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European Travel Skills Part 1

Season 7 Episode 712 | 25m 04s

The first episode in this three-part mini-series distills Rick Steves' 30 years of travel experience into 30 minutes of practical advice on how to have a fun, affordable, and culturally broadening trip to Europe. We cover tips on planning an itinerary, hurdling the language barrier, driving and catching the train, avoiding scams, eating well, sleeping smart, and staying safe

Aired: 10/05/12
Distributed nationally by American Public Television
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