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December Travel News

Hi from Rick: Happy New Guidebooks

'Tis the season to look back on all that's happened over the past year. In our case, 2022 was a big one: We finally returned to both taking tour groups to Europe (nearly 27,000 travelers on over a thousand departures) and updating our guidebooks again after an unplanned, two-year hiatus.

After two very difficult years, we're thankful to be back in the black. As much as I'm celebrating 2022, I'm already looking ahead to 2023…which (God willing) is shaping up to be an even more exciting year.

For one thing, all our hard work on those guidebooks has paid off. We kicked off our research season earlier than ever and our researchers, co-authors, and book team at home have been working full tilt to crank out new editions as quickly as possible. That means fanning out across Europe, personally checking in… Read more

In this issue

Research with map and guidebook

Tips on Researching Your Trip

Europe is always changing, and it's essential to plan and travel with the most up-to-date information. Study before you go. Guidebooks, maps, travel apps, and websites are all key resources… Read more


Nürnberg’s Christmas Market: Nutcracker Sweet

Cradling a cup of hot-spiced wine as a hand warmer, I stroll through Nürnberg's main square. All around me are bundled-up shoppers and kids sampling fresh gingerbread, riding the carousel… Read more

Cameron and a hairy coo

Cameron’s Blog: 2022 in Review

It's hard to imagine a more eventful year for travel than 2022. Reflecting on the last 12 months, I'm astonished at how much has happened in the world of travel — and in my own travels… Read more

A lodge in the swiss alps

Christmas in Switzerland

Join Rick on a video tour high in Switzerland, where the mighty Alps seem to shout the glory of God. Up here, where villages huddle under towering peaks, Christmas fills a wintry wonderland with good cheer… Watch video

Holiday sale - gifts

10 Travel Gifts Under $25

Looking for a fun travel gift for your favorite globetrotter? Check out our list of 10 travel gifts under $25. We also save up to 50% on bags, guidebooks, maps, and more at our holiday sale… Shop

Monday Night Travel in December

Join the MNT team for a destination duel debating whether Paris or London is the superior city, hop aboard a trip to Madrid with Federico García Barroso, and celebrate a European Christmas with Rick… Register

Save on a Tour and Support a Cause

Sign up for a 2023 Rick Steves tour and get $100 off — and we'll also donate $100 to your choice of four national non-profits: The Sierra Club, ACLU, NAACP, and Rick Steves' Climate Smart Commitment… Read more