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Thanks, Rick Steves!

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Seattle’s Rick Steves has been touring Europe for decades, and his PBS shows, books, and personal tours to Europe have captivated many of us over the years. The Rick Steves website is one of the web’s best Travel resources with maps and extensive travel tips and participation.

It’s really a “must see website” if you are considering or planning a trip to Europe.

Although I am not a fan of the group tour approach I’m finding that the itineraries are a great way to discover new cities and attractions, and most importantly get a quick feel for the landscape, travel times, etc.

We’re planning the big family tour of Europe now (thanks Eurail.com ! ) and I’m finding that Eurail and Rick Steves are two of the best sites for planning this complicated trip.
Rick’s on Twitter now @RickSteves and I’m hoping he’ll actively participate there, as it’s a great way to project your views to many very fast. He’s also blogging about the politics of travel, offering some really interesting and provocative perspectives on what he feels is a commercialized and narrow view from the American media. Steves’ believes that travel is the best way to experience cultures and countries and people so we fully come to understand them, and hopefully come closer to reducing the many conflicts in our complex world. Keep up the great blogging Steve!

A Great Peru Travel Blog

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If you’re heading to Peru you’ll want to browse Barbara’s excellent blog An American in Lima

She covers everything from culture to food to attractions and as is often the case provides the kind of insights for travel that are lacking in the tourism brochures. You can also interact with Barbara via Twitter

Ten Twitter Travel Tips

Travel, travel and history, twitter

Rob at St Cristopher’s Inn’s blog has a nice post about Twitter and Travel where he gives some tips on how to use Twitter – the explosively popular “microblogging” service now used by almost 8 million worldwide – to make your travel easier and cheaper.

Here is the story

My favorite tip was to use the Twitter version of Britain’s Rail Service to find great deals on train routes:

The tip offs about when super cheap advance ticket are going to go live online are a thing of beauty too! Did you know for example that you can travel from London to Newcastle and back for as little as £28, just by cruising nationalexpresseastcoast.com and chatting with their discount reps at any staffed station? Crazy good times. Check out
twitter.com/nationalexpress

As Travel and History / Online Highways expands to include socializing and social media we’ll be talking a lot more about using social media during your travels.



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