One of the inspirations behind starting sealaura was for me to have a go at being a travel writer.  Rick Steves  has been one of my  (cyber) mentors. I usually load up his podcasts and take the boys (Norman and Newman) for a walk and suddenly find myself walking the streets of Toledo.  Despite my love for travel the profesora budget can be limiting, but thanks to Rick Steves I have "traveled" all over Europe and beyond!
So you can imagine how delighted I was to learn that he was coming to little old Redlands, CAThe NPR station where I volunteer, KVCR is hosting Rick and I am so excited.  You might recall that last spring I went to the LA Travel show to hear him speak.  It felt like I was meeting up with an old friend  telling me the inside scoop on where to go and how to do it on the cheap. Even in a room filled with over 200 people, it was rather personal just like his podcasts.  If you love PBS you might be interested to know that Rick is about to launch his sixth season of Rick Steve's Europe and is kicking off the season with a trip to Spain's Andalucia!!  Click here for preview. And if you are in SoCal you might consider coming to the event here in Redlands on Sunday, October 17, 2010 at 3:00PM.  Click here for more info.

What are your favorite travel shows?