We have enjoyed Rick Steves and his European tours on public TV for years. We’ve even used a Rick Steves travel guide or two to find our way around France and Italy.

Only through social media, however — like the Rick Steves Facebook page and Rick Steves YouTube Channel — can you truly appreciate the goofball behind the travel nerd.

Above is the blooper reel from Season Six of Rick Steves’ Europe, and there’s plenty more behind the scenes footage at YouTube.