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.

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How to survive a luggage malfunction | CNN.com

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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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Gadget: Kena Dai DriĀ® Duffle Bag

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Kena Kai Dri dry bags are made of same tough material that waterproof tarps are made from with water resistant zippers, heavy-duty nylon webbing and welded seams.  A welded seam is the joining of two pieces of fabric without stitching which would result in a hole.  These flexible seams are usually created by using glue, tape or heat.  If you see a bag that looks like it is made of waterproof material but only has stitched seams, expect those seems to leak.

I like duffels like these, they are especially great if your headed to a cramped destination like a sailboat.  After unpacking you can easily store the empty bag in any space, unlike a hardsided piece of luggage.

These duffels come in two sizes: small 25 liter 17x10.75x10.75 inches, and a large 35 liter 19x12.75x12.75 inches.  The exterior zipper is water-resistant with a storm flap for added protection.   Larger interior zippered pocket.  Adjustable and padded shoulder strap.  Lifetime Warranty

For more information visit Kena Kai site (click here).  If you purchase this item by using the Amazon.com ad below you are helping support the TravelBlogger.com website.