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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

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
See what low tide in London can reveal, from a "mudlarker" who searches the River Thames for buried objects. She finds things people threw away that can connect us with life in the Victorian era and 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...

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

631 The Ravenmaster; Future Travel; Tour Business in 2021

3/5/2021
A Yeoman Warder at the Tower of London explains why a British legend about ravens is being put to the test. A New York Times reporter tells us how people are hoping to travel safely again. The head of Perillo Tours describes how his company dealt with the loss of business over the past year. And Rick reveals how he got the notion to become a travel writer more than 40 years ago on the moors of England. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program...

Duration:00:52:00

630 Portugal's Art and Architecture; Breakfast With Polygamists; Jack London's Yukon

2/26/2021
Travel writer Dave Seminara tells us how curiosity led him to meet with healers in the jungles of Nicaragua and Belize. Plus, Richard Grant tells us how a Yukon winter in Dawson City inspired Jack London to become a writer; tour guides from Lisbon point out the art that colors the streets of Portugal; and we get a close-up appreciation of Leonardo's Mona Lisa. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related details - visit...

Duration:00:51:32

534a Crete; Alaska's Tip of the Iceberg; Darwin Comes to Town

2/19/2021
A Dutch biologist explains how urban evolution is happening faster than we used to think all over the world. Plus, travel writer Mark Adams describes his 3,000-mile voyage along the coasts of Alaska to follow what the Harriman Expedition saw in 1899. And we'll hear how the Greek island of Crete offers a natural experience unlike any other. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related details - visit www.ricksteves.com.

Duration:00:51:41

629 Loving French Cheese; More Cities of China; Carnival in Venice & Rhineland

2/12/2021
While this year's Mardi Gras parties were called off because of the pandemic, we'll bring you a virtual celebration of Carnival — a social safety valve for letting off steam since the Middle Ages in Venice and Cologne. We'll also explore more of China's booming megacities with the head of the Young China Group and enjoy the local artisan cheeses you can find all over France. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related...

Duration:00:51:49

628 Amtrakistan; Astronaut's View; Renaissance Florence

2/5/2021
Find out what taking high-definition photos of Earth through the windows of the International Space Station revealed to astronaut Chris Hadfield. Hear why writer Eric Weiner prefers spending four days on Amtrak over a cross-country flight. And get inspired to view the Renaissance treasures of Florence. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related details - visit www.ricksteves.com.

Duration:00:52:00

627 Guanajuato & Querétaro; Patricia Schultz Places to See; Where I Really Want to Go

1/29/2021
With a global pandemic playing havoc with travel plans, we can take refuge in our fondest travel memories and look at places to go next. We'll explore what the picturesque cities of central Mexico have to offer. And the author of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die recommends some of her favorite destinations. Plus, listeners share where they hope to visit once it's safe to travel overseas again. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program...

Duration:00:52:00