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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

Slavic View of EU; Undocumented

9/16/2017
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Friends of Rick's from the Czech Republic, Slovenia, and Bosnia share a Slavic perspective on what it means to participate in the European Union. Then novelist David Lida describes what poverty in rural Mexico looks like, and its role in the lives of many who enter the US illegally in search of work. Plus, Rick shares an audio snapshot from a restoration project in the heart of Warsaw. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and...

Duration: 00:51:51


Slavic View of EU; Undocumented

9/16/2017
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Friends of Rick's from the Czech Republic, Slovenia, and Bosnia share a Slavic perspective on what it means to participate in the European Union. Then novelist David Lida describes what poverty in rural Mexico looks like, and its role in the lives of many who enter the US illegally in search of work. Plus, Rick shares an audio snapshot from a restoration project in the heart of Warsaw. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and...

Duration: 00:51:51


Naples; Human Trafficking; What's New in Oslo

9/9/2017
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Get insider advice for enjoying Naples — home to what has to be the liveliest street scene in Italy — without feeling put off by its in-your-face energy. Then listen in as a leading expert on international terrorism explains how and why groups such as ISIS and Al Qaeda have turned to human trafficking and kidnapping. Plus, hear a tour guide from Oslo's freshest tips for visiting Norway's nature-loving, eco-friendly, and expensive capital city. For more information on Travel with Rick...

Duration: 00:51:18


Orlando Beyond Disney; Oh Florida; American Right to Roam

9/2/2017
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The author of Frommer's Orlando guidebook returns with ideas for enjoying central Florida beyond the big theme parks. Then Tampa Bay Times reporter Craig Pittman discusses what makes his home state one of a kind — and much more than the target of punch lines. Plus, writer and trespasser extraordinaire Ken Ilgunas describes his hike from the tar sands of Alberta to the Gulf Coast of Texas. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives...

Duration: 00:52:07


Porto and the Douro Valley; Midnight in Siberia; Scottish Pub Talk

8/26/2017
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Guides from Portugal describe the delights of Porto, and the winemaking traditions of the nearby Douro Valley in the north of Portugal. Then NPR's David Greene shares what he learned about everyday working-class Russians from his trips on the Trans-Siberian Railway. And friends from Scotland explain the cultural importance of their neighborhood pubs, and share tips for making yourself feel right at home on your next pub visit. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including...

Duration: 00:51:16


National Parks Dinner Party; The Great Southwest; Utah's Craziest Bike Ride

8/19/2017
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Author Terry Tempest Williams describes the various "personalities" of a dozen US national parks, and examines each one's contributions to the American character. Then historian Flannery Burke tells us how Arizona and New Mexico came to embody what we now think of as The Great Southwest. And travel writer Christopher Solomon enjoys getting dusty on a mountain-bike tour across southern Utah. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives...

Duration: 00:51:36


National Parks Dinner Party; The Great Southwest; Utah's Craziest Bike Ride

8/19/2017
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Author Terry Tempest Williams describes the various "personalities" of a dozen US national parks, and examines each one's contributions to the American character. Then historian Flannery Burke tells us how Arizona and New Mexico came to embody what we now think of as The Great Southwest. And travel writer Christopher Solomon enjoys getting dusty on a mountain-bike tour across southern Utah. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives...

Duration: 00:51:36


Liechtenstein Day; Gelato; The English Moors

8/12/2017
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Hear about what it's like to celebrate National Day in Liechtenstein, one of the world's smallest — and wealthiest — countries. (Hint: Free beer at the palace!) Then learn the secret to gelato's distinctive smooth texture, and get tips for picking the best gelato shop in any Italian town. And tour guides from Britain tell us why a hike in the wild and windy English moors can be a delightfully uncrowded way to escape into nature. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including...

Duration: 00:51:18


Rolling Blackouts; Language to Lend; Czech Beer

8/5/2017
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Reporter Sarah Glidden shares what she has learned from meeting Kurds in the Middle East. A Dutch "language spotter" recommends interesting foreign words we might want to borrow. Also, guides from Prague explain how sharing a beer is an important part of the social fabric in the Czech Republic. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related details - visit www.ricksteves.com.

Duration: 00:52:00


Scotland 2017; Atlas Obscura Europe

7/29/2017
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Tour guides discuss planning a great Scottish getaway from tracking down scenes from Outlander and Harry Potter to exploring the haunts of ancient Celts and Vikings. Folks from the Atlas Obscura directory of unusual places chat with Rick about their favorite quirky sites in Europe. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related details - visit www.ricksteves.com.

Duration: 00:51:18


35 Miles from North Korea; Detroit Sightseeing; Being Slovenian

7/22/2017
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Michael Breen in Seoul explains how his fellow South Koreans regard their northern cousins. Hear how peace-loving Slovenians look at themselves compared to their neighbors. Also, enjoy yourself in Detroit as the city recovers its status as a lively arts and entertainment center for the Midwest. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related details - visit www.ricksteves.com.

Duration: 00:51:20


French Riviera; The Discovery of France; Paris Day Trips

7/15/2017
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French tour guides describe the Mediterranean highlights of the Riviera and recommend elegant day trips an hour or so outside of Paris. Plus, author Graham Robb tells us what his bicycle adventure across the French countryside taught him about the provincial character of France. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related details - visit www.ricksteves.com.

Duration: 00:50:59


Travel Tech; The Story of China; Take Your Child to Europe

7/8/2017
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Michael Wood explains how we can better understand China, the world's new superpower, by learning about its achievements over the past four thousand years. We'll also get time-tested advice for taking kids to Europe. Plus, Rick's son Andy shares his favorite phone apps and tech tips for travel. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related details - visit www.ricksteves.com.

Duration: 00:52:00


Sarah Vowell American Hawaii; Rick Mercer Canada 150; Winning the Palio

7/1/2017
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Say "Happy 150th birthday" to Canada with one of its top TV personalities, Rick Mercer. Sarah Vowell tells us what she discovered about the Americanization of the Hawaiian islands. Plus, a guide from Siena tells us how her neighborhood won last year's Palio horse race twice. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related details - visit www.ricksteves.com.

Duration: 00:50:59


Enjoy Your Seat; Lisbon Neighborhoods; Buenos Aires Bio

6/24/2017
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Tune in as Rick gets tips from frequent traveler Wendy on how to actually enjoy a long-distance flight in coach. Then we'll hear expert advice from Lisbon-based tour guides for enjoying the intimate neighborhoods of Portugal's historic capital. And learn about the mix of European elegance and Latin culture that led architecture critic James Gardner to buy an apartment in Argentina's fascinating capital city. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions,...

Duration: 00:50:59


Scandinavian Solstice; Italy 2017

6/17/2017
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Hear how the summer solstice is celebrated in Scandinavia, where the official start of summer is a big deal. Then listen in as Italian friends discuss the effects of their country's high unemployment rate — and how Italians are meeting the challenge — before taking listener calls to share tips for a "dolce vita" vacation. And come along as we visit with some Tuscan craftsmen keeping traditions alive in their hill town home. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including...

Duration: 00:50:59


Europe's Royal Families; Agatha Christie's Grand Tour; Bloomsday In Dublin

6/10/2017
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We start with a close look at how World War I upended the roles of Europe's monarchies, then hear about Agatha Christie's 1922 Grand Tour to promote the British Empire, as told to her grandson. And, just in time for "Bloomsday," a Dublin tour guide takes us on an audio walk past the city's must-see sights for fans of James Joyce's "Ulysses." For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related details - visit www.ricksteves.com.

Duration: 00:51:25


Germany Open Phones; 1,000 Places to See in the US

5/27/2017
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Join us to get a German perspective on Deutschland's recent emergence as the leading nation of the European Union, and stay tuned as our tour-guide guests take calls to help listeners plan memorable German getaways. Then get ready for your summer road trip with recommendations from Patricia Schultz, author of "1,000 Places to See in the USA and Canada Before You Die." For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related details -...

Duration: 00:50:58


Italy's Decadent Desserts; Pasta Respect; Paris Food Markets

5/20/2017
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Italian-food expert Fred Plotkin delves into the regional dessert specialties of Italy — and divulges the whereabouts of the best gelato in the entire country. Then a tour guide from Sicily advises us how not to upset the "food police" when eating pasta. Plus, we'll get an overview of Paris's enticing array of open-air neighborhood food markets. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related details - visit www.ricksteves.com.

Duration: 00:51:23


American Women's History Sites; Diana Nyad; Wilderness Healing

3/4/2017
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Celebrate 30 years of Women's History Month in the USA by visiting sites where women changed the nation's history, recommended by a former director of the National Museum of American History. Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad tells us how she set a world record swimming from Havana to Key West. And naturalist Gary Ferguson describes the fierce nature of the wilderness. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related details - visit...

Duration: 00:51:19

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