This is the October 2020 issue

Boarding Pass


View of the Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System.
A wonder-filled tour of Iran
By Glenda Willman
Appears on Page 6
Saipan’s Plaza de España.
Exploring the legends of the Pacific by ship
By Lynn Remly
Appears on Page 19

Travelers' Intercom

Marvin Feldman on the promenade at the Old Venetian Harbor in Chania, Crete. Photo by Carole Feldman
Relaxing in Chania, Crete
By Marvin Feldman
Appears on Page 11
Regional JR Passes
By Kathy Wilhelm
Appears on Page 12
Unwind at Japan’s onsens
By Stanley Osur
Appears on Page 12
Travel books
By Victor Block
Appears on Page 13
A magical swoop of meadow along Alta Via 1, between Rifugio Averau and Rifugio Citta di Fiume — the Dolomites, northeastern Italy. Photo by Inga Aksamit
Hut-to-hut hiking in the Dolomites
By Inga Aksamit
Appears on Page 23
The ‘magic’ of postcards
By Piotr Kumelowski
Appears on Page 25

Calling All Readers!

The Philippine tarsier is the world’s smallest (and, in my opinion, cutest) primate. I saw this one at the Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary on the island of Bohol in the Philippines in January 2018. Photo by Esther Perica
COVID-19 cancellations (Part 2)
Appears on Page 14


Aerial view over the historic center of Edinburgh, Scotland from Calton Hill. (Dreamstime/TNS)
Rick Steves’ Europe: Europe’s quirky taste treats
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

A farmer loads up his tarp for a hayride directly to the barn. (Rick Steves, Rick Steves’ Europe)
Rick Steves’ Europe: Gimmelwald: The Swiss Alps in your lap
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate, now a symbol of peace and reunification. (Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli, Rick Steves’ Europe)
Rick Steves’ Europe: Today’s Berlin: Freedom’s victory dance
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

Romantic Venice with the Rialto Bridge. (Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli, Rick Steves' Europe)
Rick Steves’ Europe: Venice and the Stendhal Syndrome
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

Woodcarving of Māori rowers in the Te Wairoa museum, near Rotorua. Photos by Julie Skurdenis
The Māoris of Aotearoa (First of two parts)
Focus on Archaeology

By Julie Skurdenis
Appears on Page 27
On-the-Road Travel Tips (part 7)
Far Horizons

By Randy Keck
Appears on Page 30

Funniest Thing

Night watch
By Sheila Monk
Appears on Page 25