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We just finished our Scotland shoot - three great new episodes are in the can. And that wraps up our entire Season 10 of Rick Steves'...

VIDEO: ORKNEY'S PREHISTORIC WONDERS

Crouching down to squeeze through the passage of the most amazing prehistoric chambered tomb north of the Alps, I kept thinking, “For...

 
 
 

VIDEO: BLOWN AWAY BY ORKNEY'S STONE AGE

Orkney is blanketed with the stony remains of a thriving Neolithic community. And Skara Brae illustrates how these Neolithic people...

VIDEO: KENTUCKY BOURBON AIDS SCOTCH WHISKY AT A SWEATY COOPERAGE

It seems everyone visiting Scotland tours a whisky distillery. But try to visit a cooperage as well. Last year, while working on my...

 
 
 

VIDEO: SCOTTISH FIDDLES INSPIRE WHOOPS OF JOY

It's day 86 of my 100-day trip to Europe, and I'm in Inverness. While not much for sightseeing, the unofficial capital of the Highlands...

VIDEO: WRITING SCRIPTS IN SCOTLAND, ON THE ISLE OF SKYE

I love TV production - it's travel, writing, and creativity on the run in beautiful and unpredictable corners of Europe. This clip...

 
 
 

BEHIND THE SCENES: MAKING TV OVER A DRAM OF WHISKY AT A SCOTTISH B&B

I'm traveling in Scotland with my crew filming three new episodes of Rick Steves' Europe at the same time...and it's complicated. In...

VIDEO: NORWEGIANS MASSACRE MONKS ON A BEACH: IONA'S WHITE STRAND OF THE MONKS

I love traveling to distant corners of Europe where big history happened. Join me for a moment on a desolate stretch of sand on the...

 
 
 

GLASGOW'S TENEMENT HOUSE

It's day 82 of my 100-day trip to Europe, and I'm in Glasgow, revisiting a great, if offbeat, museum. Something I love about my work:...

200 Posts by One of My Favorite Travel Writers, Cameron Hewitt

200 POSTS BY ONE OF MY FAVORITE TRAVEL WRITERS, CAMERON HEWITT

Me, Vladimir, Cameron When people ask me about my favorite travel writers, I don't need to look far. When I read the words of my most...

 
 
 

VIDEO: THE “SCOTTISH” BAND WELCOMES ALL THE TRIBES

Glasgow's West End is the place to go for live music. And the Ben Nevis Pub was thriving as we spent the evening enjoying the scene...

CHARLES RENNIE MACKINTOSH'S ART NOUVEAU TEA ROOMS IN GLASGOW

I just joined my TV crew and our local guide, Colin Mairs , for our Scotland shoot. We'll be here 18 days, filming three new shows...

 
 
 
Spatis, Trdelník, CBD - The Things You Learn in Central Europe

SPATIS, TRDELNÍK, CBD - THE THINGS YOU LEARN IN CENTRAL EUROPE

Just being out and about on the road, you stumble onto scenes that give insight into different worlds. On my latest swing through Central...

Great Guides, Pickpockets, and Haircuts in Central Europe

GREAT GUIDES, PICKPOCKETS, AND HAIRCUTS IN CENTRAL EUROPE

I'm wrapping up my time in Central Europe: Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Prague, and Berlin - a great itinerary. We have individual...

 
 
 

VIDEO: A JOYFUL LUNCH WITH ŠÁRKA AT PRAGUE CASTLE

I was feelin' pretty groovy on a recent sunny afternoon in Prague. I was with one of my favorite guides, munching on a picnic lunch...

VIDEO: BERLIN'S KREUZBERG WITH A GUIDE

I've long wanted to better understand Berlin's Kreuzberg neighborhood - traditionally the home of many Turkish immigrants, and today...

 
 
 

VIDEO: THE BRIDGE OF SPIES, A PARTY RAFT, AND A KEG OF GOOD GERMAN BEER

The best side-trip from Berlin is to the adjacent city of Potsdam. While today it's a simple commuter train ride away, during the Cold...

VIDEO: PRENZLAUER BERG SQUAT - BERLIN THROUGH THE BACK DOOR

Walking down the streets of a great city like Berlin, you don't really know what lies behind the fancy facades. Often, the front of...

 
 
 

MY NEW ‘TRAVEL AS A POLITICAL ACT' TALK - I DARE YOU TO WATCH JUST 10 MINUTES

With so much discussion about how travel and politics mix here on this page (two million people saw Wednesday's post about KGB prisons,...

KGB PRISONS, PUTIN, AND TRUMP

I was just all alone in a secret KGB prison outside of Berlin with ghosts of people once held there. If someone is held in a KGB prison,...

 
 
 



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