Join us in a conversation with Rick Steves on March 18 at 6 p.m. on KPBX 91.1 and KSFC 91.9, or stream online or via your smart speaker. This broadcast event will include information by Rick Steves about the current travel industry in light of the pandemic, projections for the future and a bit of reminiscing. Get your questions ready for a Q&A session hosted by Doug Nadvornick during the program.
You can hear Rick Steves on his show Travel with Rick Steves every Saturday morning on KSFC 91.9 at 8 a.m.
About Rick Steves:
Rick Steves is a popular public television host, a best-selling guidebook author, and an outspoken activist who encourages Americans to broaden their perspectives through travel. But above all else, Rick considers himself a teacher. He taught his first travel class at his college campus in the mid-1970s — and now, more than 40 years later, he still measures his success not by dollars earned, but by trips impacted.
Rick is the founder and owner of Rick Steves' Europe, a travel business with a tour program that brings more than 30,000 people to Europe annually. Each year, the company contributes to a portfolio of climate-smart nonprofits, essentially paying a self-imposed carbon tax. He also works closely with several advocacy groups and has been instrumental in the legalization of marijuana in states across the US.
Rick spends about four months a year in Europe, researching guidebooks, fine-tuning his tour program, filming his TV show, and making new discoveries for travelers. To recharge, he plays piano, relaxes at his family cabin in the Cascade mountains, and spends time with his son Andy and daughter Jackie. He lives and works in his hometown of Edmonds, Washington, where his office window overlooks his old junior high school.