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Travel author Rick Steves comes to Spokane on Nov. 29

TV host and travel writer Rick Steves will travel to Spokane on Nov. 29 to discuss his book, “Travel as a Political Act,” with the Northwest Passages Book Club. (Courtesy of Rick Steves)
From staff reports

Guidebook author and travel TV host Rick Steves joins the Northwest Passages Book Club on Nov. 29 to talk about his book, “Travel as a Political Act.”

Tickets are available at for the 7 p.m. event at the Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave.

Steves lives in Edmonds, Washington, and he has published more than 50 guidebooks on European travel. He also has a popular travel series on public television, a weekly hourlong national public radio show and a weekly syndicated column.

His book, “Travel as a Political Act,” is a collection of stories and lessons from the road. Steves encourages travelers to embrace cultural differences with joy rather than with judgment.

“Eat with your fingers in a Sri Lankan restaurant that has no silverware,” he says, “Dip your fries in mayonnaise in Belgium, smoke a hookah in Greece, kiss a stranger on both cheeks in France, or attend a hurling match in Ireland.”

Northwest Passages, The Spokesman-Review’s community book club, is partnering with KSPS Public Television for the Nov. 29 event in Spokane.

General Admission tickets cost $10. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

The VIP Ticket Package is $40. That includes a copy of “Travel as a Political Act,” a glass of wine at the Terra Blanca Wine Bar during the author reception with Steves, and a reserved seat for the book talk.

Auntie’s Bookstore has copies of “Travel as a Political Act” for sale at a 15 percent discount for Northwest Passage readers.

For more information about the book club and upcoming events, visit Northwest Passages at