This is the May 2021 issue

Features

We watched these horses relaxing in Lake Nicaragua as we waited for our lunch.
Enjoying the planning process — getting ready for that next travel adventure
By Pat Vinter and Barbara Fenby
Appears on Page 6
 

Travelers' Intercom

This sign sits atop Mount Alamos. Left to right: Tom and Lynn Meadows and friends Vince and Susan.
Hacienda de Los Santos in Álamos, Sonora
By Lynn Meadows
Appears on Page 10
 
Hippo water ferry — St. Lucia. Photo by Mary Taylor
Koningsdam in the Eastern Caribbean
By Mary K. Taylor
Appears on Page 12
 
Museums of Winnipeg
By Edith & Jessie-Eloise Hislop
Appears on Page 14
 
Many of Palau's small islands, with forests reaching to the water, resemble green biscuits. Photos by Gene McPherson
A surprising stopover in Palau
By Gene McPherson
Appears on Page 21
 
Notes from Natives
By Victor Block
Appears on Page 23
 
Bill and Liz Fischer next to a Wells Fargo stagecoach — Oklahoma City.
Travelers’ Intercom USA
Appears on Page 26
 

Calling All Readers!

I bought this necklace and earrings from this very talented woman in Nuku’alofa, Tonga, in February 2020. (South Seas pearls are cheaper than Tahitian pearls.) I can’t imagine all the hours she put into it. Photos by Katherine Shindel
COVID-19 cancellations (Part 9)
Appears on Page 15
 
Sheep hogging the road in New Zealand. Photo by Albert Moore
Pleasant travel surprises
Appears on Page 19
 

Columns

In the Netherlands, pot users go to coffeeshops — not jail.
Rick Steves’ Europe: A coffeeshop conversation in Amsterdam
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

 
Village pubs provide fuel (and memories) for hikers.
Rick Steves’ Europe: The Cotswolds: Thatched kingdom of quaint
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

 
Kraków’s Main Market Square, with St. Mary’s Church.
Rick Steves’ Europe: Poland’s historic, captivating Kraków
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

 
Escargot — a hit with the French.
Rick Steves’ Europe: Escargot and the beauty of Terroir
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

 
Street scene in Oranjestad, Aruba
State Dept. Travel Advisories. Airlines and digital health passports. FAA seeks fines for unruly passengers
Boarding Pass

By David Tykol
Appears on Page 4
 
The Geografile
The Geografile

By Bryan Henry
Appears on Page 8
 
Farmers’ market in Nevesinje, Bosnia & Herzegovina. Photo by Rick Steves
The back road to Mostar - Off the beaten path in Bosnia & Herzegovina
Rick Steves' Europe

By Rick Steves
Appears on Page 24
 
On-the-Road Travel Tips (part 14)
Far Horizons

By Randy Keck
Appears on Page 25
 

Funniest Thing

First impressions
By William Solof
Appears on Page 22
 

Where in the World? Correct Answers