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September Travel News

Hi from Rick: My New TV Season Premiers in October

Imagine: You're standing all alone in Florence's Accademia Gallery, looking up at Michelangelo's David. Renaissance Man, the embodiment of humanism, stands tall on his pedestal. Looking the fearsome giant Goliath in the eye, with his slingshot thrown casually over his shoulder and the other hand clutching the stones that are about to become a deadly weapon, David thinks: "I can take this guy."

Europe's magnificent works of art — big and small, old and new — are an unforgettable feature of any trip abroad. And over more than three decades of TV production, some of my goose-bumpiest moments have come when I've stood in the presence of artistic greatness…like that time I went toe-to-toe with David.

That's why I've devoted the entire 12th season of my public television series to the great art and architecture of Europe. It's the culmination of 11 seasons filming the full breadth and depth of Europe's artistic heritage… Read more

In this issue

Travel Tip: How to Avoid Lines and Crowds in Europe

Westminster Abbey, the Eiffel Tower, the Sistine Chapel — these are the reasons you go to Europe. They're also the reason millions of other tourists go. Nothing kills a sightseeing buzz like showing up… Read more

Experiencing Italy’s Renaissance in Person

Among the many things I love about Italy is how the Renaissance can be spliced into your travels. In Florence you can sleep in a converted 16th-century monastery… Read more


Video of the Month: Sneak Peek at Season 12

Preview Season 12 of Rick Steves' Europe, which features a dozen episodes showcasing Europe's great art and architecture. Revised from Rick's Art of Europe miniseries, these bite-size chunks cover the rise of Western... Watch video


Cameron’s Travels: The Charm-to-Tourists Ratio

While recently updating the Rick Steves Scandinavia book, Cameron made it back to his favorite spot in Norway: the tiny, fjordside, huggable village of Solvorn, where he considered what makes a place special… Read more

Rick’s Fall Trip Report

Join Monday Night Travel on Sept. 25 as Rick reports on his recent trip to film TV shows in Warsaw, Kraków, and Gdańsk before venturing into Turkey to update his Istanbul guidebook… Register


Slideshow: Best of the Adriatic, Day by Day

Our Best of the Adriatic in 14 Days tour takes you on a sunny meander from pristine hill towns to sparkling harbors, lacing together the best destinations this diverse corner of Europe has to offer… Read more

Climate Smart grant recipient Rainforest Alliance

Climate Smart Partner Spotlight: Rainforest Alliance

Our $50,000 grant will help the Rainforest Alliance expand their climate-smart agriculture work in Ghana, which allows farmers to adapt and prepare for the impacts of climate change… Read more