Rick Steves, chicagotribune.com

Rick Steves

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Edmonds, WA, United States

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  • North Jersey News
  • The Miami Herald
  • Los Angeles Times
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  • 12NewsNow
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  • KARE 11
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Recent articles by Rick:

Rick Steves’ Europe: Lago di Como: Where Italians honeymoon

Stretched over two chairs atop the skinny passenger deck of a 10-car ferry as it shuttles across Lago di Como, I look south into the haze of Italy. → Read More

Rick Steves’ Europe: Living history enlivens your travels

Here are some thoughts about how and why one of the most rewarding aspects of my travels is connecting with people — old friends and guides who actually lived through the local history and make it real for me. → Read More

Rick Steves’ Europe: Esperanza in Évora

Alentejo is a vast and arid land — the bleak interior of Portugal, where cork seems to be the dominant industry. → Read More

Rick Steves’ Europe: Exploring Ireland’s Dingle Peninsula where the next parish over is Boston

The Dingle Peninsula gives the traveler Ireland in the extreme. It feels so traditionally Irish because it’s part of a Gaeltacht, a region where the government subsidizes the survival of the Irish language and culture. While English is everywhere, the signs, songs, and chitchat are in Gaelic. → Read More

Rick Steves’ Europe: Rothenburg’s night watchman

The walled town of Rothenburg, midway between Frankfurt and Munich, offers the best look possible at medieval Germany. → Read More

Rick Steves’ Europe: Venice’s cicchetti crawl

Cicchetti are the local appetizers that line the counters of little pubs all over Venice at the end of each workday. → Read More

Rick Steves’ Europe: Alsace and Colmar are where France and Germany mix it up

The French province of Alsace is a region of Hansel-and-Gretel villages, ambitious vineyards, and vibrant cities. It stands like a flower-child referee between France and Germany, bound by the Rhine River on the east and the well-worn Vosges Mountains on the west. → Read More

Rick Steves’ Europe: A romantic breeze in Rome

One of Rick Steves favorite European memories from Rome is a reminder of the enchanting Italian ambiance that awaits us at the other end of this COVID-19 crisis. → Read More

Rick Steves’ Europe: Artisan Europe

Craftsmen lament that the next generation, drawn to the energy of big cities and lured by the opportunities of big corporations, won’t be there to carry on the traditions. → Read More

Rick Steves’ Europe: Helsinki: ‘Relax . . . I wash you twice’

There’s virtually no indication of what century we’re in. But looking at their faces, it’s clear to me: This is Finland. → Read More

Rick Steves’ Europe: Deja vu in Istanbul

I am back in Turkey, and it is “very beautiful” indeed. → Read More

Appreciating Italy’s most underrated city, Milan

Once a central city of the Roman empire, then a reeding ground for powerful families, Milan continues to hold its own as a powerful city in Italy. → Read More

Rick Steves: The back road to Mostar: Off the beaten path in Bosnia-Herzegovina

With a spirit of adventure, I take the back road instead: inland first, then looping north through the Serbian part of Herzegovina. → Read More

Rick Steves’ Europe: After hours at a German Stammtisch

Even in the most touristy town in Germany, you can still make a genuine, cross-cultural connection. → Read More

Rick Steves Europe: Westminster Abbey: The soul of England

Westminster Abbey is more than the religious heart of England -- it’s the national soul as well. → Read More

Rick Steves’ Europe: Fine living and perfect picnics at Rue Cler

As we’ve had to postpone our travels because of the pandemic, I believe a weekly dose of travel dreaming can be good medicine. Here’s one of my favorite European memories from the streets of Paris — a reminder of the fun that awaits us at the other end of this crisis. → Read More

Rick Steves’ Europe: Fine living at a Paris market

As we’ve had to postpone our travels because of the pandemic, I believe a weekly dose of travel dreaming can be good medicine. Here’s one of my favorite European memories from the streets of Paris — a reminder of the fun that awaits us at the other end of this crisis. → Read More

Rick Steves’ Europe: Strolling Córdoba’s back streets

As we’ve had to postpone our travels because of the pandemic, I believe a weekly dose of travel dreaming can be good medicine. Here’s one of my favorite European memories in Andalucía — a reminder of the fun that awaits us at the other end of this crisis. → Read More

Rick Steves’ Europe: The Cinque Terre: Italy’s Riviera

As we’ve had to postpone our travels because of the pandemic, I believe a weekly dose of travel dreaming can be good medicine. Here’s one of my favorite European memories from Italy’s Riviera — a reminder of the fun that awaits us at the other end of this crisis. → Read More

Rick Steves’ Europe: Portugal’s sunny Salema

As we’ve had to postpone our travels because of the pandemic, I believe a weekly dose of travel dreaming can be good medicine. Here’s one of my favorite European memories from Portugal’s Algarve, the sunny south coast of my travel dreams -- a reminder of the fun that awaits us at the other end of this crisis. → Read More