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  • Monday Night Travel with Rick Steves

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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.  

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Monday Night Travel - Europe's Best Markets

APRIL 19: Europe’s Best Markets

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One of the great joys of European travel is the markets. Each market — filled with the song of merchants' sales pitches and happy locals stocking up on seasonal treats and checking in with their neighbors — is a celebration of a unique culture, cuisine, and heritage. At tonight's Monday Night Travel, Rick nibbles his way through his favorite markets, enjoying boiled cow parts in Palermo, gourmet chocolates on Paris' Rue Cler, foie gras in Sarlat, and sardines in Porto before dropping in on an aristocratic pig farm in Tuscany for the ultimate slice of prosciutto. Join the party and munch along as he enjoys a taste of France and a bite of Switzerland: an assiette de charcuterie (a plate of cured meats, sausages, pâtés, terrines, and cornichons) and a delicious melty raclette. And he'll wash it down with a bottle of Barbera from Cana's Feast Winery — proof that Oregonians can make a great Italian-style wine right here in the US.


APRIL. 26: An Irreverent History of Rick Steves

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Join Rick for a special edition of Monday Night Travel as he shares a candid look at how he turned a love of travel into a thriving business that grew from one backpacker with a self-published book called Europe Through the Back Door to a tour company that takes 30,000 people a year to Europe. Reminiscing about his "Europe Through the Gutter" days, Rick will share revealing photos, embarrassing bloopers, and lessons he and his guides have learned from years of celebrating the wonders of Europe. Rick's menu tonight is all Sicilian: a plate of grilled lacinato-kale rapini, fried saffron risotto croquette, and campanelle with green-garlic pesto…all topped off with a delicious rose panna cotta. To drink? A bottle of dry white wine (Fina Zibibbo Taif).


May 3: Europe’s Natural Wonders

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Join Rick for a blitz tour of Europe's most scenic corners: chasing wild ponies in Dartmoor, riding a barge past endless fields of sunflowers in Burgundy, biking the back lanes of the Danish ship-in-a-bottle isle of Ærø, sailing the fjords and hiking the glaciers of Norway, and marveling at how the Dutch created their own land and filled it with tulips. For dinner, it's "viva España!" as Rick enjoys Spanish tapas: sardines, fried potatoes with brava sauce, tortilla española, buffalo-fried cauliflower, and pancetta with blue cheese, dates, and balsamic…all washed down with a jug of Basque cider. Don't miss the party!


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.

Monday Night Travel - Europe's Offbeat Wonders

Europe’s Offbeat Wonders

This event was recorded on April 12, 2021.

Join Rick as he ventures into some of Europe's most underappreciated corners and visits his favorite offbeat discoveries: the vibrant Czech town of Olomouc, the mysterious "Black Mountain" country of Montenegro, the most traditional corner of Romania — Maramureș, the ship-in-a-bottle Danish isle of Ærø, and the underground cities of Cappadocia, Turkey.