Rolf Potts travels around
the world with no luggage
Best of the No Baggage Challenge

Best of the No Baggage Challenge

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. Most Popular Videos: 19 London cliches in less than four hours Rolf […]

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January 23, 2011
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How we make the videos (and how we lost one in Cairo)

How we make the videos (and how we lost one in Cairo)

One of the most interesting experiences during my no-baggage trip to Cairo came on my first full day in the city, when a local Egyptologist named Magdi Salash took me on an intensive historical tour of the Old City. Justin shot this interaction on video, and he and I have spent much of the past […]

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September 14, 2010
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No-baggage field report: Week one

No-baggage field report: Week one

Since this journey is an experiment in traveling ultra-light, I want to check in every so often and evaluate how that experiment is going. Happily, after one week, it feels like this trip has been very much about the journey itself. If one thing stands out as strange for me it’s not the lack of […]

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August 31, 2010
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Tapas for ignoramuses: Madrid in 9 dishes and 7 drinks

Tapas for ignoramuses: Madrid in 9 dishes and 7 drinks

There was a point at which, well into an evening of eating and drinking with friends in central Madrid, I began to wonder when we were going to stop in at a place that served tapas.  I’d been hearing about tapas for years, and I was vaguely aware that they were the bar-food equivalent of […]

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August 29, 2010
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No Baggage Challenge: The Route

No Baggage Challenge: The Route

Starting and ending in New York City, Rolf will travel through 12 countries in 42 days. He’ll make nearly 10 flights (spending over 50 hours in the air), ride countless trains and buses, and maybe even a boat or two. All with no luggage. From New York, the first stop is London before taking a […]

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August 14, 2010
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