February Travel News

Hi from Rick: Classroom Europe and a Cruisin' TV Special

I appreciate our school teachers so much that I actually get choked up when I have an occasion to visit a public school and see them working. At airports when a gate agent says, "We'd like to thank our military and welcome service members in uniform to board the airplane first" I want to jump up and say, "What about our school teachers?!"

I believe that the future stability, security, and prosperity of our nation depends on our education system — and that depends on our teachers. To thank and empower them, for years I've been working on an idea. And it's finally here… Read more

In this issue


Rick Steves Classroom Europe™

For teachers looking for fresh ways to engage their students in the study of European art, history, culture, and more, I've organized hundreds of teachable video clips for you… Read more


The Pros and Cons of Cruising in Europe

Recently I was on a massive cruise ship with 3,000 passengers blitzing the great ports of the Mediterranean — and having lots of fun. No, I'm not suddenly abandoning my independent travel principles… Read more


Cameron's Blog: 10 Money-Saving Tips for Your Next Cruise

One evening at twilight, on the deck of a cruise ship in the Aegean, I bumped into newlyweds from the USA who had recently been stationed in Germany. They told me they chose this… Read more


Video of the Month: Cruising the Mediterranean

In his newest one-hour special, Rick sails from Barcelona to Athens, with stops in the French Riviera, Rome, and more. Our goal: to explore the ins and outs and pros and cons of cruising… Watch the video


App Bite of the Month: The Italian Coffee Bar

In this new track from the Rick Steves Audio Europe™ app, Italian guides Alfio DiMauro and Anna Piperato discuss how Italians make a daily habit of visiting their local coffee bar… Hear the track


Forum Discussion: Snacks on a Plane

Lo in Tuscon begins by asking whether dried Montmorency cherries are likely to make it past TSA scrutineers, and pretty soon everyone's talking about Cheetos, pickles, and a Gallo salami… Read more


Tour News: Stories of Great Guides

Rick Steves' guides aren't just amazing at their jobs — they are fun, caring, interesting people in their own right! To help you get acquainted, here's a collection of interviews we've done with just a few of them… Read more