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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

Rick Steves’ Europe: Easy and rewarding day trips from Paris

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Although we've had to postpone trips to Europe because of the pandemic, I believe a weekly dose of travel dreaming can be good medicine. Here are some of my favorite day trips from Paris—a reminder of what's waiting for you at the other end of this crisis.

Paris can be intense, so for a break from its urban hustle and bustle I like to dip ...Read more

Rick Steves’ Europe: Sicilian taste treats

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Although we've had to postpone European trips because of the pandemic, I believe a weekly dose of travel dreaming can be good medicine. I recall my visit to Sicily a couple of years ago as a parade of delightful meals, each filled with seasonal and local treats infused with the taste of this island's history.

While food may be an art form in ...Read more

Rick Steves’ Europe: Roman treasures in Nîmes

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Although we've had to postpone trips to Europe 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 what's waiting for you at the other end of this crisis.

Most travelers to southern France’s Provence region will visit Arles and Avignon, but ...Read more

Rick Steves’ Europe: Experience Iceland’s raw beauty

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Although we’ve had to postpone European trips because of the pandemic, I believe a weekly dose of travel dreaming can be good medicine. Here’s one of the places that’s waiting for you at the other end of this crisis.

Iceland, with cinematic scenery showcasing nature in its rawest form, thrills outdoorsy travelers. Known for the midnight ...Read more

Rick Steves’ Europe: Pompeii: Italy's frozen-in-time Roman city

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Although we've had to postpone trips to Europe because of the pandemic, I believe a weekly dose of travel dreaming can be good medicine. Here's one of my favorite European activities — a reminder of what's waiting for you at the other end of this crisis.

I love exploring the world of ancient Rome, with its grand architecture, fascinating ...Read more

Foraging Europe's markets for the perfect picnic

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Although we've had to postpone trips to Europe due to the pandemic, I believe a weekly dose of travel dreaming can be good medicine. Here's one of my favorite European activities -- a tasty reminder of what's waiting for you at the other end of this crisis.

As a budget traveler, there's no better experience than a picnic sourced from a local ...Read more

 

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