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10 tips for travel as a political act

The great value of travel is the opportunity it offers you to pry open your hometown blinders and broaden your perspective. And when we implement that world view as citizens of our great nation, we make travel a political act. Here are my top 10 tips for doing just that:

Reading the Northwest: Why Rick Steves sees travel as a political act

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 5, 2018, 9:08 p.m.

Rick Steves has been guiding Americans through Europe for so many years, it’s like an old friend leading us along the ancient cobbled streets. His book, “Travel as a Political Act” urges Americans to go beyond tourist attractions and dig deeper in their travels, to engage with the people we meet and understand what makes us different – and how we are the same.

100 Things To Do In Spokane: Reader Submissions

The Spokesman-Review published "100 Things to Do in Spokane Before You Die" on Oct. 1 and we invited readers to share their local favorites and bucket list picks. Here's what readers are saying.

Northwest Passages upcoming events

Nov. 29: Travel author and TV host Rick Steves talks about “Travel as a Political Act” at the Bing Crosby Theater. 7 p.m. Get tickets.

Dec. 5: Top Chef meets the Instapot: An evening with Spokane chef Chad White and Laurel Randolph, author of “The Instant Pot No-Pressure Cookbook.” Dorothy Dean joins this special event, too. Information and tickets coming soon.

Dec. 11: “A Year in the Fields,” by the staff of The Spokesman-Review. Get tickets.

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