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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: Naples Is Italy in Your Face
November 25, 2014

Crammed with chaos, Naples is appalling and captivating at the same time. Rick Steves offers tips on how clients can get the most out of this exuberant destination.

porto, portugal Rick Steves: Porto Is Portugal Without the Tourists
November 18, 2014

Discount airlines like Ryanair now fly straight to the city, putting it within easy reach of budget travelers. Rick Steves takes a look at what's on offer.

Rick Steves: Europe's Military Museums
November 11, 2014

Military museums in Europe can offer war buffs a fascinating -- and unique -- perspective on history. Rick Steves rounds up four of the best.

rick steves Rick Steves: Local Guides Bring Meaning to Your Travels
November 5, 2014

Nearly every city in Europe has great guides who are independent businesspeople scrambling to fill their calendars and earn a living. Rick Steves offers tips to help your clients get the most out of a local experience.

Rick Steves: The Dingle Peninsula Is Pure Ireland
October 28, 2014

The Dingle Peninsula on the westernmost tip of Ireland is a place where Irish language and culture thrives, says Rick Steves. Here are some quick tips to help clients get the most out of the destination.

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.