Travel with Rick StevesAuthor: Rick Steves
01 Mar 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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    Food Regions of Spain; Carnival in Venice and Rhineland; Alt for Norge

    We'll hear about the local delicacies found on the various tapa menus across Spain. Then we'll learn more about the centuries-long traditions behind Carnival celebrations in Venice and Cologne, the scene of some of Europe's biggest wintertime parties. Plus we'll listen in on the Norwegian TV show that's helped many Americans discover their old-country ancestry.

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

  • Posted on 25 Feb 2017

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    Budapest Riverwalk; Understanding the Brexit Vote

    We'll take an audio stroll along the bustling banks of the Danube as it flows through the scenic heart of Budapest. Then we'll hear from some Brits about what motivated them to vote for or against leaving the European Union, and about what makes them fearful — or optimistic — for the years ahead.

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

  • Posted on 18 Feb 2017

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    Essential Sicily; If Venice Dies; Casanova

    A Sicilian tour guide lays out the essentials for exploring his distinctive sun-drenched island. Then a prominent Italian archaeologist discusses Venice's population decline, which continues even as crowds of tourists and cruise-ship passengers overwhelm Italy's most beloved city. And we'll get all the gritty details on the side of 18th-century Venice described so vividly by that infamous libertine, Casanova.

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

  • Posted on 11 Feb 2017

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    Becoming a Road-Trip Pilgrim; China Tourism; Nationalism in Europe

    Discover the rewards of being a "road-trip pilgrim," as explained by author Dan Austin. Then journalist Elizabeth Becker describes how China's mandatory Golden Week holidays have boosted the worldwide travel industry, and how China's investments in tourism are paying off. And a panel of Europeans discuss how the recent rise of populist politics is playing out across the European Union.

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

  • Posted on 04 Feb 2017

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    Italy by Train; Italy: North Versus South

    British author Tim Parks explains why the Italian rail system, which he depends on daily, means more to him than a mere means of transportation. Then a pair of tour guides from opposite ends of Italy highlight the regional differences that make travel in Italy such an enjoyable study in contrasts.

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

  • Posted on 28 Jan 2017

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