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“And that’s the way it is”

Ok, just want to ask; when did businesses start the holiday shopping season right after the Fourth of July? Just saying…now on to more important issues. 942 more words

5 Important lessons I learned from "Europe Through the Back Door"

In the months leading up to the first European trip I planned and financed myself, I gradually began to realize I didn’t know what to do. 641 more words


Kick off your next Europe trip with Rick Steves

Just about any guidebook series will cover Europe…but none of them know Europe the way Rick Steves does. Giving people the tools they need to be smart travelers is Rick’s passion, and his guides help travelers see Europe with a minimum of “tourist trap” and a maximum of local flavor. 178 more words


Damn You Rick Steves!

For years I have been dreaming of a trip to Cinque Terre. Every time we think about where we want to go over the school holidays, the 5 T’s always tops the list. 1,424 more words


Best of Europe: Rothenburg

For 21 days, Rick and I are tour members on one of his own tours: the Best of Europe. We’re trying to combine vacation with quality control and research. 797 more words

Travel Skills

seattle serials: i and we and steves makes three(s)

current soundtrack: the touch – stan bush and vince dicola

For some strange reason, the first moment that I saw an episode of Rick Steves’ Europe is indelibly fried into my frontal lobe; I may not be able to recall the particulars of where Jynx and I dined at during our first date or what the name of the boss at my first wage-jockey job was, but—for reasons both telling and extraordinary—this one sticks. 1,659 more words


Affordable Europe: An Old Mill in Lindau

What’s your dream trip to Europe? Some people dream of a once-in-a-lifetime trip in 5-star hotels, being waited on hand and foot, eating leisurely gourmet meals, and being chauffeured around by private guides. 676 more words