My next journey: Around the world with no luggage
Today I’m excited to announce my latest travel project: the No Baggage Challenge.
Starting Saturday I will embark from New York on a journey that will take me around the world without using a single piece of luggage. From late August to early October I will explore 12 countries on five continents, crossing the equator four times, without carrying so much as a man-purse. The few items I do bring (including a toothbrush, an iPod, and a few extra items of clothing) will be tucked away in my pockets.
Why try such a thing? Well, for starters — as someone who’s spent much of the past 16 years traveling to various corners of the world — the idea of hitting the road without any bags sounded like an intriguing challenge. Not to mention a whole lot of fun.
But I also see my journey as a field-test for a more philosophical idea — that what we experience in life is more important than what we bring with us.
To follow the journey in real-time, please visit my Bootsnall-sponsored blog (ScotteVest, a travel-clothing company, is my other sponsor):
Be sure to check out the sub-pages that describe the journey, including:
- Why Rolf is traveling around the world with no luggage
- No Baggage Challenge: The Route
- No Baggage Challenge: The Ground Rules
- Why this journey doesn’t really count as vagabonding
- General information about the Challenge