Meet Our Travel Advisors
Whether you need help picking the perfect hotel in Paris, or choosing just the right travel gear, our expert team of Travel Advisors has just the right suggestion. With a combined 50+ years of working and traveling for Rick Steves, we know Europe frontward and backward. Discover what makes our Travel Advisors the best in the business!
His travels in Europe include Austria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Ukraine. Outside of Europe: Australia, Egypt, Japan.
Perfect travel day: A morning jaunt through Rynek Glowny, Kraków's main square, to grab a local obwarzanki bagel and wander through the area as kids chase pigeons and artists display their wares. Later, a delicious lunch at Restauracja Padre is followed by a walk through a new, undiscovered part of the city and an evening hike to Kościuszko Mound to take in a beautiful sunset. If energy remains, a trip to Pijalnia Wódki I Piwa for a few vodka shots with friends rounds out an eventful day.
Favorite travel product: Travel as a Political Act — Rick discusses the powerful impact travel has on one's perspective
Her travels in Europe include Austria, Belgium, Bosnia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and Wales. She has also traveled to Peru, Honduras, Belize, French Polynesia, Mexico, and South Africa.
Perfect travel day: My perfect day starts with going to the local bakery for fresh bread and coffee, joining a walking tour to explore a new neighborhood, picking up a picnic lunch at Harrods or Mark & Spencers, shopping at Primark with my teenagers, visiting a new museum, dinner out (hopefully Indian or Asian), and ending the day at the theater going to a musical.
Favorite travel product: Hide-Away Tote — It holds so much and keeps my purchases safe — I wouldn't travel without it
Her travels include Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Monaco, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, Spain, Switzerland, Vatican City, and Wales. Outside of Europe: Thailand, New Zealand.
Perfect travel day: My perfect travel starts with an early morning jog through Hyde Park followed by a full English breakfast. I would then catch the train out the Harry Potter Warner Brothers Studio Tour to check out the behind the scenes sets that brought so much magic to the Harry Potter movies. After the studio tour, I would train back into central London and catch the double-decker Afternoon Tea Tour through London. Once I am full of cucumber sandwiches, scones, and tea, I would either, take the Tube to the Imperial War Museum or Victoria & Albert Museum, or walk to the Churchill War Rooms. Dinner at Dishoom, followed by a West End play, like Hamilton, The King & I, or Les Mis, to finish off the full day.
Favorite travel product: Packing Cubes
Her travels in Europe include Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Scotland, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and Turkey. Some of her other travels include Argentina, Australia, the Caribbean, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Egypt, Fiji, Guam, India, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, New Zealand, Oman, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Tahiti, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam.
Perfect travel day: Exploring the caves, cafés, and bougainvillea-lined backstreets of Crete, followed by an al fresco feast of Greek salad, olives, fava beans, dolmades, and stuffed peppers at a cliffside restaurant overlooking Rethymno's Fortezza — sun setting over the Mediterranean Sea as dramatic backdrop.
Favorite travel product: Europe 101: History & Art for the Traveler book