ALLACCESSSPORTINGNEWS

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Member

football writers logo small 2019-11-21_08-06-30

"6-feet apart is no way to travel"

AllAccessSportingNews

AllAccessSportingNews

June 27, 2020

Rick Steves: Staying 6 feet apart is no way to travel

      The man who made European travel a ubiquitous part of U.S. travel television - is grounded for the first summer in 30 years.

Rick Steves, the host of TV's Rick Steves’ Europe is riding out the pandemic at home near Seattle. He doesn't know what's next for travel after the pandemic any more than the rest of us do, he said in a recent interview by the Washington Post.

But he knows this: Travel, the way he travels, is a long way off and he's not willing to change to the 'new norm.' "I'm not going to morph into something else," he said. "I'm not going to start doing gourmet river rafting tours in Idaho." Social distancing has no place in his brand of travelβ€”the "Rick Steves kind of Europe," he called it. "I don’t want to take people to Amsterdam and have them eat in little bubbles," he said. "You go to an Irish pub to sit next to a stranger and drink beer. You go to France to have your cheeks kissed." 

Steves expects his kind of Europe to return, but if it doesn't, "people staying six feet apart and wearing masks is not my idea of travel."

Given the exhaustive isolation the pandemic has forced on us, Steves said, we could all use a bit of travel now. "We gain understanding when we travel," he said, adding, "If everybody traveled, we would be able to celebrate diversity instead of being afraid of it." 

At his home at sunset, Steves performs a lockdown ritual all his own. "I get out my trumpet and I stand out here on my little balcony, overlooking my town, and play taps," he said. "It's an eccentric thing to do. And every night, all over the town, people clap." 


From RickSteves.com

Together, we are hopeful and looking forward to the day when we can tour Europe again safely. But we are in the midst of an unprecedented crisis and no one knows how long it will last. Like you, we're watching the coronavirus news closely and adapting to it as quickly as we can.

About Rick Steves

Rick Steves, America's most respected authority on European travel, empowers Americans to have European trips that are fun, affordable, and culturally broadening. In 1976, he started his business, Rick Steves' Europe, headquartered in Edmonds, Washington, near Seattle. There he produces a best-selling guidebook series, a popular public television show, a weekly public radio show, a syndicated travel column, and free travel information available through his travel center and ricksteves.com. Rick Steves' Europe also runs a successful small-group tour program taking 30,000 travelers to Europe annually.

AllAccessSportingNews

AllAccessSportingNews

Ran DeBord - All Access Sporting News

 Follow @AASNSports on Twitter, or me, @RanDeBord

Attributes: AASNSports;   WashingtonPost


Comments

  • No Comments

More Travel and Adventure HERE πŸ‘ˆβœˆοΈπŸ§—πŸΌβ€β™‚οΈ


NFL News

More NFL news HERE πŸ‘ˆ 🏈


Health News

More Health News HERE πŸ‘ˆ πŸ’ͺπŸ½πŸ§˜πŸΌβ€β™‚οΈ


 College Football News

More College Football HERE  πŸ‘ˆ 🏈


Golf News

More Golf news HERE πŸ‘ˆπŸŒπŸ»β€β™‚οΈβ›³οΈ


More Travel and Adventure News

More Travel and Adventure HERE πŸ‘ˆβœˆοΈπŸ§—πŸΌβ€β™‚οΈ


More Health News

More Health News HERE πŸ‘ˆ πŸ’ͺπŸ½πŸ§˜πŸΌβ€β™‚οΈ


More NFL News

More NFL news HERE πŸ‘ˆ 🏈


 College Football News

More College Football HERE  πŸ‘ˆ 🏈


More Golf News

More Golf news HERE πŸ‘ˆπŸŒπŸ»β€β™‚οΈβ›³οΈ


AllAccessSportingNews HOME 🏠



Where Texans turn for Sports, Adventure, Health, Fitness, Travel, and even more news, right here!  Follow us @AASNSports on all social media platforms. 


Consider becoming a VIP Patron. Support local journalism. Any amount matters. Donations are processed through PayPal. We're in this together.

Powered by SmugMug Owner Log In