February Travel News

Hi from Rick: Why Not Cuba?

Cuba isn't Europe. But it's suddenly a great travel option, just 90 miles off the coast of Florida. Americans are now allowed to travel there...and so a tsunami of change will soon submerge the time-warp and idealistic charms of this mysterious island. Cuba is a country in transition, so I just had to visit now. And I'm eager to share my experience — as I will over the next two weeks with 30 posts from my trip on my blog and Facebook page.

While Cuba's classic 1950s-era American cars (a result of the isolation brought about by the US trade embargo) are fun to see any time of day, at night the glint of 60-year-old chrome gives the scene a time-passed elegance... Read more

In this issue


Rick's Cuba Blog

One of the hottest topics among American travelers lately is Cuba. Can we visit now? Is it legal? How does it work? Catch up on Rick's eye-opening trip to Cuba. Read more


Taking a Break in Everyday Prague

In the heart of the Czech Republic, Prague is "the golden city of a hundred spires." This vibrant Baroque capital escaped the bombs of last century's wars, so it remains one of Europe's… Read more


Pasta-Making Night at the Agriturismo

Rick's co-author, Cameron Hewitt, wraps up his series on spending the holidays at a Tuscan agriturismo. For the grand finale, all of the guests gather to make hand-rolled pasta… Read More


Guest Blog: Nygil Murrell on Life in Madrid

Nygil Murrell is a Rick Steves tour guide who married into Spain, and runs his own food and wine tours in Madrid. Check out Nygil's photography, recipes, wine critiques, and more… Read more


Travel Forum: Is Ryanair for Real?

This month's question has generated lots of opinions and advice: "The Ryanair website quotes a fare from Pisa to Paris as €26. Is that right? It's a red-eye but are there hidden fees?"… Read more


Video of the Month: Prague's Wenceslas Square

Prague's Wenceslas Square is the main square of the Czech Republic, and the natural assembly point when the Czech people need to raise their collective voice for change. Let's meet Rick… Watch the video


80 Tours On Sale Now!

Rick Steves tours are always a great value, and once in a while it gets even better! Now you can save an extra $100–$400 per seat on 80 of our upcoming tour departures, while they last… Read more