Travel as a Political Act
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 753 , Segment 7
Episode: Private Space Exploration, The Good Cemeterian, Water Crisis in Cape Town
- Feb 22, 2018
- 17:47 mins
Guest: Rick Steves, Author, “Travel As a Political Act: How to Leave Your Baggage Behind” Most of us consider vacation travel as a break from daily life - a way to relax, see cool things, eat good food. And often, Americans have a Rick Steves Travel Guide in their bag to make the logistics of the trip go smoothly. But if he’s being honest, Rick Steves doesn’t care so much about how well your trip goes logistically. He’s more interested in what you learn from your travel and how you put that to use. Rick Steves’ manifesto “Travel as a Political Act” calls for Americans to take vacations that are more challenging – maybe a little less consumed with eating and site-seeing, and more focused on understanding other cultures.