I didn’t think my goofy old photos would stimulate such a great bunch of comments. I’ve had so much fun reading your questions and thoughts. Many people suggested I write an autobiography and asked for more details on these formative “Europe Through the Gutter” days. I was tempted to reply to each comment directly, but it occurred to me that I have just the book to answer all of your questions: “Rick Steves’ Postcards from Europe.” For each photo I uploaded in this series there is a fun backstory–and it’s all in here. It’s probably my worst selling book. But I must say, those who read it seem to really enjoy it. It’s my best shot at telling the story of how I became a travel writer, how we built our tour business, how we make our TV show, and my favorite behind-the-scenes experiences, encounters, and memories–all lashed into a single fantasy trip through my favorite European itinerary.
To cap off this little nostalgic blog detour, we’ll sell this book for about half price–$10 for the next 24 hours only. Then, I’ll rejoin the 21st century and take you along as I venture to the Holy Land with my TV crew to film episodes on Israel and Palestine.
So, if you want to read all about my vagabond past, take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime chance to buy my worst selling book for half price. You’ll enjoy the most intimate, behind-the-scenes collection of stories this traveler can share.
You and your friends can buy up to five books for this price through this link only (not via my website) until 10 a.m. PDT, Thursday, October 24th or while supplies last. Regular shipping fees apply.
By the way, there are a lot of you, so if the shopping cart is slow, just check back.