REWIND Travel as a Political Act
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 829 , Segment 6
Episode: Education in Pakistan, Funeral Potatoes, Listening to the Bees
- Jun 7, 2018 11:00 pm
- 17:53 mins
(Originally 2/21/2018) Guest: Rick Steves, Author of “Travel As a Political Act: How to Leave Your Baggage Behind” Sometimes we 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.