Video: Season 9 Bloopers

I’ve learned from my own school of hard knocks that life is too short to work with people you don’t enjoy. I want to work hard, collaborate with great talent, and have fun in the process. And I’ve found that, from a practical point of view, if you’re not having fun when producing a travel show…the actual show will suffer.

Here’s a peek at some of the laughs we shared while filming Season 9 of Rick Steves’ Europe. You’ll see me getting photobombed by an Italian, sucking in my gut, begging a Romanian local for brandy, napping in a hammock, almost mastering the dramatic pause, having a staring contest with the camera, and laughing more than I speak.

Watching this, I’m thankful to everyone behind the scenes who makes this work both gratifying and enjoyable. And I’m thankful to you for traveling — and laughing — along with us.