MEET OUR NEWEST BATCH OF WONDERFUL GUIDES

I'm so excited to introduce you to our 26 new tour guides! I just spent more than a week with this gang, and I couldn't be prouder...

Exhilarating Fun with Our Family of Rick Steves Tour Guides

EXHILARATING FUN WITH OUR FAMILY OF RICK STEVES TOUR GUIDES

We just flew in more than 140 tour guides from across Europe and the USA for an intense week of workshops, radio interviews, tour reunions,...

 
 
 
A Busy Week with the Best Guides in the Business

A BUSY WEEK WITH THE BEST GUIDES IN THE BUSINESS

There was a time when I couldn't imagine anyone but me leading a Rick Steves tour. For 25 years, I personally guided our tours. But...

The Rick Steves Tour Reunion: Welcome to the Party

THE RICK STEVES TOUR REUNION: WELCOME TO THE PARTY

Photo Credit: Tour guide and guidebook researcher Trish Feaster For the last 23 years, I've thrown a big party every winter for everyone...

 
 
 
Joy and Gratitude: $1,187,352 for Bread for the World

JOY AND GRATITUDE: $1,187,352 FOR BREAD FOR THE WORLD

I just got great news: the final update from Bread for the World about our holiday fundraiser. (Gifts just kept coming in, well into...

Name Rick's Books: The Finalists

NAME RICK'S BOOKS: THE FINALISTS

Thanks so much for the outpouring of creativity you shared after I asked for your help finding good titles for my two upcoming books:...

 
 
 
Your Help Needed: Name Another New Book!

YOUR HELP NEEDED: NAME ANOTHER NEW BOOK!

Thanks a lot for all the creative assistance you gave me yesterday. It was so fun reading through all your ideas about what to call...

Your Help Needed: Name My New Art Book

YOUR HELP NEEDED: NAME MY NEW ART BOOK

I'm very excited about a new book I'm working on, featuring my favorite 100 works of European art. I like the cover my publisher is...

 
 
 
“Reality Touring” with Nation Travels

“REALITY TOURING” WITH NATION TRAVELS

Nation Travels Honolulu or Havana? The world is full of travel opportunities that are more than enjoyable - they can be transformational....

OUR AIRWAVES ARE UNDER SIEGE

I don't know about you, but I've been thinking a lot about fascism lately. It's said that Mussolini believed that fascism could be...

 
 
 
A Chance to Give Back to a Classic Back Door: Gimmelwald

A CHANCE TO GIVE BACK TO A CLASSIC BACK DOOR: GIMMELWALD

I always say, “If heaven isn't what it's cracked up to be, send me back to Gimmelwald.” Thirty-five years ago, as a young tour guide,...

In These Times of Change, Let's Celebrate the Trusty Rail Pass

IN THESE TIMES OF CHANGE, LET'S CELEBRATE THE TRUSTY RAIL PASS

In 2019, European rail passes are undergoing the most sweeping changes in a generation. Gone are “Select” passes, where you can mix...

 
 
 

BEST OF TURKEY IN 13 DAYS - A VIDEO BY ANDY STEVES

I just helped send 25 of our European guides on one of my favorite tours - the Best of Turkey in 13 Days. It's been a lot of fun to...

Tour Guides on Tour: Tasty Turkey

TOUR GUIDES ON TOUR: TASTY TURKEY

Let's say you have a tour company with over a hundred amazing guides. What's a fun way to make their off-season a bit more exciting?...

 
 
 
Tour Guides on Tour: Best of Turkey

TOUR GUIDES ON TOUR: BEST OF TURKEY

I have long considered Turkey one of the most rewarding and exciting places I've ever been. I first visited in the 1970s, and I went...

Thank You, Public Radio!

THANK YOU, PUBLIC RADIO!

I'm so grateful for public broadcasting - and for all the hardworking people who make it happen. Thanks to them, we can all enjoy programming...

 
 
 

VIDEO: CHRISTMAS IN FRANCE

To celebrate the season, I'm sharing clips, extras, and behind-the-scenes notes from Rick Steves' European Christmas . Today we travel...

LOBBYING FOR THE HUNGRY: THE VALUE OF ADVOCACY

Yesterday, I shared some exciting news: Our community of travelers has now raised one million dollars to help empower Bread for the...

 
 
 
We Met Our Goal! $1,000,000 for Bread for the World

WE MET OUR GOAL! $1,000,000 FOR BREAD FOR THE WORLD

We did it! Rick Steves' Europe travelers have met our goal of raising one million dollars to help empower Bread for the World to combat...

Behind the Scenes: How We Make TV

BEHIND THE SCENES: HOW WE MAKE TV

I work with a really small TV crew - just me, my producer, and one cameraman. And after shooting about 140 episodes over the last 20...

 
 
 



Welcome to Georgia

Welcome to Georgia

Georgia – Tbilisi has been the capital city since the fifth century, the country of one of the most ancient histories and cultures in the world. Its special geographical... Read more ...

The gunman at the centre of a mass shooting in Aurora, Illinois, was about...

The gunman at the centre of a mass shooting in Aurora, Illinois, was about to lose his job before he opened fire

AP Gary Martin, the gunman involved in a mass shooting in Aurora, Illinois, was about to lose his job before he opened fire on colleagues. Five people were killed and five... Read more ...

Zappos' Presidents' Day Sale Features Cole Haan, Nike, and More

Zappos' Presidents' Day Sale Features Cole Haan, Nike, and More

Zappos is basically a one-stop shoe destination already, but right now, they're having an actual sale, marking down over 60 shoes, boots, and apparel for Preidents' Day... Read more ...

Rolls Can't Keep Up With Demand For Cullinan

Rolls Can't Keep Up With Demand For Cullinan

In a twist that literally everyone saw coming, Rolls-Royce is working at capacity to fulfill orders for its new gargantuan SUV. Sales keep rolling in to dealers, so much so... Read more ...

Grand Hotel Arts Weekend Presents “Page to Stage” and “Concept to Creation”

Grand Hotel Arts Weekend Presents “Page to Stage” and “Concept to Creation”

Today we welcome Michigan State University's Academic Specialists and Costume Designers Angie Wendelberger and Rebecca E. Schuiling to the blog with - “Page to Stage” and... Read more ...

Hotel Arras to Open in Asheville

Hotel Arras to Open in Asheville

This spring, new luxury accommodations open in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The new Hotel Arras in Asheville, North Carolina , will provide a boutique luxury... Read more ...

Formula One Champ Jenson Button To Run A Trophy Truck In The Mint 400 and...

Formula One Champ Jenson Button To Run A Trophy Truck In The Mint 400 and Baja 1000

My favorite thing is seeing former Formula One champions racing in other disciplines. First it was Kimi Raikkonen trying his hand at NASCAR trucks, then came the big one when... Read more ...

Organize Your Stuff With These Discounted, Industrial-Looking Shelves

Organize Your Stuff With These Discounted, Industrial-Looking Shelves

If you could use more organization and storage space around the house, consider picking up one of these discounted, industrial-style shelves on Amazon's Gold Box. These “wood”... Read more ...

Buy This Alfa Romeo SZ Before It Hurts Somebody

Buy This Alfa Romeo SZ Before It Hurts Somebody

Alfa Romeo's Sport Zagato is a weapon. I don't mean that it's good on track or particularly fast, though it's no slouch at either. No, I mean it's a weapon in the sense that... Read more ...

MORNING JEEP RIDE AROUND THE REFUGE NETS US A BREAKFAST BURRITO AT KARL'Z...

MORNING JEEP RIDE AROUND THE REFUGE NETS US A BREAKFAST BURRITO AT KARL'Z SAND SHACK

With the past 4 days of running around willy-nilly we decided to stay right where we are today. Aside from a Jeep drive around the refuge this morning we didn't do a whole lot... Read more ...

Riding The Stunning Verde Canyon Railroad - a Top USA Attraction

Riding The Stunning Verde Canyon Railroad - a Top USA Attraction

I found it strange that no one from our community had recommended the Verde Canyon Railroad as one of the top things to do in Sedona . We had so many other tips that were spot... Read more ...