W.Va. Public Radio debuts ‘Travel with Rick Steves’

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Got the travel bug? Tune in to West Virginia Public Radio for “Travel with Rick Steves,” part of a new stepped-up weekend schedule. The show will air on Sundays at 4 p.m., beginning July 6.

For decades, Rick Steves has been the go-to guy for travel through Europe, offering the detailed advice on attractions, tours, guides and more. As the story goes, Steves took his first trip to Europe in 1969, visiting piano factories with his father, a piano importer.

He began traveling on his own, saving money for his travels by teaching piano lessons, and opened Rick Steves’ Europe in 1976.

Today he’s a guidebook author and travel TV host with a staff of 80, has a weekly syndicated column, and produces more than 50 guidebooks on European travel.

Now Steves is extending his interest to include more global topics. “Travel with Rick Steves” is billed as a weekly one-hour conversation about travel, cultures, people and the things around the world that give life its extra sparkle.

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