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Around the world with no baggage

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NEW YORK, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- A Kansas travel writer says preparation for his 6-week trip around the globe doesn't involve much packing as he won't be bringing any bags.

Rolf Potts, who is due to begin his trip Saturday in New York, said he will not be bringing any checked or carry-on bags on his voyage, which will include stops in London, Morocco, Cairo, South Africa and Bangkok, ABC News reported Friday.

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"Not even a man-purse or a fanny pack," Potts said. "Just things in my pockets."

Potts said his luggage usually involves only a small backpack and a day pack.

"I've always been big on traveling light," he said. "This is just the ultimate manifestation and test of that habit."

Potts, whose voyage is being sponsored by travel-clothing company ScotteVest and online travel site BootsNall, said the trip will be documented on rtwblog.com.

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