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Rick Steves

Rick Steves

Rick Steves ( writes European travel guidebooks and hosts travel shows on public television and public radio. Email him at, or write to him c/o P.O. Box 2009, Edmonds, WA 98020.

Recent Articles By: Rick Steves

rick steves Rick Steves: Top 10 European Tourist Traps
October 21, 2014

Time on any European vacation is limited, so Rick Steves offers his top tips on what to avoid steering clients toward.

rick steves Rick Steves: Sensory Amsterdam
October 14, 2014

A key for really enjoying Amsterdam is to go local -- feeling the bricks and pavement beneath two wheels. Here are some tips to help clients get the most out of the city.

rick steves Rick Steves: History Comes Alive in Modern Athens
October 7, 2014

Once famous for its sprawl, noise, graffiti and pollution, Athens has been cleaning up its act. Here are some quick tips on how clients can get the most out of this destination.

padua Rick Steves: Playful Padua
September 30, 2014

Padua, Italy, combines medieval art and history with a youthful university vibe. Here's a rundown on what your clients shouldn't miss.

rick steves Rick Steves: When to Splurge in Europe
September 24, 2014

My feeling has long been that "you experience more by spending less," says Rick Steves. While that's still true, over the years I've realized that you can also justify splurges as good values when you consider the experience gained and the time saved.

rick steves Rick Steves: Exploring Frankfurt, Germany's Hub
September 16, 2014

Clients who just pass through Frankfurt's airport on their way to another destination are missing out. Rick Steves talks what makes this modern German metropolis unique.

rick steves Rick Steves: Scotland's Independent Streak
September 9, 2014

With an independence vote rapidly approaching, Rick Steves takes a comprehensive look at what makes Scotland unique.

rick steves Rick Steves: Roamin' Through Roman Ruins in Provence
September 2, 2014

Many scholars claim the best-preserved Roman buildings are not in Italy, but in France. Here are some quick tips to get the best.

rick steves Rick Steves: Swiss Bliss -- Hiking the Swiss Alps
August 20, 2014

Fortunately, you don't have to be a mountain climber to see the Alps up close. Rick Steves offers some tips for getting around.

Rick Steves: Communicating in Italy
August 12, 2014

Rick Steves finds out that communicating in Italy is more about body language than actual words. Find out how your clients can avoid getting lost in translation.