Jeff: So, Jonathan, you are the… maybe the most prolific traveler I have ever met, and your home is a suitcase, so how do you live out of a suitcase like that?
Jonathan: I wouldn’t really say my home is a suitcase, but I think that people really hold onto their possessions a little bit too much, and people think that they need to have their favorite books nearby when they probably will never even read it again. I really don’t think it’s necessary to have all of those things there, so I don’t need to have a lot of nice clothes with me all the time. I don’t need to carry around all of these souvenirs of days gone by. I’m perfectly comfortable having just a minimal amount of things with me. I have changes of clothes so it’s not like I’m in any way suffering from a lack of personal hygiene and such things.
Jeff: So, but… so what do you do? How do you clean your clothes? What do you do when you want to buy something new?
Jonathan: Well, I find that in fact I don’t often buy some many things when I travel. I buy thenecessities, but I try to keep everything small in size so for example I have one small little pack that has shampoo, conditioner and body soap, and I can in fact, fill it up from a lot of hotels which offer those things to their guests. I can have a little bar of soap. I have a small towel to travel with. I can take my clothes to a coin laundry. At worst, I put on a pair of shorts while I’m washing my two pairs of jeans. If it’s a cold weather country perhaps people look at me a little bit funny, but being Canadian and descended from cold weather countries, I don’t have a difficulty with it.