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Travel with Rick Steves

Travel with Rick Steves

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

Latest Episodes

544a Bulgarian Feast; Gascony Gastronomy; Italian Olive Oil

Find out how living in the crosshairs of cultural battlelines in the Balkans has made Bulgaria one of Europe's most interesting places to eat. Food writer David McAninch reveals what makes the food traditions of Gascony different from the rest of France. And tour guides from southern Italy tell us what Italians expect in a good olive oil.

51 min3 d ago
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544a Bulgarian Feast; Gascony Gastronomy; Italian Olive Oil

620 Frankfurt; Ghostways; Where I Really Want to Go

We look beyond the dazzling skyscrapers of Frankfurt to find the city's street-level charms, with the help of a friendly pair of German tour guides. Author Robert Macfarlane tells us about two of England's most mysterious landscapes, in Dorset and Suffolk, which he finds himself drawn to. And Rick checks with more listeners on how they're coping with this year's canceled travel plans.

51 min1 w ago
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620 Frankfurt; Ghostways; Where I Really Want to Go

619 Paprika; Silver Sword and Stone; Galicia

Tour guides from Hungary set us straight on their country's love of paprika and what a good goulash is supposed to be. Author Marie Arana looks at how a thousand years of history can help explain the differences between the countries of Latin America and the US. And we'll explore why Galicia — a lesser-known corner of Spain — is where Spaniards like to escape from the heat and the crowds.

51 min2 w ago
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619 Paprika; Silver Sword and Stone; Galicia

382b Pirates of the Carolinas; Faeries of Ireland; Ghosts of San Francisco

Just in time for Halloween and All Souls Day, we'll explore the legacy of the real-life pirates who operated off the Carolina coast of colonial America.A pair of Irishmen clue us in to their country's traditions about the different orders of faery people that some believe inhabit Ireland.And we'll learn about ghost sightings in San Francisco and the stories that come with them.

51 min3 w ago
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382b Pirates of the Carolinas; Faeries of Ireland; Ghosts of San Francisco

618 Medellin; Traveling with Gloria Steinem and David McCullough

Rick compares notes with travel writer Dave Seminara on Medellín, Colombia, as the "City of Eternal Spring" tries to shake off its former reputation for cartel violence and promote itself as a safe and family-friendly destination.Plus, we relive two of our favorite interviews, hearing how important travel has been to the work of writer and activist Gloria Steinem and historian David McCullough.

51 minOCT 24
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618 Medellin; Traveling with Gloria Steinem and David McCullough

617 Dutch Masters; Where I Want to Go; Bird Brains

Find out what the art of the Dutch Masters can reveal about the Dutch Golden Age in the 17th century, and why Holland and Belgium were so different from the rest of Europe. Learn about the intelligence and personalities of different bird species around the world, and what they might teach us about what it means to be human. Plus listeners share where they want to go next, after their travel plans have been postponed by this year's global shutdowns.

51 minOCT 17
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617 Dutch Masters; Where I Want to Go; Bird Brains

542a Wild West Ghost Towns; Heroes of Ireland; Savage Harvest

Author Jim Hinckley recommends Old West ghost towns you can still visit, before they fade away. Irish singer Cathie Ryan shares how Ireland remembers its heroes in the lyrics of traditional songs. And journalist Carl Hoffman tells us what he learned about the disappearance of Michael Rockefeller, who vanished in 1961 while on an art-buying expedition in the jungles of New Guinea.

51 minOCT 9
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542a Wild West Ghost Towns; Heroes of Ireland; Savage Harvest

616 Zagreb; Natchez; Leave Only Footprints

Learn why Croatia's capital, Zagreb, is a hidden gem for visitors to Eastern Europe, where tourist crowds have never been a problem. Author Richard Grant tells us why Natchez is called the quirkiest town in Mississippi, and what its slave-owning history can teach America today. And reporter Conor Knighton tells us what he learned after spending a year exploring every US national park.

51 minOCT 2
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616 Zagreb; Natchez; Leave Only Footprints

615 Places to Fly Fish; Monsoon Postcards; Copenhagen

Get inspired to fly-fish in some of the world's most beautiful waters; hear what challenges people overcome every day in the countries that border the Indian Ocean; and get ready to enjoy yourself in convivial Copenhagen.

51 minSEP 25
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615 Places to Fly Fish; Monsoon Postcards; Copenhagen

614 Bulgarian Festivals; Paul Theroux Travels; Checking In

Travel writer Paul Theroux shares what he looks for when he travels — experiences that turn into best-selling books and take readers on adventures around the world.We'll also hear how festivals in Bulgaria celebrate the nation's history, folk culture, and the changing seasons. And listeners tell us where they hope to be able to travel next, when the pandemic is under control.

51 minSEP 18
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614 Bulgarian Festivals; Paul Theroux Travels; Checking In

Latest Episodes

544a Bulgarian Feast; Gascony Gastronomy; Italian Olive Oil

Find out how living in the crosshairs of cultural battlelines in the Balkans has made Bulgaria one of Europe's most interesting places to eat. Food writer David McAninch reveals what makes the food traditions of Gascony different from the rest of France. And tour guides from southern Italy tell us what Italians expect in a good olive oil.

51 min3 d ago
Comments
544a Bulgarian Feast; Gascony Gastronomy; Italian Olive Oil

620 Frankfurt; Ghostways; Where I Really Want to Go

We look beyond the dazzling skyscrapers of Frankfurt to find the city's street-level charms, with the help of a friendly pair of German tour guides. Author Robert Macfarlane tells us about two of England's most mysterious landscapes, in Dorset and Suffolk, which he finds himself drawn to. And Rick checks with more listeners on how they're coping with this year's canceled travel plans.

51 min1 w ago
Comments
620 Frankfurt; Ghostways; Where I Really Want to Go

619 Paprika; Silver Sword and Stone; Galicia

Tour guides from Hungary set us straight on their country's love of paprika and what a good goulash is supposed to be. Author Marie Arana looks at how a thousand years of history can help explain the differences between the countries of Latin America and the US. And we'll explore why Galicia — a lesser-known corner of Spain — is where Spaniards like to escape from the heat and the crowds.

51 min2 w ago
Comments
619 Paprika; Silver Sword and Stone; Galicia

382b Pirates of the Carolinas; Faeries of Ireland; Ghosts of San Francisco

Just in time for Halloween and All Souls Day, we'll explore the legacy of the real-life pirates who operated off the Carolina coast of colonial America.A pair of Irishmen clue us in to their country's traditions about the different orders of faery people that some believe inhabit Ireland.And we'll learn about ghost sightings in San Francisco and the stories that come with them.

51 min3 w ago
Comments
382b Pirates of the Carolinas; Faeries of Ireland; Ghosts of San Francisco

618 Medellin; Traveling with Gloria Steinem and David McCullough

Rick compares notes with travel writer Dave Seminara on Medellín, Colombia, as the "City of Eternal Spring" tries to shake off its former reputation for cartel violence and promote itself as a safe and family-friendly destination.Plus, we relive two of our favorite interviews, hearing how important travel has been to the work of writer and activist Gloria Steinem and historian David McCullough.

51 minOCT 24
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618 Medellin; Traveling with Gloria Steinem and David McCullough

617 Dutch Masters; Where I Want to Go; Bird Brains

Find out what the art of the Dutch Masters can reveal about the Dutch Golden Age in the 17th century, and why Holland and Belgium were so different from the rest of Europe. Learn about the intelligence and personalities of different bird species around the world, and what they might teach us about what it means to be human. Plus listeners share where they want to go next, after their travel plans have been postponed by this year's global shutdowns.

51 minOCT 17
Comments
617 Dutch Masters; Where I Want to Go; Bird Brains

542a Wild West Ghost Towns; Heroes of Ireland; Savage Harvest

Author Jim Hinckley recommends Old West ghost towns you can still visit, before they fade away. Irish singer Cathie Ryan shares how Ireland remembers its heroes in the lyrics of traditional songs. And journalist Carl Hoffman tells us what he learned about the disappearance of Michael Rockefeller, who vanished in 1961 while on an art-buying expedition in the jungles of New Guinea.

51 minOCT 9
Comments
542a Wild West Ghost Towns; Heroes of Ireland; Savage Harvest

616 Zagreb; Natchez; Leave Only Footprints

Learn why Croatia's capital, Zagreb, is a hidden gem for visitors to Eastern Europe, where tourist crowds have never been a problem. Author Richard Grant tells us why Natchez is called the quirkiest town in Mississippi, and what its slave-owning history can teach America today. And reporter Conor Knighton tells us what he learned after spending a year exploring every US national park.

51 minOCT 2
Comments
616 Zagreb; Natchez; Leave Only Footprints

615 Places to Fly Fish; Monsoon Postcards; Copenhagen

Get inspired to fly-fish in some of the world's most beautiful waters; hear what challenges people overcome every day in the countries that border the Indian Ocean; and get ready to enjoy yourself in convivial Copenhagen.

51 minSEP 25
Comments
615 Places to Fly Fish; Monsoon Postcards; Copenhagen

614 Bulgarian Festivals; Paul Theroux Travels; Checking In

Travel writer Paul Theroux shares what he looks for when he travels — experiences that turn into best-selling books and take readers on adventures around the world.We'll also hear how festivals in Bulgaria celebrate the nation's history, folk culture, and the changing seasons. And listeners tell us where they hope to be able to travel next, when the pandemic is under control.

51 minSEP 18
Comments
614 Bulgarian Festivals; Paul Theroux Travels; Checking In
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