One of Richard's earliest writing gigs was covering travel and dining destinations. He and his husband, Disney artist Steve Thompson, soon found a niche for themselves, chronicling their journeys for publications and visitors bureaus worldwide.
Richard's writing and video production, combined with Steve's photography, art, and huge social media following make them a fun and unique duo for travel projects.
Biking Wine Tour Through Vienna's Wachau Valley
Though it starts with dialogue, video was tailored for users who wouldn't have audio when watching.
Vienna Travel - Saturday at Naschmarkt
Video emphasizes hosts' personalities (and love of drinking) while showing off the location and offering useful travel tips. Audio and visual effects were added to enhance the video.
Salzburg Travel - The Sound of Music tour
Personality-focused video emphasizes Rick and Steve's fun voice, while helping viewers find the various movie locations, and understand both the city and weather in Salzburg.
Vienna Travel - Staying at the Grand Ferdinand Hotel
Set up as a video blog, it not only shows off the hotel using Steve's photography but also captures the duo's personalities.
Vienna Travel - Breakfast at the Grand Ferdinand Hotel
Another video blog with comedic elements, this one focuses much more on the setting and food offerings.
Social Media / video Artwork and Photography
Selections below show off Steve's artwork and images, which were used both on social media and in videos.