend” feeling. The book obliterates your fears and struggles and turns them into pure excitement, while being amusing and easy to read.”

Amazon UK customer

“After reading this book, I have many helpful resources for further research and feel much more confident in my ability to “Travel the World Without Worries”. Very aptly named book, 5/5 would recommend.”

Amazon Customer

“After announcing my intentions to travel to friends and family, it suddenly dawned on me that I’d be doing this on my own and that’s when slight panic set in! This book has put my mind completely at rest. It’s given me the confidence to just go for it! ”

Amazon UK Customer Review

“My husband and I found this book to be the single most helpful resource for planning our upcoming Round the World trip. Fun to read and extremely helpful.”

Rachel LaFond-Widmer on Amazon

“A clear, easy read. It put me at ease about travelling, rather than throwing my head and stomach into turmoil like a few other travel books I’ve read have.”

Giorga on GoodReads

“This is to date the single most helpful piece of writing I have read regarding travel. I have read it thrice now, and still every page makes me want to leave right this instance!”

Ketill Antoníus Ágústsson from Iceland

“Informative, funny and above all, inspiring. Bought my ticket to Thailand a few hours after I finished the last page.”

Floyd from USA


What will I learn from this book?

This book will give you the confidence to travel anywhere and be sure that you'll have an amazing time! Whether it's planning a backpacking trip, gap year or career break, a round-the-world trip, or simply a shorter trip to parts unknown, by the time you turn the final page you'll know that you've got this.

We'll unpack the many challenges and uncertainties that all travelers face, then reveal the secrets to finding adventure no matter how or where you travel. Above all, this in-depth guide will lay to rest all the little worries you may have before a trip — and turn it into pure excitement!

Okay, but what will I REALLY learn?

Besides inspiring you to travel, I will also help you with every practical step of planning your trip, from deciding you want to travel to the moment you step onto that plane.

You’ll learn how to create a realistic travel plan, save money for your trip (and budget the right way), how to pack lighter and smarter, always stay safe, healthy, and happy on the road, meet people anywhere, keep your spirits up when plans inevitably go awry, and make the absolute most of your time exploring this beautiful planet.

Why should I take your advice?

I've traveled all over the world and lived to tell the tale. I've wandered all over Southeast Asia, backpacked the Gringo Trail from Mexico all the way to Argentina, explored every corner of Europe, traveled round-the-world (hopping between the continents), and much more. I'll tell you about the crazy highs and lows of adventure travel I've been through and share with you my most hard-won advice.

Is this book different from your blog?

Yes! Writing the book has been a totally separate project to my blog. While it may cover a few similar topics here and there, the book puts it all together in a way that only a proper book can.

Besides practical tips, I also go into the deeply personal aspects based on my years traveling around the world. I guarantee you that when you reach the final chapter, you'll feel fully inspired, prepared, and free of worries before you go off on your next trip.

What sort of travel does this cover?

The book is for anyone wanting to jump into the deep end of travel. That includes going on a backpacking or round-the-world trip, traveling as a digital nomad, but equally this guide is for you if you're simply going to a continent or country you've never been before.

The tips and advice can be used for trips of any length. But be warned: after reading this book, you may want to travel further or longer than you had planned!

Will the ebook work on my device?

The ebook version will work on any tablet, phone, ebook reader, or computer. You’ll get a Mobi version (for Kindle), ePub version (for any ebook reader), and a PDF version (can be read on any device).

Print Edition

  • 272-page 6” x 9” trade paperback
  • Ships internationally
  • Paper you can smell & touch

Ebook Edition

  • Read on any device or ebook app
  • Includes PDF version of the paperback
  • Start reading straight away

Topics Covered

What Instagram doesn’t tell you about real travel

Getting over your fears and getting inspired

How to really get the $$$ to travel

The truth about trip planning & improvisation

Money saving methods (that actually work!)

How to pack like a pro and travel light

The non-naive guide to staying safe

The ultimate travel insurance explainer

Travel health & surviving abroad

Meeting people & unlocking the local culture

Travelling solo (without getting lonely)

Coming back home