If you're thinking of taking a Rick Steves tour, these scrapbooks can give you a personal, "customer's-eye-view" of what our tours are like. You can take a peek at the winning scrapbooks by clicking on the links below.
- See all past entries in our tour scrapbook archives
First Prize (1 seat on any 8–21-day tour or 2 seats on any 7-day city tour)
Mike and Nicole Goodman: Europe in 14 Days
Our jury was especially impressed with the way the Rick Steves tour experience was thoroughly (and chronologically) captured. The Goodmans' scrapbook is easy to navigate and their slideshows were interesting and well-designed. They also included lots of great group shots and provided good tips. Their "do something normal" theme was fun and original.
Second Prize (a $500 gift card good toward a tour or Rick Steves Travel Store purchase)
Danielle Gale: Turkey in 13 Days
Danielle's layout and photography caught the jury's eye. Her captivating four-minute video at the beginning of her scrapbook captures the essence of the tour. Her narrative was interesting and she gave good tips and insights. The Top 10 sidebar was especially informative and her people pictures were great.
Third Prize (a $250 gift card good toward a tour or Rick Steves Travel Store purchase)
Martta Howard: Adriatic in 14 Days
When you review Martta's scrapbook, you can tell she paid close attention to her guide. Her scrapbook has a clean design and is full of friendly and informative writing. Our judges liked her layout and were impressed with her tips and photos. Her use of step counts was unique and potentially helpful to others.
Fourth Prize (a $100 gift card good toward a tour or Rick Steves Travel Store purchase)
Suzette Bartlett: Europe in 21 Days
Suzette's scrapbook reads like a little magazine. Her layout includes sidebar sections on food, travel tips, and "wow" moments that are creative and fun to read. The jury also liked the summaries of what she did, what she'd do differently, and her favorite moments for each destination on the tour.
Previous first-prize winners are linked below
2012: Tie: Carol and Rae Colborne: Spain with Morocco in 16 Days, Melissa Reece: Europe in 21 Days
2011: Laura Grai — Best of Sicily in 10 Days
2010: Todd and Julie Schultz — Best of Europe*
2009: Kevin and Nicole Howe — Best of Europe
2008: Christopher and Maria Paul — Best of South Italy / Best of Florence
2007: Barbara Filipiak — Best of Europe in 21 Days
2006: Laura Sabraw — Best of Turkey in 13 Days
2005: Jep and Joyce Hostetler — Best of Europe in 14 Days*
2004: Shannon George — Provence & the French Riviera*
2003: Bob Williams — Village Italy
2002: Hans & Cathryn Scott — Scandinavia*
2001: Tong Zheng & Kevin Acken — Slow Dance Through France
2000: Jenny de la Cruz — Best of Europe
*Website no longer available