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If you've ever watched and enjoyed Rick Steves, you'll definitely want to check out the Footloose travel videos from Dave and Debra Rixon. Like Rick
Steves, Dave and Debra make travel videos about various European destinations – but unlike Rick Steves, their videos are delightfully in-depth. Instead of a 20-minute overview, they typically offer 1.5-2.5 hours of scenery and commentary.
Sadly, Amazon's Prime Video program has been cutting back on the amount of non-fiction programming they offer from independent producers, so Dave and Debra are no longer able to offer all the titles as free to view with Amazon Prime (where Amazon pays producers based on views they receive). If you've been putting off watching, it's a good idea to get in a viewing now because there's no telling when or if Amazon will drop more of them.
To ensure people could continue to enjoy their titles, the ones that have been dropped are available to rent or buy. Since it's (understandably) a little more difficult to navigate all the options now, we've gathered up all their videos below, along with links for where you can stream them.
If you prefer to purchase DVDs, that's also an option. They make region-free DVDs, which means you don't need to worry about which country your DVD player is encoded for. You can CLICK HERE to view their shop. Keep in mind that some titles (like Footloose in Tallinn, Footloose in Dubrovnik, etc.) are bundled together under the title: Footloose in Europe: City Breaks for streaming purposes.
Watch Footloose Travel Videos Set in the British Isles
Footloose in Oxford & York – The newest in the series, this video sees Debra and Dave visiting two of England's history-packed smaller cities, Oxford and York.
TV Connections: Many will recognise Oxford as the backdrop to shows like Inspector Morse, Endeavour, Lewis, and parts of A Discovery of Witches. York is less popular as a TV setting, but the show Eternal Law is set there, and parts of Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell were filmed and set in York.
Footloose in England: Along the Ridgeway – This two-hour walking film takes you along southern England’s oldest green road. The 85-mile walk includes stone circles, hill forts, villages, and more.
Footloose in London: All the Best Sights of our Capital – UK filmmakers Debra and David Rixon offer budget-minded tips for visiting London and viewing its best sites.
Footloose in London: Undiscovered and Unusual – This episode takes a look at some of London's less conventional attractions and sites.
Footloose in the Cotswolds, Part 1 – UK filmmakers Debra and David Rixon visit Stow, Chipping Camden, Broadway, and the gardens of Kiftsgate and Hidcote.
Footloose in the Cotswolds, Part 2 – UK filmmakers Debra and David Rixon visit Cheltenham, Painswick, Tetbury, and the City of Bath.
A Classic Tour of Scotland: Footloose Special – UK filmmakers Debra and David Rixon travel Scotland in an Airstream trailer, stopping off to visit locations like the Isle of Skye, Glasgow, Stirling Castle, Edinburgh, and Inverness.
Footloose in Scotland: The West Highland Way – This two hour programme follows David and Debra as they walk the 95-mile West Highland Way from Glasgow to Fort William. At time of writing, this one is no longer available on Amazon in any form – but you can click the title to head over to Vimeo, where you can rent or buy it.
Footloose in England: Tales from the Thames – This video follows the River Thames from its modest source in the Cotswolds all the way to Windsor, stopping off at a variety of pubs, villages, and towns along the way. At time of writing, this one was not available on Amazon in any form – but you can click the title to head over to Vimeo, where you can rent or buy it.
Footloose in England's Lake District – England's Lake District is the serene landscape that inspired author Beatrix Potter, poet William Wordsworth, and fellwalker Alfred Wainwright. In this video, David and Debra follow in their footsteps, visiting locations associated with some of the area's most famous people and taking us through many of the towns and lakes of the area.
Footloose in Ireland – This nearly two-hour programme sees David and Debra visiting both Dublin and the Dingle Way. No longer available through Prime Video, this one is purchase or rental only.
Watch Footloose Travel Videos Set Elsewhere in Europe
Footloose in Europe: City Breaks – This one is actually a collection of shorter travel videos, each one set in a different European cities. Season 1 visits Rome, Amsterdam, Lucerne, Barcelona, Salzburg, Venice, Regensburg, and Dublin, while season 2 visits Budapest, Prague, Dubrovnik, Tallinn, and Krakow.
Footloose in Austria: Hallstatt & Salzburg – In this video, David and Debra visit Hallstatt in the Salzkammergut region of Austria, taking scenic walks in the mountains, meeting locals, and then heading into the historic city of Salzburg.
Footloose in the Austrian Tyrol – This four-part tour kicks off with scenes from Kitzbühel during the AlpenRallye classic car event, followed by a steam train journey from Mayrhofen to Pertisau, a modern rail journey through the Inn Valley, and a trip to Innsbruck and the Stubai Valley.
Footloose in Switzerland – This two-part tour of Switzerland includes a trip to the Bernese Oberland, full of meadow walks and waterfalls, along with a visit to Lucerne, the beautiful city on the lake.
Footloose in Bavaria – This feature-length video tour takes you through some of Germany's best preserved medieval towns and castles, including Schloss Neuschwanstein, the castle that inspired Walt Disney.
Footloose in Italy: Cinque Terre & Venice – In this video, Dave and Debra take a late summer trip to Italy, following the coastal path of the Cinque Terre before heading to the city of Venice.
Footloose in the Italian Lakes – Debra and David enjoy the incredible scenery of the four major lakes in northern Italy: Lugano, Maggiore, Garda, and Como. There's one section for each lake, and their travels include boat rides, walking trails, gardens, castles, and museums.
Footloose in Italy III – This lengthy tour of Italy sees David and Debra visiting Naples, the volcanic island of Ischia, Pompeii, Vesuvius, and Sorrento before heading to the Amalfi Coast and the Isle of Capri. No longer available through Prime Video, this one is purchase or rental only.
Footloose in Italy IV – Follow Debra and David as they visit Rimini and San Marino on the Adriatic, followed by a trip to Tuscany where they take in Florence, Pisa, and Lucca before arriving at Siena. They end the video at Rome, taking in some of the area's best attractions and walking trails.
Footloose in Italy V – The fifth Footloose video in Italy focuses on the southern portion of the country, including Alberobello, cave dwellings in Matera, resorts like Tropea and Scilla, and then a visit to Sicily. They wrap it up with Taormina and a trip to Mount Etna.
Footloose in Holland – In this first part of this video, we see the cost of the Netherlands and its many resorts and nature reserves. In the second part, Debra and David take us into Amsterdam, visiting popular sites like the Coster diamond factory and the Anne Frank House.
Footloose in Spain – David and Debra visit the Alpujarras region of Andalucia in Southern Spain, then move on to the more glamorous, urban city of Barcelona.
Footloose in Poland – This video finds Debra and David exploring the Tatra mountains, visiting the resort city of Zakopane, and then heading on to Krakow.
Keukenhof Gardens & the Dutch Flower Parade – This video offers an hour-long tour of some of the most beautiful gardens in the world, along with a stop by the annual Dutch Flower Parade.
Footloose on Madeira – This feature-length video sees Debra and David visiting the tiny Portuguese island of Madeira. Over the course of five sections, they visit the capital, take a number of walks around the stunning scenery, and then visit the island's famous flower festival.
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