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.

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.

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.