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Video: Building a Gothic Church with 13 Tourists

Rick Steves | Posted 10.21.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

One of my great joys as a tour guide is teaching art and architecture in a way that makes it both fun and meaningful. And a good way to do that is by ...

Touring the Louvre

Rick Steves | Posted 10.20.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Europe's greatest museum is the Louvre in Paris. It was a thrill to take our Best of Europe in 21 Days tour group there to enjoy its unforgettable col...

How Not To Be An Annoying Tourist

Lisa O'Driscoll | Posted 10.20.2016 | Travel
Lisa O'Driscoll

I love to travel! When I found out I had family members moving to London, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to take a trip overseas (hmm...maybe ...

The Last Ship's Lucy Butler: Travel Specialist Extraordinaire

Xaque Gruber | Posted 10.20.2016 | Travel
Xaque Gruber

If there are two things that Los Angeles-based Lucy Butler knows about, it's acting and travel. As an actress, her success spans theatre (Chicago's Se...

Experience Is Good Travel

Rick Steves | Posted 10.19.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Every time I huddle with my guides, exploring ways to improve Rick Steves Europe Tours, our goal is the same: "How do we maximize the experience?" The...

Three Hardworking Guides: Rick, Trish, and Ben

Rick Steves | Posted 10.18.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

For me, a big part of the joy in leading this three-week tour has been collaborating with two fine guides: Trish Feaster and Ben Cameron. We tag-teame...

Road Testing the Rick Steves Audio Europe app

Rick Steves | Posted 10.17.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Photo: / As museums get more and more crowded, the value of the free audio tours on our Rick Steves Aud...

Teaching in Europe

Rick Steves | Posted 10.17.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Photo: / I enjoy many aspects of my work. But perhaps the most gratifying is to stand before a great pi...

Why Africa's Oil Crisis Could Lead To Growth

Zandre Campos | Posted 10.14.2016 | Business
Zandre Campos

The African continent has some of the world's fastest-growing economies, but some are seeing hard times because they rely on crude oil. Since the crude oil price has now dipped below $50 a barrel for the first time since May 2009, the African oil-producing countries are facing some serious financial difficulties.

A Tight and Happy Group

Rick Steves | Posted 10.14.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

One of the great things about taking a tour is the people you get to travel with (assuming you join a tour that markets itself in a way that attracts ...

Video: Glasses and Crêpes in France

Rick Steves | Posted 10.13.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Just after crossing from Switzerland into France we made a quick lunch stop at a modern mall next to the expressway. In this clip, one of my tour memb...

Video: Bang A Gong On A Bus

Rick Steves | Posted 10.12.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

I've been leading bus tours since the 1970s. Back then, my groups were nearly all women. (My theory: Guys were comfortable having a travel adventure o...

Video: The Cows Come Home

Rick Steves | Posted 10.10.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Every guide dreams of having his or her group enjoy the happy moment when the farmers bring their cows down from the high meadow. They don't announce ...

Video: The Mighty Trümmelbach Falls

Rick Steves | Posted 10.10.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

I love Switzerland's Lauterbrunnen Valley, which is named for its many "loud waterfalls." The loudest of these waterfalls is Trümmelbach, which for e...

Video: To the Toilet -- James Bond Style

Rick Steves | Posted 10.07.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

The Swiss love to cap their peaks with restaurants. One of the most popular is the Schilthorn's Piz Gloria, a revolving restaurant perched at 10,000 f...

Video: Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau

Rick Steves | Posted 10.06.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

This clip is the first of a five-day series of fun I had with my Rick Steves' Best of Europe Tour group high in the Swiss Alps. (Up next on my travel ...

Memories of Malta

Joseph Braude | Posted 10.06.2016 | Travel
Joseph Braude

Fans of Humphrey Bogart know the tiny island state of Malta as the origin of the jewel-crested black bird in the 1941 film classic The Maltese Falcon....

Video: Our Favorite Bites...So Far

Rick Steves | Posted 10.05.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

We're waiting to catch our early train out of the Italian Riviera. We have six days left in our Best of Europe in 21 Days tour and I've asked our grou...

Aleppo Is Your Dream Vacation Spot — If You Ask The Syrian Government

The Huffington Post | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 10.04.2016 | World

Syria’s Ministry of Tourism has churned out a number of promotional videos in recent weeks, encouraging foreigners to visit places like Aleppo ― o...

Video: Good-bye Italy; Hello Switzerland

Rick Steves | Posted 10.04.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

After a glorious free day on the beaches of the Italian Riviera, my tour group is heading north for the Swiss Alps. Because we sleep deep in the chara...

Video: Italian Experiences and the Joy of Guiding

Rick Steves | Posted 10.03.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

On a Best of Europe in 21 Days tour, we are admittedly getting just a quick introduction to the greatest sights in Europe. But this route (with eight...

The Joy of Guiding: Making Memories

Rick Steves | Posted 10.03.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

For me --  and my amazing team of guides at Rick Steves Europe Tours -- the great joy of guiding is to take tour members' lifelong imaginings, transf...

I left New York City and found more gentrification in the Dominican Republic @huffpostblog

The Establishment | Posted 10.04.2016 | Politics
The Establishment

When I think about the history of my family, it seems displacement is coded into our DNA. For centuries my people have been moving—the Jews fleeing ...

Protecting our country with my family's great love - tea.

Pioneers for Change | Posted 09.27.2016 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

By: Merrill J. Fernando We are a family of tea makers who became accidental hoteliers, born of our commitment to ethical tea production and a genui...

China's National Day Holiday Expected to Boost Tourism

AsiaToday | Posted 09.26.2016 | World

By Hong Soon-do, Beijing correspondent, AsiaToday -October 1 marks the beginning of the week-long National Day holidays, one of the most important Chi...