Is RS tours still going to send the money belt and your book for trips? We are rebooked on a tour that was cancelled in 2020. We have book and belts. I do not need nor want more, but I would like the book as an e book. The store doesn't sell ebooks. Who can I contact at RS to see if that could work somehow?
Just call or email their office.
You can find the phone number in his about info and contact info on this site.
He said he will email the money belt, earplugs and tour book (if available) after the end of this year.
I also have my tour book from the 2020 cancelled tour and while I don't need the e-book, I would certainly like to save the resources of mailing another hard copy!
tgreen, I just answered this on another thread you started: You can also try email@example.com. The staff are very helpful and patient.
Rick Steves' Europe, Inc.
130 4th Ave N, Edmonds, WA 98020-3114 USA
Tel: 425 771 8303 • Fax: 425 771 0833
Just go buy the ebook from Amazon. Problem solved.
Many/most of the RS books are available in an e-format from Amazon via Kindle. Amazon has the rights under their Contract with RS for the electronic versions. RS cannot and will not send nor sell you an ebook. Just go buy one from Amazon.
And if you do not need the paper copy please donate it to your local library. Paper copies (yours, not the libraries) are great to rip up and just take the sections you want on your trip/tour.
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I believe I once read that he can’t offer ebooks with the tour due to it being a different vendor. He owns the books, not so the ebooks. So don’t bother calling for that. For the money belt, get the one that hangs off a belt as it has many uses ( not necessarily used with a belt).
We changed from our 2020 canceled BPV tour to just the Rome tour. My H will be 81 by the 2022 tour and that will allow us to do our own thing if necessary. We will just travel independently in the meantime. Considering this tour is soooo far away in time, RS can take as long as they want to get back to us. I never plan this far in advance and I really don’t need to know until next spring or so. LOL
And if you already have the paper copy, well now you have 2.
I'll have one to rip out the segments for ease of carry; the other to keep in tact for reference/souvenir/loaning within our local travel group.
Believe me, I won't be calling asking for any special tour book handling. I do realize they are slammed.
CWsocial, that's what we did when we had two books. My husband cringes at the thought of tearing up a book, but I convinced him we could keep one as an "archive" copy, and break the other into convenient packets.
Another time we had two guidebooks, we left one home, then donated the one we took with us to the reference book collection at our final hotel.
Jane, I have also cringed at the idea of tearing up my books. After finally reconciling myself to it - in the interest of traveling ever lighter, and on trips where I would have needed multiple country books - I never could part with those sections. They're part of the (ever-growing) souvenir collection!
I do think I'll be able to part with a 2nd copy, however, and perhaps donate it to my local library.
Content of any book is going to change significantly. Depending on when tours are, the new book may be the revused post-pandemic version...which I would think is worth having.
I am of the rip and recycle school.