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Rick Steves’ Europe: Champs-Elysées - The Parisian promenade

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As we’ve had to postpone our travels because of the pandemic, I believe a weekly dose of travel dreaming can be good medicine. Here’s one of my favorite memories from Paris — a reminder of the fun that awaits us at the other end of this crisis.

I have a ritual when in Paris. I ask my cabbie to take me around the Arc de Triomphe two times,...Read more

Rick Steves’ Europe: Italian Boys - Macho or Mammone?

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As we’ve had to postpone our travels because of the pandemic, I believe a weekly dose of travel dreaming can be good medicine. Here’s one of my favorite memories from Italy — a reminder of the fun that awaits us at the other end of this crisis.

While Italian men are hopelessly macho, Italian women are strong in response. It’s a social ...Read more

Rick Steves’ Europe: The Queen’s English

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As we’ve had to postpone our travels because of the pandemic, I believe a weekly dose of travel dreaming can be good medicine. These thoughts about communicating on the road in Britain are a reminder of the fun that awaits us at the other end of this crisis.

Oscar Wilde famously said that the English “have really everything in common with ...Read more

Rick Steves’ Europe: Gimmelwald - The Swiss Alps in your lap

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As we’ve had to postpone our travels because of the pandemic, I believe a weekly dose of travel dreaming can be good medicine. Here’s one of my favorite European memories from high in the Swiss Alps — a reminder of the fun that awaits us at the other end of this crisis.

On the train heading south from Interlaken into the high country, the...Read more

Rick Steves’ Europe: Today’s Berlin - Freedom’s victory dance

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As we’ve had to postpone our travels because of the pandemic, I believe a weekly dose of travel dreaming can be good medicine. Here are some of my favorite European memories from Berlin — a reminder of the learning adventures that await us at the other end of this crisis.

I have a powerful image stuck in my mind of Berlin — bombed to ...Read more

Rick Steves’ Europe: Venice and the Stendhal Syndrome

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As we've had to postpone our travels because of the pandemic, I believe a weekly dose of travel dreaming can be good medicine. Here's one of my favorite European memories set in Venice — a reminder of the adventures that await us at the other end of this crisis.

One night, I was with a tour group of older American women gazing at the Bridge ...Read more

Rick Steves’ Europe: Europe’s quirky taste treats

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As we've had to postpone our travels because of the pandemic, I believe a weekly dose of travel dreaming can be good medicine. Here are a few of my favorite European memories — a fun reminder of all the tasty treats that await us at the other end of this crisis.

My palate has come a long way from my early “Europe through the gutter” days,...Read more

Rick Steves’ Europe: Greece’s Underrated Peloponnese Peninsula

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As we've had to postpone our travels because of the pandemic, I believe a weekly dose of travel dreaming can be good medicine. Here's one of my favorite European memories set in Greece’s Peloponnese Peninsula — a reminder of the fun that awaits us at the other end of this crisis.

At a beachside restaurant, with my chair and table lodged in ...Read more

Rick Steves’ Europe: Czech out Prague

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As we’ve had to postpone our travels because of the pandemic, I believe a weekly dose of travel dreaming can be good medicine. Here's one of my favorite European destinations — a reminder of the fun that awaits us at the other end of this crisis.

It seems whenever my Czech friends take me around Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, we...Read more

Rick Steves’ Europe: Swept away in Rome

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As we’ve had to postpone our travels because of the pandemic, I believe a weekly dose of travel dreaming can be good medicine. Here’s one of my favorite European memories from Rome — a reminder of the fun that awaits us at the other end of this crisis.

I’m hard at work, writing in my hotel room. I’ve spent the whole afternoon splicing...Read more

Rick Steves’ Europe: Charming, challenging Oslo

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As we've had to postpone our travels because of the pandemic, I believe a weekly dose of travel dreaming can be good medicine. Here's one of my favorite European destinations, Oslo — and a reminder of the fun that awaits us at the other end of this crisis.

I’ve been visiting Oslo since I was a kid, thinking about it as both the home of my ...Read more

Rick Steves’ Europe: Three Castles - Eltz, Rheinfels, and Neuschwanstein

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As we've had to postpone our travels because of the pandemic, I believe a weekly dose of travel dreaming can be good medicine. Here are a few of my favorite European castle memories — a reminder of the fun that awaits us at the other end of this crisis.

Germany can overwhelm you with too many castles in too little time. My three favorites are...Read more

Rick Steves’ Europe: Venice - Piero’s boat

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As we've had to postpone our travels because of the pandemic, I believe a weekly dose of travel dreaming can be good medicine. Here's one of my favorite European memories—a reminder of the fun that awaits us at the other end of this crisis.

Descending Venice’s fabled Rialto Bridge, I shuffle slowly, spinning my wheels in a human traffic jam...Read more

Rick Steves’ Europe: Bruges is Pickled in gothic

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As we've had to postpone our travels because of the pandemic, I believe a weekly dose of travel dreaming can be good medicine. Here's one of my favorite European memories, from Belgium’s most charming city, Bruges. It’s a reminder of the fun that awaits us at the other end of this crisis.

With a smile, the friendly shopkeeper hands me a ...Read more

Rick Steves’ Europe: York Minster - England’s top church

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As we've had to postpone our travels because of the pandemic, I believe a weekly dose of travel dreaming can be good medicine. Here's one of my favorite European memories—a reminder of the inspirational sights that await us at the other end of this crisis.

I’m in York (the most interesting stop between London and Edinburgh), following Edwin...Read more

Rick Steves’ Europe: Fado - The Lisbon blues

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As we've had to postpone our travels because of the pandemic, I believe a weekly dose of travel dreaming can be good medicine. Here's one of my favorite European memories—a reminder of the fun that awaits us at the other end of this crisis.

It’s after dark in Lisbon’s ramshackle Alfama neighborhood. Old-timers gather in restaurants, which...Read more

 

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