Rick's in Town
My favorite travel guru is in Boston this week! Rick Steves is not only an excellent guidebook writer, but a great travel writer, host of an awesome NPR show and a progressive activist.
I saw him speak in California at a travel conference where he railed against all the profit-driven tours that take kick-backs from crappy tourist stores pointing to their booths right outside of his speaking area and then complained about how the media scares people from traveling while there was a big LA Times banned behind his head.
If you're in the Boston area, check it out:
Rick Steves at the Globe Bookstore
This Thursday at 5pm
90 Mt. Auburn St.