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Sunsets on the Road: My Top Ten

Rick Steves | Posted 01.05.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

I love sunsets. They can be a vivid and romantic capper for a beautiful day on the road. Here are a few dramatic and memorable sunsets that come to mind

Rick Steves' European Christmas: Bath and the Countryside

Rick Steves | Posted 12.14.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

Merry Christmas! To celebrate the season, I'm sharing clips, extras and behind-the-scenes notes from Rick Steves' European Christmas. Writing the Ric...

Your Backpacking Trip Should Be Spontaneous, Except For Hitting These 7 Spots

Thrillist | Posted 12.10.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

By: Barbara Woolsey Credit: Flickr/Giuseppe Milo Backpacking through Europe is about being impulsive, right? It's about train-hopping and wand...

Travel Past, Present, and Future

Rick Steves | Posted 12.04.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

TripIt, a popular app designed to help you organize your travels, just did a quality job of producing a series of four-minute interviews with me about...

The Most Beautiful Travel Souvenir

Rick Steves | Posted 12.03.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

TripIt, a popular app designed to help you organize your travels, just did a quality job of producing a series of four-minute interviews with me about...

The Supreme Court Is 100 Percent Unanimous. That Won't Last.

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 12.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Since October, the Supreme Court has been 100 percent unanimous in its rulings. That's probably because the court just issued its f...

Painting in Provence

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 11.30.2015 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

In Provence, I chose the Luberon for its beauty, and for the most part, stayed in the villages to paint. The Chambres d'hotes were the most memorable and staying in the old farmhouses also provided painting material.

4 U.S. Cities That Just Feel Like Europe

Thrillist | Posted 10.20.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

We all dream of jet-setting off to Europe for an unforgettable getaway. A very, very expensive getaway. But that doesn't mean you can't get the full European experience right here in the ol' US of A. Seriously.

Video Travel Bite: Amboise, France

Rick Steves | Posted 10.16.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

From time to time we share a random video clip to fuel your travel dreams. Join us today at Clos-Lucé, the French mansion where Leonardo da Vinci spent his last years.

Video Travel Bite: Italy's Cinque Terre

Rick Steves | Posted 10.02.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

From time to time we share a random video clip to fuel your travel dreams. This time, we explore part of Italy's Cinque Terre, from Manarola's cemeter...

A Toast to the Champagne Houses of France

Findery | Posted 09.09.2015 | Travel
Findery

As I raised my glass for a sip, the effervescence of the bubbly tickled my nose, just as I imagined it would have done to monk Dom Perignon had he discovered that his blended grapes made such a fuss.

Reflecting on 100 Days in Europe: Travel Memories Make You Richer

Rick Steves | Posted 09.08.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

Finally home now after a hundred days in Europe, something occurred to me. I posted 100 blog entries in 100 days on my Facebook page. These generated about a hundred comments a day...and I read all 10,000. It's fun to be in touch with my readers, and to able to share experiences like these in almost real time.

Seeing the Best of Stockholm, Turku, and Helsinki in a Week

Findery | Posted 09.05.2015 | Travel
Findery

Are you looking for recommendations for the ultimate Scandinavian road trip to visit Stockholm, Helsinki, Copenhagen, and Turku? I've got you covered....

13 Must-Visit Places Across Ireland & Northern Ireland

Travelzoo | Posted 09.08.2015 | Travel
Travelzoo

As a traveler, it can be hard to feel like you've really seen and experienced all a new-to-you country has to offer on a visit, but with Ireland's small size, it's easy to cover a lot of ground in a weeklong visit.

6 Of Europe's Best-Kept Secrets

Thrillist | Posted 08.04.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

We decided it was time to let a few of these destinations, and their gorgeous landscapes, tasty food, and historic architecture, out of the bag.

Top 20 Tourist Destinations in Prague

Eating Europe Tours | Posted 07.28.2015 | Travel
Eating Europe Tours

It's entirely possible to experience the beauty, history and magic of Prague on a whim and without a plan. With every cobble-stoned step and around every corner of the Golden City, there is something to be discovered.

Crossing 'The Pond' to Europe? For Once, Make it Real

Peter Mandel | Posted 07.27.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

For a second, ours was a ship of intrepid travelers, of those who kept on going where they needed to go. Some made heroic thrusts of outstretched hands to stay in balance. Some held on to chairs or stools at the bar.

Craft Beer Is Blossoming In Santiago de Compostela!

Findery | Posted 07.16.2015 | Travel
Findery

If you know anything about Santiago, you know that it's all about The Camino: A religious pilgrimage that calls people far and wide to walk here. I'm not religious. And I'm not keen on walking cross-country. That said, I am a fan of walking from bar to bar, sampling the local craft beer scene.

Racers, Rainbows, and Romans

Rick Steves | Posted 06.01.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

Our puzzle and challenge as we travel is to experience the entire range of Europe and weave it together so it has meaning.

8 Cheaper Alternatives To Popular European Destinations

Thrillist | Posted 05.13.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

We mapped out eight under-the-radar alternatives to popular European destinations, based on the kind of activity you're looking for. Adventure sports, wine tastings, the beach?! These secondary spots are equally as awesome, just a whole lot cheaper.

Europe's 11 Most Underrated Small Cities

Thrillist | Posted 06.30.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

Say "Europe," and informed Americans will think of "The Final Countdown." Because informed Americans love '80s arena rock. Everyone else will likely envision London, Paris or Rome. But there's a lot more to the continent than its mega-cities.

Taking A River Cruise With Disney? You Can In 2016

Shermans Travel | Posted 07.01.2015 | Travel
Shermans Travel

Disney is setting sail once again -- but not on the seas via its own beloved cruise line. Adventures by Disney, the company's family touring arm, is partnering with river cruise company AmaWaterways for four sailings on the Danube River in 2016.

Best French Regions for Wine Lovers

Findery | Posted 05.31.2015 | Travel
Findery

Though many travelers are content with ordering their favorite bottle while visiting Paris, I have found that the best way to immerse oneself in the French wine culture, and by association in the French culinary scene, is by traveling outside the big city and into smaller towns known for growing and harvesting the finest wines the country has to offer.

I'm Terrified I Can't Keep Up With The 'Rules' Of Being A Young Adult

Reilly Wieland | Posted 03.09.2015 | Teen
Reilly Wieland

I feel as though I am still a fifth grader, scared of talking to a boy I like; and sometimes an adult, drinking black coffee and worrying about a mortgage.

What the Danes, Swedes and Dutch Do in Winter

Peter Mandel | Posted 03.08.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Does Northern Europe exist in snow? The travel industry says no. Ski areas aside, most tours and cruises adventure to Scandinavia, Germany and the Netherlands in June and July, when the days are stretched out and soft, like fondue that's been melted in a pot.