Follow Rick Steves, the Edmonds-based European travel guru, all around Europe. His weekly column runs online each Tuesday in the Travel / Outdoors section.
Two decades ago, I made the spontaneous decision to stay on the train and check out Prague, and it opened up a new frontier of European travel for me.
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.
The gourmet ham, the paella, the rice with squid ink — you’ll be well fed in any corner of España