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Stephanie Craig & Christopher Mitchell

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Travel writers Stephanie Craig and Christopher Mitchell chat about episodes of the classic travel tv show, Rick Steves' Europe.
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1:20:06 | Jun 23rd

In this episode, we chat about the 2012¬†Rick Steves‚Äô Europe¬†episode ‚ÄúRome: Back-Street Riches‚ÄĚ with the travel legend, Rick Steves himself! ¬† We'll talk about how much Italian food is too much, Rick's philosophy on action shots, and the single best R...Show More

1:09:27 | Jun 9th

In this episode, we chat about the 2003¬†Rick Steves‚Äô Europe¬†episode ‚ÄúDublin and Mystical Side-Trips.‚ÄĚ We discuss Dublin's amazing museum scene, how to earn a certificate in pouring a Guinness, and whether there's just too much to do in Dublin for a s...Show More
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1:12:18 | Aug 6th

In this episode, we chat about the 2018¬†Rick Steves‚Äô Europe¬†episode ‚ÄúPortugal's Heartland.‚ÄĚ ¬† We'll talk about our favorite Portuguese wines, if the Duoro Valley is the prettiest place on Earth, and why a Portuguese road trip is always a good idea. ¬†...Show More

56:04 | Jul 9th

In this episode, we interview the man himself, Rick Steves about all things travel!   We share listener questions, talk about the ethics of travel and climate change, how to avoid lines in Europe, what we can expect from future episodes of the sh...Show More

1:13:00 | May 29th

In this episode, we chat about the 2018¬†Rick Steves‚Äô Europe¬†episode ‚ÄúEuropean Festivals I.‚ÄĚ We chat about how festival travel is different from regular travel, how not to be a jerk when you're at a religious event, and why Greek fireworks have a safe...Show More

1:01:53 | May 20th

In this episode, we chat about the 2012¬†Rick Steves‚Äô Europe¬†episode ‚ÄúRome: Baroque Brilliance.‚ÄĚ Note: This episode was recorded in March and is being released now due to technical issues with the editing process of the episode.

51:33 | May 13th

In this episode, we chat about the 2006¬†Rick Steves‚Äô Europe¬†episode ‚ÄúSalzburg and Surroundings.‚ÄĚ We discuss apple strudel, how Chris made it to almost thirty years-old without seeing The Sound of Music, and how many action shots Rick packed into this...Show More

1:01:44 | Mar 17th

Holy cow, Chris met Rick in Toronto after listening to Rick's talk on his book "Travel as a Political Act." For this episode, Chris shares some of Rick's insights from the lecture and we discuss our thoughts. Plus, find out exactly what happened when...Show More

1:15:53 | Mar 3rd

In this episode, we chat about the 2014¬†Rick Steves‚Äô Europe¬†episode ‚ÄúAmsterdam.‚ÄĚ We discuss Dutch cuisine, the ethics of AirBnB, and why Stephanie ended up running through the streets of Amsterdam fleeing an imaginary Jason Bourne-style killer. Plus ...Show More

1:09:34 | Feb 17th

In this episode, we chat about the 2014¬†Rick Steves‚Äô Europe¬†episode ‚ÄúThe Best of Israel.‚ÄĚ We discuss the similarities between Arabic and Israeli cuisine (hint: indistinguishable to the layman), chat about the political impact Rick makes with even hav...Show More

1:24:19 | Jan 13th

In this episode, we chat about the 2004¬†Rick Steves‚Äô Europe¬†episode ‚ÄúBudapest: The Best of Hungary.‚ÄĚ We discuss why the Terror House Museum is one of the best in the world, the delicious Hungarian cuisine, and whether or not you should go on a Danube...Show More

1:14:06 | Dec 30th, 2018

In this episode, we chat about the 2014¬†Rick Steves‚Äô Europe¬†episode "European Travel Skills: Part I¬†.‚ÄĚ We discuss tricks and tips for renting cars, why we avoid trains at times, and we enjoy Rick Steves' without his shirt on.

1:13:29 | Dec 16th, 2018

In this episode, we chat about the 2014¬†Rick Steves‚Äô Europe¬†episode ‚ÄúBerlin.‚ÄĚ We discuss why Berlin is a great place to get Turkish food, why Berlin is one of the best cities to visit museums, and how it might be the best world-class city for the bud...Show More

1:11:55 | Dec 2nd, 2018

In this episode, we chat about the 2000¬†Rick Steves‚Äô Europe¬†episode ‚ÄúLondon: Royal and Rambunctious.‚ÄĚ For this episode, we're joined by friend and special guest Chris Christensen, host of the Amateur Traveler podcast. We'll chat about what has change...Show More

1:17:18 | Nov 18th, 2018

In this episode, we chat about the 2002¬†Rick Steves‚Äô Europe¬†episode ‚ÄúThe Best of West Ireland: Dingle, Galway, and the Aran Islands.‚ÄĚ We'll chat about how whether or not you should visit the Aran Islands, what it's like driving through the Burren, an...Show More

1:10:14 | Nov 4th, 2018

In this episode, we chat about the 2012¬†Rick Steves‚Äô Europe¬†episode ‚ÄúRome: Ancient Glory.‚ÄĚ We'll chat about how this episode is different than Rick's typical style, whether "Italy at night" qualifies as an emotion, and how much gelato is too much gel...Show More

1:06:03 | Oct 21st, 2018

In this episode, we chat about the 2010¬†Rick Steves‚Äô Europe¬†episode ‚ÄúThe Best of Slovenia.‚ÄĚ We'll chat about Ljubljana's charming architecture, discuss how many days are the right amount to spend at Lake Bled, and Stephanie will dish about her Sloven...Show More

1:11:49 | Sep 30th, 2018

In this episode, we chat about the 2016¬†Rick Steves‚Äô Europe¬†episode ‚ÄúBulgaria.‚ÄĚ We'll debate whether Sofia or Plovdiv is the best city in the country, talk about what it's like to visit Budludzha¬†today, and swoon at Rick's updated interpretation of D...Show More

1:06:42 | Sep 16th, 2018

In this episode, we chat about the 2004¬†Rick Steves‚Äô Europe¬†episode ‚ÄúHighlights of Paris, Eiffel and Monet to Cr√®me Br√Ľl√©e.‚ÄĚ We‚Äôll talk about the number one mistake first-time tourists make in the city, the do's and don'ts of riding the metro without...Show More

57:01 | Sep 2nd, 2018

In this episode, we chat about the 2012 Rick Steves' Europe episode "Venice: City of Dreams." We'll talk about bad Italian pronunciations, debate whether overtourism or climate change poses a bigger threat to Venice's future, and marvel at Rick's abi...Show More

57:13 | Aug 19th, 2018

In this episode, we chat about the 2016 Rick Steves' Europe episode "Romania." We'll talk about Romania beyond Dracula and castles, the difference between hornica and tuica, and how much polenta is too much polenta. Plus, we're still awestruck at how...Show More

50:32 | Aug 4th, 2018

In this episode, we chat about the 2004 Rick Steves' Europe episode "Poland Rediscovered: Krakow, Auschwitz, and Warsaw." We'll talk about Stephanie's love of Salt Mines, Chris's love of Polish vodka, and whether or not Krakow is the best surviving m...Show More

0:00 | Jul 22nd, 2018

Chris got married! Congratulations!!! Weddings are hectic! Chris needed to take a week off to deal with all of the wonderful errands that weddings require during their lead-up. Therefore, instead of bringing you a brand new episode of R...Show More

1:08:03 | Jul 8th, 2018

In this episode, we chat about the 2008 Rick Steves' Europe episode "Istanbul."  We'll talk about how much Istanbul has changed in the past ten years, ponder if Turkish breakfast is the best meal on earth, and give Rick his due for nearly baring it a...Show More

50:09 | Jun 24th, 2018

In this episode, we chat about the 2008 Rick Steves' Europe episode "Copenhagen."  We'll talk about how Rick throws shade on the Swedes, whether or not drinking Aqua vitae qualifies as an action shot, and why neither Stephanie nor Chris longs for Dan...Show More

56:03 | Jun 10th, 2018

In this episode, we chat about the 2004 Rick Steves' Europe episode "Belfast and the Best of Northern Ireland."  We'll talk about how amazing a full Irish breakfast is, discuss the changes Belfast has undergone in the fifteen years since this episode...Show More

50:35 | May 27th, 2018

In this episode, we chat about the 2006 Rick Steves' Europe episode "Vienna." We discuss the highs and lows of the Austrian food scene, how to rock the Vienna Christmas market scene, and get meta about the definition of museums. Plus we have some har...Show More

55:54 | May 13th, 2018

In this episode, we chat about the 2008 Rick Steves' Europe episode "Athens and Side-Trips." No one holds a gyro or rocks green-on-green quite like Rick Steves. We break down the episode's cold open, best stunts, and fabulous guests while throwing in...Show More

1:03:49 | Apr 29th, 2018

In this episode, we chat about the classic Rick Steves's Europe episode "Barcelona and Catalunya." This episode highlights both the beauty of the region but also has some of Rick's best stunt work (he pops out of an egg FFS. What can't that man do?) ...Show More

06:35 | Apr 28th, 2018

Travel writers Stephanie Craig and Christopher Mitchell chat about episodes of the classic travel tv show, Rick Steves' Europe.