Rick Steves

Rick Steves’ Europe: An innkeeper explains the real Venice

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’ Europe: An innkeeper explains the real Venice
Rick Steves on Bruges, pickled in gothic, sweetened by chocolate

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 on Bruges, pickled in gothic, sweetened by chocolate
Rick Steves’ Europe: York Minster: England’s most amazing church

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’ Europe: York Minster: England’s most amazing church
Rick Steves’ memories of fado, the mournful blues of Lisbon

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’ memories of fado, the mournful blues of Lisbon
Rick Steves’ 4 favorite easy, rewarding day trips from Paris

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’ 4 favorite easy, rewarding day trips from Paris
Rick Steves feels the pulse of thriving, cultured Madrid

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 feels the pulse of thriving, cultured Madrid
Rick Steves samples the tasty complexity of Sicilian cuisine.

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 samples the tasty complexity of Sicilian cuisine.
Rick Steves on the raw beauty of Iceland’s fire and ice

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 the raw beauty of Iceland’s fire and ice
Rick Steves on Pompeii, Italy’s frozen-in-time Roman city

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 Pompeii, Italy’s frozen-in-time Roman city
Rick Steves on foraging Europe’s markets for the perfect picnic

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.

Rick Steves on foraging Europe’s markets for the perfect picnic
While stuck at home, Rick Steves reminiscences about Europe

While stuck at home, Rick Steves reminiscences about Europe

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

While stuck at home, Rick Steves reminiscences about Europe
Rick Steves on Bristol, England’s sassy port city

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 Bristol, England’s sassy port city
Rick Steves on visiting the great libraries of Europe

Rick Steves on visiting the great libraries of Europe

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

Rick Steves on visiting the great libraries of Europe
Rick Steves on how to be a tourist in London on the cheap

Rick Steves on how to be a tourist in London on the cheap

If you do your homework, you can take advantage of London’s many freebies and bargains.

Rick Steves on how to be a tourist in London on the cheap
Rick Steves on Avignon, a medieval town with a youthful attitude

Rick Steves on Avignon, a medieval town with a youthful attitude

Once a 14th-century papal capital, the town today is full of vibrant cafes and shops.

Rick Steves on Avignon, a medieval town with a youthful attitude
Rick Steves on staying connected when you’re traveling in Europe

Rick Steves on staying connected when you’re traveling in Europe

These days, traveling with a smartphone or tablet makes it easier than ever to keep in touch.

Rick Steves on staying connected when you’re traveling in Europe
Rick Steves chooses leisurely Lucca for a true Italian experience

Rick Steves chooses leisurely Lucca for a true Italian experience

A leisurely evening stroll along the ancient town’s walls is one of the best travel experiences.

Rick Steves chooses leisurely Lucca for a true Italian experience
Why Rick Steves fell in love with the iconic Matterhorn

Why Rick Steves fell in love with the iconic Matterhorn

If it’s the least bit sunny, do not delay — get up the mountain, because clouds can roll in anytime.

Why Rick Steves fell in love with the iconic Matterhorn
Rick Steves’ guide to the pilgrimage sites of Europe

Rick Steves’ guide to the pilgrimage sites of Europe

Throughout the continent, regardless of your religion, there are pilgrimages you can take to feel the spirit.

Rick Steves’ guide to the pilgrimage sites of Europe
Rick Steves on what’s new for travelers in Ireland for 2020

Rick Steves on what’s new for travelers in Ireland for 2020

The travel guru expects a visit to the island to be just as easy, and probably even more interesting.

Rick Steves on what’s new for travelers in Ireland for 2020