Rick Steves


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in Edmonds, Washington, The United States
May 10, 1955

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Richard "Rick" Steves is an American author and television personality on European travel. He is the host of a public television series, and a public radio travel show, and the author of many travel guidebooks and autobiographies.

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Daily Dose of Europe: Gaudí’s Sagrada Família

Antoni Gaudí’s most awe-inspiring work is this unfinished, super-sized basilica. With its cake-in-the-rain facade and otherworldly spires, the basilica has become the icon of Barcelona.


As America continues to suffer crisis upon crisis, it has never been more important to broaden our perspectives and learn about the people and places that shape our world. And for me, one of the great joys of travel

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Rick Steves' Europe Through...

4.25 avg rating — 5,146 ratings — published 1982 — 57 editions
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Travel as a Political Act

4.06 avg rating — 2,597 ratings — published 2009 — 19 editions
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Rick Steves' Europe 101: Hi...

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4.30 avg rating — 580 ratings — published 1984 — 9 editions
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Rick Steves' Italy 2007

4.42 avg rating — 2,583 ratings — published 1995 — 46 editions
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Rick Steves' Paris 2007

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4.37 avg rating — 2,038 ratings — published 2000 — 35 editions
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Rick Steves' Postcards from...

3.92 avg rating — 372 ratings — published 1999 — 7 editions
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Rick Steves Scotland

4.35 avg rating — 321 ratings — published 2016 — 11 editions
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Rick Steves Iceland

4.40 avg rating — 198 ratings7 editions
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Rick Steves' Italian Phrase...

4.34 avg rating — 182 ratings — published 2010 — 4 editions
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Rick Steves' Italian Phrase...

4.20 avg rating — 300 ratings — published 1995 — 5 editions
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“Self-consciousness kills communication.”
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“Be fanatically positive and militantly optimistic. If something is not to your liking, change your liking.”
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“I would like travelers, especially American travelers, to travel in a way that broadens their perspective, because I think Americans tend to be some of the most ethnocentric people on the planet. It's not just Americans, it's the big countries. It's the biggest countries that tend to be ethnocentric or ugly. There are ugly Russians, ugly Germans, ugly Japanese and ugly Americans. You don't find ugly Belgians or ugly Bulgarians, they're just too small to think the world is their norm.”
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