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A weekly chat with experts about travel, cultures & events. 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 chat with experts about travel, cultures & events. 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.
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Edmonds, WA

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A weekly chat with experts about travel, cultures & events. 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.

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@RickSteves

Language:

English

Contact:

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


Episodes

521 Berner Oberland; T.T. Williams' Utah; The Philippines

4/20/2018
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Hear about the variety of spectacular Alpine views any visitor can enjoy in and above Switzerland's Lauterbrunnen Valley, as descried by a tour guide who's mapped the region's hiking trails. Then listen in as author Terry Tempest Williams explains how she purchased oil leases near her home in the Utah desert — not to drill, but in hopes of combatting the recent rollback of protections for US national monuments. And learn why travel writer Kiki Deere counts the Philippines among her favorite...

Duration:00:51:20

426a American Lighthouses; Skyfaring; Favorite Travels; Longbow

4/13/2018
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Learn about some of America's most interesting lighthouses to visit — or even slumber in. Then hear from an experienced pilot about why the view from a 747 never gets old. And listen in as we consider the longbow's influence on the balance of power in medieval Europe. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related details - visit www.ricksteves.com.

Duration:00:51:38

520 Saigon's Bui Vien Street; Spain 2018

4/6/2018
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An expat living in Saigon describes the bustle of Ho Chi Minh City’s famous Bui Vien Street, and explains why this backpacker district has recently become a weekend destination for local families. Then tour guides from Spain share updates and travel tips for the land of tapas and toreadors. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related details - visit www.ricksteves.com.

Duration:00:51:17

519 Saints of France and Ireland; David Suchet in the Footsteps of St. Peter

3/30/2018
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Get acquainted with some of the most popular French and Italian saints, and learn why they remain important to their countrymen. Plus, actor David Suchet shares what he discovered while making a documentary about the life and times of St. Peter, and the first-century world he inhabited in Galilee. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related details - visit www.ricksteves.com.

Duration:00:51:39

351a Italy On and Off the Rails; Romantic Amalfi Coast

3/23/2018
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Author Tim Parks, a long-time resident of Verona, shares his observations about Italy’s railway system, and what it can tell us about the Italian mindset. And two tour guides from the Amalfi Coast take listener calls while exploring the highlights of their scenic southern corner of Italy, from Positano to the isle of Capri. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related details - visit www.ricksteves.com.

Duration:00:51:27

518 First Timer's Ireland; Alan Doyle's Newfoundland

3/16/2018
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Three tour guides from Ireland share their recommendations for the sights and experiences travelers shouldn’t miss on a first-time visit to their home turf — from fun things to see and do in busy Dublin, to tips for exploring the windswept byways of the Kerry coast. And musician and actor Alan Doyle helps us to understand his native Newfoundland by discussing how his perspective continues to be shaped by his Irish Catholic childhood in a small fishing town. For more information on Travel...

Duration:00:51:39

517 The EU from Brussels; Solo Women Travelers; Teresa Bruce

3/9/2018
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Rick gets a perspective on current issues the European Union is facing, from a geo-political friend in Brussels. Three women travel guides to Europe describe what it requires for women to feel comfortable traveling solo. Plus, author Teresa Bruce describes retracing a road trip from Oregon to Bolivia down the Pan American Highway. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related details - visit www.ricksteves.com.

Duration:00:51:33

517 The EU from Brussels; Solo Women Travelers; Teresa Bruce

3/9/2018
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Rick gets a perspective on current issues the European Union is facing, from a geo-political friend in Brussels. Three women travel guides to Europe describe what it requires for women to feel comfortable traveling solo. Plus, author Teresa Bruce describes retracing a road trip from Oregon to Bolivia down the Pan American Highway. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related details - visit www.ricksteves.com.

Duration:00:51:33

516 London 2018; Last Wild Men of Borneo

3/2/2018
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Hear from Londoners about what's afoot in their city right now, and the don't-miss experiences for anyone looking to make the most of a visit to the British capital this year. Then author Carl Hoffman tells what he discovered about two modern-day adventurers who befriended an indigenous tribe in Borneo: One of them got rich selling tribal art — and the other disappeared. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related details...

Duration:00:51:29

516 London 2018; Last Wild Men of Borneo

3/2/2018
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Hear from Londoners about what's afoot in their city right now, and the don't-miss experiences for anyone looking to make the most of a visit to the British capital this year. Then author Carl Hoffman tells what he discovered about two modern-day adventurers who befriended an indigenous tribe in Borneo: One of them got rich selling tribal art — and the other disappeared. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related details...

Duration:00:51:29

515 Artists of Spain; Being Welsh; Being Bosnian

2/23/2018
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We look at the top sites where you can experience firsthand the groundbreaking contributions of Spain's greatest artists. Then tour guides from Wales and Bosnia share the facets of their nationalities that mean most to them — such as the Welsh fortitude for enduring the blustery climate that produces such beautiful landscapes, and Bosnians' knack for using humor to defuse the thornier aspects of life in the Balkans. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode...

Duration:00:51:30

420a Music of Spain; Space Station Living; Canine-American Road Trip

2/16/2018
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Tune into the traditional music of Spain and find out where to catch the best flamenco shows in Madrid. Then listen in as astronaut Chris Hadfield describes daily life aboard the International Space Station, and lets us in on how you get used to doing everything — and we mean everything — in zero gravity. And hear what a cross-country road trip showed a man and his dog about America's canine culture, and what they learned about each other. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves -...

Duration:00:51:20

514 Casanova's Venice; Florida This Year; Caribbean Island People

2/9/2018
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Historian Laurence Bergreen takes us to 18-century Venice, at a time when Casanova called it home. Then journalist Craig Pittman updates us on what Florida is like for vacationers in 2018, and lets us in on local scuttlebutt. And geographer Joshua Jelly-Schapiro reminds us that the Caribbean’s cultural influence extends far beyond hosting cruise ships and beach vacations. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related details...

Duration:00:51:26

513 Fred Plotkin's Culinary Capitals; The New Koreans

2/2/2018
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Find out what six cities food maven Fred Plotkin considers to be the world's best places to experience edible ecstasy. Then get an update on today's "New Koreans" from journalist Michael Breen, whose recent book describes the rapid changes afoot in South Korea since its emergence as a worldwide economic and cultural force. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related details - visit www.ricksteves.com.

Duration:00:51:19

512 Shakespeare in South Sudan; Africa 54; Normandy

1/26/2018
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We check in with author and long-distance walker Francis Tapon after his five-year journey to all 54 countries in Africa. And we hear how a widespread love of Shakespeare played a key role in shaping Africa's newest nation, South Sudan. Plus, tour guides from France offer tips for exploring the countryside of Normandy, including the monuments to WWII battles fought there. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related details...

Duration:00:51:18

392a Ireland's W. B. Yeats; Scotland's Robert Burns; Agatha Christie's England

1/19/2018
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We consider the importance of poet W.B. Yeats to the Irish soul, and discuss real-life English destinations that let you experience the world of Agatha Christie's mysteries. And just in time for Burns Night, Scottish troubadour Jim Malcolm explains what Robert Burns' poetry means to the Scots, and sings some favorite Burns tunes. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related details - visit www.ricksteves.com.

Duration:00:51:18

511 Travel Plans; Buffy Sainte-Marie; The Yellow Envelope

1/12/2018
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Singer Buffy Sainte-Marie discusses her new album of activist "Medicine Songs" and what they have to say about our place in today's world. Then author Kim Dinan tells the story of how she quit her job, sold her stuff, and set off on a three-year round-the-world adventure — inspired, in part, by a certain yellow envelope. And listeners converse with Rick about the special concerns involved in traveling to politically sensitive countries. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves -...

Duration:00:52:00

510 Megalopolis; Copenhagen's Christiania; Teenagers in Europe

1/5/2018
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An architecture professor from Italy compares the scope of today's mega-cities with the more human-scale of Venice. Hear what a pair of documentary producers noticed when they got to know the residents of a communal living district in the middle of Copenhagen. Plus, get mom-tested advice for making everyone happy on an overseas trip with teenagers. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related details - visit...

Duration:00:51:19

509 Slavic Firewater; “Bears in the Streets”; Places to Drink Beer; Edinburgh New Year's Eve

12/29/2017
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Pour a festive glass as we learn about the strong, often homemade liquors that lend zest to celebrations across Eastern Europe. Then hear where to find some of the world's best beer, from the author of "50 Places to Drink Beer Before You Die." And join the party as friends from Edinburgh offer a wee taste of the Scottish capital's year-end Hogmanay festivities. Plus, author and former Moscow resident Lisa Dickey tells us how the people of Russia are coping with a changing world. For more...

Duration:00:52:22

508 Another European Christmas

12/15/2017
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Hear about what Europeans are looking forward to at this time of year, from Saint Nicholas Day through Boxing Day, in Germany, England, Belgium, Hungary, Portugal, and the Czech Republic — perhaps it's some of grandma's special potato salad to go with the fish stew and figgy pudding! For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related details - visit www.ricksteves.com.

Duration:00:51:20

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