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Rick Steves: Catacombs of Europe the ultimate memento mori

Rick Steves: Catacombs of Europe the ultimate memento mori

Deep under the streets of Paris, I was all alone…surrounded by literally millions of bones — tibiae, fibulae, pelvises, and skulls, all stacked along miles of tunnels. I was in the Paris Catacombs.
Rick Steves: Lounging in Italy’s Alps, the Dolomites

Rick Steves: Lounging in Italy’s Alps, the Dolomites

Leaning back in my lounge chair, I enjoy the heat of the sun on my skin. A vibrant sea spreads out before me, but it’s a sea of wildflowers.
Rick Steves: Come for the mud bath, stay for the beer in Trebon

Rick Steves: Come for the mud bath, stay for the beer in Trebon

Until European travel becomes fully open to North Americans, here’s a reminder of the fun that awaits us in Europe. Submerged in a mucky peat brine, it occurs to me that this must be the strangest bath I have ever taken.
Rick Steves: In Ireland, ancient sights precede traditional sounds

Rick Steves: In Ireland, ancient sights precede traditional sounds

Until European travel becomes fully open to Americans, here’s a reminder of the fun that awaits us in Europe. I once met an elfish, black-clad old man in the little town of Ventry, on Ireland’s Dingle Peninsula.
Rick Steves: In Amsterdam, a unique culture built on tolerance

Rick Steves: In Amsterdam, a unique culture built on tolerance

Until European travel becomes fully open to North Americans, here’s a reminder of the fun that awaits us in Europe. Amsterdam is a laboratory of progressive living, bottled inside Europe’s finest 17th-century city.
Rick Steves: Night Watchman guides tourists through Rothenburg

Rick Steves: Night Watchman guides tourists through Rothenburg

Until European travel becomes fully open to North Americans, here’s a reminder of the fun that awaits us in Europe. The walled town of Rothenburg, midway between Frankfurt and Munich, offers the best look possible at medieval Germany.
Rick Steves: Pub crawl offers taste of real Venice

Rick Steves: Pub crawl offers taste of real Venice

Until European travel becomes fully open to North Americans, here’s a reminder of the fun that awaits us in Europe. Venice entertains millions of visitors during a normal year.
Rick Steves: Mending bridges in Mostar

Rick Steves: Mending bridges in Mostar

Until European travel becomes fully open to North Americans, here’s a reminder of the fun that awaits us in Europe.
Rick Steves: Alsace a colourful mix of France and Germany

Rick Steves: Alsace a colourful mix of France and Germany

Until European travel becomes fully open to North Americans, here’s a reminder of the fun that awaits us in Europe.
Rick Steves: Mysterious Britain, where countless wonders lurk

Rick Steves: Mysterious Britain, where countless wonders lurk

Until European travel becomes fully open to North Americans, here’s a reminder of the fun that awaits us in Europe.