Ask Your Travel Questions From Travel Star Rick Steves At His Fireside Chat with GetSetUp

GetSetUp News Mar 23, 2021
Guidebook author and travel TV host Rick Steves is America's most respected authority on European travel. Learn more about Rick by watching his TED Talk: "Why Travel Is Well Worth the Money."

Many of you may know Rick Steves from his popular guidebooks on Europe. He’s an American resource on European travel, helping Americans learn about European trips that are fun, affordable, and culturally broadening. Rick Steves started his European travel business in 1976 and has since produced best-selling guidebooks, a popular public television show, a weekly public radio show, a syndicated travel column, and often provides free travel information through his travel center and His travel agency even takes 30,000 travelers to Europe annually on small group tours.

Now he’s coming virtually to GetSetUp for a Fireside chat hosted by co-founder Lawrence Kosick. All of our GetSetUp community can watch this via GetSetUp TV and 30 lucky learners will be able to have a virtual front-row seat to the fireside chat to ask their own questions.

Mark Your Calendars

Conducting guidebook research in Bern, Switzerland.

Register now to save your seat and then be sure to tune in Tuesday, April 13 at 5pm PDT / 8pm EDT, for our special fireside chat with Rick Steves.


Joining GetSetUp at, Guest Speaker Rick Steves will speak on Why We Travel. He will share his favorite travel memories, what travel will look like post-pandemic, and advice for older adults to travel like pros once travel opens up! Grab a tea or glass of wine and join us for an inspiring and delightful conversation with one of the most experienced travelers of our time!

Taping his radio show, Travel with Rick Steves.

Rick will cover topics such as:

  • Why we travel
  • Favorite travel destinations
  • Activism in traveling
  • Travel and the pandemic
  • The future of travel
  • Audience Q&A

Enter Your Name Multiple Times To Win A Virtual Front Row Seat

Hanging out with schoolgirls in Iran.

We want to keep classes intimate for special events like this, while welcoming all of our community at once. That’s why we will have a raffle to select 30 Learners who will be able to join the “virtual front row” and participate in the class on GetSetUp’s new interactive class video platform. As these learners have the opportunity to ask questions they will be brought virtually on stage with Rick to speak with him directly.

Want a chance at “Virtual front row seats”?

Getting your name entered in the raffle for front-row seats at this event is simple.

First, register for the event by clicking here. When you register you can select to enter the raffle drawing.

Then, if you are really interested in being one of these 30 people selected you can get your name entered multiple times by sharing your travel memories on social media.

After you register, send us your favorite travel memory to enter our random drawing to sit on the virtual stage with Rick! Email

Share the joy and post to your social media too and tag GetSetUp!

@GetSetUP #GetSetUp

Join GetSetUp for this fun and exciting Guest Speaker. Let’s start to dream of traveling again together!



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