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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

Description:

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.

Twitter:

@RickSteves

Language:

English

Contact:

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


Episodes

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


507 American Eclipse; Newgrange Solstice; The Hour of Land

12/8/2017
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We hear of the true awesomeness of experiencing a total solar eclipse, from the one that swept across the American West in 1878 to the one that drew crowds to the totality's path in the US in August 2017. And we'll also learn what it's like to take part in a winter solstice ritual from inside Ireland's ancient tomb at Newgrange. Plus, author and conservationist Terry Tempest Williams describes breathtaking moments in America's national parks, and why it's critical to protect them from the...

Duration: 00:51:20


506 Atlas Obscura; Scottish Hebrides; Saudade in Portugal

12/1/2017
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For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related details - visit www.ricksteves.com.

Duration: 00:52:00


506 Atlas Obscura; Scottish Hebrides; Saudade in Portugal

12/1/2017
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For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related details - visit www.ricksteves.com.

Duration: 00:52:00


425a Jamón; Scandinavian Cuisine; A Tavola in Italy; 'Life from Scratch'

11/24/2017
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Hear what makes Spain's "jamon" the best ham in the world, then learn about the traditional comfort foods of Scandinavia, and the after-dinner customs that keep Italians lingering at restaurant tables. And find out why a Tulsa mom embarked on a four-year project to prepare meals from every country in the world. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related details - visit www.ricksteves.com.

Duration: 00:51:18


505 Gili Islands; All-Season Australia; Open Phones: Memorable Travels

11/17/2017
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Travel writer Dave Seminara explains why Indonesia's motor-free Gili Islands are a good alternative to the crowded tourist scene on nearby Bali, then a tour guide from Australia shares all-season recommendations for getting away from it all Down Under. And listeners share their most memorable travel adventures. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related details - visit www.ricksteves.com.

Duration: 00:51:20


504 Twentieth Century Berlin; Exploring Romania

11/10/2017
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Tour guides from Berlin recommend sites you can visit to better appreciate their city's tumultuous past century, from the Nazi years to the Cold War, and the wall that split Berlin in half. And travel writer Leif Pettersen describes what he enjoyed about living in Romania, and why it's become one of today's best bargain destinations in Europe. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related details - visit www.ricksteves.com.

Duration: 00:51:19


The Nez Perce War; American Nomads

11/3/2017
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Learn about the post-Civil War struggles between Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce and US General Oliver Otis Howard, then hear about the growing number of older "houseless" Americans living full time in RVs and camper vans: For some, it's the ultimate freedom; for others, it's all they have left. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related details - visit www.ricksteves.com.

Duration: 00:51:43


Haunted America; Markets of Provence; Belgian Treats

10/27/2017
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Hear about America's spookiest spots, then take a virtual stroll past the colorful, fragrant stalls of a Provencal farmers market with author Marjorie R. Williams. And listen in as some Belgians get nostalgic discussing the hearty comfort foods of their homeland. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related details - visit www.ricksteves.com.

Duration: 00:51:16


Paul Theroux Deep South; More World War I Sites

10/20/2017
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Author Paul Theroux shares the insights he gleaned about America from the people he met in the small towns and backroads of the Deep South. Then history professor Mark D. Van Ells returns with more suggestions for visiting places that honor the sacrifices of Allied troops in World War I. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related details - visit www.ricksteves.com.

Duration: 00:51:17


Cardiff; Atlantis; Mostar

10/13/2017
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We hear how Mostar — after suffering intense damage in the Bosnian war — has become an attractive tourist destination on the Adriatic cruise circuit, and get an update on its ongoing efforts to bridge old conflicts. And author Mark Adams divulges the four spots most likely to have inspired the legend of Atlantis. Plus, a Welsh tour guide describes the highlights of convivial, rejuvenated Cardiff. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program...

Duration: 00:51:20


Favorite Moments; Night Out in London; German Pop and Rock

10/6/2017
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Get a taste of the elegant life in London as the author of the "Discriminating Guide to London" recommends spots around town where commoners can feel like royalty. Then hear how Germany's pop music continues to reflect the intense cultural changes experienced by the last two generations. And celebrate 500 editions of "Travel with Rick Steves" with a fond look back at a few of Rick's most memorable guest interviews from the past 12 years. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves -...

Duration: 00:51:19


Fly Fishing; Spain 2017; Destination Earth

9/29/2017
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The author of a guidebook series on fly fishing explains why it's such a popular sport worldwide. Then tour guides from Spain take listener calls to share up-to-date-advice for planning a great Spanish getaway. And a seasoned world explorer shares lessons learned on the road that could well transform your own daily life back at home. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related details - visit www.ricksteves.com.

Duration: 00:51:20


Paris Street Markets, Beer in Belgium, Underground Slovenia

9/22/2017
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Listen in to an exploration of the open-air markets of Paris, where souvenir shopping can be memorable in itself. Then hear why Belgian beer is so good that it's worth planning a trip around. And learn about the mysteries and history found in Slovenia's vast network of caves. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related details - visit www.ricksteves.com.

Duration: 00:51:20


Slavic View of EU; Undocumented

9/15/2017
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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

9/15/2017
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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

9/8/2017
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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

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