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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...

Rome's Hottest Neighborhood: Monti

Rick Steves | Posted 08.09.2014 | Travel
Rick Steves

On this trip, I'm grabbing extra time in Venice, Florence, and Rome to beef up our restaurant listings for our guidebooks. As things are in constant ...

Doing the Caesar Shuffle in Rome

Rick Steves | Posted 08.06.2014 | Travel
Rick Steves

With just under two days in Rome, our Best of Europe in 21 Days tour needs to be very well designed. We do what I call the "Caesar Shuffle" upon arriv...

The Gondola Experience

Rick Steves | Posted 08.03.2014 | Travel
Rick Steves

Another Venice cliché, which I absolutely love, is the gondola ride. Sure, it's expensive (about $160 for a 50-minute ride). But the cost (and romanc...

Why Rick Steves Is Wrong About Wiesbaden, Mainz and Rudesheim

Susan Kraus | Posted 08.02.2014 | Travel
Susan Kraus

I was smack in the middle of wrapping up loose ends with work, deciding on what to pack and squeezing in a few last-minute doctor appointments when it...

Wetlands Safari -- Canoeing in Holland

Rick Steves | Posted 07.14.2014 | Travel
Rick Steves

An amazing thing about Amsterdam is that, in 10 minutes (by bike or public bus), you can be in the wide-open polder land -- the vast fields reclaimed ...

Bike Band in Haarlem

Rick Steves | Posted 07.14.2014 | Travel
Rick Steves

The TV crew has flown home with two great new shows in the can, and I'm in the Netherlands. How do I know? Where else would you find a "marching band"...

Post-Flood Cinque Terre

Rick Steves | Posted 07.13.2014 | Travel
Rick Steves

Two and a half years ago, horrific flash floods buried two of the five Cinque Terre towns in mud. My favorite town, Vernazza, was left uninhabitable f...

A Tomb with a View

Rick Steves | Posted 07.13.2014 | Travel
Rick Steves

From Vernazza's cemetery, the dearly departed enjoy the best views in town. ...

Meeting Up with Andy Steves

Rick Steves | Posted 07.12.2014 | Travel
Rick Steves

My son, Andy Steves, runs his own tour company. His mission: to help American students in foreign study programs enjoy smart, experiential, and inexpe...

Filming in the Cinque Terre

Rick Steves | Posted 07.12.2014 | Travel
Rick Steves

We're having a great time filming our new public television show on the Cinque Terre, Italy's perfect little traffic-free stretch of Riviera. Here are...

Surround Sound Lisbon-Style in a Fado Restaurant

Rick Steves | Posted 06.23.2014 | Travel
Rick Steves

Each time I visit Lisbon, one of my projects is to review the many fado opportunities so those with my Rick Steves Portugal guidebook get the best lat...

Rick Steves University of Smart European Travel

Rick Steves | Posted 06.18.2014 | Travel
Rick Steves

If you missed the webcast of our March 22nd Travel Festival, no problem! We've just added those classes to our array of free, online travel talks. Our...

Dreaming of My 2014 Travels: Venice

Rick Steves | Posted 06.14.2014 | Travel
Rick Steves

In May I'll give myself a little vacation. This year, I'm booked on our Best of Europe in 21 Days Tour--the same route I drove in my minibus back in t...

Dreaming of My 2014 Travels: Germany

Rick Steves | Posted 06.14.2014 | Travel
Rick Steves

In May I'll give myself a little vacation. This year, I'm booked on our Best of Europe in 21 Days Tour--the same route I drove in my minibus back in t...

Dreaming of My 2014 Travels: Amsterdam

Rick Steves | Posted 06.11.2014 | Travel
Rick Steves

In May I'll give myself a little vacation. After 25 years of guiding our bus tours, I decided to retire from that 10 years ago and simply enjoy the am...

Dreaming of My 2014 Travels: Best of Europe Tour

Rick Steves | Posted 06.11.2014 | Travel
Rick Steves

I've been giddier than usual this week as I'm finalizing my travel plans for 2014. I've got an amazing itinerary promising four months of fun and lear...

Dreaming of My 2014 Travels: Verona, Padua, and Ravenna

Rick Steves | Posted 06.11.2014 | Travel
Rick Steves

I've been giddier than usual this week as I'm finalizing my travel plans for 2014. I've got an amazing itinerary promising four months of fun and lear...

Dreaming of My 2014 Travels: Cinque Terre

Rick Steves | Posted 06.10.2014 | Travel
Rick Steves

I've been giddier than usual this week as I'm finalizing my travel plans for 2014. I've got an amazing itinerary promising four months of fun and learning, and there'll be lots of great new information to share.

Dreaming of Barcelona

Rick Steves | Posted 06.10.2014 | Travel
Rick Steves

I've been giddier than usual this week as I'm finalizing my travel plans for 2014. I've got an amazing itinerary promising four months of fun and lear...

Dreaming of My 2014 Travels: Portugal

Rick Steves | Posted 06.09.2014 | Travel
Rick Steves

I've been giddier than usual this week as I'm finalizing my travel plans for 2014. I've got an amazing itinerary promising four months of fun and lear...

Dreaming of My 2014 Travels

Rick Steves | Posted 06.07.2014 | Travel
Rick Steves

I've been giddier than usual this week as I'm finalizing my travel plans for 2014. I've got an amazing itinerary promising four months of fun and lear...

Free Eurail Passes! (If You Donate to Bread for the World)

Rick Steves | Posted 06.04.2014 | Travel
Rick Steves

Here's an exciting chance to support a good cause as part of your upcoming travels. To recognize our rail-pass sales success last year, Rail Europe ha...

Rick Steves Can Yodel

Rick Steves | Posted 06.03.2014 | Travel
Rick Steves

This year I capped our annual tour alumni reunion and guide summit by sharing my "Irreverent History of Europe Through the Back Door" talk. (Watch fu...

Our Rick Steves Audio Europe App Just Got Much Much Better

Rick Steves | Posted 05.25.2014 | Travel
Rick Steves

I have a lot of fun and rewarding projects on my desk--and one that I am particularly passionate about is our free app, "Rick Steves Audio Europe" (sh...