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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.

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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.

    609 Locked Down in Switzerland and Belgium; Reykjavík Day Trips; Mongol Derby

    609 Locked Down in Switzerland and Belgium; Reykjavík Day Trips; Mongol Derby

    Meet the first woman — and youngest contestant — to win the world's longest endurance horse race across the wilds of Mongolia. Explore the beauty of Iceland on a day trip from the capital, Reykjavík. And hear what the pandemic lockdown has been like for Rick's friends in Belgium and Switzerland.

    • 52 min
    511a Open Phones: Travel Plans; Buffy Sainte-Marie; The Yellow Envelope

    511a Open Phones: Travel Plans; Buffy Sainte-Marie; The Yellow Envelope

    Singer Buffy Sainte-Marie tells us how her activist album "Medicine Songs" raises awareness about our place in today's world. Author Kim Dinan tells us how a yellow envelope a friend gave her set the tone for a three-year, round-the-world adventure. And listeners share concerns they have as they plan their next overseas travels.    

    • 52 min
    608 Checking on Friends in New York and Italy; Lessons From Nature

    608 Checking on Friends in New York and Italy; Lessons From Nature

    As a summer close-to-home unfolds, Rick checks in with friends in New York and Italy: Cultural maven Fred Plotkin tells us how he's used the downtime to start new projects, and tour guides from Rome, Venice, and Siena describe what their cities' gradual re-openings have meant to them. Plus, nature writer Gary Ferguson shares eight master lessons Mother Nature wants to teach us.

    • 52 min
    607 Romantic Bridges and Little Museums of Paris; Burgundy

    607 Romantic Bridges and Little Museums of Paris; Burgundy

    There's always something new to discover and enjoy when you visit Paris. We'll take a closer look at the beautiful bridges that set the stage for a romantic walk along the Seine as well as the marvels and delights you can find in the city's many specialty museums and galleries. And for the pleasure of slowing down to savor the moment, we'll explore Burgundy, about an hour from the capital.

    • 52 min
    606 Aniakchak; Here Lies America; Ballpark Boys

    606 Aniakchak; Here Lies America; Ballpark Boys

    After visiting battlefield monuments and memorials, Jason Cochran saw how American history has been written and re-written. He tells us how the Civil War still factors into how his native South views itself. We'll also look at the ultimate summer adventure in social distancing on the Alaska Peninsula and hear how a group of high-school buddies road-tripped to every Major League Baseball stadium.

    • 52 min
    605 Vancouver Tourism; Buffalo Hometown Pride; Bosnia

    605 Vancouver Tourism; Buffalo Hometown Pride; Bosnia

    Eager for the Canada-US border to reopen? Whet your appetite to visit Vancouver and Buffalo: A former tourism exec explains issues the industry faces in Canada's West Coast metropolis, and a travel writer from Buffalo rediscovers his hometown's resilience and the fun you can find on either side of the Niagara River. We'll also hear what Bosnia offers as a diamond-in-the-rough destination. 

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
87 Ratings

87 Ratings

shelley1112233 ,

I love Rick

Rick has great guests, such as writers of well known travel guides, so you can be sure of up to date information. He also takes phone calls and it's great to hear other people's experiences.

thelilhen ,

great!

the guests are usually interesting and have so many great stories.

CAW Guy ,

EXCELLENT!!

I just love listening to Rick and all his guests. It inspires you to want to get out there and experience all the world has to offer! Thanks!

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