This is the October 2021 issue

Features

Whooper swans in Lake Kussharo.
Wonderful winter wildlife in Japan
By Michael De Rosa
Appears on Page 6
 

Travelers' Intercom

‘Majestic Slovenia’ with AHI International
By Jo K. Lasich
Appears on Page 12
 
“Tent” accommodations can be quite elaborate. Photo by Sandra Anderson
Safari lodges and camps in Africa — what to expect
By George & Sandra Anderson
Appears on Page 13
 
Stretching meals and hoofing it
By Stanley Mui
Appears on Page 16
 
Vernazza’s waterfront. Photos by Liz Fischer
Italy’s Cinque Terre
By Liz Fischer
Appears on Page 21
 
Guarding tourists from Komodo dragons — Komodo island, Indonesia. Photo by Margaret Hinkle
From Bali to Sydney with Viking
By Margaret & Roger Hinkle
Appears on Page 21
 

Travelers' Intercom USA

Southern historic route
By Gene McPherson
Appears on Page 26
 
The Crossroads sign in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Photo by Kevin Wierzbicki
Feeling blue in Mississippi
By Kevin Wierzbicki
Appears on Page 26
 

Calling All Readers!

Elton John and David Furnish in Venice. Photos by Sally Kevers
Pleasant travel surprises (Part 7)
Appears on Page 18
 

Columns

Christiania, an experiment in alternative living. Photo by Cameron Hewitt
Rick Steves’ Europe: Copenhagen’s Christiania: No cars, corporations, or dead fish
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

 
St. Sulpice’s organ, powering worship with music. Photo by Rick Steves
Rick Steves’ Europe: St. Sulpice: The Grand Organ of Paris
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

 
The passeggiata, Italy’s ritual evening promenade. Photo by Rick Steves
Rick Steves’ Europe: Communicating in Italy
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

 
Guzelyurt (which means “beautiful land”) is a Turkish town that has changed little over the centuries. Photo by Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli
Rick Steves’ Europe: Guzelyurt: Beautiful land
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

 
Évora’s main square. Photo by Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli
Rick Steves’ Europe: Esperanza in Évora
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

 
To explore both the country and the barn, think of the cheese course as a tour of France. Photo by Rick Steves
Rick Steves’ Europe: The French restaurant: A spa for your taste buds
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

 
Musician playing the saxophone near the port of Nassau, New Providence Island, The Bahamas, Caribbean.
Only vaccinated to Bahamas. COVID on a Carnival cruise. Some travel insurers won't cover trip interruption in countries rated Level 4 by CDC.
Boarding Pass

By David Tykol
Appears on Page 4
 
In Dingle town, when the sun goes down, traditional music fills the pubs. Photo: Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli
Ireland’s Dingle Peninsula
Rick Steves' Europe

By Rick Steves
Appears on Page 25
 
The Geografile
The Geografile

By Bryan Henry
Appears on Page 26
 

Funniest Thing

Good student
By Carol Peim
Appears on Page 23
 

Where in the World? Correct Answers