This is the April 2021 issue


Passing the ruins of Godstow Nunnery, northwest of Oxford.
Walking the Thames Path National Trail
By Yvonne Horn
Appears on Page 6

Travelers' Intercom

2021 visit to Yucatán, Mexico
By Harry Conwell
Appears on Page 12
Giant Alcedo tortoises fighting for dominance. The one who raises his head the highest wins. Photos by Wanda Bahde
Galápagos with Lindblad Expeditions
By Wanda Bahde
Appears on Page 12
Gardens of Villa Carlotta — Lake Como, Italy. Photos by Liz Fischer
Lake Como, Italy
By Liz Fischer
Appears on Page 14
Our Germany trip’s first train ride passed by Burg Stahleck (now a hostel), overlooking the town of Bacharach, but this shot was taken from a ferry on the Rhine days later. Photos by Stephen Addison
The perils of overconfidence
By Stephen Addison
Appears on Page 21
Seal of the State of West Virginia, on the carpet of the governor's office in the capitol. Photos by Marv Feldman
Travelers’ Intercom USA
Appears on Page 27

Calling All Readers!

'Kicker Rock,' in the Pacific near the Galápagos Islands (March 14, 2020).  Photos by John Leach
COVID-19 cancellations (Part 8)
Appears on Page 16
David wearing the grape-harvesting basket. Photos by Joanna Schwarcz
Pleasant travel surprises (Part 1)
Appears on Page 19


Siena’s main square and gathering place, Il Campo.
Rick Steves’ Europe: Siena: Italy’s medieval soul
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

Don't be afraid to join a dance in Turkey: Just snap your fingers and shake your shoulders.
Rick Steves’ Europe: Laz-pitality in Northeastern Turkey
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

A flag-flying perch above Bergen, Norway.
Rick Steves’ Europe: Norway: the old country and a new outlook
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

Buckled up as we embark on the via ferrata.
Rick Steves’ Europe: Dangling from a Swiss cliff
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

Milan’s main square and cathedral.
Rick Steves’ Europe: Appreciating Italy's most underrated city, Milan
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

Narikala Fortress, overlooking the Old Town of Tbilisi, Georgia, dates to the 4th century.
COVID-vaccinated travelers' benefits. Cruise lines selling ships. Tripadvisor's user warning
Boarding Pass

By David Tykol
Appears on Page 4
La Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de los Remedios on top of the Cholula pyramid. Photos by Julie Skurdenis
Great Pyramid of Cholula
Focus on Archaeology

By Julie Skurdenis
Appears on Page 24
On-the-Road Travel Tips (part 13)
Far Horizons

By Randy Keck
Appears on Page 26
The Geografile
The Geografile

By Bryan Henry
Appears on Page 26

Funniest Thing

Film editors are underrated
By Emily Moore
Appears on Page 22

Where in the World? Correct Answers