Travel with Rick StevesAuthor: Rick Steves
13 Dec 2017

Travel with Rick Steves

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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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    507 American Eclipse; Newgrange Solstice; The Hour of Land

    We hear of the true awesomeness of experiencing a total solar eclipse, from the one that swept across the American West in 1878 to the one that drew crowds to the totality's path in the US in August 2017. And we'll also learn what it's like to take part in a winter solstice ritual from inside Ireland's ancient tomb at Newgrange. Plus, author and conservationist Terry Tempest Williams describes breathtaking moments in America's national parks, and why it's critical to protect them from the forces that divide Americans today.

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  • Posted on 09 Dec 2017

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    506 Atlas Obscura; Scottish Hebrides; Saudade in Portugal

    Hear about some of the world's most remarkable — and creepiest — traditions. Then discover the timeless character of the Hebrides — an island group off Scotland's northwest coast where you're more likely to overhear Gaelic than English. And enjoy a sampling of Portugal's beloved fado music: sad songs that make everyone feel better.

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  • Posted on 02 Dec 2017

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    425a Jamón; Scandinavian Cuisine; A Tavola in Italy; 'Life from Scratch'

    Hear what makes Spain's "jamon" the best ham in the world, then learn about the traditional comfort foods of Scandinavia, and the after-dinner customs that keep Italians lingering at restaurant tables. And find out why a Tulsa mom embarked on a four-year project to prepare meals from every country in the world.

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  • Posted on 25 Nov 2017

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    505 Gili Islands; All-Season Australia; Open Phones: Memorable Travels

    Travel writer Dave Seminara explains why Indonesia's motor-free Gili Islands are a good alternative to the crowded tourist scene on nearby Bali, then a tour guide from Australia shares all-season recommendations for getting away from it all Down Under. And listeners share their most memorable travel adventures.

    For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related details - visit www.ricksteves.com.

  • Posted on 18 Nov 2017

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    504 Twentieth Century Berlin; Exploring Romania

    Tour guides from Berlin recommend sites you can visit to better appreciate their city's tumultuous past century, from the Nazi years to the Cold War, and the wall that split Berlin in half. And travel writer Leif Pettersen describes what he enjoyed about living in Romania, and why it's become one of today's best bargain destinations in Europe.

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  • Posted on 11 Nov 2017

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