TV Travel Expert Rick Steves Blasts Critic About American Flag In Recon Magazine

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Noted TV travel guru Rick Steves answers a critic's letter in the July-August Recon Magazine. Recon, a new military history travel magazine, features the best historic sites, travel tips, hotels, food, and shopping.

In the July-August issue of Recon, a new magazine devoted to military history travel, PBS TV host and travel expert Rick Steves writes that the American flag is being misused as a symbol. Steves helped to take down flags that the Lion's Club in Edmonds, Wash., put up as a show of support for the war in Iraq.    

Recon subscriber Bill Andersen of Baltimore wrote that Steves' act of removing American flags warranted a ban on his travel products.

"This issue, we have two thought-provoking letters. One from a subscriber--and the other from a noted travel expert," said Stephen T. Powers, Recon's managing editor. "Both writers remind us that the flag belongs to all Americans--of all political persuasions. We seek letters to the editor about travel for both our magazine and website."

Recon features a main story about an epic military history event (this issue features the Little Bighorn), museums, food and hotel reviews, book and movie reviews, and informative travel tips. “We want to show people what is off-the-beaten-path. Based on our own experiences, we want to tell folks what are the best places to visit, stay, eat and shop,” says Robert Woodard, Recon’s editor and publisher.

Recon, published bimonthly and distributed at several museums nationwide, also provides information on nonmilitary sites. “This other information is for those in a family or group who do not share someone’s zeal for past battles, cemeteries and museums--our publication gives them other options," says Powers, who has authored a guidebook on World War II European battlefields called "The March to Victory."    

For more information, contact Kevin Dennehy at (303) 369-3230.

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