Makes me more of a dreamer
I am already a big dreamer, but listening to Rick and his guests makes me think I am in the country he is talking about. I have so many places on my list thanks to him and add more every single day. Keep them coming.
1,000th Review!!! Great show!!!
Love this show! I listen almost every day and am catching up with all the old episodes. Rick is a great travel mentor! Keep on traveling!
It was okay
I really recommend Strange Places much better
Stop interrupting the guests!
While I generally enjoy the guests and topics covered, Rick’s constant interruption and cutting off his guests while they are talking is rude and annoying.
Hi guys please speech about Mongolia which has such a rich History. It should be interesting
I noticed a few other comments about Rick’s annoying habit of constantly interrupting his guests. Does he listen to the interviews? If so, doesn’t he hear himself? I love the concept of the show and appreciate his deep knowledge, but his interview style is distracting. Let your guests finish their thoughts/sentences, please!
Great Travel Podcast!
My wife and I are planning a trip to Italy and this podcast is proving to be a goldmine for figuring out our itinerary. Rick Steve’s and his guests stay focused on what makes a great trip in the limited time available for vacations. Thank you Rick!
So much more than a travel show
I am frequently awestruck at the depth of feeling Rick and his guests convey on their topic. His sensitivity and respect as the outsider, and their expertise and, typically, pride in their home combine to give us listeners a most valuable experience. Rick is a terrific role model for travel—actual or vicarious—as a path to world peace.
Stop political commentaries
Love your travel interviews, but prefer not to have the political commentaries.
Example: "Kerouac's Firewatch"
Like this show a lot.
Amazing actor. Awful band...really really bad!!!!!
JESUS but SLEEVELESS
-LES COUCHON- 💄🐷🍒👠
Great content but...
He talks over all of his guests! I understand he’s travelled the world back and forth, but the point of having guests is to let THEM share their expertise. I feel like he’s constantly interjecting and adding his opinion - which is often corrected by guests - and it’s irritating to the point where I had to take a break from listening.
Good content but glitchy download
I like this podcast and I like that Rick covers multiple things in one show to keep it fast paced. But about one in every five downloads glitches on me and I don’t get to hear it. I don’t have these issues with the other podcasts I follow.
Travel advice + book recommendations
I love Rick Steves Podcasts; he seems to hone in on The obscure travel topics I love to hear about. This is also an excellent way to discover new books that you may not of heard of, but are excellent reads.
Too many topics for a 50 min podcast
I’ve always enjoyed watching Rick on his travel shows, and it translates well to podcast. My only request is for him to interview one or two people in each podcast vs three. When there are so many different topics to talk about and people to interview the whole thing is rushed and feels lacking.
Love the show - just wish it was one or two subjects max per podcast.
In love in Utah..
Rick. I have been a podcast junky for a couple years now and listen to little else. I have had about 8 that I rotate through and have hung on every episode. However, I can honestly say since I did a search for travel podcasts and listened to the first episode of yours I’ve not listened to ONE podcast I had previously subscribed to. I wake up at 530 every morning now just so I can go for a run while listening to your shows. I make an excuse to go for drives to listen and every spare moment you are in my ears. Everyone I know asks me where I’ve traveled to today. And my answer is Istanbul Budapest Cairo Disney Land Ireland .. learning about the wars of our past and the history of our planet.. how to find our ancestors, how to appreciate our roots, and be still, and be present, and learn to live life on another deeper level. Ive road tripped the south and know the best places to have clam chowder in the East.. I’ve hiked Mount Everest and been on safari in Africa.. I AM IN LOVE!!
Ever since living in Israel at 14 yrs old for a year something has been awakened inside me and travel and history and people are in my bones. I’ve learned so much and feel life more deeply and you’ve fed my soul. I hope that some day I can go and experience the beauty of this planet and its people and all it has to offer, but until then thank you thank you for opening up this world for us all!(And I don’t agree that you interrupt your guests. You’re perfect!) Love, Your #1 fan Haley Carlson in Utah ♥️🌎
Great, but please...
I've been listening to this podcast forever. It's very engaging and informative. It compliments the books brilliantly. However, please, Rick, stop interrupting or cutting off your guests when they're talking. Sometimes they're in the middle of a story or an explanation, and you interject with YOUR explanations. I think your guests are smart enough to explain things to your audience. That's my only beef with this podcast. Otherwise, keep up the good work. Thank you!
Be the Foote
The show does a great job being engaging and encouraging listeners to continue to be excited about travel. I love how the show highlights experiences that can take you off the beaten path. Also neat hearing experiences of callers.
So many wonderful places to go, but I’m sad that I may only know many places through Rick Steves. Thanks for the opportunity to learn about the world!
Travel from 20-72 on paid vacations.
I do not beg, so I worked and travelled the world on paid vacations. I am so happy to listen and watch virtually now from 72 to my present 77. Travel is the very best educaton on the good, bad, and ugly.
A MUST Listen for Travel Planning
I am a huge fan of travel podcasts and listen to them religiously. I listen to travel podcasts to be inspired and to gather useful information to apply to my own travels . I LOVE the Travel with Rick Steves podcast because it’s ALL ABOUT TRAVEL and not much else. I appreciate that episodes get straight to the point, the subject matter is discussed without too much personal banter like many other travel podcasts. And of course there is Rick, who is a master host and guides conversations with his guests so well. The reputation of Rick Steves’ content and production quality translates to his podcasts. I only wish there are more, more, more episodes!
Most excellent indeed
Love listening to this podcast at work. Thank you Rick Steves!!!
Inspiring and Informative!
I love listening to this podcast during my commute! Thoughtful tips and insights into the beauty, culture, and rewards of travel. Keep it coming!
Love this podcast
I am a prolific podcast listener – but somehow hadn’t 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 Steeve’s 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 – 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 needed…
It might get better, but...
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 he’s 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 phone’s ring tone!
Good way to get to know the world a little better thanks :)
Don’t mix politics into your podcasts
I was really looking forward to going on a Rick Steves tour on my first trip to Europe. I’ve 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 I’m 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 don’t like constantly listening to his opinions. I thought the podcast was supposed to be about travel.
GI Joe 78613
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!!
Good podcast, terrible download speed.
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 shouldn’t take 1 1/2 hours to download a single episode but every week that’s 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 it’s a server/bandwidth issue on the server side. I can’t even think of downloading past episodes to load up for a trip because it would take days!
A bit speedy
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.
Informative and Inspiring Travel Show
I like Rick's family-friendly style, practical tips, and the way he brings my wanderlust to life.
love this song from him. CAN i
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 Steve
From our house to yours💞🏡🌲
Great travel show!
So fun and relatable. Love these podcasts! There’s always something new and exciting to plan for. Every once in a while there’s a download glitch, but I thoroughly enjoy and recommend this show. Keep up
the great work!
This Rick steves dude is so good
Rick steves? Hell yea bro. He’s 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 it’s 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.
Both a stimulating and relaxing adventure every time
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 1990’s and got us going on trips all over the world. We acquired the “back door” spirit that took us all over Europe, the UK, Russia and Africa. Rick a Steve’s has broaden his appeal by suggesting all levels of travel and I have always loved his “splurges”.
I really enjoy the show. It takes me back to places I’ve been and into new territory I’d like to go to. However, I can’t 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.
Too much Politics, not enough travel
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.
Maybe more countries?
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.
Buzz light 94
This podcast makes me joyful
The iTunes nanny state
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
Classic Rick Steves
Always an enjoyable, easy listen that provides a glimpse of life around the world and more.
Great show, highly recommend!
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!
Wonderful Every Week
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!
One of the best!
You can’t go wrong with Rick. Whether it’s 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 - they’re so informative!
Just Take Me There!
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!
Great pod cast
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