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Travel with Rick Steves: Episodes

We'll hear how Americans can now legally visit Cuba, from a Cuba travel expert who leads motorcycle tours across the island. Also, author Graham Robb tells us about the accomplishments of the ancient Celts, and the sophisticated celestial-based geometry they used to organize their world, and a pair of ...
This week, we'll learn about the pre-Inca sites of the northern Peru cloud forest, where the tourist crowds of Cuzco are hundreds of miles away. Also, a radio journalist describes what it was like to be embedded with the U-S military in Iraq and Afghanistan, where he got to observe the day to day lives ...
Hear about the threats to iconic places in the United States that the World Monuments Fund has added to its latest "watch list" of endangered places. Guides from Wales and Ireland share their favorite highlights of the Irish Sea that unites the Celtic lands of Britain and Ireland.  Also, ...
Meet an urban explorer who tells us why his favorite part of Paris is underground, and how he gets to enjoy a view of the Manhattan skyline from the top of the Brooklyn Bridge. We'll also hear how a street artist brings color and panache to people around the world. Also, soon-to-be travelers ask Rick ...
Guides from Greece and Egypt share tips for sightseeing the historical highlights of the eastern Mediterranean. Plus, guides from southern Italy and Morocco take listener calls with ideas for exploring the local color of the "instep" of southeast Italy, and for going deep into Morocco.
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Learn about a few of the many traditional cheeses that go with the seasons in France. Two authors tell us about the culture shock that comes with marrying a Frenchman and living in Paris. Also, an American clothing designer tells us how he awakened a part of himself, by returning to West Africa, where ...
The heroic efforts of Allied troops known as The Monuments Men are about to be depicted in a major motion picture.  Hear how the film's co-author and producer was inspired to tell their story, and how the effort to recover important works of art stolen by the Nazis in World War Two continues today ...
Get tips for planning a visit to the well-preserved ruins of Pompeii, near Naples. Explore ancient monuments, dating to the Roman Empire and earlier, that are scattered across the countryside of England from Hadrian's Wall to Stonehenge. Also, hear how recent renovations have turned Glasgow into an energetic ...
The stereotype of bland food in Britain is changing. Actress and cookbook author Madhur Jaffrey tells us how Britain has become a "Curry Nation." Also, the owner of a fair trade coffee company explains the workings of the coffee industry, from the perspective of the growers.
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There's a lot you can understand about Italy by observing how they operate their rail lines.  Author and long-time Verona resident Tim Parks lets us in on the Italian way of doing things. Guides from the scenic Amalfi Coast take listener calls and share highlights of their corner of Italy, from ...
Hear about some of the heritage sites around the world that are in danger of being destroyed by war, weather, and neglect.  Learn what is lost when an endangered minority language disappears from earth. Also, mountain climbing legend Ed Viesturs explains how he tackles Mount Everest and the rest ...
Find out more about Russia's Black Sea resort city of Sochi and how the Winter Olympic games are affecting local attitudes. Pauline Frommer offers enthusiastic tips for making a visit to New York City fun and affordable. And friends from Europe share their local traditions for welcoming in the New Year ...
Hear about holiday traditions in Wales, Hungary, Sicily, Scotland, and even Santa Fe where locals have unique ways to light up the season.  Hear how scientists at a research station in Antarctica make merry.  Plus listeners share some of their favorite Christmas memories from holiday travels.
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Take a look at the conflict centers of the world through the lens of a foreign correspondent from the BBC.  We hear how Christmas with the troops in Afghanistan can be a bit of a surreal experience.  Get a look at how they celebrate the holidays in Switzerland and Austria.  Rick also learns ...
In the Loire Valley in central France, dozens of historic estates are ready to impress you with everything from elaborate gardens and architecture to authentic displays of medieval hunting and defense techniques. Plus, two guides recommend the sites in Brittany where even the rocks can show you a good ...
Guides to Budapest tell us about their favorite places. Learn why each side of the Danube feels like a different city and where you can find everything from Hapsburg-era elegance, to the latest trend for enjoying a late night drink and conversation. Plus, listeners tell Rick about their recent forays ...
A preacher, a biologist, and a granddaughter of Turkish nomads give perspectives on how people around the world are really all part of the same family whether they live in a suburban bungalow or a goat hair tent.  Rick interviews Reverend Jim Wallis, "The Darwinian Tourist," and a nomadic ...
Italian food expert Fred Plotkin delves into the local dessert specialties of Italy, and tells us where you can find the best gelato in the entire country.  A guide from Sicily advises us how not to upset the "food police" when eating your pasta.  Also, we'll get an overview of the ...
Hear how J. Maarten Troost found contentment and sobriety, sailing in the wake of Robert Louis Stevenson among the South Sea islands. Journalist Lisa Napoli describes the pressures to modernize and connect with the outside world that are changing the Himalayan country of Bhutan. Also, tour guide Asa ...
A genuinely "down to earth" astronaut tells us what it's like living and working on the International Space Station. Colonel Cady Coleman explains how zero gravity changes the everyday things you do, and how circling planet Earth every 90-minutes will change your outlook on life. Plus, listeners ...
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