I've been meaning to post this since I returned from Europe two weeks ago. Like so many on this site, I'm a huge Rick Steves fan. I've grown up watching the show on PBS, I listen to the podcast religiously and treat his guidebooks as gospel when planning my European vacations. As long as I can remember I've been passionate about travel, and in no small part, that's due to Rick's work.
So, you can imagine my total surprise and excitement last month when I happened to run into Rick while strolling the Harbor of Honfleur with my wife! I know lots of folks probably meet Rick at lectures, book signings, travel tradeshows, etc., but there was just something incredible about meeting one of my personal heros - at random - in FRANCE! And, the cherry on top was that he was with Steve Smith! I might have freaked out just a little....
They were both so kind to stop and chat with my wife and me for several minutes and even took a quick photo with us. It was a highlight in a trip full of amazing moments and it's something I will remember forever.
So, that's not your typical trip report, but I thought it was neat and wanted to share.