Rick StevesFamed travel writer Rick Steves is featured in the August edition of High Times Magazine. He is now on the board of NORML and gave the keynote speech at this year’s conference.

In case you aren’t familiar with Steve, he appears quite regularly on PBS and has an extensive line of DVD’s and books about traveling in Europe. I have used his books with excellent results. My only complaint is that so many people are reading and using his guidebooks that you constantly are running into his readers when you travel. For example, when I was in Salema, Portugal last year, a small-town on the southern Algave Coast that he quite rightly recommends, I found other people from Seattle staying in the same guesthouse as I was. I have often seen people in Museums in Madrid and Rome using his books to guide themselves through art museums, which is also what I am doing. It can get a little nerve-wracking because he is so popular, and his hidden gems don’t remain hidden too long.

According to the High Times article Rick is offering free copies of his books to High Times readers who join NORML. I was unable to find that offer at the NORML site, but it’s probably not up yet. The August issue of High Times should just now be hitting the newsstands. We shipped them last week.
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We wish to salute Rick for his courage and integrity. Not too many public figures would come out so strongly for legalizing marijuana. Please buy the August issue of High Times to read the article and then consider joining NORML.