Clara Bensen is the author of the Salon.com article entitled "The Craziest OKCupid Date Ever" that went viral in 2013 and was read by more than half a million people. The story of her luggage-less adventure attracted major national and international attention, with coverage in USA Today, and appearances on The View, Fox News. No Baggage has also been optioned by New Line cinemas. Clara and her boyfriend Jeff are still together, and have made two subsequent no-baggage trips, to South America and the Caucuses. They live in Austin, Texas.