Travel with Rick Steves

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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.

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DPR Programming Notes
11:19 am
Sun November 3, 2013

Travel with Rick Steves Wins Gold

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. 

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Podcasts

  • Saturday, December 13, 2014 11:00pm
    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 11:00pm
    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 11:00pm
    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 11:00pm
    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 11:00pm
    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.