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Why We Travel Pledge Event

In times of crisis, we ask ourselves: What is the true value of travel? Is it just hedonism...or something more powerful? After a lifetime of exploring Europe — and inspiring Americans to see Europe as the springboard for world exploration — Rick Steves shares his reasons why. This special program is a sonnet to travel — an introspective love story, set in Europe and beyond, that vividly celebrates the rewards of exploring our world and the joy that awaits those who travel. 


Content: Episode 1108 Why We Travel from Rick Steves' Europe Season 11 with an additional delicious segment on Europe's delightful cuisine interspersed with lively fundraising breaks. Length: 60 minutes. Releases February 26, 2022.

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Rick Steves Why We Travel (79 words)

In times of crisis, we ask ourselves: What is the true value of travel? Is it just hedonism...or something more powerful? After a lifetime of exploring Europe — and inspiring Americans to see Europe as the springboard for world exploration — Rick Steves shares his reasons why. This special program is a sonnet to travel — an introspective love story, set in Europe and beyond, that vividly celebrates the rewards of exploring our world and the joy that awaits those who travel. 

Rick Steves Why We Travel (66 words)

In times of crisis, we ask ourselves: What is the true value of travel? Is it just hedonism...or something more powerful? After a lifetime of exploring Europe, Rick Steves shares his reasons why. This special is a sonnet to travel — an introspective love story, set in Europe and beyond, that vividly celebrates the rewards of exploring our world and the joy that awaits those who travel. 

Rick Steves Why We Travel (16 words)

This special is a sonnet to travel as Rick celebrates the joy of exploring our world.

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Mont-Saint-Michel towers above the French coastline today as it did a thousand years ago. Download image

 

Vernazza in Italy's Cinque Terre hides out today as it has for a thousand years. Download image

We travel to find the end of the rainbow (or perhaps the Rialto Bridge in Venice). Download image

 

In Venice you may find the boat of your dreams. Download image

Traveling, we can become immersed in nature, like in England's Lake District. Download image

 

We travel to connect…like with students in Ethiopia. Download image

We travel to connect…like with students in Palestine. Download image

 

Find your own ruined castle and ramble the ramparts — like in Sintra, Portugal. Download image

 

Premium Levels

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$120/$10 per month Pledge Level

  • Rick Steves - For the Love of Europe book (FMV $23.99)
  • Rick Steves - 1978 Journal - On the Hippie Trail Istanbul to Kathmandu book* (FMV $9.99)
    • Station Kit Cost: $12.00
    • Fair Market Value: $33.98
    • Item Code: ZZ-WWT-120

$240/$20 per month Pledge Level

*Rick Steves 1978 Journal – On the Hippie Trail Istanbul to Kathmandu book Item # BK-RS-HIP Coming straight from Rick's hand-written journal, this book intimately documents his coming-of-age trip through Afghanistan and India and explains why he travels.

All Levels

  • Rick Steves Travel Skills DVD: In this two-disc DVD set filled with information-packed travel lectures, Rick teaches travel tips, European art and history, and how to broaden your perspective through travel.
    • No market value
    • Item #: DV-BD-TRV2 "
  • Rick Steves' Best Destinations" travel newsletter: 64 pages of stories, color photos, and graphics of Rick's top itineraries in Europe.
    • No market value
    • Item #: ZZ-MAIL-NEWSLTR

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Release date: June 7, 2021

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