Hi from Rick: The Joy of Traveling Again
As the 2022 tour season fast approaches, all of us at Rick Steves' Europe are busy preparing for our tour buses to starting rolling — safely and responsibly — through Europe again. And that has me thinking about my family's summer vacations when I was a kid.
Each summer, my family would board our little boat and head north on Puget Sound. If it was windy and the waves were too high, my dad would duck into the last protected harbor, and we'd wait for it to be what he called "calm as a millpond." We'd nose out each morning to check the waves, and if it was too windy, we'd go back. After a few days, Dad would realize that if we waited for perfectly calm seas, we'd miss our vacation. And he knew that, if you're smart and careful, you can still handle some waves…even if that means you need to… Read more