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March Travel News

Hi from Rick: Keeping the Magic of Europe Alive

Almost exactly a year ago, I gathered with my staff out behind our office building here in Edmonds to inform everyone that starting the following week, we'd be working from home because of the COVID-19 virus. Soon after, we started canceling our 2020 tour departures, refunding the deposits of over 20,000 tour members who had dreamed of traveling through Europe with us.

Despite the challenges this pandemic has brought, a silver lining of this time has been seeing how resilient and creative our staff and our community of travelers have remained. In that spirit, we've introduced new and innovative ways to stay connected and keep folks' travel dreams alive, from Rick Steves' Europe bingo to our Guides' Marketplace. Over 8,000 traveling households join us weekly for our Monday Night Travel Zoom…Read more

In this issue

A smiling Rick in the recording studio

Keeping Up with Rick

Much like Johnny Appleseed planted apple trees, Rick Steves stokes travel dreams. In our newest feature, you can keep up with Rick's latest interviews, virtual talks, radio appearances, and more… Read more

Pubs, Parades, and St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin

Several years ago, I served as the Grand Marshal for Seattle's St. Patrick's Day parade. That year, the visiting dignitary was Noel Dempsey, then the Irish Minister for Communications. Noel explained… Read more

Travel Tip of the Month: How to Create an Itinerary

Turning a wish list into a day-by-day itinerary for your European vacation isn't just smart, it's fun. Filling in the blanks between the flight out and the flight home is one of the more… Read more

Classroom Europe Playlist of the Month: Ireland

In this featured playlist from Rick's Classroom Europe®, you'll learn about the west of Ireland, from the medieval history of the Dingle Peninsula to the barren Burren to the windswept Aran… Watch video


Monday Night Travel Lineup for March

Rick's virtual Monday Night Travel party keeps on rolling! Join us in March for events including Great Italian Wine Experiences, St. Patrick's Ireland, and "Places to Love" with special guest Samantha Brown… Register here

The Mont St Michel at sunrise

Explore Tour News

Get the latest updates on our tour program in Tour News! Our current issue includes a colorful, day-by-day slideshow of our Paris & the Heart of France tour, an interview with French guide Linda… Read more

Tour members practicing gestures in Lucca, Italy

Guides’ Marketplace: Picks of the Week

Perfect your Italian gestures, cozy up with some Spanish-style lentil stew, stroll the harbor of the French town of Cergy, (virtually) experience Slovenia's charms, and more in our Marketplace picks… Read more

Trip consulting at Rick Steves' Europe, Edmonds, WA

Save 50% on Trip Consulting Services

With travel on the horizon, now's the perfect time to fine-tune the plans for your next trip! Our team of experienced advisors can help you build an itinerary, figure out transportation, and more… Read more