im only 15 and watched this whole video and found it very helpful
Grocery-shopping and eating it in your hotel room is both inexpensive and immerses you into the local scene.
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Just toured 11 countries in Europe and Rick was a big help in planning and education for my trip. He knows what he’s talking about!
I got the travel bug making me itch. Man I’m ready to go elsewhere.
I love the lectures that this man gives….SMART, FUNNY AND ENTERTAINING!!!!
Most of the old folk in the crowd will never do what Rick is telling them to do, they are to scared. Thank god, keep them and the giant buses they come on away from me!!!
Oh I loved getting lost in Rome. I have a travelogue that I wrote about it. I did weep at the Sistine Chapel. I had been reading about it all my life, and to actually be there, I was so overwhelmed. I got lost in Paris too. What fun!
this is a very helpful resource for people who have not done a lot of travelling so far, thanks for sharing your insights and experiences
1:04:34 – 1:05:07 😀 so true… Although, I suspect everything he stated is true, and it was enjoyable in learning how to travel intelligently.
Thank you Rick Steves.
See Viki, there are ways to go and experience the real people and culture and not pay through the nose in the over-run “touristie” regulars. – Peppi Turco Travel & Live part time in Italy, France, Where ever.
Swedish: Centralsjukhus, sjuka is the plural adjective for sick/ill
Great lecture Steve! Would love if you would check out my travel videos. I have been blogging and making videos for 3 years now and have been to over 25 countries.
I love watching your shows Rick. Thank you
CS has ways of making sure that hosts are legit. Stay with a host that has hosted a lot of people and are “verified.” Look for their references and testimonials on their pages. I’ve done it and it was great!
I’ve read Europe Through the Backdoor and five of Rick’s guidebooks (including Best of Europe, Best of Eastern Europe, and several country and city guides), and I still learned something new. Rick Steves is my homeboy, I never could’ve done my 95-day 50-city tour without him.
Awesome! Thank you for uploading this. It’s exactly what I needed.
Best tip you gave: stay in small (family, though not always) hotels/B&Bs and eat in smaller restaurants that are usually a few streets away from the tourist hotspots. Spot on! I’m European but that’s what I do when I travel in Europe as well. Best way to meet locals and get the real feel of a place. And Europeans in general don’t hate Americans at all. But it helps if you keep a low profile, don’t be too loud and overly patriotic. Just enjoy, keep an open mind, be respectful and you’ll be fine.
the thing I am enjoying just as much as all the advice is Rick`s humor in these lectures! that is something that I dont think comes across as much in the individual travel episodes. it`s made these lectures very entertaining to watch as well as informative. I think my own intuition about travelling is to get off the beaten track and avoid the crowds whenever possible. I have almost no interest in seeing the tackier tourist `must sees` that inevitably make you feel like a herd of cattle!
Hey Rick! at 43:39 their is an error, the sign is from Sweden not Denmark…
Love the story about the Cheese Shop!!!
Thanks for the information, Steve!
my ‘philosophy’ of traveling too Rick.. the most memorable experience i had in Italy was heading out of Rome (on foot) trying to find marble statues i had seen in an art book. i wanted to take my own pictures. had no idea where i was going exactly, but knew to go North along the river. i was forced to converse with Italians even though i speak no Italian! i would show them a picture and ask them where it was.. ‘200 meters!’ they would say as they pointed. it was a wonderful experience!