Follow Rick Steves, the Edmonds-based European travel guru, all around Europe. His weekly column runs online each Tuesday in the Travel / Outdoors section.
Visitors to the Avebury circle, which encloses nearly 30 acres, are free to revel among the stones.
Stonehenge is the best known, but the country is dotted with the ancient sacred circles.
Rick Steves remembers, and celebrates, the pleasures of being more spontaneous on European trips.
Slow down and connect with the locals through home stays, cooking schools, wine tastings
As a matter of principle, the local price should prevail. Here’s a roundup of what’s usual and where.
European travel specialist Rick Steves remembers an encounter with an eyewitness to an assassination that touched off World War I.
Aarhus is a lively cultural hub with notable attractions, including art museum.
Both ancient and modern, Turkey’s cultural crossroads can rival Paris in its elegance.
European travel specialist Rick Steves gives tips on how to use your mobile device and avoid high roaming fees
Tranquil towns, dikes and, yes, wooden shoes in the “polder” country.
From captivating history and scenery to stone circles and music.
From a Barbie museum to shoe history to the Museum of Broken Relationships, there’s plenty beyond the usual.