It’s day 71 of my 100-day trip to Europe, and I’ve just wrapped up a whirlwind week of guidebook research in Vienna. When I’m on the road researching, I have to be disciplined to, every few days, stop learning and sightseeing — and take some time to massage all that new information into the existing text. This has been my routine for decades during my annual four months on the road. The result (with the help of my wonderful staff of fellow researchers and editors, back in the home office): about 50 guidebooks, each one the most lovingly updated (and usually bestselling) for its destination — http://www.ricksteves.com/guidebooks
This little clip shares my workaday reality as a travel writer. Knowing how much it will help countless travelers next year makes this work very rewarding.