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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

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English

Contact:

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


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Episodes

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


Orlando Beyond Disney; Oh Florida; American Right to Roam

9/1/2017
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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

8/25/2017
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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

8/18/2017
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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

8/18/2017
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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

8/11/2017
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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

8/4/2017
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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

7/28/2017
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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

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