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Travel guru Rick Steves never checks a bag. Here are the 25 things he always packs in his carry-on.

By jbrains@insider.com (James Brains) of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 26: Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Travel writer and television personality Rick Steves spoke to Insider about his go-to travel items. Steves spends four months out of the year traveling Europe for work, and he only brings a carry-on bag. Steves' must-haves include hemp shorts, Bose headphones, Patagonia pants, and bags he designed. If you've watched public television in the last 30 years, chances are you're familiar with Rick Steves. Steves is best known for his travel show "Rick Steves' Europe" detailing his travels throughout Europe and beyond. He still spends 4 months out of the year in Europe filming and researching his show. Yet, he only brings a carry-on. He never checks a bag. "When you're going on an international trip, especially Europe, you pack for the best scenario, not the worst scenario. If you need something, you buy it," Steves told Insider.We caught up with Steves while he was home in Washington state to learn what exactly he packs in his carry-on.Steves has his own line of travel gear that he sells on his site. We tend to avoid including recommendations when an individual has a financial interest in the product. However, Steves helped design the products and uses them when he travels. So, we've included his favorites from his product line in our roundup.Here are the products Steves considers indispensable when traveling: Read the original article on Insider

Travel guru Rick Steves never checks a bag. Here are the 25 things he always packs in his carry-on.

Prices are accurate at the time of publication.

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.

  • Travel writer and television personality Rick Steves spoke to Insider about his go-to travel items.
  • Steves spends four months out of the year traveling Europe for work, and he only brings a carry-on bag.
  • Steves' must-haves include hemp shorts, Bose headphones, Patagonia pants, and bags he designed.

If you've watched public television in the last 30 years, chances are you're familiar with Rick Steves. Steves is best known for his travel show "Rick Steves' Europe" detailing his travels throughout Europe and beyond. 

He still spends 4 months out of the year in Europe filming and researching his show. Yet, he only brings a carry-on. He never checks a bag. "When you're going on an international trip, especially Europe, you pack for the best scenario, not the worst scenario. If you need something, you buy it," Steves told Insider.

We caught up with Steves while he was home in Washington state to learn what exactly he packs in his carry-on.

Steves has his own line of travel gear that he sells on his site. We tend to avoid including recommendations when an individual has a financial interest in the product. However, Steves helped design the products and uses them when he travels. So, we've included his favorites from his product line in our roundup.

Here are the products Steves considers indispensable when traveling: 

Read the original article on Insider
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