Travel with Rick Steves

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A weekly one-hour conversation with guest experts and callers about travel, cultures, people, and the things we find around the world that give life its extra sparkle. Rick Steves is America's leading authority on travel to Europe and beyond. Host and writer of over a hundred public television travel shows and author of 30 best-selling guidebooks, Rick now brings his passion for exploring and understanding our world to public radio. Related travel information and message boards on www.ricksteves.com

 
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Recent Episodes
  • 506a World of Atlas Obscura; Scottish Hebrides; Saudade in Portugal
    Jan 25, 2020 – 52:00
  • 591 Polynesian Explorers; Northern Greece; Greek To Me
    Jan 18, 2020 – 52:00
  • 590 Heart of Haiti; Arctic Refuge
    Jan 11, 2020 – 52:00
  • 589 Paul Theroux's Mexico Journey; Ukraine for Tourists
    Jan 4, 2020 – 52:00
  • 588 Travel Mode; Amsterdam Manners; Family Travel Plans
    Dec 28, 2019 – 52:00
  • 508a Another European Christmas
    Dec 21, 2019 – 52:00
  • 587 Cod in Portugal; Eating in Naples; Christmas Travels
    Dec 14, 2019 – 52:00
  • 586 Travel Writers Travels; Autumn Light in Japan; Swedish Values
    Dec 7, 2019 – 52:00
  • 585 Pilgrim Trails of Italy; Wayfinding
    Nov 30, 2019 – 52:00
  • 584 My Town; Lidia's Flavors of Italy; Wine Expert
    Nov 23, 2019 – 52:00
  • 503a The Nez Perce War; American Nomads
    Nov 16, 2019 – 52:00
  • 583 Provence; Germany This Year; Gdańsk
    Nov 9, 2019 – 52:00
  • 582 Istria; Wee County Louth; Tides
    Nov 2, 2019 – 52:00
  • 581 Recoleta Cemetery; Spooky Atlas Obscura; Near the Exit
    Oct 26, 2019 – 52:00
  • 461a Dracula's Romania; Discriminating London Guide; Travel Kindnesses
    Oct 19, 2019 – 52:00
  • 580 Villages of Tuscany; Megafauna
    Oct 12, 2019 – 52:00
  • 579 Kerouac's Firewatch; Erosion; USA National Parks
    Oct 5, 2019 – 52:00
  • 490a Travel Tech; Story of China; Take Your Child to Europe
    Sep 28, 2019 – 52:00
  • 578 Walking Ljubljana; Munich and Bavaria; Wild Animals
    Sep 21, 2019 – 52:00
  • 577 Magellan 500; Mexico City Neighborhoods; Ask Rick
    Sep 14, 2019 – 52:00
  • 576 Budget Travelers; Beginner's Guide to Japan; Ireland Today
    Sep 7, 2019 – 52:00
  • 493a Rolling Blackouts; Language to Lend; Czech Beer
    Aug 31, 2019 – 52:00
  • 575 Europe Hiking; Exploring Athens; Grooviest Gardens
    Aug 24, 2019 – 52:00
  • 574 American Hawaii; Aloha Rodeo; Surfing Groundswell
    Aug 17, 2019 – 52:00
  • 494a Liechtenstein Day; Gelato; The English Moors
    Aug 10, 2019 – 52:00
  • 573 Taste of Sicily; Cycling the Silk Road; Turkey 2019
    Aug 3, 2019 – 52:00
  • 572 Swiss Differences; EU Challenges; Elegant Hungary
    Jul 27, 2019 – 52:00
  • 571 Pluto; One Giant Leap; Astronaut's View
    Jul 20, 2019 – 52:00
  • 570 The French; Paris Nightlife
    Jul 13, 2019 – 52:00
  • 570 The French; Paris Nightlife
    Jul 13, 2019 – 52:00
  • 476a American Women's History Sites; Diana Nyad; Wilderness Healing
    Jul 6, 2019 – 52:00
  • 569 National Park Experiences; Northland; San Francisco Day Trips
    Jun 29, 2019 – 52:00
  • 568 Italy 2019; Today's Israel
    Jun 22, 2019 – 52:00
  • 567 Hokkaido; Arctic Solitaire; Bloomsday in Dublin
    Jun 15, 2019 – 52:00
  • 480a Turn Right at Machu Picchu; Sarah Vowell-Lafayette; Scotch
    Jun 8, 2019 – 52:00
  • 566 Atlas Obscura for Kids; D-Day Sites; Lisbon 2019
    Jun 1, 2019 – 52:00
  • 565 'Greatest Treasure Hunt'; 100 Things to Do in San Francisco
    May 25, 2019 – 52:00
  • 564 Paddle Pilgrim Norway; Spain 2019; In Praise of Wasting Time
    May 18, 2019 – 52:00
  • 325b Desert Wisdom of Terry Tempest Williams; Sahara by Motorbike
    May 11, 2019 – 52:00
  • 563 Tides; New Horizons Beyond Pluto; London Gardens
    May 4, 2019 – 52:00
  • 562 Walking Amsterdam; European Hiking Trails; Ask Rick
    Apr 27, 2019 – 52:00
  • 561 Green Oslo; English Cathedrals; Slovenian Cuisine
    Apr 20, 2019 – 52:00
  • 560 Enjoying National Parks; France 2019; Puzzle of Polynesia
    Apr 13, 2019 – 52:00
  • 559 Dutch Climate Change Strategies; Nina Khrushcheva In Putin's Footsteps
    Apr 6, 2019 – 52:00
  • 413a Folk Music of Italy; Swiss Watching; Weekend in Wales
    Mar 30, 2019 – 52:00
  • 558 See You in the Piazza; Populism in My Country
    Mar 23, 2019 – 52:00
  • 557 Speaking in Irish; On the Wind; Irish Craic
    Mar 16, 2019 – 52:00
  • 556 Flamenco Fan; Four Seasons in Lesotho; Faux Pas
    Mar 9, 2019 – 52:00
  • 555 First Timer's Brazil; What Brexit Means to Me; Guatemala Solutions
    Mar 2, 2019 – 52:00
  • 360a Joanna Lumley's Travels; Holy Toledo; Good Night and God Bless
    Feb 23, 2019 – 52:00
Recent Reviews
  • lukas allen
    It was okay
    I really recommend Strange Places much better
  • Katherynemc
    Stop interrupting the guests!
    While I generally enjoy the guests and topics covered, Rick’s constant interruption and cutting off his guests while they are talking is rude and annoying.
  • Gganpurev
    Hello
    Hi guys please speech about Mongolia which has such a rich History. It should be interesting
  • Su Bird
    Interview style
    I noticed a few other comments about Rick’s annoying habit of constantly interrupting his guests. Does he listen to the interviews? If so, doesn’t he hear himself? I love the concept of the show and appreciate his deep knowledge, but his interview style is distracting. Let your guests finish their thoughts/sentences, please!
  • Camus451
    Great Travel Podcast!
    My wife and I are planning a trip to Italy and this podcast is proving to be a goldmine for figuring out our itinerary. Rick Steve’s and his guests stay focused on what makes a great trip in the limited time available for vacations. Thank you Rick!
  • andyroyaloak71
    So much more than a travel show
    I am frequently awestruck at the depth of feeling Rick and his guests convey on their topic. His sensitivity and respect as the outsider, and their expertise and, typically, pride in their home combine to give us listeners a most valuable experience. Rick is a terrific role model for travel—actual or vicarious—as a path to world peace.
  • Velostersf
    Stop political commentaries
    Love your travel interviews, but prefer not to have the political commentaries. Example: "Kerouac's Firewatch"
  • Garth Jantzen
    Fun show
    Like this show a lot.
  • schmidtyNIDAHONOHICK
    JARED LETO
    Amazing actor. Awful band...really really bad!!!!! JESUS but SLEEVELESS -LES COUCHON- 💄🐷🍒👠
  • Xostacylee
    Great content but...
    He talks over all of his guests! I understand he’s travelled the world back and forth, but the point of having guests is to let THEM share their expertise. I feel like he’s constantly interjecting and adding his opinion - which is often corrected by guests - and it’s irritating to the point where I had to take a break from listening.
  • Greenthumb205
    Good content but glitchy download
    I like this podcast and I like that Rick covers multiple things in one show to keep it fast paced. But about one in every five downloads glitches on me and I don’t get to hear it. I don’t have these issues with the other podcasts I follow.
  • Chloe derrico
    Travel advice + book recommendations
    I love Rick Steves Podcasts; he seems to hone in on The obscure travel topics I love to hear about. This is also an excellent way to discover new books that you may not of heard of, but are excellent reads.
  • MleRN
    Too many topics for a 50 min podcast
    I’ve always enjoyed watching Rick on his travel shows, and it translates well to podcast. My only request is for him to interview one or two people in each podcast vs three. When there are so many different topics to talk about and people to interview the whole thing is rushed and feels lacking. Love the show - just wish it was one or two subjects max per podcast.
  • InloveinUtah
    In love in Utah..
    Rick. I have been a podcast junky for a couple years now and listen to little else. I have had about 8 that I rotate through and have hung on every episode. However, I can honestly say since I did a search for travel podcasts and listened to the first episode of yours I’ve not listened to ONE podcast I had previously subscribed to. I wake up at 530 every morning now just so I can go for a run while listening to your shows. I make an excuse to go for drives to listen and every spare moment you are in my ears. Everyone I know asks me where I’ve traveled to today. And my answer is Istanbul Budapest Cairo Disney Land Ireland .. learning about the wars of our past and the history of our planet.. how to find our ancestors, how to appreciate our roots, and be still, and be present, and learn to live life on another deeper level. Ive road tripped the south and know the best places to have clam chowder in the East.. I’ve hiked Mount Everest and been on safari in Africa.. I AM IN LOVE!! Ever since living in Israel at 14 yrs old for a year something has been awakened inside me and travel and history and people are in my bones. I’ve learned so much and feel life more deeply and you’ve fed my soul. I hope that some day I can go and experience the beauty of this planet and its people and all it has to offer, but until then thank you thank you for opening up this world for us all!(And I don’t agree that you interrupt your guests. You’re perfect!) Love, Your #1 fan Haley Carlson in Utah ♥️🌎
  • PedroDexter
    Great, but please...
    I've been listening to this podcast forever. It's very engaging and informative. It compliments the books brilliantly. However, please, Rick, stop interrupting or cutting off your guests when they're talking. Sometimes they're in the middle of a story or an explanation, and you interject with YOUR explanations. I think your guests are smart enough to explain things to your audience. That's my only beef with this podcast. Otherwise, keep up the good work. Thank you!
  • Be the Foote
    Engaging!
    The show does a great job being engaging and encouraging listeners to continue to be excited about travel. I love how the show highlights experiences that can take you off the beaten path. Also neat hearing experiences of callers.
  • nanjso
    Jealous!
    So many wonderful places to go, but I’m sad that I may only know many places through Rick Steves. Thanks for the opportunity to learn about the world!
  • Acajudi
    Travel from 20-72 on paid vacations.
    I do not beg, so I worked and travelled the world on paid vacations. I am so happy to listen and watch virtually now from 72 to my present 77. Travel is the very best educaton on the good, bad, and ugly.
  • CreativeTravelType
    A MUST Listen for Travel Planning
    I am a huge fan of travel podcasts and listen to them religiously. I listen to travel podcasts to be inspired and to gather useful information to apply to my own travels . I LOVE the Travel with Rick Steves podcast because it’s ALL ABOUT TRAVEL and not much else. I appreciate that episodes get straight to the point, the subject matter is discussed without too much personal banter like many other travel podcasts. And of course there is Rick, who is a master host and guides conversations with his guests so well. The reputation of Rick Steves’ content and production quality translates to his podcasts. I only wish there are more, more, more episodes!
  • samanthaLEEfranklin
    Most excellent indeed
    Love listening to this podcast at work. Thank you Rick Steves!!!
  • manningsam
    Inspiring and Informative!
    I love listening to this podcast during my commute! Thoughtful tips and insights into the beauty, culture, and rewards of travel. Keep it coming!
  • stay@homepodcastaddict
    Love this podcast
    I am a prolific podcast listener – but somehow hadn’t discovered this one until recently. I love the variety in the episodes, the perspectives from natives, travelers, and ex-pats alike, and as always I appreciate Steeve’s respectful and Intelligent approach. I also find the breadth and originality of topics featured of great quality and interest. These episodes are an absolute delight – transporting me out of the stressful political discourse that is all around us here in the states, and thinking fondly about past and future trips to lovely places, as well as engaging my intellect along the way-just what I needed…
  • DE2856
    It might get better, but...
    I just listened to the interview with the Irish comedian (Maeve Higgins) and was struck by the cultural snobbery and ignorance about immigration issues in the US. She and Rick boiled down enforcement of immigration laws to racism and fear. I can get that BS on the evening news so why would I want to hear it in a TRAVEL podcast?
  • Rollins250
    The Original
    Rick Steves was my original source for video on travel. I got on to the podcast format later, and he’s a delight to listen to. I have so much respect for his brand, which encompasses so many formats and causes. I have his theme song as my phone’s ring tone!
  • TrueLN678
    Great show!
    Good way to get to know the world a little better thanks :)
  • cornettesracket
    Don’t mix politics into your podcasts
    I was really looking forward to going on a Rick Steves tour on my first trip to Europe. I’ve been listening to some of his podcasts and while listening to episode 527, it just got too political. Please leave your political and social views at home. Now I’m having second thoughts about using his tour company on my first European trip since that podcast was so off-putting. I love listening to the tour guides on his show but don’t like constantly listening to his opinions. I thought the podcast was supposed to be about travel.
  • GI Joe 78613
    Pleasantly perfect
    Spot on with this Podcasts. Always asks and answers my next question before I think of it! I wanna grow up to be like these folks. Covers more than Europe which is appreciated to include US and Canada. Outstanding!!
  • DryBnz
    Good podcast, terrible download speed.
    I loved Rick on TV and this podcast is just a great continuation of that show that I can enjoy while driving. My only beef is the turtle slow download speeds. It shouldn’t take 1 1/2 hours to download a single episode but every week that’s how long it takes. No other podcast I listen to has this issue. And I have this problem over cell or Wi-Fi so I know it’s a server/bandwidth issue on the server side. I can’t even think of downloading past episodes to load up for a trip because it would take days!
  • barbinaz
    A bit speedy
    I love Rick and all he does, but this podcast seems to be so d up. They are talking so fast that I got anxiety from listening to it!
  • Gausuusuduahgathshahdjdj
    The Best
    Great travel information with a fantastic array of locations.
  • The1JD
    Informative and Inspiring Travel Show
    I like Rick's family-friendly style, practical tips, and the way he brings my wanderlust to life.
  • love this song from him. CAN i
    The Best
    While decorating our house for Christmas I listen to so many of your shows & felt like I traveled the world. Thank you for all the wonderful adventures right in my own house. Merry Christmas Steve From our house to yours💞🏡🌲
  • sorcerer sergio
    Great travel show!
    So fun and relatable. Love these podcasts! There’s always something new and exciting to plan for. Every once in a while there’s a download glitch, but I thoroughly enjoy and recommend this show. Keep up the great work!
  • doobopmaxair
    This Rick steves dude is so good
    Rick steves? Hell yea bro. He’s so good and he talks about this stuff that so good bro. If there was 10 stars I would give it to Rick steves. Two first names is funny but it’s really his name I think. And he has a tv show too so you should watch that because he shows where he goes to at the same time he talks about it.
  • Kauffman5115
    Both a stimulating and relaxing adventure every time
    I listen to each episode though I may not be planning that adventure. If I have been to the locations on the schedule it reminds me of a wonderful time and if the episode involves somewhere I may not be planning I listen to the vivid, detailed and absorbing experience and learn something. Like many Americans Rick Steves took our hand in the 1990’s and got us going on trips all over the world. We acquired the “back door” spirit that took us all over Europe, the UK, Russia and Africa. Rick a Steve’s has broaden his appeal by suggesting all levels of travel and I have always loved his “splurges”.
  • 808kimura
    Stop interrupting
    I really enjoy the show. It takes me back to places I’ve been and into new territory I’d like to go to. However, I can’t stand listening to the guest being interrupted time and time again. I get that the radio show needs to go in a specific direction but there are certainly other ways to achieve that goal without interjecting comments on almost every thought the guest makes. Besides that I really do enjoy being teleported around the world in a very passionate manner.
  • Patravelgirl
    Too much Politics, not enough travel
    Rick Steves Podcast needs to stick to travel destination info and practical trip planning advice. This is not meant to be a political podcast but thats what it has become. I am on the verge of unsubscribing to a podcast that I had enjoyed for years. Very Sad. Please lay off the one sided pro EU political propaganda and get on with the travel talk.
  • Stephy2
    Maybe more countries?
    I really like this podcast, but it seems like there are so many episodes about Italy. I know that Steve mainly travels to Europe, but I would love for him to speak to more people from other continents. Not everybody sees Europe as their top destination. Regardless, I love falling asleep to this podcast because of Steve's soothing voice.
  • Buzz light 94
    Wonderful!
    This podcast makes me joyful
  • The iTunes nanny state
    Eurocentric
    Though his podcast is well put together and super informative 8 out of 10 podcasts are about Europe.. there's other continents too that people should learn about. Not all the shows are Europe focused to be fair, but so far all of them I've heard have been except for two
  • Craiglvpa
    Classic Rick Steves
    Always an enjoyable, easy listen that provides a glimpse of life around the world and more.
  • ErikBison
    Great show, highly recommend!
    Rick and his guests share inspiring and actionable insights and tips on everything you want to know when it comes to travel. Highly recommend listening and subscribing if you have the desire to travel, and want to learn how best to do it (AND where to go)!!
  • PodcasterJL
    THANK YOU
    Always sharing amazing facts, inspiring stories and great laughs! Keep pioneering the travel conversations!
  • Sharkushka
    Wonderful Every Week
    I'm an avid traveler (33 countries!), and I learn so much every time I listen to this podcast. In addition, the enthusiasm and joie de vivre of Rick and his colleagues is palpable. Love it!
  • Karileed
    One of the best!
    You can’t go wrong with Rick. Whether it’s watching him on PBS, reading his books or listening to his podcasts, you always get great tips and valuable information for all of your traveling needs. I especially love the interviews - they’re so informative!
  • Crystal Whitlow
    Just Take Me There!
    I love listening to Rick Steve's travel guides! I super hope to meet Rick someday!!! I like how the episodes don't only talk about food or how to get to places, but also explain what the people are like culturally, and what is happening in their goverment. Good eye opener for Americans, for sure! I can't wait to tour Europe some day with Rick's travel guides! cwdesign.studio
  • LillyEmm06
    Great pod cast
    Rick always has great travel tips, but what I enjoy most is learning about the culture. I find it interesting and it helps me put things in context when I'm actually in the country.
  • Ellens8
    Very thoughtful
    I love the range of topics and thoughtful questions
  • HamGamgee
    Best all around podcast
    Recommended! This is the podcast I would recommend to anyone - whether you are planning travel or not, if you'd like to learn about other cultures, dream about traveling, or relax while listening - Rick Steves interviews people from around the world, and opens our eyes to making friends and understanding in a world that is smaller but more wondrous than ever.
  • Mohammed Alhitmi
    Disappointing
    For a travel show from a travel expert you would think you will hear about many countries not just the same five countries in Europe over and over again
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