Rick Steves’ Travel Secrets

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

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.

Rick Steves Travel Wash

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!

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Good Rest Is Key To Great Travel

Travel Dreams Sleep Mask

Getting good rest is essential to enjoy your travels.  A good sleep mask will help you get the rest you need.  We have reviewed several sleep masks through the years.  The Travel Dreams Sleep Mask by Rick Steves is one of our favorites.  It is compact, streamlined, and comfortable.

Best of all, you can fold it up and it fits comfortably and easily into your pocket, purse, or luggage.

Travel Alarm Clock

In addition, we recommend bringing your own travel alarm clock.   We tested Rick Steves’ Travel Alarm Clock.  This slim clock is easy to read and contains a built in night light for easy viewing.  It folds flat and contains a hard, plastic cover which becomes a stand when open.

We at Best Rated place a vote of confidence in Rick Steves’ travel products.  He is a highly experienced world traveler and guide and a great advice-giver.  Rick Steves plays an integral role in the design and development of his products.

You can find these great products and more here at www.RickSteves.com

Rating: 4 Stars!  Very Good!

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