See Travel Legend Rick Steves in Vancouver, Oct. 26

photo: seniorguidebook.com

photo: seniorguidebook.com

He’s guided you through the castles and cathedrals of Europe with his PBS specials. Now you can meet him live in Vancouver … and learn a few travel secrets he hasn’t shared on TV.

Legendary travel personality Rick Steves swings into Vancouver for a special travel seminar, Oct. 26. Known best for his Rick Steves’ Europe TV series, Steves has also authored more than 50 guidebooks and branched out into radio, newspapers and even smartphone apps in recent years.

In his 90-minute Europe through the Backdoor talk ($25), Steves shares lessons learned from a lifetime pounding the cobblestones and back roads of Europe. A fierce advocate of independent travel, he encourages visitors to become “temporary locals,” skipping the tourist traps and exploring the real culture, cuisine and history that awaits just beyond.

Hailing from outside Seattle, Steves wrote his first edition of the Europe Through the Backdoor guidebook back in 1979. To support his efforts, he opened a travel center in his hometown, teaching piano on the side to make ends meet. Initially, Steves gave away his travel shows to public television stations for free, but his folksy charm and common-sense advice soon won him a huge audience.

Steves speaks on Oct. 26 in the intimate confines of Vancouver’s Roundhouse Centre. For more information, visit Tickets Tonight.

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