Best of the No Baggage Challenge
January 23, 2011 by admin
It’s been about 4 months since the No Baggage Challenge came to an end back in New York City. So we thought it was about time to revisit our favorite parts of the six week, 30,000+ miles, five continent No Baggage Challenge journey.
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Rolf and cameraman Justin take a whirlwind tour of London, on their three-and-a-half hour layover, included spotting and participating in as many London cliches as possible.
Rolf spent 36 hours in Paris catching up on blog entries, shooting a video demonstrating his laundry routine, and touring familiar Paris sites in a vintage Citroën 2CV, before catching an EasyJet flight to Madrid.
Rolf experiences Madrid through tapas — in 9 dishes and 7 drinks.
After crossing the Straits of Gibraltar to Tangier, Morocco, a ‘lost in translation’ taxi ride to the nearby city of Tetouan (instead of the intended Chefchaouen), proves to be an amusing afternoon in the souks.
“My approach to exploring Fes was an old travel strategy I like to call “Walk Until the Day Becomes Interesting”: Instead of starting out with a list of goals or attractions for a given destination, I opt instead to find an intriguing neighborhood and wander around until something catches my eye. In this way, my instincts become my guidebook — and it can be fun to see what happens (good and bad).” –Rolf
Rolf headed to Egypt to embrace his inner tourist at Giza — including one camel ride from the most spectacularly persuasive and devious tout Rolf has ever met in all his years of travel.
After a hectic day in Cairo, Rolf gets stops into a local shop for an Egyptian straight-razor shave [in 21 easy steps].
Rolf ended up staying three nights in Bangkok.
Rolf arrives in New Zealand for a few days of Kiwi-style adventure.
Most Popular Pre-Trip Videos
Rolf reviews the clothes he’s bringing on the trip.
Rolf introduces the No Baggage Challenge.
“I’m thrilled to have completed it. The journey sparked my imagination — not only in the traveling-light sense, but also in its reminder of how many amazing places there are out there to experience (and re-experience).” –Rolf
Didn’t catch it all the first time around? Check out all of the videos from the No Baggage Challenge.