Rick Steves

Salty Portsmouth offers historic and modern attractions

Portsmouth is the famed home of Britain’s Royal Navy. But as Britain’s military shrinks, the port is pumping up its tourism. Many travelers pass through… Continue reading

Bulgaria’s overlooked, and that’s why you should visit

so overlooked and underappreciated … and yet so charming in a Slavic way. In my student days I… Continue reading

When traveling in Europe, be sure to save room for dessert

We all know that Belgians are connoisseurs of fine chocolate, and Italy’s gelato is an edible art form. In France, travelers look for “patisseries” where… Continue reading

Barcelona: Vibrant and spirited, despite tourist horde

Life in Barcelona is a distinctive mix of Madrid-style love of life and Parisian elegance and taste. Spain’s second-biggest city is one of the hottest… Continue reading

The streets of European cities shine on summer evenings

As a guidebook author and TV host, I do most of my work in Europe during the day. But after hours, I love to get… Continue reading