Rick’s Tribune Media Services Column: Frequently Asked Questions

Who can run Rick's travel column?

Any print or online media outlet is eligible.

What do media sources need to do to run Rick's column?

  • To begin running Rick's column, contact Ashley Sytsma, Publicist, at ashley@ricksteves.com or 425-608-4293 to receive permission.
  • Each printed article must include Rick's byline.
  • We recommend you print Rick's headshot to increase viewer awareness.
  • Rick reserves all rights to his content.

Do media sources need to run Rick's travel column regularly?

We recommend you treat Rick's column as any other syndicated content run by your media outlet — this just happens to be free. We suggest you run the column weekly, but this is not a requirement.

Can media sources get exclusive rights to the material in their circulation area?

We will consider this on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Ashley Sytsma, Publicist, at ashley@ricksteves.com or 425-608-4293 with requests.

How often will a new article be posted?

A new article will be posted weekly on Monday.

How current is the information in past articles?

We make a concerted effort to keep archived articles as up to date as possible. While travel information offered here may go out of date before we have time to catch it, these instances are fairly rare.

What are the specs for each article?

Each article is around 750 words and paired with a high-resolution color travel photo. A high-resolution headshot of Rick is available to download in black & white or in color.

How big are the accompanying images?

The image files are all 300 dpi JPEGs saved with the highest quality compression. The size of the final photo shown is roughly 2MB.

For further questions or to report technical problems, please email Ashley Sytsma or call 425-608-4293.