I am coveting the bag that Trish is pictured carrying in Rick's most recent blog post. A quick search tells me it isn't a Baggalini (but I could have missed it). Does anybody recognize it? I am continually obsessed over getting the perfect day bag and would like to investigate this one further.
Andrea, can you provide the link.
Are you referring to the two-tone beige bag?
Why don't you pose the question on Trish's Travelphile blog? Hopefully she'll write back...it's worth a try!
Here's the blog post. I assume Andrea is referring to the white bag Trish has while riding the luge: http://blog.ricksteves.com/blog/12-days-in-the-alps-and-lots-of-my-way-fun/
Here's a direct link to Trish's blog: https://thetravelphile.com/blog/
I think I recognize the bag type as a Travelon bag. Look on ebags for similar.
Who is Trish???
Trish is Rick's current sweetheart (after Ann) and was his assistant tour leader on the My Way tour Rick just was leader for.
So Rick actually lead a tour? WOW!! Did know he would be doing so ahead of time, or were you just really surprised when you showed up and met your guide?
I guess leading a tour from time to time keeps him in touch with his products/consumers.
So, on a scale of 1 - 10 (ten being best) how was he as a guide?
He said in the blog it had been 10 years since he led a tour. It was a surprise for the group - they had no idea until the first evening get together.
What a fun surprise!
I asked her on Facebook so hopefully she'll report back!
Thanks everyone. Sorry to be late getting back to you; last night I stepped away from the computer to watch Amazing Race Canada and promptly fell asleep.
I checked Travelon, and it might the Anti-theft Classic. Trish's blog doesn't have a clear "contact me" spot, so I was thinking I'd have my DH contact her on Facebook but someone beat me to that. Looking forward to finding out.
Andrea, my sister and I both have Travelon bags which we use when traveling. I really like the size and little touches like the zippers with hooks to keep them closed. I can fit my mini ipad, my camera, phones, and assorted items and not feel or look like a pack mule.
It looks like a Patricia Nash design- the Torri Crossbody Oil bag, which is an Italian design. Travelon bags are great. You can get the anti-theft ones that are stylish yet help protect your stuff.
Over the last few years, Rick has anonymously signed up for some of his own tours (as a tour member), and the impression I get is that his fellow tour members didn't know he'd be travelling with them until the initial introductory meeting, which usually takes place about 16:00 on the first day of the tour. Imagine being the guide on those tours, with the Boss watching every move! I'd be a nervous wreck!
I'm not sure, but this may be the first year that he's actually been the lead guide on a tour. I think it's great that he's willing (and has time) to do that).
What a surprise and a treat to show up for the tour and have THE Rick Steves be your guide....I'd have just so many questions for him.