For Immediate Release
Contact: Ashley Sytsma
Rick Steves Teaching a Free Travel Skills Class in Seattle
Popular European travel writer to teach how to get the most out of our weaker dollar
Date & Time: 7:30 pm, February 6, 2008
Location: Seattle Town Hall
Speeches entitled "Travel as a Political Act", appearances at Seattle Hempfest, and outspoken interviews about America's image abroad have added controversy to travel writer Rick Steves' itinerary in recent months. However, Steves is as dedicated to exploring Europe as ever, and on February 6th at 7:30 pm, Town Hall will present the Seattle community with the opportunity to hear Steves speak on smart travel in 2008 – without the politics! He will do what he does best – inspire and inform Americans to have European trips that are fun, affordable, and culturally broadening – for free!
With our devalued dollar and rising fuel prices, travel to Europe is no longer the bargain it was. But Steves believes that with the right attitude and armed with the right money-saving skills, travelers can still afford their European travel dreams. "I'm not going to tell you that travel to Europe is cheap. It's not," writes Steves in a recent article. "But twelve million Americans – the vast majority of them normal working people – had a blast in Europe in 2007. So don't mope. Just get smart and stretch that wimpy little dollar."
Steves' "European Travel Skills" class will teach travelers the secrets of safe, smart, inexpensive travel in 2008, as well as how to plan an efficient itinerary, pack light, and find Europe's off-beat nooks and intimate crannies. This class is open to the public, free, and requires no tickets or pre-registration.
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