Rick Steves

Romantic Venice with the Rialto Bridge. (Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli, Rick Steves’ Europe)

Rick Steves on the woman who lost her mind in Venice

Overcome by the city’s exquisite beauty, she developed a classic case of Stendhal Syndrome.

 

Rick Steves on haggis, and other quirky foods of Europe

From pigs’ ears in Spain to horsemeat in France and spicy sheep intestines in Turkey, try dishes that make a menu unique.

 

Rick Steves on Greece’s underrated Peloponnese peninsula

Hordes of tourists flock to the Greek islands, unaware of the salty pleasures awaiting on the bluff.

 

Wenceslas Square, where the history of the Czech people plays out. (Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli, Rick Steves’ Europe)

Rick Steves on Prague, where all roads eventually lead to a pub

Once a downtrodden Soviet vassal, the beer-loving country revels in freedom and capitalism.

Wenceslas Square, where the history of the Czech people plays out. (Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli, Rick Steves’ Europe)
Rome’s Pantheon. (Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli, Rick Steves’ Europe)

Rick Steves on being swept away by Rome’s cavalcade of delights

Rome is high class and low class, sacred and profane, grandiose and fragile, stormy and tranquil — all at once

Rome’s Pantheon. (Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli, Rick Steves’ Europe)
Oslo’s City Hall, with stirring murals and art that depict Norway’s history. (Rick Steves, Rick Steves’ Europe)

Rick Steves on Oslo, the polar opposite of ‘Big Box’ culture

The Norwegian capital city is expensive, but its charm and civility are priceless.

Oslo’s City Hall, with stirring murals and art that depict Norway’s history. (Rick Steves, Rick Steves’ Europe)
Neuschwanstein, “Mad” King Ludwig’s dream. (Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli, Rick Steves’ Europe)

Rick Steves revisits three enchanted German castles

The nation’s castles date back to medieval times, and today serve as amusement parks and classrooms.

Neuschwanstein, “Mad” King Ludwig’s dream. (Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli, Rick Steves’ Europe)

Rick Steves’ Europe: An innkeeper explains the real Venice

“The life here is with no cars … only boats. To live properly in Venice, you must have a boat,” says the owner of Steves’ favorite Venetian hotel.

Rick Steves on Bruges, pickled in gothic, sweetened by chocolate

This weekly dose of travel dreaming takes us to Belgium’s most charming city.

Rick Steves’ Europe: York Minster: England’s most amazing church

A smart decision by York’s leaders in Victorian times preserved the town’s historic charm.

Rick Steves’ memories of fado, the mournful blues of Lisbon

For an authentic experience, you have to seek out the city’s rustic neighborhoods after dark.

Rick Steves’ 4 favorite easy, rewarding day trips from Paris

The City of Light can be intense, so these countryside destinations provide a relaxing change of pace.

Rick Steves feels the pulse of thriving, cultured Madrid

When it comes to the secrets of living well, the Spanish city’s inhabitants seem to have cracked the code.

Rick Steves samples the tasty complexity of Sicilian cuisine.

Food can be a religious experience at this crossroads of Mediterranean and North African cultures.

Rick Steves on the raw beauty of Iceland’s fire and ice

From volcano chamber explorations to geothermal pool plunges, Iceland offers adventures like no other place.

Rick Steves on Pompeii, Italy’s frozen-in-time Roman city

The volcanic ash that destroyed the city also ensured its remarkable preservation, down to the folds on victims’ togas.

Rick Steves on foraging Europe’s markets for the perfect picnic

Your tummy will be full of delicious food and your mind will be stuffed with tasty memories.

While stuck at home, Rick Steves reminiscences about Europe

Edmonds’ travel guru reflects on his favorite memories of experiencing Europe’s living traditions.

Rick Steves on Bristol, England’s sassy port city

While you’ll still see bankers, you’ll also likely see old hippies, college students, hordes of cyclists and vegan restaurants.

Rick Steves on visiting the great libraries of Europe

They’re a wonderful way to engage more deeply with the continent and its history.