Premise: Rick Steves' guidebooks, public-radio program and numerous television series have made him an essential resource for travelers wishing to explore Europe. This program finds the knowledgeable host offering globetrotters a fresh perspective on lodgings, transportation and places to visit on their journeys. One thing that hasn't changed, however, is Steves' belief that travelers should become ``temporary locals,'' exploring not only major cities and the usual sites, but out-of-the-way locales that often produce the most authentic, and enjoyable, experiences of a trip.
S04, E11 (First Aired: Dec. 16, 2006)
The challenges and surprises of travel are shaped into a finished show.
S05, E01 (First Aired: Mar. 8, 2008)
Fine living in Burgundy, France; canal barge; medieval hospice; modern monastery.