Rick Steves: “If the Bed is Too Short, You Are Too Long”

Travel Blog  •  Jim Benning  •  01.20.06 | 1:50 PM ET

I didn’t come across anything I didn’t already know about Rick Steves in yesterday’s Bellingham Herald profile, but I loved this quote about the bed. It perfectly summarizes Steves’ relentlessly upbeat approach to travel—an approach we could all benefit from when inevitable travel disappointments arise.

3 Comments for Rick Steves: “If the Bed is Too Short, You Are Too Long”

Wendy Boucher 01.20.06 | 8:10 PM ET

Great quote.  I hope you get a chance to read the article I emailed you this week.  It’s exactly on point.

Jerry Haines 01.21.06 | 8:27 AM ET

Reminds me of when a friend of mine complained to a Parisian waiter that he couldn’t understand him:  “You are speaking too fast for me.” 

“No, monsieur,” the waiter corrected, “you are listening too slowly for me.”

Jim 01.23.06 | 2:23 PM ET

Jerry, that’s hilarious.

No, monsieur, the food isn’t bland, you just aren’t tasting enough!

Wendy: Great. I’ll check out your story soon.

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