MEET OUR NEWEST BATCH OF WONDERFUL GUIDES

I'm so excited to introduce you to our 26 new tour guides! I just spent more than a week with this gang, and I couldn't be prouder...

Exhilarating Fun with Our Family of Rick Steves Tour Guides

EXHILARATING FUN WITH OUR FAMILY OF RICK STEVES TOUR GUIDES

We just flew in more than 140 tour guides from across Europe and the USA for an intense week of workshops, radio interviews, tour reunions,...

 
 
 
A Busy Week with the Best Guides in the Business

A BUSY WEEK WITH THE BEST GUIDES IN THE BUSINESS

There was a time when I couldn't imagine anyone but me leading a Rick Steves tour. For 25 years, I personally guided our tours. But...

The Rick Steves Tour Reunion: Welcome to the Party

THE RICK STEVES TOUR REUNION: WELCOME TO THE PARTY

Photo Credit: Tour guide and guidebook researcher Trish Feaster For the last 23 years, I've thrown a big party every winter for everyone...

 
 
 
Joy and Gratitude: $1,187,352 for Bread for the World

JOY AND GRATITUDE: $1,187,352 FOR BREAD FOR THE WORLD

I just got great news: the final update from Bread for the World about our holiday fundraiser. (Gifts just kept coming in, well into...

Name Rick's Books: The Finalists

NAME RICK'S BOOKS: THE FINALISTS

Thanks so much for the outpouring of creativity you shared after I asked for your help finding good titles for my two upcoming books:...

 
 
 
Your Help Needed: Name Another New Book!

YOUR HELP NEEDED: NAME ANOTHER NEW BOOK!

Thanks a lot for all the creative assistance you gave me yesterday. It was so fun reading through all your ideas about what to call...

Your Help Needed: Name My New Art Book

YOUR HELP NEEDED: NAME MY NEW ART BOOK

I'm very excited about a new book I'm working on, featuring my favorite 100 works of European art. I like the cover my publisher is...

 
 
 
“Reality Touring” with Nation Travels

“REALITY TOURING” WITH NATION TRAVELS

Nation Travels Honolulu or Havana? The world is full of travel opportunities that are more than enjoyable - they can be transformational....

OUR AIRWAVES ARE UNDER SIEGE

I don't know about you, but I've been thinking a lot about fascism lately. It's said that Mussolini believed that fascism could be...

 
 
 
A Chance to Give Back to a Classic Back Door: Gimmelwald

A CHANCE TO GIVE BACK TO A CLASSIC BACK DOOR: GIMMELWALD

I always say, “If heaven isn't what it's cracked up to be, send me back to Gimmelwald.” Thirty-five years ago, as a young tour guide,...

In These Times of Change, Let's Celebrate the Trusty Rail Pass

IN THESE TIMES OF CHANGE, LET'S CELEBRATE THE TRUSTY RAIL PASS

In 2019, European rail passes are undergoing the most sweeping changes in a generation. Gone are “Select” passes, where you can mix...

 
 
 

BEST OF TURKEY IN 13 DAYS - A VIDEO BY ANDY STEVES

I just helped send 25 of our European guides on one of my favorite tours - the Best of Turkey in 13 Days. It's been a lot of fun to...

Tour Guides on Tour: Tasty Turkey

TOUR GUIDES ON TOUR: TASTY TURKEY

Let's say you have a tour company with over a hundred amazing guides. What's a fun way to make their off-season a bit more exciting?...

 
 
 
Tour Guides on Tour: Best of Turkey

TOUR GUIDES ON TOUR: BEST OF TURKEY

I have long considered Turkey one of the most rewarding and exciting places I've ever been. I first visited in the 1970s, and I went...

Thank You, Public Radio!

THANK YOU, PUBLIC RADIO!

I'm so grateful for public broadcasting - and for all the hardworking people who make it happen. Thanks to them, we can all enjoy programming...

 
 
 

VIDEO: CHRISTMAS IN FRANCE

To celebrate the season, I'm sharing clips, extras, and behind-the-scenes notes from Rick Steves' European Christmas . Today we travel...

LOBBYING FOR THE HUNGRY: THE VALUE OF ADVOCACY

Yesterday, I shared some exciting news: Our community of travelers has now raised one million dollars to help empower Bread for the...

 
 
 
We Met Our Goal! $1,000,000 for Bread for the World

WE MET OUR GOAL! $1,000,000 FOR BREAD FOR THE WORLD

We did it! Rick Steves' Europe travelers have met our goal of raising one million dollars to help empower Bread for the World to combat...

Behind the Scenes: How We Make TV

BEHIND THE SCENES: HOW WE MAKE TV

I work with a really small TV crew - just me, my producer, and one cameraman. And after shooting about 140 episodes over the last 20...

 
 
 



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 ...

The 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid Gets Prius Fuel Economy Without Prius Looks

The 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid Gets Prius Fuel Economy Without Prius Looks

My emotional journey with the newest generation of the Toyota Prius went like this: I hated it for being ugly, then I liked it for being different, and now I'm back to pretty... Read more ...

An Air France passenger says a flight attendant offered to move her seat and...

An Air France passenger says a flight attendant offered to move her seat and 'just shrugged' when a man took off his pants mid-air

Matej Kastelic/Shutterstock On February 18, an Air France passenger named Lizzie Thompson took to Twitter after she said that a man on her flight from Paris, France, to Los... Read more ...

Idea crafted to lure more international tourists

Idea crafted to lure more international tourists

Forget about traditional shopping for lace, pottery and jewellery. If Fáilte Ireland has its way, visitors will soon be finding out how to make their own. The agency is all set... Read more ...

Etihad Airways Launches Special Olympics Mileage Donation Initiative

Etihad Airways Launches Special Olympics Mileage Donation Initiative

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates and official airline partner of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, encourages members of its Etihad... Read more ...

United Airlines to Present at Barclays Industrial Select Conference 2019

United Airlines to Present at Barclays Industrial Select Conference 2019

United Airlines will present at Barclays Industrial Select Conference on Wednesday, February 20. United Airlines' Vice President of Pricing and Revenue Management Dave Bartels... Read more ...

Turkey is now a preferred destination for medical tourism

Turkey is now a preferred destination for medical tourism

Medical tourism Turkey has recently made significant investments in health tourism, especially in city hospitals and thermal facilities, and has become a focus of foreign... Read more ...

Abu Dhabi National Hotels eyes more acquisitions following $600m Emaar hotel...

Abu Dhabi National Hotels eyes more acquisitions following $600m Emaar hotel deal

Abu Dhabi National Hotels is looking to acquire hotels in emirates across the UAE following its acquisition of five Emaar Hospitality Group hotels in a $600 million deal in... Read more ...

Turkey is now a preferred destination for medical tourism

Turkey is now a preferred destination for medical tourism

Medical tourism Turkey has recently made significant investments in health tourism, especially in city hospitals and thermal facilities, and has become a focus of foreign... Read more ...

Singapore witnessed record growth in tourist numbers in 2018

Singapore witnessed record growth in tourist numbers in 2018

Singapore experienced a record in terms of number of tourists in 2018 as the tiny city-state witnessed a wave of global attention from the hit movie, “Crazy Rich Asians,” and... Read more ...

In 2018, China experiences 30.5 mln visits by international travelers!

In 2018, China experiences 30.5 mln visits by international travelers!

Last year, foreign tourists made 30.54 million trips to China, a 4.7 percent rise than that of 2017, as per China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Travelers stayed one night... Read more ...