Why We Travel

In times of crisis and challenge, we ask ourselves: What is the true value of travel? Is it just hedonism...or something more powerful? After a lifetime of exploring Europe Rick Steves shares his reasons why. This special episode is a sonnet to travel — an introspective love story, set in Europe, that vividly celebrates the rewards of exploring our world and the joy that awaits those who travel.

Rick Steves, America's leading authority on European travel, returns to transport viewers to the continent's bustling cities, quaint villages and picturesque countryside.

Rick Steves' Europe Episodes

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Why We Travel

S11 Ep1108 | 26m 47s

In times of crisis and challenge, we ask ourselves: What is the true value of travel?

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Ethiopia: A Development Story

S11 Ep1107 | 25m 33s

Rick uses Ethiopia as a classroom for understanding global hunger and extreme poverty

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Egypt’s Nile, Alexandria, and Luxor

S11 Ep1106 | 26m 15s

Exploring the Nile Valley from north to south, we see the highlights of Egypt.

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Egypt’s Cairo

S11 Ep1105 | 25m 2s

We visit teeming Cairo, straddling the Nile, exploring the back streets on a tuk-tuk.

Rick Steves' Europe Extras

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