Program 630: Portugal's Art and Architecture; Breakfast With Polygamists; Jack London's Yukon

Release Date: 02-27-2021


Travel writer Dave Seminara tells us how curiosity led him to meet with healers in the jungles of Nicaragua and Belize. Plus, Richard Grant tells us how a Yukon winter in Dawson City inspired Jack London to become a writer; tour guides from Lisbon point out the art that colors the streets of Portugal; and we get a close-up appreciation of Leonardo's Mona Lisa.


  • Cristina Duarte, tour guide based in Lisbon  
  • Rafael Pereira, tour guide based in Lisbon
  • Travel writer Dave Seminara, author of "Breakfast with Polygamists: Dispatches from the Margins of the Americas " (Wanderlust Press)
  • Travel writer Richard Grant, author of "The Deepest South of All: True Stories from Natchez, Mississippi" (Simon and Schuster)
  • Gene Openshaw, co-author of "Rick Steves Europe's Top 100 Masterpieces:  Art for the Traveler" (Avalon Travel)

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Program Extras

More with Rafael Pereira - Portuguese tour guide Rafael Pereira tells Rick more about the highly recommended Gulbenkian art museum in Lisbon. (runs 1:20)

More with Rick Steves - Rick tells us about the first time he experienced fado music in Portugal, in a reading from his book "For the Love of Europe." (runs 3:45)