My buddy Rick Steves just released two new products for travelers: the Rick Steves Rolling Carry-On travel bag and the Rick Steves’ Europe: The Blu-ray Collection box set. Rick’s all-new Rolling Carry-On ($159.99) is designed for lightweight durability and go-anywhere flexibility. It measures 13.5″ x 20″ x 9″ so it easily fits in the smaller overhead cabin bins of European carriers (20” in length is their standard for wheeled luggage), and it has top and bottom handles to make it easy to toss. One of the best features is the bag’s ability to expand to add an extra 2″ of cargo depth (making it “fatter” than the carry-on limit, but perfect for checking). The back half of the bag—a resilient, 1-piece, molded shell frame—protects all that’s inside, and saves lots of weight. At just over six pounds it’s one of the lightest bags in its class. The flexible front half is made from 100% recycled polyester fabric and comes in black, graphite, blue spruce, plum and camel.
Rick’s other product is his first Blu-ray box set containing all 70 of the Rick Steves’ Europe public television shows and specials ($99.99). There’s more than 36 hours of travel condensed into 12 Blu-ray discs. For more info on both products check out the Rick Steves Travel Store.