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Five good (Alaskan) reads

...rigid in its outline, author Jim Repine's personality and love of Alaska and its fish comes singing through. Like Rick Steves' Europe books, it is a guidebook you can read cover to cover and discover something much more meaningful than where...
Where the music was BORN

...Salzburg to Wurzburg, Germany. We choose Wurzburg because Rick Steves recommended the reasonably priced Alstadt Hotel and highly...hotel, Giaani and his wife immediately knew we were Rick Steves readers. In the market square we saw a travel poster...
Historic Trier is definitely a must-see

...the Celts 1,300 years before Rome even existed. After we purchased our PFD special fare tickets in 2004 and read Rick Steves' Germany, we knew that Trier was a must-see city. We arrived in Trier at lunchtime. We used the Steves' map and...
In the Stack: Nonfiction dominates this week's library titles

...Tahiti, Mexico and the Galapagos Islands. More narrowly focused travel books include one on Mediterranean cruises and a Rick Steves' guide for travelers with limited mobility. "Hip to Crochet," by Judith L. Swartz. We've been getting a lot...
Rooms galore!

...decided that London's 'flying rats' were a public nuisance and evicted the venerable seed salesman" according to Rick Steves. Alma Harris is a retired Juneau-Douglas High School English teacher who loves to travel and write.
Top Chef a la Juneau, part two which was like, 'What Rich People Followed By Cameras Do in Alaska', but something that's like 50 percent Rick Steves, 30 percent Anthony Bourdain, and the rest Marty Stouffer." Then I'd do my best Marty Stouffer impersonation...
Juneau couple sees castles in Scotland

...which we toured. Travel writer and television host Rick Steves has commented on the old castle: "The interior feels...helped Bonnie Prince Charlie return safely to France.) Rick Steves writes that Bonnie Prince Charlie (Charles Edward Stuart...
Scotland: Visiting Eilean Donan and Blair castles

...Fort Augustus are Lochy, Oich and Ness. Loch Ness is famous for the Loch Ness monster that occasionally surfaces. Rick Steves writes, " ... there have been several seemingly reliable sightings" of the Loch Ness Monster. After we ate lunch...
Pitlochry, Scotland: Likable tourist town, famous for whisky and hill walking

Rick Steves, an American author and television personality on European travel, describes Pitlochry, Scotland, as "a likable tourist town...
Finally visiting Greenwich, London

...Don was disappointed that the Cutty Sark was undergoing conservation and was covered with large tarps. According to Rick Steves, "The Scottish-built Cutty Sark was the last of the great China tea clippers and was queen of the seas when first...


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