No Baggage Challenge — Around the World with no luggage
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.
This is an idea that goes back to the initial travel-dreams of my childhood. When I was a kid dreaming of faraway places, I didn’t imagine what I would pack — I imagined what I would do.
Rolf Potts, of Vagabonding fame, is going to travel around the world for six weeks without any luggage. Just what he has in his pockets. Those who know me or have been reading my work for some time know that I am a fan of lightweight travel. Here is a video of what I carry on a typical three day trip. Therefore, this really intrigues me.
Also, it is being sponsored by ScotteVest, makers of travel clothes with a plethora of pockets designed to do this very thing. I have a ScotteVest Microfleece Pullover and it is excellent. Their Travel Vest has long been on my wishlist.
I’ll be watching this closely for sure.
(Though I saw this in my own feed, I’m giving the via to Randy Murray, who linked it on Twitter and reminded me I had something to say)