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In addition to being the host of public television and radio travel programs and the author of over 50 travel books, Rick Steves is an active and charismatic lecturer. In Rick Steves Travel Talks you'll join Rick and his travel experts as they speak on topics ranging from European Travel Skills to Travel as a Political Act.

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In addition to being the host of public television and radio travel programs and the author of over 50 travel books, Rick Steves is an active and charismatic lecturer. In Rick Steves Travel Talks you'll join Rick and his travel experts as they speak on topics ranging from European Travel Skills to Travel as a Political Act.

    • video
    Europe for Foodies

    Europe for Foodies

    Rick Steves' Europe guidebook co-author (and foodie) Cameron Hewitt explains how food is a window into the culture, history, and landscape of a place...and it's delicious, too. Equal parts inspirational and informative, this travel talk explains how food and culture are interrelated, and how age-old European food concepts have become newly trendy stateside. Cameron also offers practical tips on how to find memorable restaurants, navigate European dining and drinking customs, track down affordable street food, and take part in foodie experiences like cooking classes and agriturismo visits. Visit http://www.ricksteves.com for more European travel information.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    • video
    European Rail Skills

    European Rail Skills

    Planning a European trip by rail can feel daunting. In this travel talk, Rick Steves' Europe rail expert Gretchen Strauch explains all you need to know about Europe's railways. Visit http://www.ricksteves.com for more European travel information.

    • 54 min
    • video
    Scotland Travel Skills

    Scotland Travel Skills

    In this travel talk, Rick Steves' Europe travel expert Julia Reams-Giersch describes Scotland's top stops — from the cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, to the nearby sights of Stirling and St. Andrews, to the rugged Highlands near Inverness and the lovely islands near Oban and the west coast — and explains practical travel skills, including pointers on sleeping, eating, and transportation. Visit http://www.ricksteves.com for more European travel information.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    • video
    Sicily Travel Skills

    Sicily Travel Skills

    In this travel talk, Rick Steves' Europe co-author and tour guide Sarah Murdoch describes Sicily's top stops — from Palermo to Catania, from Trapani to Taormina, and from sandy beaches to the steamy summit of Mount Etna — and explains practical travel skills, including how to dive into Sicily's unique cuisine and fine wines. Sarah also offers tips on Sicily's top ancient sights, its easygoing hill towns, its dynamic street markets, and surviving its sometimes-intense cities. Visit http://www.ricksteves.com for more European travel information.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    • video
    Beginning German for Travelers

    Beginning German for Travelers

    Teacher and travel expert Gretchen Strauch offers a crash course for travelers going to Germany. You'll learn how to pronounce German words, master some key phrases every traveler should know, and better understand how Germany's language is tied to its culture. Visit http://www.ricksteves.com for more European travel information.

    • 52 min
    • video
    Beginning Spanish for Travelers

    Beginning Spanish for Travelers

    Teacher and travel expert Trish Feaster offers a crash course for travelers going to Spain. You'll learn how to pronounce Spanish words, master some key phrases every traveler should know, and better understand how Spain's language is tied to its culture. Visit http://www.ricksteves.com for more European travel information.

    • 58 min

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