rick steeves podcasts

Scandinavian Crime Fiction

Two guides to Scandinavia talk about crime fiction from Sweden and other Scandinavian countries, where authors like...

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The Finnish Sauna

Rick talks with travel writer Fred Plotkin about the art of the Finnish sauna. Related travel information at...

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The Baltics

Author Neil Taylor explains how much the Baltic countries have brightened up in the 20 years since they shook off...

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Denmark's Social Contract

In this excerpt from his book, Travel as a Political Act, Rick takes a look at the Danes' recipe for happiness,...

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Finnish Culture

Travel writer Fred Plotkin, who calls Finland one of his favorite places, discusses the country's egalitarian and...

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Stockholm Plus Swedish Culture

Stockholm-based tour guide Marita Bergman provides a glimpse into her home city and gives suggestions for exploring...

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Stockholm, Sweden

Marita Bergman explains the rituals Swedes enjoy to accompany the long days marking the start of summer. Related...

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Swedish Vacation

Swedish guide Marita Bergman explains how to get back to nature in the Swedish countryside. Related travel...

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Tallinn and Estonia

Rick talks with two Baltics experts about Estonia. The country is turning into a popular destination for travelers...

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Intro from Rick Steves

Rick provides a brief introduction to his Italy playlist, a collection of audio files designed to help you plan and...

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Italy - North vs. South II

Rick learns more about the divisions and similarities among Italians with northerner Riccardo Panareo and southerner...

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Italian Rails II

Author Tim Parks returns to discuss the role of the railway in Italian life, and how Italy's trains reflect and shape...

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Italy's Instep

The bottom of the "boot" of Italy is rarely visited by Americans, but it has a lot to offer the adventurous tourist....

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Italian Chaos

Tour guides from Italy tell Rick how they cope with the everyday chaos of their country, and offer tips for how you...

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Italy's Decadent Desserts

Fred Plotkin, author and connoisseur of Italian cuisine, offers some sweet advice on the regional delights of Italian...

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Italian Women in the 21st Century

Three women from Italy — Francesca Caruso, Nina Bernardo, and Lisa Anderson — give us a candid take on the joys of...

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Italian Rails

Tim Parks, author of "Italian Ways: On and Off the Rails from Milan to Palermo," explains what he's learned about...

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Italian Food Culture II

Italian food expert Fred Plotkin explains how to seek out and savor the very best cuisine in Italy. For more info on...

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Northern Italy

Ann Long and Riccardo Panareo, two guides based in Italy, share the highlights of northern Italy, from Milan to Lake...

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Sorrento

Tour guides Ann Long and Aldo Valerio explain how their cliffside city is an easy hop to historical and scenic...

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