This is the September 2020 issue


The Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara temple in Colombo.
A treasure trove of wonders in Sri Lanka
By Marilyn Marx Adelman
Appears on Page 6
A view of Valletta’s harbor from Sliema, just a 10-minute ferry ride from the capital.
Enjoying a 3-day getaway to Malta
By Fred Steinberg
Appears on Page 18

Travelers' Intercom

Aboard Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth. Photo by Josip Palić
Visiting Melbourne, Sydney and more
By Deanna Palić
Appears on Page 11
Passengers on one of the ship's tenders. Photo by Steve Plotkin
Fiji to Tahiti aboard MS Paul Gauguin
By Steve Plotkin
Appears on Page 12
The Periclean colonnade at Achilleion Palace on Corfu. Photos by Carole Feldman
At their own pace in Corfu and northern Greece
By Marvin Feldman
Appears on Page 22
Recommended driver in Morocco
By Deborah Filcoff
Appears on Page 24
Ready for tea at <i>ROBA Bar & Restaurant</i> in London. <i>Left to right:</i> Stephen Addison, Ann Hustis, Nick Assad and Paula Owens.
English tea for jet lag
By Stephen Addison
Appears on Page 24

Calling All Readers!

Woman making injera (sour fermented flatbread) in Bahir Dar, northern Ethiopia, in October 2019. Photo by Marian Herz
COVID-19 cancellations
Appears on Page 14


Octopus drying in the sun. (Rick Steves, Rick Steves' Europe)
Rick Steves’ Europe: Greece’s Underrated Peloponnese Peninsula
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

Wenceslas Square, where the history of the Czech people plays out. (Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli, Rick Steves' Europe)
Rick Steves’ Europe: Czech out Prague
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

Rome’s Pantheon. (Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli, Rick Steves’ Europe)
Rick Steves’ Europe: Swept away in Rome
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

Oslo’s City Hall, with stirring murals and art that depict Norway’s history. (Rick Steves, Rick Steves' Europe)
Rick Steves’ Europe: Charming, challenging Oslo
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

One of four statues of mothers around the Fountain of the Mothers of Macedonia in Skopje, North Macedonia. In the background, on a 15-meter-tall platform, is a 13-meter-tall bronze statue of Philip II, father of Alexander the Great.
Countries opening borders. COVID-19 safety considerations on commercial airlines
Boarding Pass

By David Tykol
Appears on Page 2
The Geografile
The Geografile

By Bryan Henry
Appears on Page 10
Fado is sung from the heart. Photo by Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli
Fado: the Lisbon blues
Rick Steves' Europe

By Rick Steves
Appears on Page 27
Randy Keck (at right) enjoying the good life with a fellow passenger from Australia, barging on the Canal du Midi in southwest France in spring 2015.
On-the-Road Travel Tips (part 6)
Far Horizons

By Randy Keck
Appears on Page 28

Funniest Thing

Supply and demand
By Col. Don Edmands, Jr.
Appears on Page 25

Where in the World? Correct Answers