t Bellingham High School – 2020 Cornwall Ave. Tickets are $5 and available at Village Books and online at Brown Paper Tickets. Doors open at 6:30pm, event is at 7pm. Proceeds will benefit Bellingham High School’s PTSA.

Join Rick Steves as he reviews the most important practical travel skills to help turn your European travel dreams into smooth and affordable reality this coming season.  From Amsterdam to Venice and many points between, Rick Steves is a virtual wealth of travel tips and amusing cautionary tales not to be missed! Freshly back from lots of travels, he’ll explain the practical, money-saving ins and outs of independent travel. His 90-minute seminar is packed with tips on getting the most out of every mile, minute, and dollar on your next trip.

Acclaimed guidebook author and travel TV and radio host Rick Steves is America’s most respected authority on European travel. Rick took his first trip to Europe in 1969, visiting piano factories with his father, a piano importer. As an 18-year-old, he realized, “I don’t need my parents to travel!” Rick began traveling on his own, funding his trips by teaching piano lessons. In 1976, he started Europe Through the Back Door, a business which has grown from a one-man operation to a company with a staff of 80 full-time, well-travelled employees at his headquarters in Washington State. There he produces more than 50 guidebooks on European travel, the most popular travel series in America on public television, a weekly hour-long national public radio show, a weekly column syndicated by the Chicago Tribune, and free travel information available through his travel center and website, www.ricksteves.com. Rick Steves’ Europe Through the Back Door also runs a successful European tour program. In 2012, its best year ever, Rick’s tour program took over 12,000 Americans on more than 450 bus tours around Europe, covering 30 different itineraries. Rick Steves lives and works in his hometown of Edmonds, Washington.