Rick Steves

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
Rick Steves on what’s new for travelers in Great Britain

Rick Steves on what’s new for travelers in Great Britain

Many travelers are curious about how Brexit is affecting tourists — from his experience, it isn’t.

Rick Steves on what’s new for travelers in Great Britain
Rick Steves on what’s new for travelers in Rome and Naples

Rick Steves on what’s new for travelers in Rome and Naples

When it comes to navigating the popular and crowded sights, enjoying Italy requires some planning ahead.

Rick Steves on what’s new for travelers in Rome and Naples
Rick Steves on what’s new for travelers in Northern Italy for 2020

Rick Steves on what’s new for travelers in Northern Italy for 2020

For any vacationer, time is money — and you’ll get more value from your sightseeing time by planning.

Rick Steves on what’s new for travelers in Northern Italy for 2020
France’s great cathedrals, by design, have survived centuries

France’s great cathedrals, by design, have survived centuries

When traveling in France, check out the towering Gothic cathedrals that mark the centers of many towns.

France’s great cathedrals, by design, have survived centuries
Once strife-ridden, Belfast blooms with heritage, resilience

Once strife-ridden, Belfast blooms with heritage, resilience

The Northern Ireland city has had a troubled history, which makes it an even more fascinating destination.

Once strife-ridden, Belfast blooms with heritage, resilience
Rick Steves on celebrating a happy Christmas in England

Rick Steves on celebrating a happy Christmas in England

Many classic trappings, from caroling to mince pie and wassail, have long been part of English tradition.

Rick Steves on celebrating a happy Christmas in England
Rick Steves on defending yourself against travel swindles

Rick Steves on defending yourself against travel swindles

Nearly all crimes suffered by tourists are nonviolent and, if you follow these tips, avoidable.

Rick Steves on defending yourself against travel swindles
Beyond the Beaches: Art in the French Riviera

Beyond the Beaches: Art in the French Riviera

Thanks to these diverse museums, the Riviera has a cultural richness that’s not typical of resort areas.

Beyond the Beaches: Art in the French Riviera
Finding peace in Europe’s overlooked sights

Finding peace in Europe’s overlooked sights

Huge crowds don’t always gravitate to the most enjoyable locations.

Finding peace in Europe’s overlooked sights
Rick Steves: Embracing a less-congested Europe in winter
Rick Steves: Embracing a less-congested Europe in winter
How to avoid madding crowds in Italy’s lovely Cinque Terre

How to avoid madding crowds in Italy’s lovely Cinque Terre

The keys include visiting during off-peak season and skipping the towns at midday.

How to avoid madding crowds in Italy’s lovely Cinque Terre
The Danube’s Big Three: Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest

The Danube’s Big Three: Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest

Thanks to their proximity, combining all three into one trip is a breeze.

The Danube’s Big Three: Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest
Tranquil Tomar: Take a break from Portugal’s tourist tumult

Tranquil Tomar: Take a break from Portugal’s tourist tumult

A quaint town of about 20,000 residents, set under a historic fortress, it’s well worth a stop.

Tranquil Tomar: Take a break from Portugal’s tourist tumult
At cemeteries and crypts, Europe’s dead speak to the living

At cemeteries and crypts, Europe’s dead speak to the living

Visit them and discover that long after death, the bones and memorials still have something to say.

At cemeteries and crypts, Europe’s dead speak to the living
Under the Tuscan fork: A culinary journey to Florence

Under the Tuscan fork: A culinary journey to Florence

The iconic city offers a wide array of delicacies beyond the usual Italian pizza and pasta fare.

Under the Tuscan fork: A culinary journey to Florence
Savoring the hospitality of beguiling Normandy

Savoring the hospitality of beguiling Normandy

The charming corner of France is known for its green rolling hills, tall cathedral spires and thatched-roof cottages.

Savoring the hospitality of beguiling Normandy
Hit the links, books and beach at Scotland’s St. Andrews

Hit the links, books and beach at Scotland’s St. Andrews

Any visitor to Scotland should consider at least a short stop in this scenic, intriguingly historic university town.

Hit the links, books and beach at Scotland’s St. Andrews
Taking steps to see Europe from a fresh perspective — literally

Taking steps to see Europe from a fresh perspective — literally

Perhaps the most memorable of climbs is just 28 stairs — on your knees — up Rome’s Scala Santa.

Taking steps to see Europe from a fresh perspective — literally
Stockholm’s delightful, diverse day trips

Stockholm’s delightful, diverse day trips

From royal palaces to a sculptor’s garden, the area around the city has something for every traveler.

Stockholm’s delightful, diverse day trips