Rick Steves – The Observer

Travel writer, TV host is the second speaker in the RCLA Town Hall Series.

Rick Steves says Americans should start venturing farther than Orlando.

“I didn’t quite know if it would be rude to say that here or not,” Steves said jokingly after he was met with laughter and applause from the Ringling College Library Association Town Hall crowd Feb. 11. “[Orlando] is great, but after four or five trips, you could go to Portugal.

“There is one guidebook that outsells the ‘Rick Steves: Guidebook to Italy,’ and it is the guidebook to Disney World,” Steves said. “That’s la-la land, that’s escapism, and that’s OK. But there is a reality out there, and if you want to, then you can experience it.”


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