Join me today (Oct. 7th) from 7 to 9 p.m. Pacific Time for a live webcast on my Facebook page as I receive the first ever Outstanding Friend of Europe Award from the European Union’s ambassador to the United States. View it by either clicking on the “Rick Steves LIVE!” icon on my Facebook page or by going here.
Following the award presentation, I’ll speak on “Travel as a Political Act” with a special focus on the European Union’s role in making the continent more accessible to travelers. During this talk I will return to my backpacker beginnings, and share how so much travel has shaped my world view. After showing how I graduated from “Europe Through the Gutter” to “Europe Through the Back Door,” I’ll discuss how thoughtful travel can broaden every person’s perspectives, challenge outdated assumptions, and create a force for peace in the world.
If you live in the Seattle area, free tickets to attend this event in person are still available. Learn more and register here.