Are There World Nomads
True world nomad speculation.
I suspect that to walk out with only a passport and be a zero plan world nomad and avoid the money game would require a SERIOUS wilderness AND urban survival skill set. Similar to what Tom Brown teaches at the Tracker school for instance.
In the wild; bush craft, a knife and poncho may be needed. And trade the hostel in for a lean to. In town; sleeping on the hard and scavenging for food.
You'd have to live off the land en route and be fit enough to travel mostly by foot or hitch free rides here and there.
In this scenario, wouldn't crossing borders without money be THE problem? Might one be able to sell wild bounty at markets for a bit of money? Keeping the passport dry might be tough as well.
It sounds pretty difficult to pull off but who knows, I think it's possible, if only for a hardened few. Transitioning from a soft tech-nomad(ish) lifestyle to a true nomad would be a massive step for most.
We have been exploring this concept for the last several years, and recording some of the experience on my blog, True Nomads. What we have learned in the effort is that the rewards far outweigh the difficulties, and that it is possible to rewrite your worldview or story, no matter how entrenched. The true freedom that is waiting for us is worth the plunge into the unknown. Travel on!