1. I hiked the Trans-Catalina with my friend, Parker. Buffalo charged at us in the middle of the night! See withoutbaggage.com/essays/trans-catalina/ to read more about this adventure.

    Check out my other recent adventures:
    Boulder scrambling in Joshua Tree's Wonderland of Rocks: withoutbaggage.com/essays/wonderland-of-rocks/
    Unbreaking my leg by paddling Tomales Bay: withoutbaggage.com/essays/unbreaking-my-leg/
    Hiking and paddling New Zealand: withoutbaggage.com/essays/new-zealand-marlborough-sounds/
    Packrafting the High Sierra: withoutbaggage.com/essays/high-sierra-packraft/
    Camino de Santiago: withoutbaggage.com/camino-de-santiago/
    Iceland's Lake of Eternal Life: withoutbaggage.com/mission-iceland/

    DIRECTED BY: Hank Leukart

    # vimeo.com/178823165 Uploaded 37 Plays 0 Comments
  2. Hank Leukart, travel writer and lover of The X-Files, takes a tongue-in-cheek trip to the Nevada desert to see mysterious US military base Area 51 and catch a glimpse of a UFO in this video travel guide.

    See withoutbaggage.com/trips/area-51/ for the whole story of the trip, detailed travel info, and more adventures.

    DIRECTED AND WRITTEN BY: Hank Leukart
    RIDGE PHOTOS: Yann Ropars (yannphotovideo.com)
    ARCHIVE CLIPS: Courtesy of 20th Century Fox, The X-Files: "Pilot," "Deep Throat," and "Dreamland"

    # vimeo.com/100492181 Uploaded 300 Plays 0 Comments
  3. A 3-day, 35-mile backpacking trip in Pescadero Creek Park near San Francisco.

    See withoutbaggage.com/gps/pescadero-creek-loop/ to see our route.

    See withoutbaggage.com/mission-iceland/ and withoutbaggage.com/mission-everest/ for more backpacking trip films!

    # vimeo.com/86874495 Uploaded 188 Plays 0 Comments
  4. Super hilarious stuff happens when two brothers search for eternal life in the Icelandic wilderness. A lot of it didn't fit into the real movie, so we put it here.

    See vimeo.com/hankle/mission-iceland for the full 17-minute film short.

    See withoutbaggage.com/mission-iceland/ to read more about the trek, the shooting of the film, and the environmental challenges facing Iceland.

    Producers and Directors: Brian & Hank Leukart

    # vimeo.com/85994599 Uploaded 345 Plays 0 Comments
  5. Two brothers search for eternal life in the Icelandic wilderness during what may be the last time in history anyone is able to see all of Iceland's natural, untouched beauty.

    See withoutbaggage.com/mission-iceland/ to read more about the trek, the shooting of the film, and the environmental challenges facing Iceland.

    See vimeo.com/hankle/mission-iceland-outtakes/ for our funny outtakes reel, in which Hank fills in as a news reporter on the streets of Reykjavik, and we give proof that it is impossible to pronounce Vatnajökulsþjóðgarður.

    Then, check out our other epic treks:
    Everest Base Camp: withoutbaggage.com/mission-everest/
    The Grand Canyon: withoutbaggage.com/trips/grand-canyon-rim-to-rim-to-rim/
    Chilean Patagonia: withoutbaggage.com/trips/chilean-patagonia/
    The West Coast Trail: withoutbaggage.com/trips/west-coast-trail/
    Alaska's Denali: withoutbaggage.com/trips/alaska-mckinley-river/

    Producers and Directors: Brian & Hank Leukart
    Composer and Musician, "A Prayer For Those Who Cannot": Rich Eckersley
    Composer and Musician, "Mission Iceland Theme," "We Found Our Road," and "Searchers": Brian Leukart

    # vimeo.com/85536605 Uploaded 7,314 Plays 12 Comments

Without Baggage

Hank Leukart PRO

I’m Hank Leukart, a TV producer, writer, and travel addict. I’ve traveled to over 40 countries while writing my travelogue, Without Baggage. My travel philosophy is to avoid all the things that kill the fun of travel — guides, pre-planned itineraries,…


+ More

I’m Hank Leukart, a TV producer, writer, and travel addict. I’ve traveled to over 40 countries while writing my travelogue, Without Baggage. My travel philosophy is to avoid all the things that kill the fun of travel — guides, pre-planned itineraries, and heavy luggage — and embrace independent adventure. On recent trips, I have trekked 115 miles with my brother across Iceland, backpacked in post-revolution Egypt, boated down the Congo River, climbed to Nepal’s Everest Base Camp, cycled through Vietnam, snowshoed the Grand Canyon rim to rim to rim, packrafted Alaska’s Denali, and hiked in Chilean Patagonia.

Browse This Channel

Shout Box

Heads up: the shoutbox will be retiring soon. It’s tired of working, and can’t wait to relax. You can still send a message to the channel owner, though!

Channels are a simple, beautiful way to showcase and watch videos. Browse more Channels.