Steve Smith

Steve Smith received his masters degree from the UW in Urban Transportation and worked for Portland’s public transit system and later Washington State Ferries managing their planning departments. For the past 20 years he has worked for Rick Steves Europe, co-authoring guidebooks to France and training tour guides. Fluent in French, he’s lived in France on several occasions, starting when he was seven. Steve owns a restored farmhouse in rural Burgundy where he hangs his beret in book research season.