Guten Morgen — I’m Rick Steves, and happy to announce that the new editions of the Rick Steves Phrase Books for Italian, Spanish, French, Portuguese, and German are out. You know — I don’t speak German, but I know the German phrases, and I know the importance of communicating. When you communicate you connect — you make more friends, you spend less money, and you know what you’re eating. This morning, with the help of my German Phrase Book, I know that my coffee is mit milch, my egg is hard gekocht, I’m drinking not apfelsaft, but orangensaft, and at the breakfast cake buffet I know that this is apple — apfel — zitronenkuchen is lemon cake, and pflaumen— here in the Tirol, the plums are great! Once again, the new Rick Steves Phrase Books for Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and German are out, and they’re all designed so you can travel smarter. Happy travels and guten Appetit!