• Monday Night Travel with Rick Steves

Join Us for Monday Night Travel

Are you ready for a virtual adventure? Join us live every Monday for our Monday Night Travel party! Together we'll travel to destinations across Europe and beyond with a Rick Steves' Europe guide leading the way — and enjoy a Zoom happy hour with our merry band of travelers. Each week you'll learn about art, history, culture, food, and more, plus you'll have a chance to ask questions during a live Q&A.

You must register below for each event. For more information about registering, using Zoom, audio/video support, submitting travel videos, and more, see our MNT FAQ.

June 5: Eat Your Way Through Spain and the South of France with Rick Steves

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

Rick is just back from a grueling 30 days of nonstop guidebook research — and nonstop eating! He savored roast suckling pig in Toledo, dunked churros into hot chocolate in Madrid, slurped gazpacho in Sevilla, treated himself to jamón ibérico in Córdoba, cooled down with sangria in Granada, and munched on gourmet tapas in the hill towns of Andalucía. Then, after couscous in Morocco, Rick met up with his buddy Steve Smith in the French Riviera for a salade niçoise in Nice and bouillabaisse in Antibes…and that's just a taste of the feast we'll enjoy in this delicious edition of MNT.

June 12: Destination Duel: Prague vs. Budapest

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

Strapped-for-time travelers may find themselves torn between two enchanting capitals in eastern central Europe: Hungary's Budapest and the Czech Republic's Prague. Both cities serve up characteristic architecture — Prague's untouched Art Nouveau and Budapest's Baroque domes — along with renowned art and music and intriguing histories. But which city reigns supreme as the jewel of the region? The Monday Night Travel team continues their popular Destination Duel series with a bout to determine which incredible city should inch ahead on your itinerary.

June 19: Teens of Color Abroad with Lamar Shambley

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

Vast racial disparities dictate which students can access enriching but costly programs abroad. High-school Spanish teacher and Teens of Color Abroad founder Lamar Shambley joins us to share how studying abroad transformed his life and how TOCA transforms the lives of high-school students of color by providing accessible global opportunities. Along the way, Lamar shares highlights from Spain's lively Sevilla — where he studied and sends students — and TOCA alumni stop by to discuss how their time abroad showed them that they deserve the world too.

June 26: Japan with Jonathan DeHart

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

Few places offer as wide a range of experiences in such a compact swath of terrain as Japan's cultural and geographic heart, stretching roughly from Tokyo to Hiroshima. Together with guidebook author Jonathan DeHart, we'll discover high-octane cities, medieval towns, shimmering seascapes, and mouthwatering cuisine. Beyond the most popular stops — Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, and Hiroshima — we'll also visit Himeji's soaring white castle, navigate the sparkling Inland Sea, sleep in a Buddhist monk's quarters, and submerge ourselves to the shoulders in the steamy waters of a remote onsen bath.


Video Recordings

It's never too late to enjoy our Monday Night Travel party with the weekly video recordings. Experience the fun, conviviality, intimacy, and spontaneity of joining Rick Steves' Europe guides as they share travel tips. tell stories from the road, and answer viewer questions. 

Bruges and West Flanders with Nico Favoreel

Enjoy our live Monday Night Travel party with this video recorded on May 22, 2023.

With gilded architecture, stay-a-while cafés, vivid time-tunnel art, and dreamy canals dotted with swans, Bruges is a sightseeing joy. Seasoned guide Nico Favoreel helps us sample the city's charms — exquisite art, carillon concerts, and the world's tastiest chocolate — before leading us further into West Flanders to explore the coastal delights of De Haan and Ostend, the WWI history etched into Flanders Fields, and his hometown hidden gem of Kortrijk. So pour yourself a Belgian beer and prepare to savor the glories of this overlooked corner of Europe.


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