Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental
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Octopus drying in the sun. (Rick Steves, Rick Steves' Europe)

As we've had to postpone our travels because of the pandemic, I believe a weekly dose of travel dreaming can be good medicine. Here's one of my favorite European memories set in Greece’s Peloponnese Peninsula — a reminder of the fun that awaits us at the other end of this crisis.

At a beachside restaurant, with my chair and table lodged in the sand, I hear a repetitive beat and feel a faint but refreshing spritzing. Looking around for the source, I see a tough...

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Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental
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Wenceslas Square, where the history of the Czech people plays out. (Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli, Rick Steves' Europe)

As we’ve had to postpone our travels because of the pandemic, I believe a weekly dose of travel dreaming can be good medicine. Here's one of my favorite European destinations — a reminder of the fun that awaits us at the other end of this crisis.

It seems whenever my Czech friends take me around Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, we see the sights and then invariably end up in a pub, where my lessons on the country continue over a few mugs of their beloved...

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Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental
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Rome’s Pantheon. (Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli, Rick Steves’ Europe)

As we’ve had to postpone our travels because of the pandemic, I believe a weekly dose of travel dreaming can be good medicine. Here’s one of my favorite European memories from Rome — a reminder of the fun that awaits us at the other end of this crisis.

I’m hard at work, writing in my hotel room. I’ve spent the whole afternoon splicing changes into the next edition of my Rome guidebook. It’s time for a quick little break, but stepping outside is...

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Oslo’s City Hall, with stirring murals and art that depict Norway’s history. (Rick Steves, Rick Steves' Europe)

As we've had to postpone our travels because of the pandemic, I believe a weekly dose of travel dreaming can be good medicine. Here's one of my favorite European destinations, Oslo — and a reminder of the fun that awaits us at the other end of this crisis.

I’ve been visiting Oslo since I was a kid, thinking about it as both the home of my forefathers and as a model modern city that I wish could inspire my hometown.

I’m at the harborfront dock, where my...

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Rick Steves' Europe
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Fado is sung from the heart. Photo by Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli

As we’ve had to postpone our travels because of the pandemic, I believe an occasional dose of travel dreaming can be good medicine. Here’s one of my favorite European memories — a reminder of the fun that awaits us at the other end of this crisis.

It’s after dark in Lisbon’s ramshackle Alfama neighborhood. Old-timers gather in restaurants, which serve little more than grilled sardines, to hear and sing Portugal’s mournful fado —...

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Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental
This article appears in our Online Edition, August 2020
“To live properly in Venice, you must have a boat.” (Cameron Hewitt, Rick Steves' Europe)

As we've had to postpone our travels because of the pandemic, I believe a weekly dose of travel dreaming can be good medicine. Here's one of my favorite European memories—a reminder of the fun that awaits us at the other end of this crisis.

Descending Venice’s fabled Rialto Bridge, I shuffle slowly, spinning my wheels in a human traffic jam congesting one of the city’s biggest shopping streets. Finally breaking free, I turn down a dank and empty lane, reach...

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Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental
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The serene side of Bruges from a canal-boat tour. (Cameron Hewitt, Rick Steves' Europe)

As we've had to postpone our travels because of the pandemic, I believe a weekly dose of travel dreaming can be good medicine. Here's one of my favorite European memories, from Belgium’s most charming city, Bruges. It’s a reminder of the fun that awaits us at the other end of this crisis.

With a smile, the friendly shopkeeper hands me a pharaoh’s head and two hedgehogs. Happily sucking the liquor out of a hedgehog, I walk out of the small chocolate shop with...

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Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental
This article appears in our Online Edition, August 2020
Street leading to York Minster. (Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli, Rick Steves' Europe)

As we've had to postpone our travels because of the pandemic, I believe a weekly dose of travel dreaming can be good medicine. Here's one of my favorite European memories—a reminder of the inspirational sights that await us at the other end of this crisis.

I’m in York (the most interesting stop between London and Edinburgh), following Edwin, a wry and spry retired schoolteacher, on a walk around town. Edwin stays active leading town walks and giving private tours....

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