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August 24, 2010

NYC to Paris: No Baggage Challenge Update

As announced last week, Rolf’s latest travel project is the No Baggage Challenge — a journey that will take him around the world without using a single piece of luggage. Rolf and cameraman Justin left New York City for London on Saturday and are now headed for Madrid. Every few days, we’ll be updating Vagabonding with a recap of the latest to keep you up to date on the adventure.

Trip stats:

Days on road: 3

Miles traveled: 4,418

Flights: 2

Trains: 1

Bags: 0

A whirlwind tour of London, on the three-and-a-half hour layover, included spotting and participating in as many London cliches as possible.

“Normally I’m an advocate of going slow and getting off the beaten path when I travel, but for a couple reasons I was keen to do a barnstorm-tour of London’s most obvious and popular tourist attractions: First off, I wanted to test how my newfound lack of luggage could make me more mobile during these types of layovers; second, I was genuinely curious about London’s iconic sights, since the only other times I’ve traveled through the city I’ve have been on quick, work-oriented trips to other parts of the U.K.” –Rolf on 19 London cliches in less than four hours

Rolf and cameraman Justin then headed to Paris, and are now Madrid-bound. To follow the journey in real-time, check out the No Baggage Challenge blog or follow along on Twitter.

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