If you love watching the traveling show then you must be aware of the celebrated traveler that we will be discussing in the post. The traveler Rick Steves had spent most of his life researching guidebooks and filming TV shows mainly in Europe.
Apart from a traveler, he is also popular as an author and activist. He has become a columnist for a syndicated newspaper. Further, the newspaper company has released a mobile phone application ‘Rick Steves’ Audio Europe’ that contents self-guided walking tours and other information on geographics. Want to know more information on his personal and professional life? Then stay tuned.
Caption: The traveler and television personality, Rick Steves.
Rick Steves: Bio, Family, Education
The talented author/traveler was born on 10 May 1955 in Barstow, California, USA. He was born as the son to parents Dick Steves and Juna Ema Steves. His father was a high school band director and piano technician whereas his mother, a homemaker. He grew up along with his two sisters; Jan and Linda Steves. He beholds American nationality and has Norweigan ethnicity.
In 1967, the family moved to Edmonds, Washington and took him to Europe at the age of fourteen to Europe trip. Further, it was back then from when he started to have been curious to discover more about Europe. Regarding education, he graduated from the University of Washington in Business Management and majored in European history.
Rick Steves: Career & Life Achievements
In his early, he had taught travel classes through ‘The Experimental College’ and worked as a tour guide in summers. He has also worked as a piano teacher and wrote his first edition of Europe Through the Back Door (ETBD)and self-published the first edition in 1980. Then in 1991, he hosted his first television show ‘Travels in Europe with Rick Steves’. Followed by his second show ‘Rick Steve’s Europe’ in 2000.
He has written several books like guidebooks, city and regional guides, and phrasebooks. Further, he had co-authored the book ‘Europe 101: History and Art for Travelers’ which gained the best seller international guidebook in the US in 1999. Additionally, he runs his own production company called ‘Back Door Productions’ for which he writes and produces television shows as well.
Along with his writing, he has expanded his career to radio, newspaper, and mobile applications too. He created and hosted the radio show ‘Travel with Rick Steves’ in 2005. Following that, he became a columnist in a syndicated newspaper in 2006. Further, he had expanded his advocacy in politics as well and campaigned Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential campaign. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.
Rick Steves: Personal Life, Wife, & Divorce
Many of their fans must be wondering whether the traveler is in a relationship with anybody right now or not. Here’s your answer currently he is not in a relationship with anybody. After his divorce, he has hidden his personal life away from the media. Maybe, he possibly in a secret relationship but in a safe zone he is moreover a single and focused on his work.
Previously, he has married a long term girlfriend Anne Steves. But there is no exact information on their marriage date. The couple wedded at St Thomas of Villanova, then the reception took place at Saint David Gold Club. However, their long-term relationship didn’t last long and started to turn sour. So, in 2010, the couple gets divorced and walked their way.
Caption: Rick steves with his ex-wife Anne and children.
Together, the couple had welcomed two children; son Andy Steves and daughter Jackie Steves. His son Andy also followed his father’s footsteps and make his career in the traveling field. Further, he founded his own travel company ‘Weekend Student Adventures Europe’ and wrote ‘Andy Steves’ Europe: City-Hopping on a Budget’.
Rick Steves: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
Talking about the earnings of the American traveler, he has been making a good profitable amount from his career. He has also grasped a handsome amount from being a television personality and dealing traveling mainly in Europe. Therefore, he has a net worth estimated at around $15 million accumulating from his career.
He is highly active over different social media platforms with verified accounts. On Instagram, he goes by the handle @ricksteveeurope with 177k followers. On twitter, he has an account @RickSteves with 113k followers He has a Facebook account having more than 614k followers.
Rick Steves: Body Measurements
The television personality has maintained his body in his sixties that stands to a height of 6 feet o inches or 1.82 meters. He has not revealed information on his body measurement except his weigh which has 80 kg. He has brown color hair as well as eyes.