Rick Steves, a highly touted travel writer, writes his blog as a way to share his personal thoughts, travel experiences, and candid opinions regarding his travels.Nationally known for his wide array of comprehensive tour guides (mostly for destinations within Europe), Rick managed to acquire his own T.V. show and start his own vlog channel as well.
Aiming to instigate discussion through political observations and cultural insights developed through his global travels, the blog is made for readers with open minds that will not shy away from intense conversations. Additionally, Rick often talks about ecotourism and the future consisting of sustainable travel.
Rick remains a veteran in his field and although he may not go all out on crazy adventures and venture to the most expensive restaurants, Steves still takes in the depths of the culture and the life around him.
It is important to note that Steves pioneers the vision of being a traveler first and a writer second. He cares more about the amount of people he inspired to travel to places he wrote about than the amount of money he makes per blog post. That is why he includes his personal travel guides in his blog. Anyone who uses these travel guides should know that they should expect to avoid big tourist areas, eat tons of delicious food, have life-changing experiences, save money, and make dozens of new local friends.
Steves creates countless itineraries based on the personal tastes of the readers and the amount of time they have to explore. Within these itineraries, everything one needs to know about the country, including restaurants and things to do, is discussed in detail. These itineraries also offer countless travel tips and advice ranging from where to go sightseeing to how to deal with theft and scams while planning and going on trips.