Congratulations to our scrapbook winners! And thank you to everyone who entered this year.
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 Tie (1 seat on any 8–21 day tour or 2 seats on any 7-day city tour)
Gord and Julie Braun – Best of Europe in 21 Days
Our judges felt that the Braun's scrapbook is a perfect chronicle of what it's like to be on a Rick Steves tour. They were captivated by the descriptive writing, historical facts, and great photos.
Bob and Pam Gudas – Best of Europe in 21 Days
Bob and Pam presented engaging timelines, history notes, posters, sketches, and great photography in their scrapbook, and our judges loved their enthusiastic writing and fun stories about traveling with the group.
Second Prize (a $500 gift card good toward a tour or Rick Steves Travel Store purchase)
Nancy Wickstrom and Julie Wynn – Best of Turkey in 13 Days
Our judges enjoyed Nancy's and Julie's evocative photos of Istanbul street life as well as the upbeat and fun narrative describing the interactions with their guide, locals, and group.
Third Prize (a $250 gift card good toward a tour or Rick Steves Travel Store purchase)
Michael and Nicole Goodman – Best of Eastern Europe in 16 Days
Mike and Nicole created a tour scrapbook full of energy and a wonderful sense of humor. Our judges noted the great photos that chronicled their group experience on tour as well as at the tour reunion.
Fourth Prize (a $100 gift card good toward a tour or Rick Steves Travel Store purchase)
Mandy Fonk and Tom Boyd – My Way Italy in 13 Days
Our judges were very impressed with how Mandy and Tom represented the My Way tour style and their gorgeous photography. They also enjoyed reading their itineraries, daily discoveries, and "Behind the Scenes" section.
Previous first-prize winners are linked below
2013: Mike and Nicole Goodman: Europe in 14 Days
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