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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.

    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
    510a Megalopolis; Copenhagen's Christiania; Teenagers in Europe

    510a Megalopolis; Copenhagen's Christiania; Teenagers in Europe

    An architecture professor from Italy compares the scope of today's mega-cities with the more human scale of Venice. A pair of documentary producers tell us what they found when they got to know the residents of a legendary commune in the middle of Copenhagen. And we get mom-tested advice for making everyone happy on an overseas trip with teenagers.

    • 52 min
    604 West Coast Roadtrip; Southern Eats; Travel Kindness

    604 West Coast Roadtrip; Southern Eats; Travel Kindness

    Chandler O'Leary recommends highlights for a drive up the Pacific Coast Highway, from San Diego to the Olympic Peninsula. Matthew Gavin Frank describes some of the quintessential local dishes you can enjoy across the South. And listeners remember people they encountered in their travels, where a simple act of kindness became a lifelong memory.

    • 52 min
    603 Millennial Netherlands; Walking Edinburgh; Week in Andalucía

    603 Millennial Netherlands; Walking Edinburgh; Week in Andalucía

    A pair of millennial tour guides from the Netherlands describe the fun their generation looks forward to having again when their country returns to normal. Scottish guides recommend stops to explore when you walk the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. Hear what you shouldn't miss when you visit the Andalucía region of southern Spain. And Rick develops a case of "Venus envy" in the museums of Europe. 

    • 52 min
    488a Enjoy Your Seat; Lisbon Neighborhoods; Buenos Aires Bio

    488a Enjoy Your Seat; Lisbon Neighborhoods; Buenos Aires Bio

    Get stoked for when we can travel again with expert advice on enjoying Lisbon's intimate and historic neighborhoods. Architecture critic James Gardner tells us why he bought an apartment in Buenos Aires, where European elegance and Latin culture combine. And frequent traveler Wendy Simmons shares tips for enjoying your time in the air the next time you take a long-distance flight.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

Southern Native ,

Conservative Capitalist Listener Here

My values are rooted in allowing all sides to be voiced and heard with respect. I am all for intellectual diversity and challenge Rick and his political comrades to embrace it at this time when “the other” is being wildly censored on social media platforms and maligned by psychologically manipulative political factions lusting for power. (Hey, listeners of Rick should be smart enough to recall that censorship and ridiculing their opponents as dumb and backwards is something the historical fascists employed. Ask yourself if you have ever engaged in that behavior.) Yeah, Rick is a straight up pot-loving Socialist. He does not pretend to be something he isn’t, and I don’t find him mean-spirited. I don’t agree with all the political mishmash presented on his show but feel I am better informed after listening to a different view. The political activism is a downer when so much of the show is focused on it. My favorite podcast episodes are when Rick speaks with citizens of actual cities and nations about their home, their cities, their culture, way of life and the people. I can overlook the occasional pushy, lopsided political activism totally to hear from these citizen experts. (Can’t wait until you get the guts to bring on political/economic system opponents involved in global travel to discuss these things like capitalism, climate change, the ramifications both good and bad of pot and alcohol freedom, etc. Conservatives don’t just exist in the United States although many of you supposed educated, cultured listeners seem to think that. Rick, you might help bring about some necessary healing if you did this. None of us should be afraid to have these discussions and friendships with people we don’t see 100% eye-to-eye. Next time you have Dahr Jamail on, for example, bring on someone related to the industry who has an opposing viewpoint.)

travelfan303 ,

Episode 604 - kindness

Like most Americans in the summer of COVID - sitting at home and not able to travel, this episode on tales of the kindness of strangers while traveling was a wonderful reminder of the great travels many of us have experienced and honestly brought a tear to the eye in hearing of the travel experiences of others and the universal kindness of starters in a foreign land. It’s was wonderful to travel in the mind back to similar experiences I have had and hear the wonderful stories of others who despite all the negativity in the world, that there are wonderful experiences that we will all enjoy again, at sone point, and the joys of traveling in the past and future. It was a lovely episode that I hope he does more of and it was a lovely journey and affirming to listen to while enjoying a glass of foreign wine and bringing some joy and the anticipation of future travels when we return to some degree of normalcy. Great podcast and a great offering from Rick and team.

Linn's mama ,

Please stop interrupting

Rick, I love your show and all the wonderful information you provide, but please stop interrupting your guests!

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