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Highlights of the Peloponnese

Rick Steves | Posted 04.24.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

Any love affair with Greece is made sticky in part by honey. All over the countryside we found groups of beehives as beekeepers shuttled them from wildflower patch to wildflower patch in search of the sweetest action.

Alone Onstage at the Ancient Greek Theater of Epidavros

Rick Steves | Posted 04.23.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

One of my great treats is being literally all alone (with a fine local guide) at some of our civilization's greatest sights. With this clip, you're here with me -- late in the day when it's silent and cool -- at Epidavros, the most amazing theater surviving from the ancient world.

It's All Greek to Me

Rick Steves | Posted 04.22.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

Greece is a feast for the senses. While the country's sunshine, amazing food, friendly people and love of life leave a lasting impression on me, there are also the little, unexpected scenes I come across that tickle my imagination.

Final Greek Easter Insights

Rick Steves | Posted 04.21.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

Our crew is heading home after two busy weeks of filming (first in Italy, then in Greece -- since Orthodox Easter was a week later than Western Christ...

Easter Finale: Duck!

Rick Steves | Posted 04.20.2015 | Religion
Rick Steves

Just before midnight on Easter Saturday, Nafplio's main square fills with people. The bishop gives a blessing and declares that Christ is risen. Then the candlelight (which came to Nafplio from Jerusalem via Athens, as it does each Easter) is brought out and sparks a sea of flickering flames, as it spreads from candle to candle.

Procession Through Nafplio

Rick Steves | Posted 04.17.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

Celebrating Easter in Greece is an unforgettable experience. On Good Friday evening in Nafplio, it seems the entire town turns out for what is essen...

Participating in a Somber Greek Orthodox Good Friday

Rick Steves | Posted 04.15.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

In the Greek Orthodox tradition, the events of Good Friday begin late Thursday night, and proceed step by step with elaborate rituals and incense-fill...

Getting Friendly With Greek Orthodoxy

Rick Steves | Posted 04.14.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

Our Easter special for public television is in the can. We finished shooting on Eastern Orthodox Easter -- which was this past Sunday -- in Nafplio, Greece. A fun part of my work is to give another culture meaning so it becomes less foreign to an American visitor.

Having a Weekend Student Adventure in Rome

Rick Steves | Posted 04.10.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

We took our kids to Europe every year for about 20 years. I didn't realize Andy was paying much attention.

Peace and Quiet at My Tuscan B&B

Rick Steves | Posted 04.09.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

Roberto's place has basically the same old fireplace that I have at my cabin back in the Cascades. This brought me unexpected joy as I spent each evening fireside, catching up on my writing late into the night.

Discovering a Marche Church Choir

Rick Steves | Posted 04.08.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

On Good Friday at the village church in Cantiano, we were so impressed with the choir's performance.

Easter in Small-Town Italy Is a Passionate Affair

Rick Steves | Posted 04.07.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

While filming in Italy for the Rick Steves' European Easter special, which will air across the U.S. next year, my crew and I came upon some startling, amazing and moving scenes.

Wild Boar for Breakfast in Italy's Marche Region

Rick Steves | Posted 04.06.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

Join me for an intimate glimpse of traditional farm life in the Marche -- from a homemade rake, to a horn made from a horn, to the little calendar you buy from the local cops to stay on their good side.

Coming in 2017: Rick Steves Public Television Special About Martin Luther and the Reformation

Rick Steves | Posted 04.06.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

In 1510, a young monk from Germany named Martin Luther walked 700 miles to Rome on a pilgrimage. He returned home disillusioned, and in 1517, he raised 95 difficult theological questions at the university where he taught -- and kicked off the Protestant Reformation.

Tossing a Coin in Rome's Trevi Fountain... Sort of

Rick Steves | Posted 04.02.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

Rome's beloved Trevi Fountain is drained and covered with scaffolding. But so many people come to Rome to do the fabled "coin toss over your shoulder to guarantee a return to the Eternal City" that the city has provided a small temporary pool...which, I'm sure, has the same magical powers.

Day 1 of 100: I'm in Rome, Kicking Off My Trip With Some Photos

Rick Steves | Posted 04.01.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

Join me, if you dare, on what I have a strong hunch will be an unforgettable ride.

Stow Away With Me for "A Hundred Days of Europe"

Rick Steves | Posted 04.01.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

Today I flew -- as I have every year at this time since the 1980s -- to Europe to kick off another spring of exploring, checking, learning, tasting, and sipping.

Travel Author Rick Steves: Marijuana in America Is 'Two Different Countries'

Russ Belville | Posted 03.11.2015 | San Francisco
Russ Belville

What your grandparents might not know about Rick Steves is that he is an unapologetic proponent of the legalization of responsible adult use of marijuana.

How Travel Guidebooks Are Working Against You

Doug Lansky | Posted 01.18.2015 | Travel
Doug Lansky

The travel tips you read in popular books and magazines are often more a like a tip sheet for which places will soon be overrun and ruined.

Rick Steves Books a New Kind of Tour: One to End Marijuana Prohibition in Oregon

Jill Harris | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Jill Harris

Guidebook author and TV host Rick Steves has travelled the world for three decades with an appetite for more than just new foods and cultures. He's also had a keen interest in understanding how different countries address similar problems.

Rick Steves Hitting The Road In Support Of Oregon Marijuana Legalization

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics

Travel guru and longtime marijuana legalization advocate is taking a break from his European excursions to lend his support to Measure 91, the campaig...

Rick Toasts Kid Travelers

Rick Steves | Posted 08.20.2014 | Travel
Rick Steves

We took our kids out of school every May for many years, and I always considered it good parenting, great education, and a bonus for the adult tour ...

Cinque Terre Lemon Festival--Anything But Sour

Rick Steves | Posted 08.18.2014 | Travel
Rick Steves

The Cinque Terre towns love their festivals, and we hit Monterosso during its lemon festival. The town was decked out in lemons and rather than sour, ...

Looking Good for the AARP

Rick Steves | Posted 08.18.2014 | Travel
Rick Steves

Occasionally a publication wants to run an article about my work and they need a photo of me. While I always offer them fine shots from our press depa...

Cinque Terre: A Burst of Riviera Magic

Rick Steves | Posted 08.16.2014 | Travel
Rick Steves

On our Rick Steves Best of Europe in 21 Days tour, the meat of the itinerary is the middle week when we visit Venice, Florence, and Rome in rapid succ...