http://www.vancouversun.com/travel/Around+world+with+luggage+None/4719805/story.html Very interesting story, some learnings for the heavy packer. Last year, I set off on a journey that took me around the world, without using a single piece of luggage. For six weeks, I made my way through England, France, Spain, Morocco, Egypt, South Africa, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, New Zealand and the United States without carrying so much as a man-purse or a fanny pack. The few items I did bring (including a toothbrush, an iPod and a few extra items of clothing) were tucked away in my pockets. Along the way, I learned a thing or two about improvisation, hygiene and what is and isn't necessary to bring when travelling the world. When I first announced my intention to circumnavigate the globe without luggage, I got a common (and admittedly reasonable) reaction from my friends and family: Why do such a thing? I usually answered that I'd always liked to travel light, and that going without any bags at all sounded like a fun challenge. But beyond the stunt-like nature of the trip, I wanted to know how travelling ultra-light would affect my time on the road. At the heart of my whimsical journey was an experiment that would test out a more philosophical idea: That what we experience in life is more important than what we bring with us.