Rick Steves talks about travel to Europe, Middle East at Bellingham show

Guidebook author and TV travel host Rick Steves hosts two presentations Wednesday, Nov. 19, at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave.

At 6 p.m. he will present a “European Travel Skills” slide show, a 90-minute seminar in which he explains the practical, money-saving ins-and-outs of independent travel.

From 8 to 9 p.m. he will present “The Holy Land: A Talk about Israel and Palestine.” With the help of vivid photographs, he will share the beauty of the conflict-ravaged area, and offer a glimpse of the challenges facing its residents, including disputed settlements, the security wall and refugee camps.

Admission is $5, with non-refundable tickets at Village Books and brownpapertickets.com. Tickets include admission to one or both events. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit Bellingham High’s PTSA.