Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental
This article appears in our Online Edition, October 2020
Romantic Venice with the Rialto Bridge. Photo by Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli

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 Venice — a reminder of the adventures that await us at the other end of this crisis.

One night, I was with a tour group of older American women gazing at the Bridge of Sighs. We were talking about Casanova, the famous Italian author and lover who was sentenced for spying in the Doge’s...

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Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental
This article appears in our Online Edition, October 2020
Aerial view over the historic center of Edinburgh, Scotland from Calton Hill. Photo by Dreamstime/TNS

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 are a few of my favorite European memories — a fun reminder of all the tasty treats that await us at the other end of this crisis.

My palate has come a long way from my early “Europe through the gutter” days, back when my travel diet consisted of cheap baguettes spread with peanut butter and strawberry jam packed from home. Now one...

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Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental
This article appears in our Online Edition, September 2020
Octopus drying in the sun. Photo by Rick Steves

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
This article appears in our Online Edition, September 2020
Wenceslas Square, where the history of the Czech people plays out. Photo by Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli

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
This article appears in our Online Edition, September 2020
Rome’s Pantheon. Photo by Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli

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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Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental
This article appears in our Online Edition, September 2020
Oslo’s City Hall, with stirring murals and art that depict Norway’s history. Photo by Rick Steves

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
This article appears in our Print Edition, September 2020 -- Page 27
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
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 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.

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: traditional ballads of lament....

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