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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 ...

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...

8 Beautiful Hotel Pools You Can Only Find in Europe

Oyster | Posted 07.08.2016 | Travel
Oyster

After checking into the hotel, dipping into the pool is high on the vacation agenda. Whether you're in the sub-zero temperatures of Iceland or soaking...

Why Do We Fight For What We Don't Want?

Celinne Da Costa | Posted 07.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Celinne Da Costa

We each define success our own way. To me, success is no longer how quickly and efficiently I can tick off American Dream checkboxes. Success is the ability to unapologetically be. Life is too short and too precious to live by someone else's rules.

Vacation To Worcation: 3 Ways To Become a Productive Digital Nomad

Brian David Crane | Posted 07.05.2016 | Travel
Brian David Crane

Tired of spending your workday sitting in an office? Or maybe you've just come back from a trip, and you've got a serious case of wanderlust? If you're like me, then you know that the more places you travel, the more you want to see and explore.

New York, I Love You, But I Have To Let You Go

Celinne Da Costa | Posted 06.24.2016 | Travel
Celinne Da Costa

By the third year, I deeply resented the statement that once so inspired me to push myself in this city. I found myself questioning, why must I "make" it here? Who am I doing it for?

3 All-Inclusive Resorts for Every Riviera Maya Traveler

Michelle Rae Uy | Posted 06.22.2016 | Travel
Michelle Rae Uy

As a world-class vacation destination, the Riviera Maya is home to a ragbag of all-inclusive hotels and resorts, each one offering amenities that target a specific type of audience. In many ways, that's a good thing as it gives us travelers a chance to pick and choose. But having too many choices can be a frustrating thing, as you know, and sometimes we need to boil it down to what kind of vacation we want to have.

Can we really mate for life?

Tanessa Holt | Posted 06.21.2016 | Women
Tanessa Holt

Knowing that I desire a life different than the one I live creates a thinking space in my mind where I wonder if I am meant to be with this (or any) person for the rest of my life, or if possibly I am meant to be with many (or few) people at different times throughout my life.

Why I Quit My Job To Couch Surf The World

Celinne Da Costa | Posted 06.20.2016 | Travel
Celinne Da Costa

For every person that pitches in to help me live my dream, I will find a way to help them live theirs. While an act of kindness from an individual may feel small, when scaled across a network of people, these acts can cumulatively change someone's life.

10 Secret Places You Need to Go Before Everyone Else

SmarterTravel | Posted 06.16.2016 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Introverts, take note--you're running out of time to see these dream destinations sans crowds.

15 Interracial Couple Travel Bloggers You Need To Follow Right Now

Victoria Yore | Posted 06.10.2016 | Black Voices
Victoria Yore

Traveling with your significant other is one of the best ways to bond with your partner, experience the world, and grow in your relationship together. There are thousands of sweet couples travel blogs out there with tons of great ideas, but, as 1/2 of an interracial travel couple, I wanted to take a moment to highlight this very unique niche.

Wandering Along the Vermilion Sea

Michelle Rae Uy | Posted 06.09.2016 | Travel
Michelle Rae Uy

Stretches of dry desert, tantalizingly golden yet intimidatingly rugged, carpet the mostly untrammeled land between the Los Cabos International Airport and Los Cabos itself, the two-city destination that has long been considered by the not-so well-traveled lot the height of exoticism.

Why I Didn't Study Abroad

Melina Delkic | Posted 05.31.2016 | College
Melina Delkic

After years of fleeing, I've come to a conclusion that every version of myself eventually reaches: traveling is never the escape that we romanticize in books and movies. Living in another country for a few months or a year is incredibly difficult, stressful and confusing.

What I've learned about wanderlust

Kristy Gustafson | Posted 05.26.2016 | Women
Kristy Gustafson

It is when we stay present that we truly connect with the world around us. And this holds true anywhere, from the most exotic lands to the places we will call home. All it takes is a constant state of exploring, in seeing your surroundings with new eyes and a wide open heart.

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...

19 Signs Hawaii Has Lost Its Magic (For You)

The Huffington Post | Chloe Fox | Posted 05.27.2016 | Travel

Let's get one thing straight, right off the bat: Hawaii is a magical place, chock full of life-changing experiences, mind-altering perspectives and su...

Today I'm Turning 25, and All I Want to Do Is Travel

Drew Goldberg | Posted 05.24.2016 | Travel
Drew Goldberg

As a new 25 year old, I feel like I've packed in as many life experiences as possible. And I just can't stop. All I want to do is travel.

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 ...

Chillin' in a Rue Cler Wine Shop

Rick Steves | Posted 05.16.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

One-stop shopping is not a priority on Paris' delightful Rue Cler. My favorite neighborhood in Paris is essentially a traffic-free market street where...

Feeling the Force of Montmartre's Brilliant Bohemians

Rick Steves | Posted 05.16.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Montmartre is in many ways the Paris cliché -- red and white checkered tablecloths, artists and easels filling petite squares, bohemian night spots...

The Art of Shelling: Shellcationing in Sanibel and Captiva

Michelle Rae Uy | Posted 05.16.2016 | Travel
Michelle Rae Uy

Shelling is not just a casual endeavor that people do on the side, time permitting. At least not on the islands of Sanibel and Captiva in the Southern...

Ride the Wheel for a Fresh View of Paris

Rick Steves | Posted 05.12.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

The Paris Ferris Wheel offers a 200-feet-high view of the City of Light from its location at the bottom of the Champs-Elysées. This transportable whe...

A Dark Venice Alley Hides a Dining Delight

Rick Steves | Posted 05.10.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Nearly every evening I'm out prowling the streets in search of the latest places to eat for my guidebooks. (I'm usually with local guides who help me ...