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FRIDAY NIGHT LECTURE SERIES

FRIDAY NIGHT LECTURE SERIES

LECTURE

Rick Steves - Travel to the Nordic Countries

May 13, 2021, 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM

Online Live Stream

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Join us for lively evening with Rick Steves, widely considered America’s most respected authority on travel to Europe. Steves will highlight travel to the Nordic countries with special sites to visit, travel tips and how to have a fun, affordable and culturally broadening experience. We will also learn from Steves how to discover the Nordic countries through the backdoor.  This event will include an extensive Q & A period where you can ask Steves your burning questions.

 

From his first international trip visiting family in Norway during the summer of 1969 when he was 14, Steves has expressed a deep admiration for travel to the Nordic region and for Scandinavian-style social democracy.  The evening is sure to be enlightening and entertaining; Steves had been called goofy, super dork, and revolutionary. If you are not already, the evening will turn you into a Rick Steves cult follower. Prepare for your first or next trip to the Nordic region in a way you never thought possible, by learning from the expert himself.

 

Speaker Bio

Rick Steves is a popular public television host, a best-selling guidebook author, and an outspoken activist who encourages Americans to broaden their perspectives through travel. But above all else, Rick considers himself a teacher. He taught his first travel class at his college campus in the mid-1970s — and now, more than 40 years later, he still measures his success not by dollars earned, but by trips impacted.

 

Rick is the founder and owner of Rick Steves' Europe, a travel business with a tour program that brings more than 30,000 people to Europe annually. Each year, the company contributes to a portfolio of climate-smart nonprofits, essentially paying a self-imposed carbon tax. He also works closely with several advocacy groups and has been instrumental in the legalization of marijuana in states across the US.

 

Rick spends about four months a year in Europe, researching guidebooks, fine-tuning his tour program, filming his TV show, and making new discoveries for travelers. To recharge, he plays piano, relaxes at his family cabin in the Cascade mountains, and spends time with his son Andy and daughter Jackie. He lives and works in his hometown of Edmonds, Washington, where his office window overlooks his old junior high school.

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