May Travel News

Hi from Rick: We’re All in This Together

I should be in Paris right now, updating my France guidebook. But, like many of you, I'm staying home in our national effort to starve out this virus. (The Seattle Times found homebound life for this travel writer worth a feature.)

From my porch, I overlook my little town of Edmonds, located a half-hour north of Seattle. I see teens maintaining social distance in the skateboard park, dogs walking their people, and not much traffic. Gliding up and down Puget Sound are container ships, reminding me that there's still commerce and a great big world out there. Beyond that are the mighty Olympic Mountains — the stage set for an every-evening-devotional of magnificent sunsets. Every home between my place and the water contains a family with a story — many with… Read more

In this issue


Forbes Dives into the Story of Rick Steves' Europe

This photo-filled story in Forbes offers a tight sweep through the history of Rick Steves' Europe, from our "Europe Through the Gutter" beginnings to the disappointments of today… Read more


What’s Rick Up To?

Read about how Rick is finding unexpected joy in the midst of an awful situation, his thoughts on the future of travel, and what he's been up to while staying at home in this recent Seattle Times article… Read more


Play Rick Steves’ Europe Bingo!

Let Rick be your virtual travel buddy with this fun bingo game! Compete with friends and family (together or remotely over video chat). To play, fire up your favorite episode of Rick Steves' Europe and… Read more


Cameron’s Blog: Travel Memories on My Shelf

When you're stuck at home, souvenirs are a great way to relive happy travels. Cameron Hewitt takes us on a tour of his knickknack shelf, with 20 years of European travel memories and Rick Steves lore… Read more


More Reports from Our Guides in Europe

On both sides of the Atlantic, the Rick Steves' Europe team is doing their part by staying home. And our European guides continue to be in touch with the home office, offering insightful slices of life… Read more


Video of the Month: Kraków, Poland's Cultural Capital

Kraków is easily Poland's best destination, with a beautiful, old-fashioned city center, enjoyable sights, and important history. Of all the Eastern European cities laying claim to the boast "the next Prague"… Watch the video


Travel Tip of the Month: Researching Your Trip

The joy of researching and planning a trip is half the fun. Study before you go and get Rick's tips on using guidebooks, maps, travel apps, and websites for key resources in getting started… Read more


App Bite of the Month: Flavors of Italy

Italian chef and TV show host Lidia Bastianich describes how the cuisines of Italy are as unique and diverse as the regions they come from… Hear the track