Hi from Rick: Thanks — Again! — to American Airlines!
|So far this year, podcasts of my radio show have been downloaded a million times!|
I love the way new technology amplifies my travel teaching, and connects me better with travelers like you. For example, my "Travel with Rick Steves" radio show is broadcast every week on 59 stations around the country — a great thing for listeners in those cities who can tune in when it's being broadcast. But even if you live in Timbuktu, all you need is a modem to listen to podcasts of all 100 of our radio hours, on-demand. And that's what travelers are doing: so far this year, our radio shows have been downloaded more than a million times (already surpassing all downloads in 2006).
My friends at American Airlines have long shared my passion for making great travel experiences happen, and so I'm happy to announce that they've expanded their sponsorship of my "Rick Steves' Europe" TV series to include my "Rick Steves' European Christmas" TV special, radio broadcasts, audio podcasts, video podcasts, and our audio walking tours. This is exciting news, because as more travelers turn to podcasts to help plan their trips, AA's underwriting support will ensure that the content we provide is more relevant and up-to-date than ever. If you haven't yet checked out our wide array of travel podcasts, subscribing is free and easy via this month's Travel News. We're putting up fresh, new content all the time. With AA's support, for instance, this fall we'll be able to bring you free audio tours of the great sights of Venice, Florence and Rome.
As I write this, I'm wrapping up a busy week of guidebook research in Denmark. If you'd like to peek over my shoulder, check out my travel blog (you can almost smell the Havarti). Thanks to technology and good partners, we're traveling together better — and smarter — than ever.