VERNAZZA AFTER DARK - MAGIC

I've come back to Europe every spring since the 1970s - and I love that here we are, in 2019, and the magic still survives. Join me...

THE AIRBNB AMPHITHEATER

Buona sera from Lucca! I'm at the Piazza dell'Anfiteatro - a beautiful square that's actually not square at all. This is the “Place...

 
 
 

THE LAND OF A THOUSAND BELL TOWERS - EACH THE MOST BEAUTIFUL OF ALL

Buona sera from Siena. I'm here with Anna Piperato , a Rick Steves Italy guide - and it's just so good to be here. I love this city...

“LOVE JUSTICE, YOU WHO RULE THE EARTH”: SIENA'S CITY HALL

While most Italian cities have a church on their main square, Siena's Il Campo gathers around a symbol of an independent republic -...

 
 
 

PERCHED ABOVE SIENA WITH A PORCUPINE AND A MACCHIATO

Join me now from a secret hideaway above Europe's finest square - Siena's Il Campo. I'm here with my friend and guide, Roberto Bechi,...

FLORENCE'S RUSTIC GEM: TRATTORIA LA BURRASCA

I'm so happy that Florence's Trattoria la Burrasca is still good. I was worried that it had gotten touristy over the years, scaring...

 
 
 

MY FLORENCE HOTEL: LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION

Join me at the place I've called home for the last few days in Florence - Hotel Loggiato Dei Serviti - and check out my rooftop view...

THE RENAISSANCE AT NIGHT - WITH WINE

Tonight, after a beautiful dinner and a bit of wine, I was overcome by the historic beauty of Piazza S.S. Annunziata, the most Renaissance...

 
 
 

DESSERT WITH BOBO

My friend Tommaso and I have a tradition of spending an evening getting up-to-date on restaurants in Florence. I'm so thankful to have...

BUON APPETITO AT TRATTORIA DA TITO

I'm spending every evening this month researching restaurants for my guidebooks. Every night, I have a list of a dozen or so places...

 
 
 

CASA DEL VINO WITH GIANNI

I want to make sure my Rick Steves Florence & Tuscany guidebook includes the most characteristic, fun, and affordable places to eat...

HOSPITAL OF THE INNOCENTS: THE FIRST RENAISSANCE BUILDING IN FLORENCE

I just wrapped up a research trip through Rome and Venice - and now I'm in Florence, working on my Rick Steves Florence & Tuscany guidebook....

 
 
 

WARNING: THIS VIDEO WILL STOKE YOUR APPETITE 

I'm in Venice, doing research for the next edition of my Rick Steves Venice guidebook - and I just spent a great evening updating restaurant...

A GLIMPSE AT THE HISTORY OF VENETIAN MASKS

Any visit to Venice is filled with ornately painted masks. These are more than just colorful souvenirs - they come with a story. Throughout...

 
 
 

GONDOLAS: A TIMELESS VENETIAN TRADITION

Buongiorno! I'm in the heart of Venice, at a beautiful viewing point on the Ponte dei Carmini. Join me now for a peek at the gondola...

THE BATHS OF CARACALLA: ANCIENT ROME GETS NAKED 1600 AT A TIME

Rome may have lots of crowds, but only three essential sights are difficult to see without advance reservations: the Colosseum, the...

 
 
 

DINNER WITH EMPRESS LIVIA?

In Rome, most tourists clamor to see the famed outdoor sights - often neglecting the indoor sights. The National Museum of Rome in...

GREAT EMPIRES RESPECT THEIR VANQUISHED FOES

I'm in Rome, updating my Rick Steves Rome guidebook - and I'm lucky to have Roman guide Francesca Caruso at my side. Here, Francesca...

 
 
 

LOOKING INTO THE MARBLE FACE OF ROME

I'm in Rome, updating my Rick Steves Rome guidebook - an intense process. Updating a guidebook to the “Eternal City” takes a while....

PONDERING HUNGER FROM THE TERRACE OF THE SHERATON HOTEL

I just wrapped up a demanding, rewarding, and poignant 18 days of filming in Guatemala and Ethiopia. As the crew headed home with the...

 
 
 



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 ...

People are furious at who 'won' the throne on the shocking series finale of...

People are furious at who 'won' the throne on the shocking series finale of 'Game of Thrones'

HBO Warning: Spoilers ahead for HBO's "Game of Thrones" season eight finale. HBO's epic fantasy series has come to an end. One of the biggest questions going into the finale... Read more ...

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Sydney Airport first Australian airport to offer navigation service for...

Sydney Airport first Australian airport to offer navigation service for visually impaired

In an Australian airport first, Sydney Airport today launched a partnership with Aira, a service that enables blind and low vision travellers to confidently navigate the... Read more ...

National Plan of Tourism 2018-2022 of Brazil approved by Decree

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The Official Journal of the Union of Brazil has published the Decree that approves the National Plan of Tourism 2018-2022. The decree is signed by President Jair Bolsonaro and... Read more ...

Tackle All of Your Outdoor Projects This Summer With This GreenWorks Power...

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If you've been waiting for a nice day to get work done in the yard , clear skies seem to be heading your way. Take advantage of today's GreenWorks Power Equipment Gold Box and... Read more ...

25 Delicious Places to Eat in NYC

25 Delicious Places to Eat in NYC

Updated : 05/18/2019 | May 18th, 2019 New York City has been my home for close to three years, though I've been coming to the city since I was 16. (Little known nerd fact: My... Read more ...

Sunday's Best Deals: Instant Pot, GreenWorks Gold Box, an Air Fryer, and More

Sunday's Best Deals: Instant Pot, GreenWorks Gold Box, an Air Fryer, and More

A $55 Instant Pot , GreenWorks Gold Box , and an air fryer lead off Sunday's best deals from around the web. Read more ...

The tourism industry of Game of Thrones will exist on far past the series' end

The tourism industry of Game of Thrones will exist on far past the series' end

“All men must die,” as the show's mantra goes, however the tourism industry of Game of Thrones will exist on far past the series' end. The popular show over its eight-season... Read more ...

The Best Tour Companies in Europe in 2019

The Best Tour Companies in Europe in 2019

Posted : 05/18/2019 | May 18th, 2019 Europe is one of the most popular destinations in the world. While I love solo travel as much as the next person - and think Europe is one... Read more ...

Jamaica to host 65th UNWTO Regional Commission for the Americas meeting

Jamaica to host 65th UNWTO Regional Commission for the Americas meeting

The 65th UNWTO Regional Commission for the Americas meeting will be held in Jamaica. This was revealed during the recently held 64th meeting held in Guatemala from 15 to 16... Read more ...