Every spring and summer, I spend 100 packed days in Europe — updating my guidebooks, filming my TV show, and refining our tour program. This year, I’m kicking things off with an exciting trip through Sicily, where my crew and I are making two new episodes of Rick Steves’ Europe in just 12 days.
With such an intensive schedule, I prefer to keep our crew small and agile. Here in Sicily, it’s just me, producer Simon Griffith, cameraman Peter Rummel, and tour guide Alfio Di Mauro — and every inch of our rental car is packed to the max. Take a peek inside the car as we get some of “the glue,” or drive-by shots, that we’ll use to connect scenes from different locations.