• Go outside when you’re inside Europe

    By Rick Steves For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    Travel columnist Rick Steves writes about the joys of outdoor festivals in Europe.

  • Tracking Napoleon’s rise and fall in Paris

    By Rick Steves For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Jul 19, 2015

    Rick Steves writes about traveling in Europe.

  • Europe's local artisans offer increasingly rare view of traditions

    By Rick Steves For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Jul 12, 2015

    Rick Steves: When you've traveled in Europe as long as I have, you experience changes, big and small. And I've been noticing that traditional local businesses are being pushed out by the playground economy that comes with modern affluence.

  • Early risers get best view in much of Europe

    By Rick Steves For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    Throughout Europe — in city squares, outdoor markets, on Alpine mountaintops and Riviera beaches — the local scene comes alive while tourists sleep, when the best sights are blissfully crowd-free.

  • Speeding through Europe on a bullet train

    By Rick Steves

    For The Oklahoman

    | Updated: Fri, Jun 5, 2015

    European train travel is easier and better than ever, thanks to faster trains, new routes and additional amenities to keep you comfortable and entertained on the journey. For me, there’s nothing better than stretching out in a quiet car, blitzing through the European countryside, with hours of uninterrupted time to think and write.  I recently spent seven hours on one of Europe’s luxurious bullet trains. At 12:14 p.m., I settled into my seat, and at 12:16 p.m., the train was gliding out of the station. In no time, I was rocketing toward my next destination, writing and enjoying every moment. The speedometer in my train car was a little shy — only being illuminated when it exceeded 300 kilometers per hour (that’s nearly 200

  • Speeding through Europe on a bullet train

    By Rick Steves

    For The Oklahoman

    | Updated: Sat, Jun 6, 2015

    Rick Steves writes about traveling through Europe by train.

  • Rick Steves: Exploring Colorful Coimbra

    By Rick Steves, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, May 24, 2015

    Rick Steves Travel: Coimbra, Portugal, is an easy-to-enjoy city — a mini-Lisbon, with everything good about urban Portugal without the intensity of a big metropolis.

  • Eating Local: Shopping for a European Picnic

    By Rick Steves, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, May 17, 2015

    Rick Steves: To bolster your travel budget, try picnicking several meals.

  • John Paul II sights: Visiting the world of a modern-day saint

    By Rick Steves, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, May 10, 2015

    Shrines to John Paul II are a common sight in Europe, from the Cathedral of Sevilla to the Basilica of St. Anthony in Padua.

  • Thrive in major cities without going broke

    By Rick Steves, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    There are plenty of ways to thrive in big European cities without going broke. And the good news is that, in so many ways, the less you spend, the more you’ll engage in the life around you.

  • The Peloponnese: Greece's Unspoiled Escape

    By Rick Steves, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    The Peloponnese holds some of Greece's greatest ancient monuments — such as Olympia or Mycenae — but there's a lot more to this region for visitors to enjoy.

  • Eat, view, save: Scenic dining in Europe

    By Rick Steves, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Apr 5, 2015

    Dining while traveling can be costly, but Rick Steves offers advice on scenic, delicious and affordable eateries to try while traveling.

  • Heroic Gdansk is home to much history

    By Rick Steves, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    Many people imagine the hardworking city of Gdansk to be a wasteland of rusted, smoke-belching shipyards — but there’s so much more to see here. Gdansk is second only to Kraków as Poland’s most appealing destination, and it boasts one of the most picturesque old quarters in Europe.

  • Europe's harborfronts slated for makeovers

    By Rick Steves, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Mar 15, 2015

    Derelict areas on the wrong side of Europe’s rivers — what we in the US might call “the wrong side of the tracks” — are being rejuvenated with modern buildings and fresh greenery.

  • What's new in Italy & Spain for 2015

    By Rick Steves, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    New attractions make Italy and Spain exciting places to visit for the first time or to revisit for seasoned travelers.




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