Travel with Rick Steves

Saturday at 7AM

A lively mix of guest interviews and listener calls, "Travel with Rick Steves" goes beyond the Europe that Mr. Steves is famous for, with shows covering travel and cultures across every continent.

The author of 30 travel guidebooks and longtime host of the "Rick Steves' Europe" TV series, Steves was attracted to radio because of its ability to interact with listeners in ways that TV cannot.

"Radio provides a virtual café for travelers to meet up, sharing tips, insights and discoveries," says Steves. "On my radio show, rather than being the tour guide, as I am on TV, I get to host the coming together of experts on various cultures and travel themes with our callers and listeners. Serving as the conduit for all this exciting travel information comes with a downside: now I want to travel everywhere our radio show does."

Travel with Rick Steves has been downloaded from the internet more than a million times.

Travel with Rick Steves has won the prestigious Gold Medal Award for Best Travel Broadcast-Audio at this year's Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition.

The annual competition is sponsored by the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation. Winners of the awards, the most prestigious in the field of travel journalism, were announced Oct. 21 at the SATW convention, held this year in Biloxi, on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.