I hope Rick Steves includes a 2022 Tour Patch with our tour package. What design do you think will be on the patch? I would love to hear your ideas.
A Moderna syringe would seem appropriate.
How about a Picture of the Arch de Triumph as a symbol of getting to travel again? Or maybe a picture of a Phoenix Bird as a symbol of the rebirth of Travel through the Backdoor!!!
I love the Arc de Triomphe! Perfect symbol of our return to Rick’s tours.
Judy B, me too!
Or the image on the opening screen of the website, with Rick hoisting a beer, "Looks like we made it!"
It's silly, but that makes me tear up.
That’s funny, Jane.
Or, the image of the door to Tintagel castle which is Rick’s inspiration for Europe Through the Back Door. (I read this somewhere.)
Or, Rick sitting in a chair in a meadow filled with beautiful flowers.
Well, we know it won't be a traditional red phone booth! That patch is the only thing I got from the 2020 tour season.
I have a 2020 tour patch with the Pont du Gard on it.
Maybe 2022 could have the Astronomical Clock in Prague, time to travel again.
I suspect Columbus isn't too PC these days. But, otherwise, the patch could be a reverse of the Landing of Columbus painting, with Mr Steves holding aloft a guidebook as he leads some lightly-packed New World tourists up a beach in Europe for their first steps on the continent. For added verisimilitude, the patch label could name the wrong continent.
Nick, that's hilarious.
A flag. Preferably a big flag. One must plant a flag to claim a land already occupied by its natives.
Barnstormer and Nick,
Love your images!
But what should the flag depict? A guidebook, perhaps? Sunglasses, flip-flops, and ball caps? $$$ and €€€?
A map view of the Atlantic with a plane going in each direction.
An Oyster card from London and Metro card from Paris are 2 ideas.
The image of Rick dashing with a guidebook in his hand against a backdrop of the London subway map.
I believe in the Constitution.
"We the people"
Those of you with 2020 patches....those will be collector's items FOR SURE!!
I think there are 2021 patches hidden away in Edmunds. I remember Rick said on a Monday Night Travel event that about 200 people traveled on early RS tours before the Pandemic and lockdown.
Don’t you think they would have had the patches made in anticipation of a full travel year? He said they had sold 20,000+ seats before the March lockdown. Maybe they will send out patches for both years to people signed up for next year.
I was thinking the flag could depict one of two things:
Ricks first book "Europe Through the Backdoor'.
An RS money belt. Just in case the natives are restless.
Of course! A money belt!
Yes, love it! Have money belt will travel.
Or, keep calm and carry on with money belt on.
Rick's face with a mask on.
Mask has "Keep On Traveling" embroidered on it.