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  • Monday Night Travel with Rick Steves

Join Us for Monday Night Travel

Are you ready for some virtual travel? Join Rick's live Monday Night Travel party! Experience the fun, conviviality, intimacy, and spontaneity as Rick hosts a travel happy hour on Zoom from his living room. Each week he'll share his personal, inspirational, and sometimes hilarious behind-the-scenes commentary, followed by a Q&A — your chance to ask questions and interact with Rick.  

You do not need a Zoom account to participate but you must register below for each event. After registering through Zoom, you'll receive a confirmation email with a link to the event. Registration doesn't guarantee admission. These events fill up quickly, so your best bet is to join us on time (or even a bit early) — and if you don't make it into the first show, please try again at 7:00 p.m. PT. By registering for an event, you're agreeing to the Rick Steves' Europe Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.


Jan. 17: Colombia Favorites with Special Guest Andy Steves

5:30 p.m. PT / 8:30 p.m. ET | REGISTER
7:00 p.m. PT / 10:00 p.m. ET | REGISTER

Join Rick on an adventure showcasing the highlights of Colombia led by his son, Andy Steves. The friendly people, vivid culture, diverse food, tropical fruits, and fun-loving energy of this South American country have captivated Andy since his first visit to Bogotá in 2015. Ever since, when not leading Rick Steves tours in Europe, Andy has spent the off-season exploring the hills and valleys of his beloved Colombia — and on this special edition of MNT, he'll take us on an informative and entertaining virtual tour of this magical country that has stolen many a gringo's heart, including his own.


Jan 24: Andalucía with Concepción Delgado

5:30 p.m. PT / 8:30 p.m. ET | REGISTER
7:00 p.m. PT / 10:00 p.m. ET | REGISTER

Join Rick and his favorite Andalucían guide, Concepción Delgado, for a virtual trip to the south of Spain. Andalucía is beloved among travelers for its Flamenco spirit, polka-dot dresses at the April Fair, Moorish heritage, sherry, and dancing stallions. With Rick and Concepción, we’ll visit Sevilla, Córdoba, Granada, the Ruta de los Pueblos Blancos (route of the white-washed villages), and the best of the Costa del Sol — with an unforgettable plate of paella on the beach. And to make sure the party is complete, Rick and Conception will be virtually sharing delightful plates of tapas and imagining the heat of an Andalucían summer with a refreshing jug of sangria.


Jan 31: Siena with Anna Piperato

5:30 p.m. PT / 8:30 p.m. ET | REGISTER
7:00 p.m. PT / 10:00 p.m. ET | REGISTER

Join Rick and the delightful Siena guide Anna Piperato for a fun and surprising virtual visit to Siena. Siena is a medieval wonder in so many ways, with its heraldry, hearty cuisine, historic sweet tooth, enchanting passeggiata, and wild horse race, the Palio. With Rick and Anna leading the way, we’ll root for a horse from Anna’s contrada (neighborhood), learn to communicate with just a finger, pick up a few tips for fully enjoying the Italian coffee culture, and suss out what makes the Sienese so exasperating to the Florentines. And to make sure the party is complete, Rick and Anna will be virtually sharing delightful plates of bruschetta, a nice Aperol Spritz, and some of the beloved Sienese fruitcake, panforte.


Feb 7: "The Temporary European" with Cameron Hewitt

5:30 p.m. PT / 8:30 p.m. ET | REGISTER
7:00 p.m. PT / 10:00 p.m. ET | REGISTER

How can you get the most out of your travels? Join Rick and Cameron Hewitt, his collaborator for more than 20 years, for a virtual review of Cameron’s first solo book — hot off the press — The Temporary European. Together, we’ll explore how the most vivid epiphanies (and memories) come when you travel with a “Temporary European” mindset — whether you’re sipping a cup of Bosnian coffee with a Bosnian friend, hiking all alone with the cows high in the Swiss Alps, seeking out the very best Italian gelato, deconstructing cliches at a Scottish Highland games, or browsing a Sicilian street food market. Pour a glass of wine (or two) as Rick and Cameron swap favorite memories and insights — and join the fun!


Video Recordings

It's never too late to enjoy Rick's live Monday Night Travel party with our weekly video recordings. Experience the fun, conviviality, intimacy, and spontaneity of joining Rick in his living room as he drinks his favorite wine and shares his inspirational and sometimes hilarious behind-the-scenes stories.


Travel Skills with Special Guest Samantha Brown

This event was recorded on January 10, 2021.

Join the party as Rick welcomes Samantha Brown back to Monday Night Travel! We're celebrating the launch of the latest season of Samantha Brown's Places to Love with a special MNT episode dedicated to smart travel skills — and you're invited to come along for the ride. It'll be dueling travel gurus as Samantha and Rick riff on the keys to great travel, from packing smart to maximizing your experience to getting joy out of every meal on the road. Any time Rick and Samantha get together, it's a festival of travel fun. You don't want to miss it!