November Travel News

Hi from Rick: Time to Plan Away!

November is a great time to start thinking about how you'll make next year a great travel year. This is the month when I check-in with my travel dreams, sort through where they're taking me, and start the process of turning them into smart reality. To help that process along for you, trip planning is the theme of this month's travel news, with a bounty of practical articles, travel-talk videos, and more to help power your next adventure.

In November Travel News we've set up a virtual classroom, starting with our newest half-dozen video travel classes — happily prepping you for Sicily, Scotland, Portugal, Iceland, traveling by train, and eating like a foodie. You'll also find… Read more

In this issue


New Video Travel Classes!

Over the past few months we've been teaching lots of classes at the Rick Steves' Europe Travel Center in Edmonds, WA — and filming the best for all of you out-of-towners. To help you jump-start… Read more


Europe's Wall-to-Wall History

I'm so glad borders and walls are out of fashion in Europe. The continent's many proud nations don't always get along, but they have learned to respect each other — making it possible for peace… Read more


Cameron's Blog: Crowds Got You Down? Go Someplace You've Never Heard Of

I just returned from my fall trip to Europe, wrapping up a busy year of travel. And in 2018, two big themes emerged: Europe is more crowded than ever. And yet, for much of the last few weeks… Read more


Forum Discussion: Why Do the Dutch Speak "American" English?

Curious Traveler writes, "On a recent trip I was struck by the fact that virtually all Belgians and Netherlanders we encountered spoke fluent English with a noticeably good American English…" Read more


Video of the Month: A Rick Steves Minute on Cruising in Europe

Taking a European cruise can be a fun, affordable way to travel — if you choose the right cruise, keep your extra expenses to a minimum, and use a guidebook to make the absolute most of… Watch the video


App Bite of the Month: Basque Country Surprises

In this new track from the Rick Steves Audio Europe™ app, Travel writer Dave Seminara joins Rick to describe the one-of-a-kind culture found among the Basque people of Spain and France… Hear the track


Now Streaming: The Story of Fascism in Europe

In addition to watching Rick's thought-provoking fascism special on public television, you can now stream the entire hour for free on our website. Rick travels back a century to learn how fascism rose… Watch the show


Rick's Tours: Book by Nov. 30, Save $100!

Reserve seats on any 2019 Rick Steves tour by Nov. 30, and you'll automatically save $100 per person! Booking early is the best way to lock in your departure date — and save — before tours fill… Read more