Join me now for a magic moment in the little town of Hall, Austria — just enjoying good friends, some spaetzle and dumplings, and the mellow tempo of life. The locals here have a name for this cozy feeling: “Gemütlichkeit.” And right now, under this chestnut tree with old friends…it’s Gemütlichkeit.
I’ve traveled to the Alps with my crew to film three new episodes of Rick Steves’ Europe, and we’re off to a great start. We’ve traveled together for decades, and I’ve never seen my cameraman Karel dance — but just look at him now. This is joyful travel.