Travel with Rick Steves

Reviews For Travel with Rick Steves

I listen to each episode though I may not be planning that adventure. If I have been to the locations on the schedule it reminds me of a wonderful time and if the episode involves somewhere I may not be planning I listen to the vivid, detailed and absorbing experience and learn something. Like many Americans Rick Steves took our hand in the 1990’s and got us going on trips all over the world. We acquired the “back door” spirit that took us all over Europe, the UK, Russia and Africa. Rick a Steve’s has broaden his appeal by suggesting all levels of travel and I have always loved his “splurges”.
I really enjoy the show. It takes me back to places I’ve been and into new territory I’d like to go to. However, I can’t stand listening to the guest being interrupted time and time again. I get that the radio show needs to go in a specific direction but there are certainly other ways to achieve that goal without interjecting comments on almost every thought the guest makes. Besides that I really do enjoy being teleported around the world in a very passionate manner.
Rick Steves Podcast needs to stick to travel destination info and practical trip planning advice. This is not meant to be a political podcast but thats what it has become. I am on the verge of unsubscribing to a podcast that I had enjoyed for years. Very Sad. Please lay off the one sided pro EU political propaganda and get on with the travel talk.
I really like this podcast, but it seems like there are so many episodes about Italy. I know that Steve mainly travels to Europe, but I would love for him to speak to more people from other continents. Not everybody sees Europe as their top destination. Regardless, I love falling asleep to this podcast because of Steve's soothing voice.
This podcast makes me joyful
Though his podcast is well put together and super informative 8 out of 10 podcasts are about Europe.. there's other continents too that people should learn about. Not all the shows are Europe focused to be fair, but so far all of them I've heard have been except for two
Always an enjoyable, easy listen that provides a glimpse of life around the world and more.
Rick and his guests share inspiring and actionable insights and tips on everything you want to know when it comes to travel. Highly recommend listening and subscribing if you have the desire to travel, and want to learn how best to do it (AND where to go)!!
Always sharing amazing facts, inspiring stories and great laughs! Keep pioneering the travel conversations!
I'm an avid traveler (33 countries!), and I learn so much every time I listen to this podcast. In addition, the enthusiasm and joie de vivre of Rick and his colleagues is palpable. Love it!
You can’t go wrong with Rick. Whether it’s watching him on PBS, reading his books or listening to his podcasts, you always get great tips and valuable information for all of your traveling needs. I especially love the interviews - they’re so informative!
I love listening to Rick Steve's travel guides! I super hope to meet Rick someday!!! I like how the episodes don't only talk about food or how to get to places, but also explain what the people are like culturally, and what is happening in their goverment. Good eye opener for Americans, for sure! I can't wait to tour Europe some day with Rick's travel guides! cwdesign.studio
Rick always has great travel tips, but what I enjoy most is learning about the culture. I find it interesting and it helps me put things in context when I'm actually in the country.
I love the range of topics and thoughtful questions
Recommended! This is the podcast I would recommend to anyone - whether you are planning travel or not, if you'd like to learn about other cultures, dream about traveling, or relax while listening - Rick Steves interviews people from around the world, and opens our eyes to making friends and understanding in a world that is smaller but more wondrous than ever.
For a travel show from a travel expert you would think you will hear about many countries not just the same five countries in Europe over and over again
Rick S. has been my travel guru since my first trip to Europe in 1989. The 7 countries in 21 days sort of trip you can only do when you're young because who has that kind of energy and time, now? Also, I got to meet him and call him "guru". Witty, smart, he knows what back doors to go through to make your trip really special.
We’ve been long-term Rick Steves/ETBD followers, but this is our favorite way to get new travel info. Since we can’t always tune in to the NRP version, this gives us our weekly dose of travel inspiration. One of the best features is Rick interviews a lot of interesting authors - we’ve found a lot of great reads (not just travel books either) from these podcasts. ALSO great that this covers lots of Non-European destinations!!
I would love to travel, but due to money and family I can't listening to Rick Steves I get to go all around the world. I also have to say he has great authors interviewed on his shows. Some of the best books I learned about on this show.
When the world unites in harmony one day, that day we will celebrate people like Rick Steves who help bring people together through cultural awareness.
Great podcast with wonderful guests and fantastic interviews. Definitely worth the listen. Highly recommended!
Rick is a great host. The show is always interesting and insightful. Great quality.
The podcasts are the perfect length and the content is inspiring. Way to go Rick!
This podcast is incredible and has given me so many incredible ideas on traveling throughout the world!
I love to listen to these podcast while I'm at work or relaxing. I feel like I learn so much about the different places and cultures. I love to travel but have never been out of the country. I strive to be successful someday so I can travel to all the wonderful places Rick talks about each week. Thanks for the podcast and keep up the great work!
This program is great; Steves talks with all kinds of guests from all over to help the listener get the most from traveling experiences or prepare for their next trip in an entertaining way. I'm not even picky about the destinations he discusses, because I know that I'll learn something.
I enjoy listing to the show even if I'm not planning in traveling there in the near future. It creates awareness of the world and keeps me dreaming. Thank You!

5/5

By JoFrobo
Steve always has interesting topics and guests!
Great show, insightful and interesting each week, keep up the good work
Interesting guests and topics.
I love the Rick Steves podcast. It's a great combination of cultural appreciation travel info that has helped me & entertained me more times than I can mention. It's a highlight of my every Monday. Thanks Rick.
When the show content is new, this is one of my top five podcasts. I first started listening to it about a year ago, and then downloaded a few dozen of the old shows. His interviews are great, and his travel advice is extremely helpful. The podcast introduced me to the public tv show and the travel guides, which are both fantastic in their own ways. The one thing to watch out for is re-runs. I understand the Rick has spent a third of his adult life in Europe, so he's on the road a lot, but it's a little frustrating to see a new episode pop up in my itunes, and start listening to, only to realize I've heard this show before. But other than that, this show is perfect if you're at all interested in travel or foreign culture.
I love the books and the pod cast. He is the best.
...and if you have ever actually lived in Europe, forget it. It tends to lean on tired stereotypes and clichés, and also tends to repeat things over and over. It has an awfully stodgy feel to it. The audience is clearly middle-aged, middle-class Americans who want to travel to Europe...and don't want their horizons expanded too much. I was subscribed to this for a long time but finally couldn't take it anymore.
Have traveled to Europe several times and had the best trip due to Rick's suggestions and little-known itineraries. Love hearing about his travels in these fun and easy-to-listen to podcasts.
I love to burn these to a disc for a roadtrip or play them on a plane ride or while riding the metro, great advice and thoughtful topics
Great travel advice, but even better than his TV show due to the great interviews and listener call-in's. All about being a compassionate citizen of the world while having historical understanding.
Thanks for such great information, presented in a very pleasant & easy-listening style.
A great resource for travelers anywhere you are. Really appreciate the interviews with locals and the extra tips/info that helps make the trip more memorable. If I am not able to listen to the radio broadcasts on the weekends I can always catch up with the podcasts anytime- love the convenience. I would like to see even more Eastern European coverage.
Rick gives wonderful advice on traveling! He has great knowledge and always brings in an expert from the place being discussed who has grown up there. Very insightful. Great variation in locations discussed and shares great hidden jems.
I don't travel as much as I would like but this podcast does a great job of itching that travel bug :) I listen to it constantly and reccomend ot to anyone I meet!
Thank you for sharing your yearn for travel Rick! I love getting my traveler bug fill each day as I listen to your podcast on the way to work. I haven’t heard them all so I have a whole bunch more to go. Keep the travel talks coming! I’ll be listening and planning my future adventures. Who knows, maybe I’ll end up buying your book and going back to Europe soon :). – Saludos desde San Antonio, Fernando
Rick's podcast is the Gold Standard for travel podcasts, and maybe for podcasts in general. It is never boring and is always informative. There are usually very interesting guests, book authors, travel guides, even Arthur Frommer a couple of times (he's fun, because Rick can't get a word in edgewise). I have to think the callers are well screened, because there's never anyone contentious or stupid who gets on the air. It's always my first choice when there's a new Rick podcast available.
Rick understands what the average traveller finds interesting. The podcasts are well produced, usually very interesting, and I always learn something. Definitely worth downloading for topics of interest.
One of my favorite podcasts. Very professionally produced, wonderful variety of destinations.
This has become my favorite podcast. It takes me to places all over the world. I love it.
I love Rick's travel guides and now am discovering the podcasts. I really liked the recent one on Rome as I'm planning a trip to Italy in the spring...and plan to download his audioguides before I leave!
I watch Rick Steves on PBS whenever I find it on. There is one episode where he talks about putting Rothenburg, Germany on the tourist map. This place is special to me because my husband and I visited Rothenburg on our Honeymoon in September 2000. It was the first day of our guided tour of Germany, Italy, Austria and Switzerland. OUR visit was the entire day because we could not find our way back to the bus after entering the fortified town. It was a little terrifying because this tourist town became a ghost town after the lunch-time Glockenspiel-rush ended. We finally took many trains (some in the wrong direction) to Munich to catch up with our tour group by night fall. Munich is special too because we did not know that "Munich" and "Munchen" (as seen on the Germany map) are the same. So ARE WE EVER GOING TO GERMANY AGAIN? Yes, and we can not wait to visit Rothenburg again. We are planning our next trip for our 10th Anniversary two years from today on September 9, 2010. Thank You Rick Steves for putting Rothenburg on the tourist map, we will never forget it!
I have long been inspired to travel by Rick's TV shows and his advice is absolutely indespensible on Europe. Now I need advice on Argentina. Please please please!?
While Steves may know his travel, he can not resist making Anti-American comments in every episode (at least those I have heard). Instead of asking questions, Mr. Steves is more interested in making sure his expert guests confirm his pre-conceived ideas of a given destination. And, Mr. Steves, "pidgin English" is NOT spoken in Belize as you repeatedly claim in your podcasts on that lovely country.