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...

Christmas Traditions: Why We Decorate a Tree

CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS: WHY WE DECORATE A TREE

What's on your tree? Some of my favorite ornaments are some little skates with paper-clip blades my grandmother knit before her last...

 
 
 
Highlands, Islands, and Scottish Passions: Three New Episodes from Scotland

HIGHLANDS, ISLANDS, AND SCOTTISH PASSIONS: THREE NEW EPISODES FROM SCOTLAND

I love making TV - because it means I can share my love of Europe with millions of travel partners all across America. And I'm especially...

Jaunty Fashion, Proud Cultures, and Fighting Hunger in Guatemala and Ethiopia

JAUNTY FASHION, PROUD CULTURES, AND FIGHTING HUNGER IN GUATEMALA AND ETHIOPIA

After a very productive scouting trip in Ethiopia and Guatemala , I'm home again - and I'm already looking forward to going back. I'll...

 
 
 
Happy Little Trees: Channeling Bob Ross

HAPPY LITTLE TREES: CHANNELING BOB ROSS

There's an artist inside all of us. I discovered that after I picked up a brush and some oils for literally the first time in my life...

MY $1,000,000 END HUNGER CHALLENGE

Thank you for joining me over the past few weeks as I've traveled through Ethiopia and Guatemala. Together, we've learned about the...

 
 
 

MORE RABBITS MEANS BIGGER CAULIFLOWER: SMART DEVELOPMENT AT A GUATEMALAN FAMILY FARM

In the developing world, most people live and work on small family farms - and “development” means evolving from being a subsistence...

VIDEO: WITNESSING PEOPLE POWER, COMMUNITY ENERGY, AND HOPE IN GUATEMALA

I'm in Guatemala, scouting for an upcoming one-hour public television special about smart development - and today I had the honor of...

 
 
 

VIDEO: SIMÓN'S SMART STOVE

As I learn and scout for my upcoming TV special on global poverty and smart development, I'm especially interested in the “low-hanging...

VIDEO: AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE IN GUATEMALA'S ROCKY HIGH COUNTRY

I'm in Guatemala, scouting for an upcoming public television special about global poverty and hunger. This is the most indigenous country...

 
 
 

VIDEO: HAUNTED BY THE GHOSTS OF GUATEMALA'S BLOODY CIVIL WAR

I'm in the jungles of northern Guatemala, scouting for a new public television special about world hunger - and I'm learning that extreme...

VIDEO: THE GUATEMALAN GOATS' LOVE SHACK

Give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day; give him a chance to take his goat to the love shack, and his family will have fresh milk...

 
 
 

VIDEO: WANT LOW TAXES? GET READY FOR EXPENSIVE HELICOPTERS

I just took my first ride in a helicopter. While it was pretty expensive , we decided to travel like the Guatemalan elites for the...

VIDEO: A HOPEFUL VISIT TO A THRIVING FAMILY FARM IN GUATEMALA

I'm in Guatemala, scouting for a new public television special about development aid. Looking for vivid, slice-of-life ways to illustrate...

 
 
 

THE FIRST 1,000 DAYS: A MOTHERS' MEETING IN GUATEMALA

We now know that smart nutrition in the first 1,000 days of a child's life is critical for brain development. A child who isn't nourished...

VIDEO: BOUNCING ACROSS GUATEMALA'S LAKE ATITLÁN

There's not much tourism in Guatemala...except on the dreamy Lake Atitlán. I would imagine most visitors skip Guatemala City altogether...

 
 
 



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 ...

Tigerair flight to Melbourne turns back after ‘booklet' discovered onboard

Tigerair flight to Melbourne turns back after ‘booklet' discovered onboard

Tigerair flight TT271 en route Melbourne was turned back to Sydney after a booklet was discovered on board with a censured word written on the back of it. The flight was near... Read more ...

Bahamas Tourism & Aviation Minister attends air services meeting in Nairobi

Bahamas Tourism & Aviation Minister attends air services meeting in Nairobi

Bahamas Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D'Aguilar led a delegation attending negotiations on air services in Nairobi, Kenya, 10-14 December 2018. Other members of the... Read more ...

European Waterways Helps Guests Celebrate 500 Years of French Renaissance

European Waterways Helps Guests Celebrate 500 Years of French Renaissance

European Waterways is inviting guests to celebrate “500 years of Renaissance Heritage” in France in 2019 with hotel barge cruises in the Loire Valley, a region that was at the... Read more ...

Knock Knock Pattaya Countdown 2018 receives support from Tourism Authority...

Knock Knock Pattaya Countdown 2018 receives support from Tourism Authority of Thailand

The “Knock Knock Pattaya Countdown 2018” electronic dance music concert has received support from the Tourism Authority of Thailand . Organised by the China Travel Service Head... Read more ...

Check In Your Baggage In Advance at The Gare Du Nord

Check In Your Baggage In Advance at The Gare Du Nord

Air France customers travelling from Paris-Charles de Gaulle will be able to check in their baggage in advance at Paris Gare du Nord. On the day of their flight, customers will... Read more ...

Hong Kong to welcome 2019 with pyromusical over Victoria Harbour

Hong Kong to welcome 2019 with pyromusical over Victoria Harbour

The Hong Kong Tourism Board will usher in the New Year with a spectacular pyromusical above the iconic Victoria Harbour. The Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations 2019 will... Read more ...

21 hidden gems on Amazon that make thoughtful and personal gifts

21 hidden gems on Amazon that make thoughtful and personal gifts

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. It's crazy to... Read more ...

Ken Block Is Having a Good Time

Ken Block Is Having a Good Time

Gymkhana 10 came out today, and the ultimate car driving man, Ken Block, drove many cars in many places. As you can see, he is loving it. This is his happy face. Read more ...

When Companies Pour Money Into SUVs Because The Good Times Will Never Stop

When Companies Pour Money Into SUVs Because The Good Times Will Never Stop

It's a good thing vehicle development is not on a years-long timescale and changing whole product strategies overnight is very easy to do. Read more ...

The Best Cars We Drove In 2018

The Best Cars We Drove In 2018

Looking back at this year's Jalopnik Reviews , we found that Miatas, McLarens and bi-turbo Mercedes-Benzes proved excellent as always. But we also discovered the sweetness of a... Read more ...