This topic has been automatically closed due to a period of inactivity. Rick Steves Europe Through the Back Door 2017. by Rick Steves | Aug 30, 2016. Hi, Any ideas on a reasonable wheeled backpack suitcase? We plan to use it again when we return in 2020 for the next Passionspiele! Very easy to cram if needed. I do have to pick it up and carry it over occasional obstacles or stairs, but nothing insurmountable. Rick Steves' Travel Store: Luggage, Guidebooks, more! I highly recommend the Rick Steves “Convertible Carry-On” for your ternary. 2749 posts. If a defect appears, we will either repair or replace the product (at our option) free of charge. Breaking Away from Europe as a Certified Backpacker. Both are around 1400 ci, which is big enough for what I take to Europe, but just barely. And don’t let the word “soft” fool you. Travel shoulder bag. Rick Steves' Europe is public television's most-watched, longest-running travel series. He taught piano to … We find wheeled bags in Europe a problem to use because of cobblestone streets and busted sidewalks. Rick Steves travel backpacks are lightweight, durable, and designed for maximum comfort and capacity. We had the EuraillPass & it travelled extremely well with us from London to Brussels, Cologne, Munich, Salzburg, Vienna, Oberammergau, Venice, Florence, Rome, Milan, Lucerne, Nice, Carcassone, & Paris! 2 months Europe Itinerary. Carry-On with Confidence: It fits within most airlines' carry-on guidelines. It worked out great! US 55L Molle Outdoor Military Tactical Bag Camping Hiking Trekking Backpack. Free Shipping by Amazon . Tour Account › Travel Forum › Home / Travel Forum / General Europe / backpacks for Europe; Please sign in to post. Rick Steves Europe Through the Back Door: The Travel Skills Handbook (Rick Steves Travel Guide) by Rick Steves | Dec 10, 2019. 99 $26.99 $26.99. 7 hrs. Jump to bottom. I highly recommend the Rick Steves “Convertible Carry-On” for your ternary. I found even when I used the compression straps that it was hard on my back and shoulders (and I'm only 22! Home / Blog; Posted on September 17, 2010 December 9, 2013 by Rick Steves. $69.27 +$30.79 shipping. Posted by grid_bear (Hong Kong) on 10/02/19 05:39 PM. Talk with the sales rep at the store where you buy your pack and they will be able to recommend which pack is best for your needs. Part of: Rick Steves (24 Books) | by Rick Steves and Cameron Hewitt | Jun 25, 2019. Today's Deals; Department. Every Rick Steves travel product comes with our guarantee that it will be free from material and manufacturing defects for the life of the product. It has been all thru Europe, from Scandinavia to Portugal, from Eastern Europe and Turkey to the shores of the Atlantic and the Mediterranean and I have never had any problems with any types of street or sidewalk surfaces. Read it now. However if you're considering that Pack, you may wish to send an E-mail to EBTD to confirm that it will fit your torso range. No, checking your bag is not that big a deal. This thing will, without a doubt, hold everything you need for the trip you specified if you do a little laundry along the way. Attach a photocopied calendar page of your itinerary. Any suggestions on a small day bag? Rick Steves' Europe Through the Back Door teaches a person how to be a traveler rather than a tourist. Popular . $79.99 +$36.75 shipping. For a day bag, I really like the Rick Steves Civita bag. Wheeled backpack suitcase. A Message from Rick | Frequently Asked Questions I feel that wheels take up valuable packing space. On Rick Steves website there were many recommendations for the large back pack so I bought it for my trip. My wife prefers a roll-on and uses a Hayes USA 20". 04/05/12 07:28 PM . Scott, my wife is 5-6 and I am 6-3 and it fits both of us perfectly. Posted by zcorsair (San Francisco, CA (USA)) on 02/26/17 10:40 PM. 4.7 out of 5 stars 71. Don't be alarmed if, at first glance, your Rolling Backpack looks "too small!" I'm not sure the small wheels on spin bags will handle the cobblestones as well, plus having four wheels adds quite a bit of extra weight to the bag. Will you spend hours a day hiking through the mountains with the pack on your back, or do you mean traveling from city to city via transport and then to your hotel with something on your back. For the odd occasion I needed to carry it, I simply picked it up in my hand. In addition to his books, Rick pens columns for newspaper and magazines, and is also a contributing writer for ABCNews.com. I came home with no money, a malnourished body, and an enduring love of Europe." 1 likes. Soon, life in America became a series of interludes between travel. When traveling from one city to another, is it better to put your day bag inside your larger overnight bag or strap it on the back? However, it seems to be designed more for trail hiking (not much use for ice-axe loops in Europe in May/June) and would definitely be too large for me at almost 92 liters! New York, NY. Last night, about 4,000 households joined me online for Monday Night Travel, and together we watched “Ethiopia: A Development Story,” from the brand-new season of Rick Steves’ Europe. I have to warn you though that this bag has held up so well that the one I own is out of date! Now I use Rick's Convertible Carry On instead, and love it. Join Rick Steves for a colorful, musical celebration of Christmas across Europe. (His original bag, which he now sells again, does not have a waist belt.) Pick two. The RS Convertible Backpack is a very well made product (as described in the previous post), and the price is certainly great (not sure if the "sale" is still in effect?). Rick Steves' Europe. Rick Steves' Europe. Classic Trek: Travel with this revival of the bag that Rick carried through Europe back in the 20th century. Experience a whopping 63 hours of travel thrills including four hours of bonus extras. For Packs that don't have that feature, the airlines will often "Saran Wrap" the pack during transport. You're better off just buying a collapsible wheeler thingy. You can use them either as a backpack or suitcase, but no wheels. I actually think it is the worse of both worlds. It just takes longer to wait around the baggage claim to pick up your luggage - and there is the small possibility of it getting lost or delayed. You should at least make it one of your candidate bags. It has been all thru Europe, from Scandinavia to Portugal, from … Rick produces a best-selling guidebook series, a public television series, and a public radio show, and organizes small-group tours that take over 30,000 travelers to Europe annually. My sister & I each purchased the 20" Rolling Backpack for a month-long European trip July 2010 & it packed EVERYTHING we needed. Rick is the host, writer and producer of the popular public television series Rick Steves' Europe, and the best-selling author of 30 European travel books. That is a pretty large bag. My Account. My Account. 4.7 out of 5 stars 76. Jackie Steves is guest-hosting her Dad’s blog with 17 posts in 17 days. If hiking, then you might want a backpack with frame. You are currently browsing the tag archive for the ‘rick steves’ tag. Generally I have no complaints. Rick Steves' Europe Episodes Rick Steves' Europe Extras Watch more Rick Steves' Europe Watch now with I like the concept of this best of both worlds with regards to a backpack and a roller-bag, but most of the reviews on Amazon were for students carrying heaving books across campus, not travelers. I just got the RS combo for a month in Turkey and Greece. As I shared behind-the-scenes commentary, we witnessed firsthand, with local experts as our guides, the importance of water, education, and empowering women. Rick Steves: "Here I am, heading off to Europe the day after high school graduation in 1973 — with a budget of $3 a day, a ten-week Eurail pass in my pocket, and the biggest backpack I could find, jam-packed. It's not like you will be wearing it all day if, as per the previous post, you are using for travel and not scouting. Again, with the RS Backpack (or any others), proper fitting according to torso length is very important! Tour Account › Travel Forum › Home / Travel Forum / General Europe / backpacks; Please sign in to post. Unfortunately, I am leaving the semester to study abroad on in a few days so I will not have much time to order off the website before I leave. That Pack is designed for a range of 16"-22", and you may fit that range but it's something that should be checked. Rick Steves' Europe. Posted by boguspoll on 01/18/20 11:26 PM. Rick Steves, America's leading authority on European travel, returns to transport viewers to the continent's bustling cities, quaint villages and picturesque countryside. Home / Blog; Posted on December 7, 2011 November 18, 2013 by . $38.50. Compare prices & save money on Handbags & Luggage. "If you have your bag checked is it a huge deal?" I find it too restrictive on space and never use the backpack straps. Use a hardbound type designed to last a lifetime, rather than a floppy spiral notebook. Rick Steves' Europe: The 20-Year Anthology DVD Box Set. It has a waist belt, and other support straps. Read on, to find out more about Rick Steves’ ex-wife. I suggest spending the extra money and getting it. One Bag, That's It. I ended up getting the Osprey atmos 50. Cobblestones aside, Europe's generally well-suited to rolling bags. I discovered another way to deal with the backpack vs. wheels dilemma on my last trip. Free shipping . My opinion...buy a roll aboard, or a convertible carry on type bag, but not a combo of both, they just aren't that practical. Rick Steves Avanti Roller Tote Carry On Luggage Copper Black Laptop Bag. Headed back to Europe in 2017, I wanted to know the recommendations, safety, and accommodations were up-to-date when we, once again, sneak around Europe through the back door. On Your Back: The two curved-and-padded backpack straps are easy on your shoulders, ... Every Rick Steves travel product comes with our guarantee that it will be free from material and manufacturing defects for the life of the product. Walking up through Manarola in the CT was awful! Outside: The classic Rick Steves outer pocket design combine gives it a clean, efficient look. Only 5 left in stock - order soon. He does all of this with the help of more than 100 well-traveled staff members at Rick Steves' Europe in Edmonds, WA (near Seattle). I'd suggest making a decision between a "wheelie bag" OR a Backpack. If you have wheels, you will probably roll it and find the straps do you no good whatsoever. Prior to the trip, we took a practice mile walk with it-loaded-however, and realized very quickly that our 50+ year old bodies didn't react as well as hoped. I'd suggest that you pack light, especially if you're going to be using budget airlines in Europe. The 2nd was with a baby and he and I packed together (obviously) so I wore it while pushing his stroller through Europe. I took it into the RS Headquarters in Edmonds, WA, and they replaced it without charge. Every Rick Steves travel product comes with our guarantee that it will be free from material and manufacturing defects for the life of the product. Paperback $10.95 $ 10. Posted by sue (kansas city, ks) on 04/09/08 04:27 PM. Two additional front pockets (large and small), a mesh bottle pocket, and a pair of grab handles complete the outside. Posted by funpig. pack to travel for a year, but I had to pack for multiple seasons/climates. This guarantee does not cover damage caused by an airline or other common carrier. I am not going to do much hiking but I do plan on doing a lot of walking from trains to hostels, around the towns, ect. My Account. Oh, and one last thing about the bag… the PRICE… a steal at around $65-70! Kiva Designs Tote Travel Gym Bag Blue Black 16” Zippered Multiple Pockets. In Europe we use the backpack style and in the US wheeled bags. Jump to bottom. Being a firm believer in using a backpack if you're physically able to, I've really liked using my rolling bag from time to time... Watch for a review in the next week or so, and be sure to check out the other thread on this same subject! in. The Amazon Book Review Author interviews, book reviews, editors' picks, and more. Make Offer - Rick Steves Europe Through The Back Door Black Roller Carry On Luggage. Just a thought - other than that, it was still a great bag! You won't find expansion or a waist belt here — just a tough, ultra-light bag for an unbeatable price. I don't mind carrying it around (although sometimes, in Airports, I'm jealous of the roll-ons). Rick Steves' Europe is an American travel documentary television series created and hosted by Rick Steves.In each episode, he travels to the continent of Europe, documenting his experiences along the way.. This thing is indestructible, good-looking, full of pockets everywhere, much space (also expandable) with a nice cushioned big strong soft handle and padded comfortable breathable shoulder and waist straps all with very big but easy snaps. Since you have a few months until your trip, you may enjoy reading Europe Through The Back Door, as it covers some of your questions. If you have your bag checked is it a huge deal? Smaller text Larger text. I went back to the store and returned my redcloud backpack. If a defect appears, we will either repair or replace the product (at our option) free of charge. We carried our Backpacks on our backs, and our daybags on the front like Kangaroos while travelling from once city to another. We plan to use it again when we return in 2020 for the next Passionspiele! I read an earlier version of this guide in 2008 and was glad I took the time to read a more recent version before my upcoming trip to Europe. A tiny notepad in your back pocket or day pack is a great organizer, reminder, and communication aid. Regarding which clothing to pack, there are suggested packing lists on this site (check the Graffiti Wall) & other web sites. ), and if it had a waist strap it would place more of the weight on your hips. Back in US. I think the newer designs etc make a combo a better option than it was even a few years ago, i was a die-hard backpacker until I realized everyone else was saving their back and using a wheelie just fine about 98% of the time. Written and hosted by best-selling guidebook author Rick Steves, each half-hour show takes viewers to Europe's most interesting places, from great cities to off-the-beaten-path discoveries. Steves gives extensive advice on how to use today's technology to your benefit in Europe, including a plethora of helpful internet resources. Every Rick Steves travel product comes with our guarantee that it will be free from material and manufacturing defects for the life of the product. It looks like a regualr backpack to me. FREE Shipping on your first order shipped by Amazon. When Steves was 18, he went back to Europe without his parents. Carry-On with Confidence: It fits within most airlines' carry-on guidelines. Rick Steves is America's leading authority on European travel. By "not reacting well", I mean that we instead packed he straps in the sleeve & used the rolling wheels. 12 Reviews Write a Review. Right now I bought a 5600 Kelty Redcloud but I am wondering if this is too big. The top zipper opens to reveal a 12" x 20" compartment (perfect for a jacket). shipping: + $10.00 shipping . Follow the adventures of Andy and Jackie Steves as they — the first Steves to venture into South America — report on their experience. More Buying Choices $1.66 (90 used & new offers) Best Seller in Warsaw Travel Guides. The trains don't really care what size your bag is - but the airlines (especially the discount European carriers) have a lot of restrictions on not just size, but weight. Tour Account › Travel Forum › Home / Travel Forum / General Europe / Back in US; Please sign in to post. I haven't had any problems with checked luggage (so far), but it's a good idea to pack some "emergency" supplies in your Daypack in case your main pack gets "misplaced" for a few days or longer. For Europe I did the first 2 or 3 trips with a large REI convertable backpack with zip off day bag. Anytime you do a combination you trade off advantages and disadvantages. I've had a RS Rolling Backpack waiting for me at home for over two weeks while I've been out of town; I plan to see just how much stuff from my RS 'Regular' Rolling Bag I can get in it LOL! 58 matches. $69.27 + shipping . If a defect appears, we will either repair or replace the product (at our option) free of charge. Breaking Away from Europe as a Certified Backpacker. ― Rick Steves, Rick Steves' Europe Through the Back Door 2014. Last year in planes and trains throughout the UK, Scotland and France I noticed backpackers trying long and hard to maneuver their bulky hard frame packs into impossible spaces while my RS 100% soft shell unit molded to any available space easily. Posted by Karen (Monterey County, CA (formerly Verbania Italy-Lago Maggiore)) on 12/22/20 05:46 AM. About Rick; Explore Europe; Our Tours; Travel Tips; Watch, Read, Listen; Travel Forum. Please sign in to post. (December and January) This is a rough plan on where I want to visit. Tip: Watch Rick's YouTube videos for your destinations to get an even better knowledge before you travel. Smaller text Larger text. Holiday Sale: Save 20% on all travel bags through 12/30/20 or while supplies last! It's cheap, very lightweight (under 1 1/2 lbs. > the wheel and handle mechanism usually intrudes partially into the cargo area, which reduces the amount of room available for travel gear. I agree that it's generally preferable to pick either a rolling bag or a backpack, but I'm intrigued by the much-lighter weight of the RS bag. suggestions on good affordable backpacks for 3 week trip. In Europe we use the backpack style and in the US wheeled bags. After being married for more than a decade, the couple went their separate ways in 2010. They are roomy enough to carry what I needed for two weeks of travel, though when full are a bit on the heavy side to wear as a backpack. My husband and I have the Opsray 45 backpacks and they are great! Rick Steves' Europe Through the Back Door 2008 is an essential item on any European traveler's checklist. Please sign in to post. My girlfriend and I were out and she commented that she'd like to get shoulder bag that she could use for traveling. Rick Steves' Europe Episodes Rick Steves' Europe Extras Watch more Rick Steves' Europe Watch now with I came home with no money, a malnourished body, and an enduring love of Europe." Rick Steves' Europe. I have been taking RS roller bags as long as he has been selling them and the only time I had a problem was when the expandable handle would not extend. Rick is the host, writer and producer of the popular public television series Rick Steves' Europe, and the best-selling author of 30 European travel books. Explore Europe with Rick Steves, best-selling travel author and host of public television's "Rick Steves' Europe" and public radio's "Travel with Rick Steves." Back. I took a 5600 cu. Rick Steves' Europe. To see it in use, go to http://www.ricksteves.com/plan/tips/aarp.htm (yes, the senior travel page) and look at the couple in the last photo. Go! We find wheeled bags in Europe a problem to use because of cobblestone streets and busted sidewalks. Last year in planes and trains throughout the UK, Scotland and France I noticed backpackers trying long and hard to maneuver their bulky hard frame packs into impossible spaces while my RS 100% soft shell unit molded to any available space easily. Last June, our community of caring travelers came together to support “Lawyers & Collars,” a Sojourners initiative that organizes civil rights lawyers and Black pastors to protect voting rights in states where voter suppression efforts target Black communities. thank you. - so I did do a lot of walking with my bag. backpacks for Europe. Rick Steves Eastern Europe . Knud, A "Rolling Backpack" is generally not the best idea for travel for the following reasons: > The wheel and handle mechanism adds weight, making the product heavier when fully loaded and used as a Backpack. Although the cobblestones can be a problem, her bag has two large verithane (like a rollerblade) wheels that seem to work well. This guarantee does not cover damage caused by an airline or other common carrier. I agree with Frank that rolling backpacks are probably not the best idea. May 31, 2012 - Video: Watch Stockholm, an episode of the Rick Steves' Europe TV show. From full-size carry-on packs to day bags, you'll find our selection of backpacks ideal for all your travel needs. I will be happy to email them to you as a visual guide. Rick Steves Europe Through The Back Door Black Roller Carry On Luggage. Everything from hitchhiking, train passes, hostels, what to pack, prices, airlines, food, and more is discussed. If a defect appears, we will either repair or replace the product (at our option) free of charge. 01/18/20 11:27 PM. The wheels and handle adds extra weight and reduces capacity so if using as a backpack it is heavier than a regular backpack. Follow the adventures of Andy and Jackie Steves as they — the first Steves to venture into South America — report on their experience. The current RS Convertible Bag has a padded waist belt. The Appenzell bag doesn't open wide; it's like a backpack (top opening). Two additional front pockets (large and small), a mesh bottle pocket, and a pair of grab handles complete the outside. As for a day bag, I think I am going to buy a small one that can collapse to put into the large bag. We kept our maps,food,cameras etc in the day bags, so didnt want them inside our packs.Have a Great Trip. I go to Europe every summer and take my RS 21" Roller Bag as my only suitcase. I was thinking it had RICK STEVES printed across it or something. BTW, I use an Eagle Creek Backpack (2003 vintage Continental Journey). Rick Steves' Europe. Fuel your Portugal travel dreams with this clip from Rick Steves' Europe! If a defect appears, we will either repair or replace the product (at our option) free of charge. I have a back problem that does not allow me to use a back pack so I am so happy that these roller bags have worked out so well. The importance of packing light cannot be overemphasized, but, for your good, I'll try. You'll never meet a traveler who, after five trips, brags: "Every year I pack heavier." Jump to bottom. For coronavirus (COVID-19) travel information, see our FAQ . Are you doing any camping or multi-day hikes with the pack, or just staying in hostels? Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. With a 92 liter Backpack, you won't have any choice but to check it. I use it bag for a gym bag, and I have used the Goodhope bag for short car trips. Even if a waist belt is provided, there's generally no way to properly adjust for the torso range of the user. My Account. Rick is the host of the television series titled Rick Steves’ Europe that airs on PBS. Jackie Steves is guest-hosting her Dad’s blog with 17 posts in 17 days. The most important criteria for Backpacks is torso length. We had the EuraillPass & it travelled extremely well with us from London to Brussels, Cologne, Munich, Salzburg, Vienna, Oberammergau, Venice, Florence, Rome, Milan, Lucerne, Nice, Carcassone, & Paris! Since you're going for 8 weeks, just 3 of which will be spent moving around from place to place, you should be able to get away with a smaller bag - especially if you don't want to check the bag at the airport. You will get the pros and cons about using a backpack here. If you decide to return your current bag, check the Eagle Creek Adventure Packs - many of them have detachable day packs that clip onto the outside of the main pack. I guess I was taking more of a backpacking tour - no taxis for me! $27.98. Rick Steves Classroom Europe® is a free online video library for teachers, students, and parents. Posted by Ceidleh. The only time she has to carry-it is getting on-off trains/metros/busses and climbing stairs at hotels. Always bring layers (long and short sleeve shirts, a lightweight fleece) and a jacket that can block wind and rain. (Note: It's possible to over-stuff soft-sided bags beyond carry-on limits, and risk rejection. (Note: It's possible to over-stuff soft-sided bags beyond carry-on limits, and risk rejection. This guarantee does not cover damage caused by an airline or other common carrier. Rick Steves Veloce Backpack Travel Gear Guide Bag For iPad Laptop EUC. Thanks. CC. In the interim, I bought an RS Appenzell bag and a Goodhope Travelwell bag, both at around 1400 ci. In this one-hour special, Rick travels back a century to learn how fascism rose and then fell in Europe — taking millions of people with it. If you won't really be "backpacking", you're better off getting a lightweight convertible carry on (Campmor, Ebags, Rick Steves etc.). In Stock & Ready to Ship Quantity: ADD TO CART. 607 posts. 95 $24.99 $24.99. Pack light!) I am going to be backpacking in Europe with a friend for a little over three weeks (from May 30th to June 25th) and then from there I will be staying with a host family in Granada, Spain for five weeks where I will attend another study abroad program. My Account. Get it as soon as Tue, Aug 18. Rick's philosophy is to "pack the same for three weeks as for three months". Rick loves his Convertible Carry-On backpack (and his Civita Day Pack). Outside: The classic Rick Steves outer pocket design combine gives it a clean, efficient look. > that type of product generally isn't designed with a waist belt, which is important when used as a Backpack. 1-16 of over 1,000 results for "rick steves luggage" Skip to main search results Amazon Prime. Paperback $18.99 $ 18. 1803 posts. Jump to bottom. It's well made and light, for a roll-on (just under 5 lbs.). For coronavirus (COVID-19) travel information, see our FAQ. I think most people who buy the combo will end up not using the backpack straps.