Exhilarating Fun with Our Family of Rick Steves Tour Guides

We just flew in more than 140 tour guides from across Europe and the USA for an intense week of workshops, radio interviews, tour reunions, travel talks…and rip-roaring fun.

I love our guides. They are remarkable people — big personalities who embrace life with gusto and passion. Here’s a little series of photos that capture a few of the countless wonderful moments that filled our time together.

For six nights, well over a hundred tour guides packed various venues with events around town (and, later on, many invaded the bars on Main Street for after-parties).
For me, a highlight of the summit is having the entire group over to my house. It’s an exhilarating exercise to gather more than 100 fun-loving, high-energy, fascinating people under one roof. Thunderous! My favorite night of the year.
The guides always make the most of their free time while they are in town. This year, some of the gang checked out Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture.
Our European guides love their American travelers — and they are always up for a little dose of American culture during their annual visit.
Our tour guides came together to raise $1,000 to send one of their favorite Edmonds bartenders to Europe.
This year, we capped our annual Tour Guide Summit with a Wild West dance.
From cowboys to cows, we had a blast.

 

Thanks for the photos, Jorge Román, Stephen McPhilemy, Francisco Glaria, and Trish Feaster (The Travelphile)!

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