Austria is known for its slow-paced, stop-and-smell-the-strudel attitude. For Christmas, Austrians start early, go slow and touch all the holiday bases.
About 25 miles from Florence and Siena, this hill town is visually striking and perfectly preserved.
These days, the Paris hill is equal parts charm and kitsch — so take a walk on the back streets, where a bit of village...
It’s a land of lusty men’s choirs, salty harbors, slate-roofed villages, stunning mountains.
Traveling on your own can be rewarding, vivid and exhilarating. With a positive attitude and solid information, you’ll thrive in Europe.
Those artifacts and artworks may seem dusty and old, but they’re springboards into living, breathing history.
In many places, prices are down, crowds are thin and cultural events are in high swing.
Rick Steves’ list includes Paris, Granada, the Greek Islands and good ol’ Edmonds, WA.
From islands in the lagoon to ancient towns of Padua and Verona, find plenty of diversions beyond the crowded canal city.
Savor the medieval atmosphere among ramparts that once kept marauders at bay in villages across the continent.