Travel Writer as Court Jester – Rick Steves tells it like it is.
Rick specializes in European travel guides. His “Europe Through the Back Door” was my bible during my 10-month grand tour of the continent. His insight into Europe and how to find the authentic experience is wonderful. His thoughts on travel in general are equally so.
In this presentation called “Travel as a Political Act”, Rick speaks about politics and much more.
It’s a long talk – over an hour. But it’s Sunday. The day to relax, read, walk, meet with friends… and watch things like this video.
This “Sunday Series” is a new addition to Solo Traveler. It delivers different perspectives and different voices on travel. Two weeks ago I gave you Mandalay by Kipling. Last week it was a video of past US Poet Laureate Billy Collins reading “Consolation” with his very dry wit.
I hope you’ll take the time to watch/listen to Rick Steves. You’ll be entertained. Many of your opinions will be affirmed and some may be challenged. I hope you enjoy.