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, December 13, 2014 10:00pm
    Look at the world in a whole new light: Hear about a view that's "out of this world" as astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield describes the photos he took of Mother Earth from 250 miles away, and what they revealed. We also explore how the Roman and pre-historic worlds are within reach when you dig a little beneath the surface in Britain.  And listeners share the highlights of their travels in the Holy Land. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related details - visit www.ricksteves.com.
  • Saturday, December 6, 2014 10:00pm
    Actress Joanna Lumley describes the memorable connections she made with people at the iconic sites of the ancient world in Greece.  We'll look at the traditions that get the holiday season underway in the Netherlands and Sweden.  We'll also consider how easy it is to enjoy the grandeur of great churches and cathedrals all over Europe, no matter what you believe. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related details - visit www.ricksteves.com.
  • Saturday, December 20, 2014 10:00pm
    In Europe, Santa Claus has some rather interesting relatives.  Get acquainted with such characters as Baba Noël, Grandfather Frost, Saint Nicholas, Krampus, and even Samichlaus and Schmutzli. Listen in as friends from Madrid, Rome, London, and Lisbon tell us about their cities’ Christmas traditions, then hear how the holidays are celebrated in Bulgaria, the Swiss and Austrian Alps, and in the Low Countries. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related details - visit www.ricksteves.com.
  • Saturday, November 29, 2014 10:00pm
    Find out how to make traveling abroad into a favorite family pastime, as two moms share their tips, and enthusiasm, for overseas travel with kids. Then hear how listeners have enjoyed exploring places like Iceland and Austria during the winter months. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related details - visit www.ricksteves.com.
  • Saturday, November 22, 2014 10:00pm
    Adam Gopnik explains why "The Table Comes First in France," and how taking time to eat with joy and appreciation can make every dinnertime into an occasion at your house. Also, guides from Portugal share the highlights of their country's cuisine, from Atlantic seafood, to the hearty stews enjoyed in the mountains. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related details - visit www.ricksteves.com.