How could you resist Rick Steves dressed as a reindeer? 

No doubt (…no doubt) you’ve heard about Rick Steves, the travel guru. He is a specialist on European travel and has probably experienced more of Britain than I ever will. I got his England Guidebook for Christmas last year and devoured it, taking copious notes and using it to determine my highest priority sights. I signed up for Rick’s travel updates and have looked around his travel store (lusting after a particular carry-on bag which is his trademark), but hadn’t yet bought anything from him until I got an email about his Holiday Sale. 

Let’s just say I got a little carried away. Here’s a look at my cart:
Dare I tell you what a bargain I got? $104.22. The bag alone originally cost $99.95! That’s not even to mention that I got Rick’s Travel Skills DVD and Smithsonian Magazine: Travels with Rick Steves absolutely free! If you have some travel items on your wish list, I would highly recommend heading over to this store before the sale runs out. As for me, I now feel that much close to realizing my travel dreams, just holding my guidebooks and carry-on bag.


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Written by Abigail Young

I've had a passion for everything British my entire life, despite being raised as a small-town girl in the American Midwest, After years of dreaming, I got the chance to live and work in England for an entire year. Now I write about my favorite country, and hopefully inspire my fellow Britophiles to get over there and experience it for themselves.

This article has 4 comments

  1. Cranberry Morning Reply

    Rick Steves Graffiti board is very handy for getting travel questions answered by those who’ve ‘been there, done that.’

    Make sure to have a good street map of London, one that’s large enough to see easily but has pages, not one that folds out into a huge map. It’s at least nice to ‘try’ to be discreet and not announce in big, bold, neon letters that we’re tourists. lol

  2. Abby Rogers Reply

    Thank you, Judy! That’s some great advice.

    We don’t want to look like tourists? Ah well, I guess I’ll have to send back my Hawaiian shirts and flip-flops 🙂

  3. Cranberry Morning Reply

    I think we’re easy to spot no matter how hard we try to avoid it. 🙂

    Have you thought about responding to comments via e-mail? Some people never go back to the original post because they don’t have time.

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