Rolf Potts travels around
the world with no luggage
How to pack for a journey with no luggage

How to pack for a journey with no luggage

I’ve been vagabonding for so many years now that I can’t remember the last time I put together a formal packing list.  In recent years, my packing process has just been a matter of tossing a few familiar items into my Eagle Creek Voyage 65L backpack and closing the door behind me.  If for some […]

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August 21, 2010
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Misadventures in planning the adventure (Or: How I was upstaged by my own dog)

Misadventures in planning the adventure (Or: How I was upstaged by my own dog)

I’m in New York at the moment, doing some interviews and a final bit of prep before I leave the city at just short of midnight to begin the No Baggage Challenge. That makes this the final day of an intensive preparation process that began last Sunday night, when my cameraman and traveling companion Justin […]

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Why Rolf is traveling around the world with no luggage

Why Rolf is traveling around the world with no luggage

When I first announced my intention to circumnavigate the globe for six weeks without carrying so much as a fanny-pack, I got a common (and admittedly reasonable) reaction from my friends: Why?  Why travel the world with no luggage? Well, for starters — as someone who’s spent much of the past 16 years traveling to […]

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August 19, 2010
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No Baggage Challenge: The Travel Clothing

No Baggage Challenge: The Travel Clothing

By definition a no-luggage journey has to operate on a minimum of gear — but it also has to function with a minimum of clothing. Whatever clothes one brings have to be functional and durable enough to wear constantly, yet small and light enough to pack into pockets if need be. This in mind, here […]

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August 18, 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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