Video: Rolf Potts Circles the Globe Without Luggage - ABC News


Rolf Potts won't be worrying about luggage fees or lost bags as he travels around the world over the next six weeks. That's because he isn't bringing any luggage, not even a carry-on.

"Not even a man-purse or a fanny pack," Potts told ABC News before heading out on his journey this weekend. "Just things in my pockets."

The 39-year-old travel writer from Kansas departs Saturday from New York, flies to London and then heads overland through Western Europe to Morocco. From there he will fly to Cairo, then South Africa and then Bangkok. From there he will travel overland again to Singapore, fly to New Zealand then Los Angeles and finish up on land in New York on Oct. 2.


How to survive a luggage malfunction |


By Christopher Elliott, Tribune Media Services - One minute I was rolling my carry-on bag along the concourse floor at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

The next, I was arguing with a useless box on wheels -- and dreading what would happen to my back if I had to carry it.

The extendable handle on the bag was stuck, and no matter how hard I tried, it wouldn't retract. I had to haul the bag on the plane without the help of wheels. With my bad back, I knew I would feel that the next morning.


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