Mr. Hunter couldn't resist the opportunity to pose with Rick Steves.
We learned about one of our favorite places to eat in Paris (Le Petit Cler) by leafing through the Rick Steves Paris guidebook as we rode the #63 bus back into the center of town after visiting the lovely Musée Marmottan. The bus took us along the Seine, so we hopped off at a stop near Les Invalides and then scooted over to rue Cler, where we found -- as promised -- interesting shops and a yummy lunch. (Also recommended on rue Cler: the sweets at A la mere de famille. You could pick out your own caramels to take home in a crinkly bag... deliciousness!)
And the Travel with Rick Steves episode about Salzburg inspired us to spend a lovely afternoon in Hallstat, Austria, with a satisfactory stop at an alpine slide overlooking Wolfgangsee. The blue of the Wolfgangsee lake was so clear and beautiful!
Thanks for the travel tips, Mr. Steves!
(And by the way, we quite recommend the Rick Steves radio show.)