Imagine being a teenager forced to spend your summer vacation with robo-tourist Rick Steves (aka “Dad”). My kids, Jackie and Andy, now in their 20s, did that a while ago. I had to think hard about what would make our trip to England educational and fun.
A good guidebook will offer tips on the best times to visit a sight. Many sights are open late one or two nights a week — another pleasant time to visit. For instance, London’s Tate Modern stays open Friday and Saturday evenings, when you’ll enjoy.
London's theater season is in high gear; music lovers can enjoy winter concerts at the grand, red-velvet-draped Royal Albert Hall. In parts of the Mediterranean, it's so darn hot in the summer that if you can just bundle up and go off season, you'll.
The big event in Germany this year is the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. The Reformation began in 1517 when Martin Luther, a priest and professor of theology, wrote and published his 95 theses, questioning the corrupt ways of the.
Take the travel writer's advice for shopping in Europe: Look for places you're experiencing culture rather than collecting things. ... Harrods is London's most famous and touristy department store, but locals prefer Liberty on Regent Street. In Italy.
This traveler is an A+ student — she even tabbed her “Rick Steves London” guidebook for quick reference. And she’s learned an important lesson: Equip yourself with good information, and expect yourself to travel smart…and you will. The British.
I recently returned from 10 days in London (seven days on a Rick Steves tour). During the vacation I saw upfront ... intolerant and dangerous than our current President. Our tour guide informed us that a large swath of London is owned by the royal family.
Here are some of my tips for dodging crowds. TIMING IS EVERYTHING: In the most crowded cities, it pays to get out early and stay out late. This is especially true at places popular with cruise excursions and big-bus tour groups. In Athens, cruise.
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This week on our podcast, we chatted (and argued a little) with Andy Steves, son of famed guidebook writer Rick Steves and a millennial travel guide writer in his own right; and contributor Mark Ellwood, who got his start writing a guidebook for New.
If you're planning your first trip to Europe, congratulations! Learning about the world through travel is the best thing that ever happened to me. Things are different in Europe — that's why you go. But every first-timer has concerns about getting.
Wedged between Florence and Rome, rural Tuscany offers the quintessential Italian experience: sun-soaked hill towns, green and rolling screen-saver hills, romantically fortified farms, and cypress trees marching single file up lonely ridges. We go to.