Hi from Rick: History's Persistent Echo
When we travel thoughtfully in Europe, we can't help but hear a persistent echo from its history. Our sightseeing through the art, architecture, cathedrals, and palaces pulls us into a deeper understanding of the conflicts, achievements, excesses, beliefs, revolutions, and growing-pains of our civilization.
Learning about the past gives us meaningful perspectives on the issues of our day. Last summer I filmed a TV show in and around the châteaux of the Loire Valley. As I pondered the excesses of the French ruling class in the 18th century (and their tumultuous consequences) I felt like some great tour guide in the sky was trying to help me get my brain around the economic challenges we face as a society today.
In this month's Travel News we'll take you to Europe as a thoughtful, eager-to-learn traveler... Read more