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 (1 seat on any 8–21 day tour or 2 seats on any 7-day city tour)
Kristina Trainer – Venice, Florence & Rome in 10 Days
Our jury was impressed with how Kristina incorporated Rick's travel philosophies throughout her scrapbook. Her experiences with her guide, family, and fellow tour members were fun to follow. We could tell she was teaching her kids to be good global citizens. Her "What we love about Rick Steves Tours," "The Stuff," and "Trainer Travel Tips" features were helpful and a highlight for us.
Second Prize (a $500 gift card good toward a tour or Rick Steves Travel Store purchase)
Michaela & Tony Ristaino – Heart of Italy in 9 Days
Michaela and Tony provided a scrapbook full of creativity and interactivity with beautiful photos and humorous writing. We really liked the clever animations in their scrapbook, their language lessons, and their travel tips.
Third Prize (a $250 gift card good toward a tour or Rick Steves Travel Store purchase)
Elizabeth & Nathan Bales – My Way Alpine Europe in 12 Days
Elizabeth and Nathan captured the fun they had on tour and included beautiful photos with an easy-to-read and informative narrative. Their scrapbook is full of youthful spirit and cute animations. One of our judges commented that they would make fun travel partners.
Previous first-prize winners are linked below
2014 Tie: Gord and Julie Braun: Best of Europe in 21 Days, Bob and Pam Gudas: Best of Europe in 21 Days
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