By Mary Jantsch
Class of 2013
If you could go anywhere in the world, quick, where would it be? Europe? Latin America? North Africa? The Middle East? Chances are any place you pick, Rick Steves has been there. One place Rick Steves can add to his list is Gonzaga University’s Cataldo Hall Globe Room at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 30.
Steves is a world famous travel guide as well as host and writer of the popular public TV series “Rick Steves’ Europe.” Steves’ work has led him to also be a best-selling author of 40 European travel books. Steves’ shtick, if you will, is emphasizing the idea of travel as a “temporary local.” He helps American travelers connect much more authentically with Europe — and Europeans — for a fraction of what mainstream tourists pay.
One of his most recent books, “Travel as a Political Act,” emphasizes the incomparable experience of getting to know people by going to their home. Steves highlights lessons he’s absorbed in tolerance, cultural diversity and new outlooks, learning what it means to be both an American and a citizen of the world.
Join Steves as he talks about his new book and shares his experiences. The event includes a book signing, door prizes and a raffle to win a Rick Steves “Smart Travel Kit.”
Sponsored by the Gonzaga Master’s Program in Communication and Leadership, KSPS Public TV, Gonzaga’s Center for Global Engagement, and the Northwest Alliance for Responsible Media, tickets are free for Gonzaga students and faculty, $15 for the public. Tickets are now available at the Crosby Student Center.