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Best Ricksteves podcasts we could find (updated November 2019)
Best Ricksteves podcasts we could find
Updated November 2019
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The EPOP Travel Podcast is hosted by Travis Sherry, a serial entrepreneur & world traveler. Known as "Rick Steves for the new generation", this podcast will teach you everything you need to know to travel more & spend less. From interviews with some of the world's most famous travel names, like Chris Guillebeau, Bruce Poon Tip, AJ Jacobs & others to specific travel advice on how to use frequent flyer miles, score cheap hotels, pack like a pro, & travel on a budget, this show does it all.
 
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.rickst ...
 
Rick Steves' Europe Video — a video podcast based on Rick's popular TV series — gives you a colorful look at the sights, people and history behind Europe's most interesting destinations. Visit http://www.ricksteves.com for more European travel info on these destinations.
 
Rick Steves Italy Audio Tours provide humorous and insightful commentary on the art and history of many of Italy's most notable museums and historic sites in Assisi, Florence, Pompeii, Rome, and Venice. Each tour includes a PDF companion map, downloadable at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours. Subscribe to get them all! Excerpted from Rick Steves guidebooks. All rights reserved. You'll find related travel information for these destinations at http://www.ricksteves.com.
 
Rick Steves Paris Audio Tours provide humorous and insightful commentary on the art and history of many of Paris' most notable museums and historic sites. Each tour includes a PDF companion map, downloadable at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours. Subscribe to get them all! Excerpted from the Rick Steves Paris guidebook. All rights reserved. You'll find related travel information for Paris at http://www.ricksteves.com.
 
Rick Steves London Audio Tours provide humorous and insightful commentary on the art and history of London's most notable museums and historic sites. Each tour includes a PDF companion map, downloadable at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours. Subscribe to get them all! Excerpted from the Rick Steves London guidebook. All rights reserved. You'll find related travel information for these destinations at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.
 
Rick Steves Turkey Audio Tours provide humorous and insightful commentary on the art and history of many of Turkey's most notable museums and historic sites. Each tour includes a PDF companion map, downloadable at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours. Subscribe to get them all! Excerpted from the Rick Steves Istanbul guidebook. All rights reserved. You'll find related travel information for these destinations at http://www.ricksteves.com.
 
Rick Steves Athens Audio Tours provide humorous and insightful commentary on the art and history of many of Athen's most notable museums and historic sites. Each tour includes a PDF companion map, downloadable at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours. Subscribe to get them all! Excerpted from the Rick Steves Greece guidebook. All rights reserved. You'll find related travel information for these destinations at http://www.ricksteves.com.
 
Rick Steves Eastern Europe Audio Tours provide humorous and insightful commentary on the art and history of the area. Each tour includes a PDF companion map, downloadable at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours. Subscribe to get them all! Excerpted from the Rick Steves Prague and the Czech Republic guidebook. All rights reserved. You'll find related travel information for these destinations at http://www.ricksteves.com.
 
Rick Steves Austria Audio Tours provide humorous and insightful commentary on the art and history of many of Austria's most notable museums and historic sites. Each tour includes a PDF companion map, downloadable at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours. Subscribe to get them all! Excerpted from the Rick Steves Vienna, Salzburg and Tirol guidebook. All rights reserved. You'll find related travel information for these destinations at http://www.ricksteves.com.
 
Rick Steves Germany Audio Tours provide humorous and insightful commentary on the art and history of many of Germany's most notable cities and historic sites. Each tour includes a PDF companion map, downloadable at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours. Subscribe to get them all! Excerpted from the Rick Steves Germany guidebook. All rights reserved. You'll find related travel information for these destinations at www.ricksteves.com.
 
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Join Rick as he explores the most surprising and fascinating land he's ever visited: Iran. In Rick Steves' Iran you'll discover the splendid monuments of Iran's rich and glorious past, learn more about the 20th-century story of this perplexing nation, and experience Iranian life today in its historic capital and in a countryside village. Most important, you'll meet the people of this nation whose government so exasperates our own. To learn more visit http://www.ricksteves.com. At www.rickste ...
 
Rick Steves Turkey Audio Tours provide humorous and insightful commentary on the art and history of many of Turkey's most notable museums and historic sites. Each tour includes a PDF companion map, downloadable at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours. Subscribe to get them all! Excerpted from the Rick Steves Istanbul guidebook. All rights reserved. You'll find related travel information for Turkey at http://www.ricksteves.com.
 
Rick Steves' European Christmas gives viewers a look at sacred, intimate family Christmas traditions. From England to Norway, Burgundy to Bavaria, Rome to the top of the Swiss Alps, locals brimming with holiday cheer celebrate Christmas in seven European countries, including a very memorable Christmas Eve Mass at St. Peter's in Rome. For more information on Rick Steves' European Christmas — including the European Christmas DVD, Blu-ray, Music CD and Book — visit www.ricksteves.com.
 
Rick Steves Netherlands Audio Tours provide humorous and insightful commentary on the art and history of many of the Netherland's most notable museums and historic sites. Each tour includes a PDF companion map. Subscribe to get them all! Excerpted from the Rick Steves Amsterdam and the Netherlands guidebook. All rights reserved. You'll find related travel information for the Netherlands at http://www.ricksteves.com.
 
Rick Steves' European Easter takes you on a spring journey through Spain, Slovenia, Switzerland, Italy, and Greece, to celebrate this 2,000-year-old story in a variety of cultures. You'll feel the emotion of this special time as the Passion of Christ unfolds during Holy Week. We'll join Andalusians carrying parade floats, Greek priests tossing showers of flower petals, and villagers blessing olive branches, plus feasting, fireworks, and more. Exploring a rich and fascinating mix of tradition ...
 
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Joining me today are two people who have taken on many adventures in life, including driving a 1978 orange and brown Dodge Tioga RV across the country and, most recently, decided to embark on a one year trip around the world with their 12 year old daughter Kayla to expose her to all different types of cultures, religions, and ways of life, Kim ...…
 
Coimbra is a great place to catch a fado performance. Fado is a uniquely Portuguese style of music — soulful and nostalgic, with singers telling tales of unanswered love. And while most fado is sung by women, in Coimbra, it's usually performed by men. More info about travel to Portugal: https://www.ricksteves.com/europe/portugal…
 
We commemorate the big anniversaries in Germany for the fall of the Berlin Wall and the birth of the Bauhaus art movement. We'll also hear how Poland's port city of Gdansk is an important historical center, and comes recommended as an up-and-coming visitor destination. And hear how the French like to relax in Provence, in the sunny south of Fra ...…
 
Every year, for the past seven years, we’ve scoured the globe to find the most unique, most useful, and best gifts for travelers on the planet (tough life, I know). And in those past seven years, our annual “best gifts for travelers” guide has become one of the most popular travel gift guides in the world! So if you’re struggling with what to g ...…
 
Tour guides discuss two of Europe's scenic and less-crowded peninsulas: Croatia's Istrian Peninsula and Ireland's Cooley Peninsula. Then a marine conservationist shares what he's discovered about the power of tides around the world — and how they affect you, even if you don't live near the shore. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves ...…
 
For a taste of Scotland's west coast, take a day trip from Oban to the islands of Mull, Iona, and Staffa. Here in the Inner Hebrides, you can immerse yourself in pristine scenery, 1,500 years of Christian history, and dramatic sea caves. More info about travel to Scotland: https://www.ricksteves.com/europe/scotland…
 
Joining me today is someone who solo bicycled from Canada all the way down to Patagonia, Argentina, Xavier Himma from FollowTheHumOfTheEarth.com and Hum of The Earth on YouTube. Get the full show notes here! Today's episode has been sponsored by our friends at Tortuga Backpacks! In This Episode 03:40 Why Do It, Why On A Bike & How Long 14:00 Pa ...…
 
Just in time for Halloween and Day of the Dead, meet some of the famous residents of Buenos Aires' Recoleta Cemetery. Then take an armchair expedition to some of the spookiest places in the Atlas Obscura catalog. And hear what an Episcopal deacon has learned about how people around the world deal with death. For more information on Travel with ...…
 
Joining me today is someone whose freelance work has been featured in AFAR, Travel and Leisures and Rolling Stone, who has been to 51 countries on 6 continents and whose book “Good With Money: A guide to prioritizing spending, maximizing savings and traveling more” shows how she has been able to travel nonstop for 10 years on an average income ...…
 
Find out about the ruthless 15th-century prince behind the Dracula legend, still a major source of tourism for Romania. Then get introduced to some of London's more sophisticated establishments, where you can dine and dress like a real gentleman or lady. And enjoy a taste of Diwali, India's "festival of lights" — plus hear from other listeners ...…
 
Like many second cities throughout Europe, Porto is a hard-scrabble town that recently emerged from a post-industrial funk to become trendy, revitalized with a fresh and creative energy while evoking Old World charm. More info about travel to Portugal: https://www.ricksteves.com/europe/portugalBy Rick Steves
 
By now you are well-versed in the neighborhoods you need to stay in, the best places to eat and the best places to start your day (aka breakfast & coffee) but today is all about getting your drink on. Yes, we are diving into the best places in Philly to drink with a focus on beer and cocktails plus we even sorted most of them by neighborhoods t ...…
 
This is the last episode of our updated Philly Destination Diary (cue sad music) but we are ending it with the best of all...Activites! Yep, we are giving you the must-see sites for adults, kids and everyone in between in this gorgeous city of ours. We hope you have enjoyed the new format for this destination diary and that we have inspired you ...…
 
American-born tour guides who've settled in Tuscany tell us why it's an ideal region for experiencing the essence of Italy. And the curator of mammalogy at the American Museum of Natural History tells us what scientists are learning about the fantastic beasts that used to roam the Earth — as they investigate why they went extinct. For more info ...…
 
We now know which neighborhoods to check out, a ton of places to eat but we are needing something to kick off our day in Philly and this episode fits the bill with the best breakfast/brunch & coffee places in town. Get noshing on some amazing bagels, donuts (with fried chicken), breakfast sandwiches, and french toast and get it all down with th ...…
 
It's time to dive into one of the most delicious aspects of Philly and that is the best places to eat. We will break them down by food type (hello cheesesteaks) and by location so that you can eat your way through Philly easily. Loosen that belt, get comfy, and start planning your epic foodie trip! In This Episode 03:30 Cheesesteaks 12:30 Best ...…
 
Do you love Philadelphia or has it been on your to-go list for way too long? In this series, we will be breaking down everything that is Philly from neighborhoods to eating & drinking to things to do in 5 mini-episodes. You can binge them all in one sitting or listen to the first three today and the last 2 next Tuesday but either way you will b ...…
 
Author and naturalist Terry Tempest Williams tells us how she sees the processes of erosion at work in these hard-to-define times we're living in. Then writer Dan Richards describes what it's like to hike to the Cascade Mountain lookout where Jack Kerouac lived for two months. And writer and photographer Becky Lomax shares more of her favorite ...…
 
At the Valley of the Temples, time-travel back to when Sicily was a Greek colony. While little survives of ancient Agrigento, you can wander through the remains of a few grand temples, including the largest Doric temple of the ancient world. More info about travel to Sicily: https://www.ricksteves.com/europe/italy/sicily…
 
Are you a remote worker, digital nomad or location-independent and are wanting to combine travel and work with some community time thrown in? Do you prefer group travel instead of always going it alone? Well, we've got a perfect solution for you! Joining me today is someone who got a bachelor’s degree in those very complementary subjects of neu ...…
 
Historian Michael Wood discusses how Westerners might better understand China, the world's new superpower, by learning more about its monumental achievements over the past 4,000 years. We'll also get time-tested advice from author Ashley Steel for taking the kids to Europe. Plus, Rick's son, Andy Steves, shares his favorite phone apps and other ...…
 
Are you a proud leaf peeper? Do relish every moment of pumpkin spice season? Does the change in temperatures get you giddy? If so, then you are going to want to take notes as we go through our lists on today's episode. We have done the best fall destinations a couple of times in the past so this year we are changing it up and sticking only to U ...…
 
Do you fear failure or success, or maybe both? Maybe you feel stuck or unworthy…. tune in today as Jason and Trav touch on the fear of success. You’ll get 3 actionable items to help you create an awareness of these fears and learn how to conquer them.By Travis Sherry
 
The co-author of Rick's Eastern Europe guidebook and a Ljubljana-based tour guide discuss the laid-back charms of Slovenia's capital. Then a tour guide from Munich explains how to become a temporary Bavarian at Oktoberfest. And an adventure traveler shares why even the creepiest critters deserve a little respect. For more information on Travel ...…
 
Bern's 15th-century cathedral — which boasts Switzerland's highest church tower — underwent major changes during the Reformation, when Protestant iconoclasts removed the then-Catholic church's religious imagery. More info about travel to Bern: https://www.ricksteves.com/europe/switzerland/bernBy Rick Steves
 
Are you a digital nomad or an aspiring one? Are you a blogger? Do you know who started it all? Joining me today is someone who has gotten arrested for smuggling a single banana, who ran a campaign for Apple that was so successful their lawyers had to shut it down, and who wrote, quite possibly, the world’s very first blog post and is the world’ ...…
 
Find out why Portugal isn't jumping on the Magellan 500th-anniversary bandwagon like their neighbors in Spain are. Then, guidebook author Julie Meade tells Rick which neighborhoods of Mexico City are the most fun to visit. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related details - vi ...…
 
Experience Paris's past at the Carnavalet Museum, where you can admire the former monarchy's opulence and relive its downfall during the French Revolution. More info about travel to Paris: https://www.ricksteves.com/europe/france/parisBy Rick Steves
 
One of the top stressors people have when becoming location independent are money, investments, and taxes abroad and the best way to structure everything. Well, joining me today is someone who has lived everywhere from Banff and the Canadian Arctic to Singapore and Dubai, who has traveled to almost 100 countries and who believes that just becau ...…
 
Travel writer Seth Kugel offers eight tips for enjoying global travels with minimal expense. Then author Pico Iyer tells Rick how he keeps discovering new things about Japan and its people, even after living there for more than 30 years. And tour guides from Ireland share what's new in Dublin. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - i ...…
 
Portugal's Douro Valley is the birthplace of port wine, and its steep and twisting valleys have been laboriously terraced over the centuries. Stop by a family owned winery for a peek at local life — and a taste of some fine port. More info about travel to Douro Valley: https://www.ricksteves.com/europe/portugal/douro-valley…
 
Cartoonist Sarah Glidden shares the insights she gained while getting to know the Kurdish people of Turkey, Iraq, and Syria. Then a Dutch "language spotter" recommends interesting foreign words we English speakers might want to borrow. And tour guides from Prague explain how sharing a beer is an important part of the social fabric in the Czech ...…
 
Joining me today is someone who has lived in over 40 countries, who had a cat that had more Facebook likes than his company page, and who is known as the Nomad CEO, Eli David, co-founder of StartUpBlink.com & founder of BecomeNomad.com. Check out the full show notes here!By Travis Sherry
 
Fire up memories of the Industrial Revolution in its birthplace, the Severn River Valley. And no trip to England's heartland would be complete without a pint at the local pub — where it helps to know the rules. More info about travel to Ironbridge Gorge: https://www.ricksteves.com/europe/england/ironbridge-gorge…
 
Author Cassandra Overby relays expert tips for exploring Europe's long-distance hiking trails. Then Greek tour guides discuss what's new in Athens' neighborhoods. And botanist Christopher Wood digs into the world's most interesting contemporary gardens. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program ar ...…
 
In Warsaw, experience Polish culture by trying some traditional vodka and taking a stroll through the city's idyllic 18th-century park, which features a monument to one of Poland's favorite sons, composer Fryderyk Chopin. More info about travel to Warsaw: https://www.ricksteves.com/europe/poland/warsaw…
 
Zeona McIntyre went from a $12 an hour retail job while side-hustling by renting out her place on Airbnb to owning her own Airbnb property to now having an entire vacation property management company that she runs while still traveling around the world. This is part three of this series and we get into the investing side of it all. What should ...…
 
Journalist David Wolman tells us how three cowboys from Hawaii's Big Island redefined the American West when they competed at the world rodeo championship. Then writer Michael Scott Moore explores how surfing spread from Polynesia to the world. And historian Sarah Vowell revisits how the Hawaiian Islands became an American territory in the 19th ...…
 
Oxford is home to the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Today, there's plenty to see and do on a visit to Oxford University, from punting on the River Cherwell to marveling at historic colleges and important artifacts. More info about travel to Oxford: https://www.ricksteves.com/europe/england/oxford…
 
Have you wanted to visit New Zealand? How about traveling through New Zealand via a campervan? Joining me today is someone who has been featured on HGTV's Tiny House Hunters, who campervanned around New Zealand and wrote a book about it, and who started her latest project when she realized chatting with her husband was awkward, Lindsey Nubern f ...…
 
Hear about what it's like to celebrate National Day in Liechtenstein, one of the world's smallest — and wealthiest — countries. (Hint: Free beer at the palace!) Then learn the secret to gelato's distinctive smooth texture and get tips for picking the best gelato shop in any Italian town. And tour guides from Britain tell us why a hike in the wi ...…
 
Coimbra is home to Portugal's oldest and most prestigious university. When school's in session, Coimbra bustles with a youthful energy. As a traveler, it can be fun to drop into this venerable academic world and revel with students. More info about travel to Coimbra: https://www.ricksteves.com/europe/portugal/coimbra…
 
Discover what makes the food in Sicily arguably the tastiest and most interesting in all of Italy. Then hear what it's like to bicycle 10,000 miles along the old Silk Road, from Turkey to Tibet. And Turkish tour guides give an update on tourism in Istanbul. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, progra ...…
 
If you have ever listened to this podcast in the past then you are very aware of our love for Ice Cream/Gelato. Since it is summertime we thought this is the perfect time to dive into our favorite places around the world for this delicious dessert (& it should be eaten at all times during the day). Here are a few of the things that we looked fo ...…
 
Mount Etna, on the island of Sicily, is Europe's most active volcano. Today, the slopes of Etna are renowned for their fertile soil — and the finest vineyards in Sicily. More info about travel to Sicily: https://www.ricksteves.com/europe/italy/sicilyBy Rick Steves
 
Tour guides from across Europe discuss the European Union — and why Switzerland stands apart from its neighbors by not being an EU member. Plus, tour guides from Budapest recommend what to look for when you visit Hungary. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related details - vis ...…
 
Kraków is the Boston of Poland, buzzing with history, college students, and tourists. Even though Warsaw became Poland's political capital centuries ago, Kraków remains the country's cultural and intellectual epicenter. More info about travel to Kraków: https://www.ricksteves.com/europe/poland/krakow…
 
Do you dream of going to school abroad? If living and studying while roaming the streets of your favorite European city sounds good to you then this episode will fuel and help your dreams become a reality. Joining me today is the author of College Beyond the States: European Schools That Will Change Your Life Without Breaking the Bank, someone ...…
 
Space journalist Charles Fishman tells us how the Apollo 11 moonwalk became reality. Then Alan Stern, the head of NASA's New Horizons mission, tells us about their probe's fly-by of Pluto earlier this year. And astronaut Chris Hadfield describes the views of Earth from the International Space Station. For more information on Travel with Rick St ...…
 
Bosnia was the former Yugoslavia's cultural crossroads, home to its three major ethnic groups: Croats, Serbs, and Bosniaks. Each group adopted a different religion, brought to Yugoslavia by various emperors, missionaries, and sultans. Sadly, these differences led to the region's violent conflict in the 1990s. More info about travel to Bosnia: h ...…
 
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