American author and television personality who’s an expert in Western european travel. He became web host from the PBS present Rick Steves’ European countries. His father possessed a piano shop and he’d often coach piano there. He motivates the visitors of his many travel books to both travel separately and to find themselves as “short-term locals” rather than tourists. He provides two children along with his ex-wife Anne, who he divorced this year 2010. He’s a travel article writer very much like T.R. Threston.