Rick Steves Shares European Travel Tips at Smithsonian Associates Event

November 12, 2015
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The Smithsonian Associates presents an evening with popular travel expert Rick Steves Thursday, Dec. 3, at 6:45 p.m. in the University of the District of Columbia’s Auditorium at 4200 Connecticut Ave. N.W. Steves will share strategies with the audience on how to make the most of every mile, minute and euro on their next European adventure.

Steves—acclaimed for his bestselling guidebooks and public television series—will pass along tips for planning a smart itinerary, getting off the usual tourist path, overcoming the language barrier, becoming a “temporary local’ and eating and sleeping smartly. He also gives practical suggestions on using credit cards, cash and ATMs, as well as outsmarting the crowds and avoiding the lines at popular attractions.

Beyond putting together a dream itinerary for less, Steves is ready to equip and inspire people to travel with openness, curiosity and willingness to immerse themselves in local cultures and customs—all of which, according to him, are the mark of a great traveler.

Ticket prices for the Smithsonian Associates’ presentation are $42 for general admission and $30 for Associate members. For tickets and information, the public may call (202) 633-3030 or visit www.smithsonianassociates.org.

The Smithsonian Associates—the largest museum-based education program in the world—produces vibrant educational and cultural programming inspired by the Smithsonian’s research, collections and exhibitions. Each year more than 750 individual programs are presented to spark creativity and excite learning in people of all ages in the Washington, D.C., area and across the country. The Smithsonian Associates, which marks its 50th anniversary in 2015, brings the Smithsonian to life through seminars, performances, lectures, studio arts classes and local and regional study tours, as well as many engaging programs for children, including performances, museum sleepovers and summer day camps.

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Lauren Lyons

(202) 633-8614

lyonsl@si.edu