Right Now I Hate Rick Steves, But I Say That With Love!

Sorry, okay Rick Steves is a pretty amazing guy!  I have been reading his guidebooks, been to his seminars, and listen to his podcasts.  In planning our trip abroad we have used many sources, soliciting family and friends, surfing the net, and of course our Rick Steves’ maps and guides.  We know where we want to go, how long to stay, and even know about interesting stops along the way.  Great we are ready…oh no that’s right we still have to pack!  And there it is…that four letter word that we all have to contend with…the thing we all must do before we leave..PACK.

And here is where it gets tough ladies!  If I want to travel Europe as a unisex troll…then no problem.  If I want to travel Europe looking like a cute tourist…yeah I said cute…it looks like I might have a problem!  Rick Steves’ famous line…there are those who pack light and those who wish they had packed light.  I got it. I get it. I totally understand! Now comes the hard part…let’s be honest here…I am a 45 year old woman who is not a natural beauty, not a size zero, and need  all the smoke and mirrors to look good. So now I am faced with a dilemma…pack light and have a fantastic trip…and look like a frump OR pack all of my cute outfits, boots, sweaters, hair products, etc… and look great…but feel miserable.  Great options huh?

Well my reality is going to be somewhere in the middle…you heard me Rick Steves!  My saying is going to be: There are those that pack light…and there are those that pack what they need to have a good time and to look halfway decent.  Do you think Rick will want to borrow that one for his next book???

1 Comment

  1. Dana-lynn Ballou
    Sep 20, 2014

    “May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.”-Irish Blessing

    Enjoy your trip!