Hi from Rick: Great Guides and Magic Moments
I haven't been to Europe in close to two years. Instead, I've been reliving my favorite European memories: gliding silently through Dutch polder land villages in a canoe, learning how to make the perfect cannoli in Sicily, tossing handmade dice on a backgammon board while sucking on a three-foot-tall hookah in Turkey, marveling at how the bark of a cork tree in a Portuguese forest ends up capping bottles of wine…and so many more.
I savor decades of memories like these — vivid souvenirs from a lifetime of travels. And as I think back on each one, there's usually a top-notch tour guide standing by my side, making sure I get the absolute most out of every experience. Guides are the experts, teachers, and friends who allow us at Rick Steves' Europe to do what we do — whether producing travel TV, researching our guidebooks, or leading tours. And as we emerge from COVID and resurrect our travel plans, we're particularly tuned in to just how important guides are to our travelers… Read more