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.

Bratislava
Bratislava: Slovakia’s capital makes a remarkable comeback

Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia and once a nearly desolate ghost town, is one of.

Iceland
Iceland’s steamiest geothermal sights

Iceland, formed long ago by volcanoes, is known for its otherworldly landscape, with steaming fields.

tapas Spain
Tasty and convival tapas in Spain

When it comes to eating in Spain, I love gathering around the table or bar.

Utah Beach D-Day
Utah, France: Visiting the other American D-Day beach

Most Americans visiting France’s D-Day sites focus, understandably, on Omaha Beach — where thousands died.

mussels Belgium
The incredible edibles of Belgium

Whenever I think of Belgium, I recall digging into a dish of mussels while seated.

Belgium lace souvenir
Souvenir shopping in Europe? Lighten up

Shopping in Europe can be fun, but don’t let it overwhelm your trip. On one.

Lyon France
Sightseeing high and low in hilly Lyon

Smartly situated Lyon — just south of Burgundy, north of Provence, east of the Alps,.

Aguille du Midi French Alps France
What’s new in France for 2019

France has a rich history, an impressive infrastructure, and a tourism industry trying valiantly to.

Scotland’s Majestic Isle of Skye
Scotland’s majestic Isle of Skye

Scotland’s islands may be at this northern nation’s distant fringes, but those who venture to.

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Enjoying Europe’s world-apart escapes

In my early days as a guidebook writer, Europe’s undiscovered nooks and undeveloped crannies held.