guide podcasts

European Education

Rick chats with a panel of European moms about the educational systems in their countries. For...

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Class of 1500

Gene Openshaw, art history buff and Rick's high school travel buddy, chats with Rick about the...

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Staying in Monasteries and Convents

Trish Clark, author of "Good Night and God Bless," explains how you can save money by staying in...

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Driving in Europe

A pair of professional tour bus drivers offer tips for what you can expect when navigating the...

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The Ancient Celts

Author Graham Robb tells us about the accomplishments of the ancient Celts, and the sophisticated...

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Monuments Men

Oscar-winning producer Grant Heslov and author Robert Edsel join Rick to talk about the film,...

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Borderless Europeans

The European Union makes it easy for citizens to make a new life in one of the other member...

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Opera 101 for Travelers

Author and opera buff Fred Plotkin shares tips for incorporating an appreciation of opera into...

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European Rail

Rick talks trains with an expert who advises American travelers on how to best use the passenger...

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Americans Living in Europe

Three ex-pat Americans share what it's really like to relocate to Europe, and give pointers on...

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Architecture for Travelers

Architecture professor Kathryn Rogers Merlino help make sense of such things as flying buttresses...

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Art Appreciation for Travelers

Art history specialist Gene Openshaw gives a close-up view of masterpieces in painting, sculpture...

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Art Outside the Museums

Art historian Gene Openshaw explains how you don't have to go into the museums to experience...

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Beer in Europe

Rick invites some of his friends from Europe to join him in a session comparing the beers and...

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Bike Touring in Europe

Rick talks with bike tour guide Daniela Weidel about how to enjoy Europe by bike, and which...

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Castles in Europe

Tour guide and castle expert Martin de Lewandowicz from North Wales introduces us to the world of...

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Composer Sites in Europe

Ben Curtis, a tour guide and classical music afficionado, shares his favorite cities and venues...

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Contemporary EU Issues

Experts from both sides of the Atlantic join Rick to discuss the current challenges faced by the...

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Driving Across Europe

Two seasoned tour bus drivers give Rick the inside scoop on the tour bus business in Europe....

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End of the Orient Express

Rick chats with fellow travel writer Cameron Hewitt about the last run of the famous train to the...

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