I am absolutely fascinated by Rolf Potts. He is traveling the world with no luggage at all. Everything he is carrying is on his person, in a vest and cargo trousers. He calls it “The No Baggage Challenge.” Check this out:
I’m posting this A) because it’s totally awesome; B) because I adore travel; and C) I have realistic aspirations of doing something similar, albeit different (I know that makes no sense). I’ve done lots of research on “round-the-world” trips. Dozens of countries, varying routes, varying modes of transportation to get to it all. When I was 20, I challenged myself to make it across Europe and finish in Israel without leaving the ground…or water, I should say. And I did it. Buses, ferries, trains, an occasional taxi, and my good old two feet helped me accomplish this. Now I’d like to see if I can do it on foot. I’d also like to broaden my scope and do a world tour without any money (or a very set specific budget, with rules, ala Mr Potts).
Here is my fascinating discovery week:
Working my way around the world and getting free room and board by gardening, plowing, cooking, cleaning, milking, teaching, etc, etc, etc… sounds absolutely amazing. Now that’s an idea for a challenge, a blog, a book (although I’m pretty sure it’s been done). 1 year, dozens of countries, set max budget, and an incredible way to learn about and teach people worldwide about organic agriculture, its history, cultural differences, and future. From the ground.