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Tour Member DJ Party Party

Rick Steves | Posted 07.21.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

On the My Way Alpine Europe Tour I'm currently leading, my assistant, Trish Feaster, is sharing a few of her guiding tricks -- like her (now famous...

Biking to Fairy-Tale Castles and Thermal Spas in Bavaria

Rick Steves | Posted 07.20.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

The sun is setting on the foothills of the Alps. Overseeing vast meadows with tiny lanes and lazy cows is the fairy-tale castle of "Mad" King Ludwig o...

Castles and Bouncy Bridges in the Austrian Alps

Rick Steves | Posted 07.19.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

The My Way Alpine Europe Tour I'm leading is well underway, as we hopscotch across borders through the Alps. After a memory-packed day traveling f...

Europe's Charm at Your Doorstep

Rick Steves | Posted 07.18.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

We're high in the Italian Alps, in Castlerotto -- a town I love because it's right in the midst of mountain splendor, yet doesn't have that empty ski-...

A Busy Day on a Rick Steves Tour

Rick Steves | Posted 07.18.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

A good tour leader -- especially on a Rick Steves tour -- creates a learning atmosphere on the bus, laces together a good balance of sights and expe...

Meet Your Rick Steves Tour Group: The Name Game

Rick Steves | Posted 07.15.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

I just met 26 happy travelers and we're well into our My Way Alpine Europe Tour. It's so much fun to be personally leading our tours again. (Over the ...

Back in the Tour-Guiding Saddle

Rick Steves | Posted 07.15.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

For 25 years, I personally led lots of Rick Steves Europe Tours. But for the last decade or so, I've preferred to just ride along as a tour member in...

Going Deep into Salzburg's Past

Rick Steves | Posted 07.14.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

St. Sebastian Cemetery is a quiet oasis in Salzburg. Follow me for a little walk and enjoy a rare opportunity to drill deep into the mausoleum of a pr...

Brewing Up Some Fun in Munich

Rick Steves | Posted 07.13.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Join me as we drop in on a classic beer garden in Munich -- we're under the chestnut trees as happy locals enjoy a hot evening with cold (and very big...

Towering WWII Relic in the Heart of Vienna

Rick Steves | Posted 07.11.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Just off Vienna's happy-go-lucky Mariahilfer Strasse, I came upon a mighty WWII flak tower built in 1944, which still functions as a shelter for the A...

Vienna's Mariahilfer Strasse, Now Filled with Pedestrian Joy

Rick Steves | Posted 07.11.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

This little clip features one of my favorite streets (Mariahilfer Strasse) in one of my favorite cities (Vienna), with one of my favorite guides (Wolf...

A Historic Face-Off in Vienna

Rick Steves | Posted 07.11.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Just finishing up my first day of research in Vienna, kicking off my eight-week summer trip, I was struck by how you can read history into the citysca...

Vienna's Music in the Air

Rick Steves | Posted 07.08.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Stepping out of my hotel in Vienna on my first hour in Europe (clearly still a bit bleary with jet lag), I'm confronted by free culture on the street ...

A Very Merry Cemetery

Rick Steves | Posted 06.10.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

One of the most memorable sights in Romania is the Merry (as in "joyful") Cemetery. I've enjoyed a variety of graveyards throughout Europe. But this o...

Old-Fashioned Waterpower in Romania's North

Rick Steves | Posted 06.09.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Romania is full of surprises and wonderful people. And when you cross into Maramureş, the area in the north (just over the river from Ukraine), it ge...

A German Time Capsule in Romania

Rick Steves | Posted 06.08.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

The "fortified churches of Transylvania" were built by Romania's German minority. They are just one of many fascinating dimensions of exploring this c...

Inside Romania's Monument to Megalomania

Rick Steves | Posted 06.07.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

We're having an amazing time, filming "The Best of Romania" for a new TV show (which will air with our new series on public television this fall). In ...

Bulgarian Beginnings: A Stroll in the Park

Rick Steves | Posted 05.26.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Hello Bulgaria. I have an affinity for Bulgaria -- so overlooked and underappreciated...and so charming in a Slavic way. In my student days I spent lo...

Why Spanish Potheads Are Called "Kangaroos"

Rick Steves | Posted 05.25.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

I was in a cannabis club sharing marijuana jokes with a table of friends in Madrid. One girl referred to her boyfriend as a "kangaroo." I asked why an...

Want to Smoke Marijuana in Spain? Join a Club

Rick Steves | Posted 05.24.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

I've left France for Bulgaria, where I'm meeting with my TV crew. But first, a few thoughts on my earlier experience in Spain. Cannabis Club Choko is...

Floodlit Paris Uber Tour Lets the Party Roll On

Rick Steves | Posted 05.23.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

I'm all about providing travel tips, and this video clip shows you one of my all-time favorites: hire a taxi after dinner for your own private, tailor-made tour of a floodlit Paris.

A Fun Dining Discovery in Dinan

Rick Steves | Posted 05.23.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

When researching our guidebooks for the best-value restaurants, the last thing I want to do is follow the crowd to a top listing on a crowd-sourcing ...

Mont St-Michel Is an Island Once More

Rick Steves | Posted 05.23.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

It's great to get back to Mont St-Michel to celebrate the long-awaited new bridge connecting it to the mainland. The previous causeway, built more tha...

An Illuminating Visit to Mont St-Michel

Rick Steves | Posted 05.20.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

I love the image of monks, 800 years ago, hunched over sacred manuscripts while painstakingly transcribing them. In other words, hand copying entire ...

Savoring Norman Hospitality to the Last Drop

Rick Steves | Posted 05.19.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Drinking on the job, I'm finishing up a great day in Normandy. My co-author Steve Smith and I spent the day double-teaming the D-Day beaches and then ...