Beginning German for Travelers with Gretchen Strauch | Rick Steves Travel Talks

Beginning German for Travelers with Gretchen Strauch | Rick Steves Travel Talks

Gretchen Strauch: Okay. That’s my name. I have the ridiculously German name of Gretchen Strauch, which is something I have yet to learn to pronounce quite right to German satisfaction. I worked at Rick Steves for a long time, but before that, I’d lived in Germany for a few years and a few months in […]

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Tuscany, Italy: Staying at an Agriturismo – Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Guide – Travel Bite

Tuscany, Italy: Staying at an Agriturismo – Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Guide – Travel Bite

Tuscan wines are some of the tastiest and most famous in Italy. Wines are particular to their village. The characteristics of the soil, temperature, and exposure to sun make each wine — even if made from the same Sangiovese grape — unique. To connect with the rural charm that’s so much a part of our […]

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Europe: The Joy of Travel with Rick Steves

Europe: The Joy of Travel with Rick Steves

Hello, thank you very much. Thank you so much for being here. I’m Rick Steves and, you know, I’ve spent four months a year for the last 30 years enjoying Europe, and one thing I bring home is a sense of joy. Europe is so full of joy and I never get tired of it, […]

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Rick Steves: Choosing the Right Travel Gear

Rick Steves: Choosing the Right Travel Gear

Hi, I’m Rick Steves. I’m really committed to helping people travel smartly. Getting the information and skills you need from a good guidebook – that’s important. And so is traveling with the right gear. Here are four kinds of carry-on-the-airplane-sized bags, all pretty much the same size – 9 by 21 by 14 inches. I […]

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Iceland with Cameron Hewitt | Rick Steves Travel Talks

Iceland with Cameron Hewitt | Rick Steves Travel Talks

(dramatic instrumental music) (audience clapping) – Thank you. Hello, thank you very much for coming. My name is Cameron Hewitt. I have been working with Rick Steves since the year 2000. I wear a lot of hats at the company, but mostly I’m a guidebook researcher and writer, including being a contributing author on the […]

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European Travel Skills: Packing Light

European Travel Skills: Packing Light

Packing light is essential for happy travel. Think about it: Have you ever met anybody who, after five trips, brags, “Every year I pack heavier”? Learn now, or you’ll learn later, the importance of being mobile with your luggage. Pack light. While large, unwieldy suitcases are bad for this kind of travel, smaller, carry-on sized […]

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Christmas Eve Across Europe – Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Guide – Travel Bite

Christmas Eve Across Europe – Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Guide – Travel Bite

Christmas Eve is finally here, and right about now, all across Europe, our friends are celebrating this long-anticipated night in their own unique ways. Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound… In England, the family snuggles together, anticipating the arrival of Father Christmas. [ Crowd singing carol ] Up in Norway, they’re joining […]

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Portugal with Rich Earl | Rick Steves Travel Talks

Portugal with Rich Earl | Rick Steves Travel Talks

[music] [applause] Rich: Hi guys. Thank you, welcome. Bom dia, as they say in Portuguese. My name is Rich, I work here at Rick Steves as a travel consultant. I help a lot of independent travelers plan their trips to Europe. I also have done book research in Portugal several times and traveled there independently […]

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European Travel Skills: Money & Safety

European Travel Skills: Money & Safety

This video is an excerpt from a much longer European Travel Skills Talk. To view other topics, or to watch my Travel Skills Talk in its entirety, visit ricksteves.com, or check out my Rick Steves YouTube channel. Thanks. Money and safety. You’re going to spend your money in Europe, and you’re gonna have a lot […]

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Travel Tips: Packing Cubes

Travel Tips: Packing Cubes

(electronic music) – Ciao, bien venuto everyone! Guess what? Go ahead, ask me what. We are going to talk about packing. Packing! I’m so happy! Now let me ask you something. Does your suitcase look like this? Unacceptable, unacceptable, I can’t breathe, take it away, please! If that’s you, you need help. And help is […]

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