Author: Rick Steves

Rick Steves writes European travel guidebooks and hosts travel shows on public television and public radio. Email him at rick@ricksteves.com and follow his blog on Facebook.

Lucca Italy
Italian connoisseurs choose leisurely Lucca

On a sunny summer evening in Lucca, Italy, I was inspired by the simple joy.

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Belfast
Buoyant, booming Belfast

Belfast, Northern Ireland’s capital city, is perhaps best known for the sectarian strife that took.

travel scams ATM
How to defend yourself against 21st century travel scams

Europe is a surprisingly creative place when it comes to travel scams. Many of the.

Christmas London England
Celebrating a happy Christmas in England

For scenes straight out of a box of old-fashioned Christmas cards, head to England at.

time-warp home
Open doors to the past by visiting Europe’s time-warp homes

Many of Europe’s time-warp houses — sights that bring you back to a bygone era.

port wine
Explore port wine in Portugal’s Douro Valley

One of Portugal’s most endearing slices is the Douro River Valley, the winding, terraced region.

Europe retreats
Europe’s crazy rich royals and their lavish retreats

The royal families of the past — like those of the present — were fond.

Prague
Czeching out top day trips in Prague

Few cities can match Prague’s over-the-top romance, evocative Old World charm…or its tourist crowds. To.

Tivoli
Tivoli: still Rome’s great escape two millennia later

When travel dreams take people to Europe, Italy is often their first stop. There’s something.

Europe
Best place for kidding around in Europe

I’m often inspired by families on the road. Last summer, on a ferry between Scotland’s.