Follow Rick Steves, the Edmonds-based European travel guru, all around Europe. His weekly column runs online each Tuesday in the Travel / Outdoors section.
Torture museums, like this one in Amsterdam, attract tourists willing to pay to see tawdry exhibits on mutilation through the ages.
A travel writer’s duty isn’t just to recommend where to go — but where not to go.
European travel specialist Rick Steves takes a close look at Amsterdam’s edgy charm.
Less polluted, more visitor-friendly, the ancient capital preserves its aura as cradle of Western civilization.
Untouristy city of Galileo, Dante is just 30 minutes from Venice.
Frugal travel has its rewards, but there’s also a time to dine memorably, stay in a classic hotel, or hire a Venice gondolier.
Take a look at Frankfurt, urges European travel specialist Rick Steves, the face of modern Germany.
Celebrating Scotland’s music, food and, of course, whisky. And awaiting the results of Sept. 18 vote on Scottish independence.
Some of the best-preserved ancient Roman monuments are in southern France.
Rick Steves takes a spin around the Swedish capital, one of Europe’s most beautiful cities.
High-country cheese and well-ordered wilds among perfect peaks
Americans shouldn’t overtip, says European travel specialist Rick Steves.