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Travel with Rick Steves

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A weekly one-hour conversation with guest experts and callers about travel, cultures, people, and the things we find around the world that give life its extra sparkle. Rick Steves is America's leading authority on travel to Europe and beyond. Host and writer of over a hundred public television travel shows and author of 30 best-selling guidebooks, Rick now brings his passion for exploring and understanding our world to public radio. Related travel information and message boards on www.ricksteves.com

A weekly one-hour conversation with guest experts and callers about travel, cultures, people, and the things we find around the world that give life its extra sparkle. Rick Steves is America's leading authority on travel to Europe and beyond. Host and writer of over a hundred public television travel shows and author of 30 best-selling guidebooks, Rick now brings his passion for exploring and understanding our world to public radio. Related travel information and message boards on www.ricksteves.com

Location:

Edmonds, WA

Description:

A weekly one-hour conversation with guest experts and callers about travel, cultures, people, and the things we find around the world that give life its extra sparkle. Rick Steves is America's leading authority on travel to Europe and beyond. Host and writer of over a hundred public television travel shows and author of 30 best-selling guidebooks, Rick now brings his passion for exploring and understanding our world to public radio. Related travel information and message boards on www.ricksteves.com

Twitter:

@RickSteves

Language:

English

Contact:

130 Fourth Avenue North PO Box 2009 Edmonds, WA 98020 425-771-8303


Episodes

645 Romantic Rhine; Indian Ocean Journeys; Where I'm Going

7/23/2021
A pair of seasoned tour guides discuss the romantic allure of Germany's Rhine Valley, and author David Mould recounts his journeys in the Indian Ocean region while sharing what he's loved most from his time in India, Bangladesh, and Madagascar. Plus, with some restrictions on international travel winding down, listeners tell us where they're most eager to venture next. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related details -...

Duration:00:52:00

556a Flamenco Fan; Four Seasons in Lesotho; Faux Pas

7/16/2021
A flamenco enthusiast from Sweden explains her lifelong passion for the fiery dance traditions of southern Spain. Then writer Will McGrath tells us what he learned from his neighbors while living in southern Africa's small mountainous nation of Lesotho. And Rick checks in with listeners to hear how the mistakes they've made as travelers became openings to connect with local culture. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and...

Duration:00:52:00

644 Underappreciated Paris Museums; Many Lives of the Louvre; Cote D'Azur

7/9/2021
Get ideas for visiting some of Paris' unique, under-appreciated small museums, as well as tips for tackling its massive grande dame, the Louvre — and an author's insights into the former palace's remarkable history. And French tour guides tell us what they love best about the cities along the Mediterranean's sparkling Cote d'Azur. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related details - visit www.ricksteves.com.

Duration:00:52:00

643 Pandemic Road Trip; Corona Wanderlust; American Surprises

7/2/2021
Esteemed travel writer Paul Theroux recounts his cross-country adventure driving from Cape Cod to southern California amid a pandemic, and Don George of National Geographic Traveler describes how he's dealt with wanderlust while staying close to home. Then Laurence Brown of YouTube series Lost in the Pond shares a few of the surprises he's found since moving to America from England. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and...

Duration:00:52:00

569a Best National Park Experiences; Northland; San Francisco Day Trips

6/25/2021
Writer Porter Fox tells us what he discovered when he followed the US-Canada border from Maine to Washington State. Then writer and photographer Becky Lomax shares her favorite national park experiences. And guidebook author Kimberley Lovato recommends day trip options for enjoying beaches, redwood groves, and wineries within easy reach of San Francisco. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related details - visit...

Duration:00:52:00

642 Turkish Market; Tour Industry; Inclusivity

6/18/2021
After learning why a midday stop at the public market is always a good idea in Turkey, get an insider's look at how the tour industry is rebuilding itself as Rick and the head of Perillo Tours compare notes on what the road to normalcy looks like for their companies. And New York Times travel writer Tariro Mzezewa examines what "inclusivity" really means for African-American travelers. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and...

Duration:00:52:00

641 Finding Europe in America; Cruise Ship Nightmare; Iceland Backcountry

6/11/2021
Get ideas and tips from TV host Samantha Brown for finding little corners of Europe in the New World, then hear an author's dramatic firsthand account of a near catastrophe on a cruise ship caught powerless in a freak winter storm off the coast of Norway. And a tour guide takes us to the wild, windy, and wonder-inspiring backcountry of Iceland. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related details - visit www.ricksteves.com.

Duration:00:51:39

640 Invisible City; Under the Wave at Waimea

6/4/2021
There's an invisible layer to the city where you live. It's meant to make your life easier, but is easy to overlook. Roman Mars of the podcast "99% Invisible" helps us examine how our urban environments are designed. And author Paul Theroux tells us how he explores getting older and the surfing culture near his home on Oahu's North Shore in his latest novel, "Under the Wave at Waimea." For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and...

Duration:00:51:38

554a Why I Love Rome; Garden Lust; Mountain Switzerland

5/28/2021
There's something about the city of Rome that lets you know you get to be part of its incredible history. On the next Travel with Rick Steves, we'll hear how the locals love their city, even with all its flaws. The author of "Garden Lust" tells us about his favorite contemporary botanical gardens around the world. And we get advice for hiking and touring in the Swiss Alps. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related details...

Duration:00:52:00

639 Mid-American Feast; All the Way to the Tigers; Feedback

5/21/2021
Enjoy a picnic of comfort foods from the American Midwest, as Matthew Gavin Frank describes a few of his favorites. Author Mary Morris tells us what she discovered on a challenging winter trip to central India, when she decided to travel "All the Way to the Tigers." And listeners share recommendations and feedback with Rick from what they've heard on recent episodes of the show. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related...

Duration:00:52:00

638 Sailing in Oslo; Underland; Beyond Amsterdam

5/14/2021
There's a largely unknown world to explore, right beneath your feet. Author Robert Macfarlane tells us what he finds intriguing about the "Underland." Plus, hop aboard for a sail to Oslo. And Dutch tour guides help us plan a trip to the Netherlands, where they recommend Haarlem, cycling to the sea, and other attractions beyond the usual sights in Amsterdam. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related details - visit...

Duration:00:52:00

286b Mother's Day: Sweet Home Croatia; An American Mother in Paris

5/7/2021
On our Mother's Day edition, we hear what it was like to relocate a Midwestern family to the Croatian village their great-grandparents came from. An American who married a Frenchman tells us what it’s like raising a child in Paris. We go on a sentimental family trip to San Francisco, and hear how mamma is center stage in Sicily. Plus Rick pays tribute to his late mother, who influenced him to become a traveler. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode...

Duration:00:51:49

637 Versailles; Reporting from West Africa; Orthodox Easter Traditions

4/30/2021
New York Times correspondent Dionne Searcey tells us about her work as the paper's West Africa bureau chief, where her team's reporting on the women kidnapped by Boko Haram won them a Pulitzer. Learn how the palace of Versailles was built to impress — and still does so for visitors today. And hear about the elaborate traditions of Bulgaria and Greece for Orthodox Easter. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related details -...

Duration:00:51:32

636 Athens Neighborhoods; Digital Nomads; Venice Lagoon

4/23/2021
An American "digital nomad" tells us how he's figured out how to work from home, overseas in the Republic of Georgia. Guides from Athens tell us how their city became a cleaner, more attractive metropolis for exploring ancient and modern Greece after they spiffed up for the 2004 Olympics. And we wade into the issues behind the flooding that often threatens Venice. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related details - visit...

Duration:00:51:35

635 The Habsburgs; Lost in the Pond; Arabic Friends

4/16/2021
Laurence Brown explores a few of the memos that must have gotten "lost in the pond" between the US and Britain. Zora O'Neill tells us how studying the Arabic language might not prepare you for talking to everyday people in today's Arab world. And hear how the most important royal family in Europe earned their titles the old fashioned way — by marrying into them. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related details - visit...

Duration:00:52:00

482a Sevilla April Fair; Walking England; City Squares

4/9/2021
A tour guide from Sevilla explains how the annual April Fair will animate her city again when the pandemic is finished. Guides from England share their favorite places to enjoy your own piece of the English countryside, on any of the hundreds of walking trails in Britain. And we explore how public squares can make all the difference in how a great city defines itself. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related details -...

Duration:00:51:50

634 Holy Land Easter; Mudlarking; Higher Tides

4/2/2021
A London "mudlarker" who searches the River Thames at low tide for buried objects describes how discarded items can connect us with life in the Victorian era, and even as far back as Roman times. Plus, hear what high tides threaten to bring to coastal communities around the world, and celebrate Easter at sites mentioned in the Bible. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related details - visit www.ricksteves.com.

Duration:00:51:33

633 Granada; Mount Ararat; Colombia's Rio Magdalena

3/26/2021
Guides from Spain highlight the historical treasures you can find in Granada today, including the impressive Islamic art of its Alhambra palace. Rick Antonson tells us how he climbed to the top of Mount Ararat in Turkey and about its significance to nearby Armenians. And anthropologist Wade Davis explains how the flow of the Rio Magdalena helps define today's nation of Colombia. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related...

Duration:00:52:00

318a Springtime in Basque Country; Irish Song

3/19/2021
You'll find one of the oldest cultures in Europe along the Atlantic coast of Spain and France. We'll explore Basque Country with two guides who have deep family roots in the region. We'll also visit the island of Innishmore in Ireland's Aran Islands. And we'll extend our St. Patrick's Day observance by hearing how nearly every town in Ireland comes with its own special song. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related...

Duration:00:52:00

632 Galway; A Week in Ireland; Brittany

3/12/2021
We'll help you start your travel plans for when the pandemic is behind us with an all-Celtic hour. Tour guides from Ireland offer insider advice for visiting Galway and the west of Ireland, and for planning a week's itinerary to the Emerald Isle. We'll also pop over to the Celtic corner of France to hear what makes Brittany a special destination to visit. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related details - visit...

Duration:00:52:00