I just checked it out from the library. I like the idea of extended simple travel. But I do like a home base too, with family and friends nearby. For ER, I would like some combination of both. Still working on how to combine them both.
I just started the book, and it's not with me, so the quote won't be completely accurate. But I liked what he said about the time it takes to save for the travels is an important part, to be used for contemplation on why you want to travel, what you want to get out of it. I think that is important for those saving for ERE, don't just feel like you can't enjoy your life now, or it's a burden to be working (ok, we all know it is) but it's part of the process, embrace it, if you can't exactly enjoy all aspects of it, at least learn something from it :)