Rick Steves is Coming to Town!

6 pm Thursday, March 14. Reserve your spot today!

The popular travel writer and public TV host will share what he’s learned in 30 years of travel during a special fundraising event at 6 pm Thursday, March 14, at the I Hotel in Champaign. Keep reading to find out how to get tickets.

Tickets are $35. Seating is limited. To make your reservation, email WILL’s Tracy Wikoff at twikoff@illinois.edu or call her at 217-333-7300.

Steves, host of the public television series, Rick Steves' Europe on WILL-TV and WILL-AM's Travel with Rick Steves, will talk about how travel has broadened his perspective and why that matters. Included are tidbits such as why India is his favorite country, why trains are pulling into European stations with birds squished onto their windshields, and how travel challenges truths we’ve always just assumed were “self-evident and God-given.”

From Kurdish wood carvers proudly holding up their chisels to teary-eyed Germans atop their new parliament building, the world is changing and America is challenged, says Steves. Today’s travel writer can be much like the medieval court jester, he says. He can bring home the truth and not get killed.

Steves will be a guest on WILL-AM's Focus at 10 am Wednesday, Feb. 27. Do you have questions for him? Send them to will-talk@illinois.edu, post them on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Focus580 or tweet us at @Focus580. You can also call in during the show.