The annual Travel & Adventure Show Series kicked off its first virtual event October 21, with travel celebrity Rick Steves talking about his insights, some travel tips and the future of European travel.
The talk, hosted by Jack Maxwell from the Booze Traveler series, featured a few videos from Steves’ earlier lectures on different subjects such as how to pack for Europe, where to sleep and eat and how to get the most out of your European vacation.
One of the best tips for when European travel reopens was to research the places you want to go before you arrive; find some places that aren’t on everybody else’s bucket lists, because those will be the ones without heavy crowds and where you can enjoy the travel experience without fear of COVID-19.
If you do go to the busy tourist destinations, plan ahead. Make reservations to visit, for instance, the Eiffel Tower, so you can skip those long lines. Many cities also offer multiple museum passes for one price. So, if you’re in Paris, you can visit the Louvre and the Catacombs for one price. This also means you won’t have to wait in lines to buy tickets,