Since the Nixon era, Rick Steves has spent approximately 100 days a year in Europe. Between last March and last September, he recorded no minutes abroad, although Europe was still on his mind. While holed up in his home north of Seattle, the travel expert and multimedia personality created public television shows and hosted virtual events on a world nearly 5,000 miles away. In June, traditionally the start of the peak tourist season, it began accepting reservations for tours departing the following year. Travelers moved quickly, capturing 95 percent of the nearly 31,000 seats on approximately 1,100 group visits from February to December. As for Steves, he finally crossed the Atlantic 18 months after the closure and is quickly making up for lost time: this fall he hiked the Alps and stopped in Paris then returned five weeks later to drive. new guides through Italy and filming in Rome, Florence and Athens. Its count for the last quarter of 2021: 30 days.