We were exhausted and fatigued as we lugged our over-packed suitcases through the airport. Suddenly, we met a pair of bright-eyed travelers who cheerily strolled down the jetway with their teenie-weenie carry-ons. “Where are you going?” we asked. “We’re going to Europe for a month,” they cheerily replied. “And these are our bags.”
What? It’s a miracle. Well, not really. According to them, it’s Rick Steves’ travel secrets.
They told us they had learned everything they needed to know about packing light from Rick Steves. “The big secret?” the husband said, “Taking laundry detergent with you. Just wear, wash, and recycle and you’ll be fine.”
Rick Steves designed three products you don’t want to miss when it comes to learning how to be an efficient traveler: a non-clothespin clothesline, travel laundry supplies, and a great book which gives all kinds of great travel advice.
Rick Steves’ Travel Clothesline is a must-have travel accessory for every traveler. This clothesline is sturdy, durable, and does not require laundry pins. It’s triple-braid elastic construction provides a sturdy cord with stretchability on which to hang anything you are washing. This clothesline will not easily sag or break. Best of all, it contains velcro loops which allow you to hang it anywhere easily.
Likewise, the key to efficient travel is to wash, reuse, and recycle your clothing. Rick Steves’ Travel Wash makes it easy to wash your clothes in transit. The Travel Wash is a bottle of mild liquid soap. You can use it to clean your clothes or yourself. We also recommend taking along the Travel Washcloths. You can use these microfiber cloths to clean your clothes and your body.
We at Best Rated Reviews are long-time fans of Rick Steves. We think he does a great job of teaching and modeling the art of practical and efficient travel techniques.
You can find these suggestions and more in Rick Steves’ book, Europe Through The Back Door. We highly recommend this book. It contains thorough travel advice for people traveling to Europe as well as any other continent. The travel tips are invaluable.
You can find these great products and more at www.RickSteves.com.
Rating: 5 Stars! Best!