guide podcasts

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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Europe Through the Gutter: 1973

In this excerpt from his travel memoir, Postcards from Europe, Rick reminisces about his first...

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European Business Customs

Mary Murray Bosrock, a specialist in intercultural communication and behavior, explains what's...

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European Food Specialties

Nina Dierckx and Jamie Blair Gould, two guides who specialize in gourmet travels from their home...

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European Impressions of America

Three of Rick's European friends share their impressions of being in America, and contrast it to...

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European Food Treats

With tour guide Jamie Blair Gould, Rick shares some of his delicacy discoveries from different...

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Fear of Flying

For those afraid to fly, Rick receives tips from Steve Hutchison, who leads a Fear of Flying...

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Music Appreciation for Travel I

Tour guide and music expert Margret Hemmen provides tips for researching music festivals in...

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Music Appreciation for Travel II

Margaret Hemmen, tour guide to Europe and vocal instructor at the University of Washington,...

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Notorious Royal Marriages

Leslie Carroll, author of Notorious Royal Marriages, unveils some of the juicy scandals from her...

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Running a Hostel in Europe

Rick learns what it takes to run a hostel in Europe from Stephen McPhilemy, who owns a hostel in...

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Saving Art After WWII: Part I

Robert Edsel, author of The Monuments Men and director of The Monuments Men Foundation, tells the...

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Saving Art After WWII: Part II

Robert Edsel returns to continue the story of the Monuments Men, who re-patriated Europe's...

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Saving Art After WWII: Part III

Author Robert Edsel is join by a real-life monument man, Harry Ettlinger, a German-born Jew whose...

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Sheep Encounters

Rick chats with two sheep experts to learn about the sheep and lambs that dot the hills of rural...

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Skiing the Alps

Donald White, a tour guide based in Lombardy in northern Italy, offers tips for planning a ski...

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The State of the European Union

European Union experts Hilbren Buys and Ben Curtis return with an update on the E.U., to help us...

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