I love listening to this podcast during my commute! Thoughtful tips and insights into the beauty, culture, and rewards of travel. Keep it coming!
I am a prolific podcast listener â but somehow hadnât discovered this one until recently. I love the variety in the episodes, the perspectives from natives, travelers, and ex-pats alike, and as always I appreciate Steeveâs respectful and Intelligent approach. I also find the breadth and originality of topics featured of great quality and interest. These episodes are an absolute delight â transporting me out of the stressful political discourse that is all around us here in the states, and thinking fondly about past and future trips to lovely places, as well as engaging my intellect along the way-just what I neededâ¦
I just listened to the interview with the Irish comedian (Maeve Higgins) and was struck by the cultural snobbery and ignorance about immigration issues in the US. She and Rick boiled down enforcement of immigration laws to racism and fear. I can get that BS on the evening news so why would I want to hear it in a TRAVEL podcast?
Rick Steves was my original source for video on travel. I got on to the podcast format later, and heâs a delight to listen to. I have so much respect for his brand, which encompasses so many formats and causes. I have his theme song as my phoneâs ring tone!
Good way to get to know the world a little better thanks :)
I was really looking forward to going on a Rick Steves tour on my first trip to Europe. Iâve been listening to some of his podcasts and while listening to episode 527, it just got too political. Please leave your political and social views at home. Now Iâm having second thoughts about using his tour company on my first European trip since that podcast was so off-putting. I love listening to the tour guides on his show but donât like constantly listening to his opinions. I thought the podcast was supposed to be about travel.
Spot on with this Podcasts. Always asks and answers my next question before I think of it! I wanna grow up to be like these folks. Covers more than Europe which is appreciated to include US and Canada. Outstanding!!
I loved Rick on TV and this podcast is just a great continuation of that show that I can enjoy while driving. My only beef is the turtle slow download speeds. It shouldnât take 1 1/2 hours to download a single episode but every week thatâs how long it takes. No other podcast I listen to has this issue. And I have this problem over cell or Wi-Fi so I know itâs a server/bandwidth issue on the server side. I canât even think of downloading past episodes to load up for a trip because it would take days!
I love Rick and all he does, but this podcast seems to be so d up. They are talking so fast that I got anxiety from listening to it!
Great travel information with a fantastic array of locations.
I like Rick's family-friendly style, practical tips, and the way he brings my wanderlust to life.
While decorating our house for Christmas I listen to so many of your shows & felt like I traveled the world. Thank you for all the wonderful adventures right in my own house. Merry Christmas SteveFrom our house to yoursðð¡ð²
So fun and relatable. Love these podcasts! Thereâs always something new and exciting to plan for. Every once in a while thereâs a download glitch, but I thoroughly enjoy and recommend this show. Keep upthe great work!
Rick steves? Hell yea bro. Heâs so good and he talks about this stuff that so good bro. If there was 10 stars I would give it to Rick steves. Two first names is funny but itâs really his name I think. And he has a tv show too so you should watch that because he shows where he goes to at the same time he talks about it.
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 1990âs and got us going on trips all over the world. We acquired the âback doorâ spirit that took us all over Europe, the UK, Russia and Africa. Rick a Steveâs has broaden his appeal by suggesting all levels of travel and I have always loved his âsplurgesâ.
I really enjoy the show. It takes me back to places Iâve been and into new territory Iâd like to go to. However, I canât 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 canât go wrong with Rick. Whether itâs 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 - theyâre 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.
Weâve been long-term Rick Steves/ETBD followers, but this is our favorite way to get new travel info. Since we canât 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 - weâve 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!
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 clichÃ©s, 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