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Travel with Rick Steves

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Travel with Rick Steves
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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

Latest Episodes

461a Dracula's Romania; Discriminating London Guide; Travel Kindnesses

Yes, Virginia, there really was a Dracula. On the next Travel with Rick Steves, we learn about the ruthless 15th century prince, who is a major source of tourism to Romania today. We'll also get recommendation for enjoying the finer side of London, from the author of a witty guide to the city's exceptional streets, shops, restaurants and drinking establishments. And listeners share tales of unforgettable people they've met in their travels.

51 MINjust now
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461a Dracula's Romania; Discriminating London Guide; Travel Kindnesses

580 Villages of Tuscany; Megafauna

American-born tour guides who've settled in Tuscany tell us why it's an ideal region for experiencing the essence of Italy. And the curator of mammalogy at the American Museum of Natural History tells us what scientists are learning about the fantastic beasts that used to roam the Earth — as they investigate why they went extinct.

51 MIN6 d ago
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580 Villages of Tuscany; Megafauna

579 Kerouac's Firewatch; Erosion; USA National Parks

Author and naturalist Terry Tempest Williams tells us how she sees the processes of erosion at work in these hard-to-define times we're living in. Then writer Dan Richards describes what it's like to hike to the Cascade Mountain lookout where Jack Kerouac lived for two months. And writer and photographer Becky Lomax shares more of her favorite national park experiences.

51 MIN1 w ago
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579 Kerouac's Firewatch; Erosion; USA National Parks

490a Travel Tech; Story of China; Take Your Child to Europe

Historian Michael Wood discusses how Westerners might better understand China, the world's new superpower, by learning more about its monumental achievements over the past 4,000 years. We'll also get time-tested advice from author Ashley Steel for taking the kids to Europe. Plus, Rick's son, Andy Steves, shares his favorite phone apps and other tech tips for travel.

51 MIN2 w ago
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490a Travel Tech; Story of China; Take Your Child to Europe

578 Walking Ljubljana; Munich and Bavaria; Wild Animals

The co-author of Rick's Eastern Europe guidebook and a Ljubljana-based tour guide discuss the laid-back charms of Slovenia's capital. Then a tour guide from Munich explains how to become a temporary Bavarian at Oktoberfest. And an adventure traveler shares why even the creepiest critters deserve a little respect.

51 MIN3 w ago
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578 Walking Ljubljana; Munich and Bavaria; Wild Animals

577 Magellan 500; Mexico City Neighborhoods; Ask Rick

Find out why Portugal isn't jumping on the Magellan 500th-anniversary bandwagon like their neighbors in Spain are.Then, guidebook author Julie Meade tells Rick which neighborhoods of Mexico City are the most fun to visit.

51 MINSEP 14
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577 Magellan 500; Mexico City Neighborhoods; Ask Rick

576 Budget Travelers; Beginner's Guide to Japan; Ireland Today

Travel writer Seth Kugel offers eight tips for enjoying global travels with minimal expense. Then author Pico Iyer tells Rick how he keeps discovering new things about Japan and its people, even after living there for more than 30 years. And tour guides from Ireland share what's new in Dublin.

51 MINSEP 7
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576 Budget Travelers; Beginner's Guide to Japan; Ireland Today

493a Rolling Blackouts; Language to Lend; Czech Beer

Cartoonist Sarah Glidden shares the insights she gained while getting to know the Kurdish people of Turkey, Iraq, and Syria. Then a Dutch "language spotter" recommends interesting foreign words we English speakers might want to borrow. And tour guides from Prague explain how sharing a beer is an important part of the social fabric in the Czech Republic.

51 MINAUG 31
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493a Rolling Blackouts; Language to Lend; Czech Beer

575 Europe Hiking; Exploring Athens; Grooviest Gardens

Author Cassandra Overby relays expert tips for exploring Europe's long-distance hiking trails. Then Greek tour guides discuss what's new in Athens' neighborhoods. And botanist Christopher Wood digs into the world's most interesting contemporary gardens.

51 MINAUG 24
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575 Europe Hiking; Exploring Athens; Grooviest Gardens

574 American Hawaii; Aloha Rodeo; Surfing Groundswell

Journalist David Wolman tells us how three cowboys from Hawaii's Big Island redefined the American West when they competed at the world rodeo championship. Then writer Michael Scott Moore explores how surfing spread from Polynesia to the world. And historian Sarah Vowell revisits how the Hawaiian Islands became an American territory in the 19th century.

51 MINAUG 17
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574 American Hawaii; Aloha Rodeo; Surfing Groundswell

Latest Episodes

461a Dracula's Romania; Discriminating London Guide; Travel Kindnesses

Yes, Virginia, there really was a Dracula. On the next Travel with Rick Steves, we learn about the ruthless 15th century prince, who is a major source of tourism to Romania today. We'll also get recommendation for enjoying the finer side of London, from the author of a witty guide to the city's exceptional streets, shops, restaurants and drinking establishments. And listeners share tales of unforgettable people they've met in their travels.

51 MINjust now
Comments
461a Dracula's Romania; Discriminating London Guide; Travel Kindnesses

580 Villages of Tuscany; Megafauna

American-born tour guides who've settled in Tuscany tell us why it's an ideal region for experiencing the essence of Italy. And the curator of mammalogy at the American Museum of Natural History tells us what scientists are learning about the fantastic beasts that used to roam the Earth — as they investigate why they went extinct.

51 MIN6 d ago
Comments
580 Villages of Tuscany; Megafauna

579 Kerouac's Firewatch; Erosion; USA National Parks

Author and naturalist Terry Tempest Williams tells us how she sees the processes of erosion at work in these hard-to-define times we're living in. Then writer Dan Richards describes what it's like to hike to the Cascade Mountain lookout where Jack Kerouac lived for two months. And writer and photographer Becky Lomax shares more of her favorite national park experiences.

51 MIN1 w ago
Comments
579 Kerouac's Firewatch; Erosion; USA National Parks

490a Travel Tech; Story of China; Take Your Child to Europe

Historian Michael Wood discusses how Westerners might better understand China, the world's new superpower, by learning more about its monumental achievements over the past 4,000 years. We'll also get time-tested advice from author Ashley Steel for taking the kids to Europe. Plus, Rick's son, Andy Steves, shares his favorite phone apps and other tech tips for travel.

51 MIN2 w ago
Comments
490a Travel Tech; Story of China; Take Your Child to Europe

578 Walking Ljubljana; Munich and Bavaria; Wild Animals

The co-author of Rick's Eastern Europe guidebook and a Ljubljana-based tour guide discuss the laid-back charms of Slovenia's capital. Then a tour guide from Munich explains how to become a temporary Bavarian at Oktoberfest. And an adventure traveler shares why even the creepiest critters deserve a little respect.

51 MIN3 w ago
Comments
578 Walking Ljubljana; Munich and Bavaria; Wild Animals

577 Magellan 500; Mexico City Neighborhoods; Ask Rick

Find out why Portugal isn't jumping on the Magellan 500th-anniversary bandwagon like their neighbors in Spain are.Then, guidebook author Julie Meade tells Rick which neighborhoods of Mexico City are the most fun to visit.

51 MINSEP 14
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577 Magellan 500; Mexico City Neighborhoods; Ask Rick

576 Budget Travelers; Beginner's Guide to Japan; Ireland Today

Travel writer Seth Kugel offers eight tips for enjoying global travels with minimal expense. Then author Pico Iyer tells Rick how he keeps discovering new things about Japan and its people, even after living there for more than 30 years. And tour guides from Ireland share what's new in Dublin.

51 MINSEP 7
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576 Budget Travelers; Beginner's Guide to Japan; Ireland Today

493a Rolling Blackouts; Language to Lend; Czech Beer

Cartoonist Sarah Glidden shares the insights she gained while getting to know the Kurdish people of Turkey, Iraq, and Syria. Then a Dutch "language spotter" recommends interesting foreign words we English speakers might want to borrow. And tour guides from Prague explain how sharing a beer is an important part of the social fabric in the Czech Republic.

51 MINAUG 31
Comments
493a Rolling Blackouts; Language to Lend; Czech Beer

575 Europe Hiking; Exploring Athens; Grooviest Gardens

Author Cassandra Overby relays expert tips for exploring Europe's long-distance hiking trails. Then Greek tour guides discuss what's new in Athens' neighborhoods. And botanist Christopher Wood digs into the world's most interesting contemporary gardens.

51 MINAUG 24
Comments
575 Europe Hiking; Exploring Athens; Grooviest Gardens

574 American Hawaii; Aloha Rodeo; Surfing Groundswell

Journalist David Wolman tells us how three cowboys from Hawaii's Big Island redefined the American West when they competed at the world rodeo championship. Then writer Michael Scott Moore explores how surfing spread from Polynesia to the world. And historian Sarah Vowell revisits how the Hawaiian Islands became an American territory in the 19th century.

51 MINAUG 17
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574 American Hawaii; Aloha Rodeo; Surfing Groundswell