LIFE IS GOOD IN THE CINQUE TERRE

With the help of my friend Marco, I've discovered a wonderful new restaurant in Monterosso. The owner, Elisa, makes all the cakes they...

FORGIVE ME FATHER

I'm in Monterosso, in the Cinque Terre - and Father Renato just found me visiting a cemetery. He said he needed to talk to me about...

 
 
 

HIGH ABOVE THE SEA - AND THE CROWDS - IN THE CINQUE TERRE

Join me for a quiet moment high above the port towns of the Cinque Terre. I'm enjoying a hike with local guide Marco Brizzi - and taking...

CAFÉ GOURMAND WITH ANDREA ON THE CINQUE TERRE

Meet Andrea, the entertaining waiter at Vernazza's Ristorante Belforte. I'm here with my new friends from New Hampshire and Boston,...

 
 
 

SEXY BRUSCHETTA IN THE CINQUE TERRE

I'm in Riomaggiore, enjoying a simple lunch of bruschetta and wine at Dau Cila with my local guide, Amy Inman. This fine restaurant...

VERNAZZA AFTER DARK - MAGIC

I've come back to Europe every spring since the 1970s - and I love that here we are, in 2019, and the magic still survives. Join me...

 
 
 

THE AIRBNB AMPHITHEATER

Buona sera from Lucca! I'm at the Piazza dell'Anfiteatro - a beautiful square that's actually not square at all. This is the “Place...

THE LAND OF A THOUSAND BELL TOWERS - EACH THE MOST BEAUTIFUL OF ALL

Buona sera from Siena. I'm here with Anna Piperato , a Rick Steves Italy guide - and it's just so good to be here. I love this city...

 
 
 

“LOVE JUSTICE, YOU WHO RULE THE EARTH”: SIENA'S CITY HALL

While most Italian cities have a church on their main square, Siena's Il Campo gathers around a symbol of an independent republic -...

PERCHED ABOVE SIENA WITH A PORCUPINE AND A MACCHIATO

Join me now from a secret hideaway above Europe's finest square - Siena's Il Campo. I'm here with my friend and guide, Roberto Bechi,...

 
 
 

FLORENCE'S RUSTIC GEM: TRATTORIA LA BURRASCA

I'm so happy that Florence's Trattoria la Burrasca is still good. I was worried that it had gotten touristy over the years, scaring...

MY FLORENCE HOTEL: LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION

Join me at the place I've called home for the last few days in Florence - Hotel Loggiato Dei Serviti - and check out my rooftop view...

 
 
 

THE RENAISSANCE AT NIGHT - WITH WINE

Tonight, after a beautiful dinner and a bit of wine, I was overcome by the historic beauty of Piazza S.S. Annunziata, the most Renaissance...

DESSERT WITH BOBO

My friend Tommaso and I have a tradition of spending an evening getting up-to-date on restaurants in Florence. I'm so thankful to have...

 
 
 

BUON APPETITO AT TRATTORIA DA TITO

I'm spending every evening this month researching restaurants for my guidebooks. Every night, I have a list of a dozen or so places...

CASA DEL VINO WITH GIANNI

I want to make sure my Rick Steves Florence & Tuscany guidebook includes the most characteristic, fun, and affordable places to eat...

 
 
 

HOSPITAL OF THE INNOCENTS: THE FIRST RENAISSANCE BUILDING IN FLORENCE

I just wrapped up a research trip through Rome and Venice - and now I'm in Florence, working on my Rick Steves Florence & Tuscany guidebook....

WARNING: THIS VIDEO WILL STOKE YOUR APPETITE 

I'm in Venice, doing research for the next edition of my Rick Steves Venice guidebook - and I just spent a great evening updating restaurant...

 
 
 

A GLIMPSE AT THE HISTORY OF VENETIAN MASKS

Any visit to Venice is filled with ornately painted masks. These are more than just colorful souvenirs - they come with a story. Throughout...

GONDOLAS: A TIMELESS VENETIAN TRADITION

Buongiorno! I'm in the heart of Venice, at a beautiful viewing point on the Ponte dei Carmini. Join me now for a peek at the gondola...

 
 
 



Welcome to Georgia

Welcome to Georgia

Georgia – Tbilisi has been the capital city since the fifth century, the country of one of the most ancient histories and cultures in the world. Its special geographical... Read more ...

Summer Family Activities at Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco

Summer Family Activities at Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco

Families check out of school and into summer with a visit to Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco and the downtown property's family-friendly summer programming. Kicking off on May... Read more ...

'He will not go to sleep': White House staffers reportedly dread foreign...

'He will not go to sleep': White House staffers reportedly dread foreign trips with Trump aboard Air Force One, where he holds meetings at odd hours and constantly watches Fox News

Kevin Lamarque/Reuters White House officials dread flying with President Donald Trump on long foreign trips, according to CNN . Five current and former officials who have... Read more ...

Brazil Tourism Minister holds meeting to discuss tourism sector state in...

Brazil Tourism Minister holds meeting to discuss tourism sector state in Minas Gerais

The Tourism Minister of Brazil, Marcelo Álvaro Antônio, met with fifteen federal deputies from Minas Gerais to discuss tourism sector's interest in the state. One of the... Read more ...

How business travelers can guard against polluted air

How business travelers can guard against polluted air

Traveling for business means exposure to potential risks such as political unrest, terrorist attacks, medical crises-and air pollution. As outlined in BCD Travel's Inform... Read more ...

Gulf Air Annual Ramadan Football Tournament 2019

Gulf Air Annual Ramadan Football Tournament 2019

Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, recently held its annual Ramadan football tournament, which saw10 teams representing different departments and... Read more ...

Her Majesty The Queen Visits British Airways' Headquarters to Mark the...

Her Majesty The Queen Visits British Airways' Headquarters to Mark the Airline's Centenary

Her Majesty The Queen today visited British Airways' headquarters at Waterside, Heathrow as part of the airline's centenary celebrations. While at Waterside Her Majesty The... Read more ...

Air France Launches Flights To Quito

Air France Launches Flights To Quito

Air France operated its first flight to Quito from Paris-Charles de Gaulle. The company is offering its customers 3 weekly services to the Ecuadorian capital. Flights will be... Read more ...

Israel takes new tourism initiative to attract visitors

Israel takes new tourism initiative to attract visitors

Israel recorded 1.14 million overseas visitors in the first quarter of this year, up 14% from the corresponding period of 2018. Read more ...

Victoria announces Melbourne first winter festival to be held in 2020

Victoria announces Melbourne first winter festival to be held in 2020

Bringing together ambitious and unique attractions to deliver Victoria's sixth and only creative major events pillar, a spectacular new festival will redefine winter in... Read more ...

Airbus delivers first highly efficient A330neo to Delta Air Lines

Airbus delivers first highly efficient A330neo to Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines took delivery of its first A330-900, one of 35 A330neos the Atlanta, Georgia-based airline has on order. Read more ...