As I wrote in this week's Where's Johnny Jet
, while speaking this past weekend at the L.A. Times Travel and Adventure Show, I got to hang out with one of my mentors, Rick Steves. BTW: In case you missed it, I was up in Seattle several months ago taping an hour-long radio interview for his nationally syndicated show (130 NPR stations). The show is now available for free as a podcast on his website. Besides my interview
and all the other interesting travel experts he has interviewed, he also offers free audio tour guides for a number of cities in Europe. They are a little bit difficult to find on his site so it takes some fishing around (here are the French tours
). However, once you find them, all you need to do is download them to your iPod, iPhone, MP3 player or whatever you use and just press play. Rick said he tested them out himself and that they're very informative but it was just a little weird to hear his own voice talking to him. What's also cool is that his 21- year-old son Andrew just created his own handy website
with travel tips and ideas for students abroad. Check it out!