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Join Us for Monday Night Travel

Are you dreaming of travel? Join us live on Mondays for our Monday Night Travel series! Together we'll journey to destinations across Europe and beyond with expert guests leading the way. Each week, you'll learn about art, history, food, and culture while picking up tried-and-true travel tips along the way. You'll even have a chance to ask questions during a live Q&A. Whether you're planning a specific trip, dreaming up vacation ideas, or craving a virtual adventure with our merry band of travelers, Monday Night Travel welcomes you aboard!

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June 24: Beyond the Best of Italy: Back Doors from Sardinia to Bergamo

6:00 p.m. PT / 9:00 p.m. ET | REGISTER

From Venetian canals to Roman ruins and Positano promenades, Italy's blockbuster destinations lure tourists with ancient history, Renaissance art, and la dolce vita. But undiscovered corners persist, and tour guide duo Rich Earl and Colleen Schaffer join forces to unlock the back doors of today's Italy. We bask in the rugged beauty of Sardinia, eat our way through the culinary hub of Modena, and soak up panoramic ocean views in the medieval Tuscan hilltown of Capalbio. Along the way, we snack on cheese paired with balsamic vinegar, fruit, and local wine. Salute!


July 1: Europe’s Olympics History: From Olympia to Paris

6:00 p.m. PT / 9:00 p.m. ET | REGISTER

In anticipation of the 2024 Paris Olympics, the Monday Night Travel team explores a host of historic European destinations with ties to the Games. Join Robyn Stencil, Gabe Gunnink, and Emily Burks as they chart the evolution of the Olympics from ancient Olympia to Paris, touring Lausanne’s Olympic Museum, jumping into the pool with a Paralympian, and discovering how the 1992 Olympics transformed Barcelona into a touristic capital. Plus, cheer on as our three hosts go head-to-head-to-head in Olympic sports of the past, the present…and perhaps the future!


July 8: Greece’s Epirus with Apostolos Douras

6:00 p.m. PT / 9:00 p.m. ET | REGISTER

Nestled in the northwest corner of Greece, Epirus delights visitors with pristine coastlines, dramatic mountainscapes, and stone villages. Join Rick Steves’ Europe guide and local tour operator Apostolos Douras for a journey through this underrated region. Together, we stroll a lakeside promenade in urban Ioannina and travel back in time to Dodona, Greece’s most ancient oracle. Then, we make for the Pindus mountains to hike the verdant Vikos Gorge, swim in natural pools, and attend a summer festival to eat, dance, and connect with locals.


Video Recordings

You can enjoy Monday Night Travel any night of the week with our video recordings. Relive the fun, intimacy, and insight of joining travel experts as they share itinerary-boosting tips, tell stories from the road, and answer viewer questions.

Exploring Overtourism in Amsterdam’s Red Light District with Paige McClanahan

This event was recorded on June 17, 2024.

Amsterdam's Red Light District has become synonymous with sex, drugs, and…tourist traps — a poster child for overtourism. Paige McClanahan, a regular New York Times contributor and author of The New Tourist, takes us for a spin through this infamous neighborhood, peeking behind the scenes of a peep show, chatting with Red Light District locals, and uncovering how tourism evolved in the area. At the end of the tour, Paige shares why thoughtful travelers should keep the Red Light District on their itineraries and how we can all become part of the solution to overtourism.


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