Travel with Rick Steves

Sundays at 1 p.m.
Rick Steves

Travel with Rick Steves shares travel information, experience and inspiration, and helps Americans better understand our world through travel.

Each program (artfully edited by producer Tim Tattan) mixes interviews with guest travel experts, your call-ins with questions and comments, and music. We talk about our favorite travels in Europe, as well as travel anywhere in the U.S. and the rest of the world. Along with exciting destinations, we also discuss general topics, as far flung as keeping healthy on the road, bicycling, sabbaticals, pilgrimages, sailing, fear of flying, and more.

Listeners can participate by sharing feedback about our most recently aired episodes, or by submitting a haiku. You can also be a caller on our show; sign up on our radio homepage to receive email alerts when we hold our recording sessions.

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Podcasts

  • Saturday, January 24, 2015 10:00pm
    As one of Europe's largest nations, the far corners of France offer visitors a great deal of variety.  Take a look at regional highlights beyond Paris, such as visiting the vineyards and mansions of the Loire Valley.  Also, hear how the pre-historic stone formations on the hillsides of Brittany provide a link to unknown people from long ago. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related details - visit www.ricksteves.com.
  • Saturday, January 17, 2015 10:00pm
    We look at how important the poet W. B Yeats is to the Irish, then Agatha Christie’s grandson recommends places in England where you experience the world of her mystery novels. And, just in time for Burns Night, Scottish troubadour Jim Malcolm explains what Robert Burns means to the Scots — and sings some of his favorite Burns tunes. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related details - visit www.ricksteves.com.
  • Saturday, January 10, 2015 10:00pm
    Explore the highlights of the South Carolina Low Country, home to antebellum architecture, wildlife preserves, and plenty of rice and seafood. Then discover how you can stay high in the Andes with an indigenous family, right on the lake where Incas believe life began. And learn how Latinos in the United States are gaining influence — and what politicians need to understand to earn their vote. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related details - visit www.ricksteves.com.
  • Saturday, January 3, 2015 10:00pm
    Francis Tapon checks in with Rick at the halfway point of his goal to explore each of Africa's 54 countries. African historian Martin Meredith explains the lasting impact of the continent's colonial legacy. Also, Sasha Martin shares how to introduce your family to the favorite foods of every nation on earth. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related details - visit www.ricksteves.com.
  • Saturday, December 27, 2014 10:00pm
    Hear how people in Sweden, Croatia, Wales, and Scotland welcome in the new year, then learn how Spanish wines are making a splash — and get tips for pairing up its major varietals. And listen in as an Australian photojournalist describes how his expeditions in Central Asia led him to new insights on Alexander the Great. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related details - visit www.ricksteves.com.