Spain in the Spring

I will be visiting Barcelona and Madrid with a day trip to Toledo in March, and I am eager beyond belief. I’m sure many of you have been to Spain already, so I’m looking for some advice.

Free Writing Workshop

If you are looking for some advice to improve your writing, you might want to check out Dave Fox’s free audio workshop.

Travel Festival Webcast on Saturday

Rick Steves is hosting another live travel festival tomorrow.  The webcast begins at 9:00 AM Pacific Time and can be found at this link.  What seminars will he be offering? 9:00 a.m. European Travel Skills 11:30 a.m. Packing Light and Right 2:00 p.m. France 4:30 p.m. Italy 7:00 p.m. Europe 101: Art and History for…

The Life of a Centerfold

I had to share this with my fans.  If you follow Rick Steves, you know that he has a tour book that comes out each year.  His marketing team asked me to share a blurb about my favorite moment on my trip.  That little piece is now featured in the center of his tour catalog. …

Travel on my Mind

When I wake up in the morning, all I dream about is traveling, taking photos, and sharing my experiences with others.  If that is all I can think about, that is what I should do.  Life is too short to be stuck doing something I don’t want to do.  I’m not afraid of hard work….

Summer 2014

I saw a post on Facebook tonight that stated the largest boost in happiness comes from planning a vacation.  I am feeling it tonight because Rick Steves posted the 2014 tours on his website.  What am I so excited about?  After looking at the dates I have realized I can definitely sign up for my…

Chartres, France

I took the train out to Chartres to get away from the city for the day.  Chartres is a different world compared to Paris.  The streets are quiet, air is breathable, and birds sing as the cumulus clouds fill the blue sky.    I left around 8 this morning and returned around 3:30.  It was…

Life in the 7th

I have a temporary home in the 7th arrondissement tonight before heading to Brugge tomorrow.  We are staying on the 5th floor in the Hotel Kensington, and it doesn’t seem right what I paid for this view.  I’m sure a flat in this area would be near a million dollars, especially with the view we…

Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg is a medieval town that is one of the best preserved in Germany.  Escaping the destruction of war, it almost feels like you are visiting an amusement park look alike. One of the great features of the city is the ramparts.  We hiked up to the top of the wall and made our way…

Packing 101

I’ve shared my packing secrets on here already, but today I present a video for all of you visual learners out there.  If you’d like a written version, check out my article here.  Join me as I show you how the liberated traveler packs (and I teach it all in less than 15 minutes).