Rick Steves Travels to The Buckingham

Arts and Entertainment

April 29, 2015

As part of the Red Carpet Speaker Seriesâ„¢, The Buckingham senior living community recently welcomed residents and guests to hear Rick Steves give an engaging presentation and talk about his book, Travel As A Political Act. Drawing a large crowd for both presentations, Steves shared personal photos from his travels through Europe and the Middle East, and discussed some of his favorite places to visit in Europe. At the end of each talk, Steves participated in a special Q&A session and book signing.


"Rick Steves is extremely fascinating," said Cathy Lightfoot, sales and marketing director at The Buckingham. "It's inspiring to hear how he turned his love for travel into a full time job. He helps open up people's minds to see the bigger picture. After listening to him speak, I added a few more places I'd like to visit to my travel list!"


Steves is well-known for his television show, Rick Steves' Europe, which offers viewers the chance to see different parts of the world each week. In addition to his television show, Steves also hosts his popular radio show, Travel with Rick Steves. He has authored several travel guides in addition to writing Travel As A Political Act.




The Buckingham, a Masterpiece Living community, is Houston's premier life care senior living community located in the heart of the Memorial neighborhood.  Situated on a 17-acre site along Buffalo Bayou at 8580 Woodway Drive, The Buckingham offers resort-style services and amenities for active, independent seniors, as well as all levels of health care services on-site at The Plaza at The Buckingham.  The community features 205 independent living residences; 42 private assisted living apartments; 16 private memory support apartments; and 60 private skilled nursing suites.

The Buckingham is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit senior living community sponsored by Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation (SQLC), a Texas-based nonprofit organization that sponsors sister communities Edgemere in Dallas, Querencia at Barton Creek in Austin, The Stayton at Museum Way in Fort Worth, Mirador in Corpus Christi and The Barrington of Carmel in Indianapolis.  For information visit www.buckinghamhouston.com, or call (832) 426-1372.