Hi from Rick: A New Travel Partner...and More
The next best thing to a great trip is to share that experience with a great travel partner. Today I'm happy to tell you I've added a new one. Rosetta Stone — the best-known name in language learning — has become a featured sponsor of my Travel with Rick Steves public radio show and podcasts.
I've always preached that connecting with people is a big part of a meaningful travel experience. The warmth of the welcome you'll get starts with pushing yourself out of your comfort zone, and gains momentum as you pick up the basics of a language. Europeans are charmed by visitors who make the extra effort to greet, thank, and ask for things in the local language. The more easily you can communicate, the better you'll connect with the people and culture you've traveled so far to experience... Read more