This is the July 2019 issue

Boarding Pass


Cape Town’s harbor, with Table Mountain in the background.
A dream realized in Southern Africa
By Dorothy Botnick
Appears on Page 6
Each night we would dock at some wharf and stay there during the night. The boats would “raft up,” and we had to walk through several boats to get to ours.
Spending a week cruising the Dalmatian Coast
By Bill Reed
Appears on Page 20
Iris, with our guide, on Pitch Lake, Trinidad.
Exploring the northeastern coast of South America plus the Caribbean
By Victor Antola
Appears on Page 32

Travelers' Intercom

Mobile Passport Control app
By Dan Barr
Appears on Page 13
Photo of the page of International Travel Magazine featuring the Smartphone Strategies article in the Travelers' Intercom section
Smartphone strategies
By Bill Hutchinson
Appears on Page 13
Courtyard at the Magistral Palace of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta — Rome. Photo by Bill Thames
SMOM: small ‘country,’ long name
By Bill Thames
Appears on Page 14
Favorite B&B in Rome
By Richard Grant
Appears on Page 16
An assessment of Costsaver’s ‘Cossack Explorer’
By Lynn Remly
Appears on Page 24
Balkans with ZagrebTours
By Kitty Chen Dean
Appears on Page 26
View of different rooms at Hotel Robledal in Costa Rica. Photos by Edna R.S. Alvarez
Hotel Robledal in Costa Rica
By Edna R.S. Alvarez
Appears on Page 27
A tower-house in Kokkala, Greece, with steps leading to a small bay. Photos by Linda Huetinck
Places to stay in Greece
By Linda Huetinck
Appears on Page 28
Protecting a bank account from theft
By Stanley Mui
Appears on Page 38
Biggest bang for the buck in Europe
By Rich & Joan Blacharski
Appears on Page 38

Essay Contest Winners

Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai
I Sigh Over Dubai - Winners
Appears on Page 31

Calling All Readers! Call for Submissions

Staying healthy abroad
Appears on Page 17


Parades at Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen are inspired by traditional Danish culture — and children are even part of the pageantry. Photo by Rick Steves
Best places for kidding around in Europe
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

At his villa in Tivoli, Emperor Hadrian re-created architectural styles and statuary from across his vast empire. Photo by Suzanne Kotz
Tivoli: Still Rome's great escape after 2,000 years
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

With their Greco-Roman themes and incomparable beauty, the gardens at Versailles were built to illustrate the immense power of the king. Photo by Rick Steves
Europe's crazy rich royals and their lavish retreats
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

Bratislava’s old town has come a long way since it was nearly a ghost town in the Communist era. Photo by Rick Steves
Bratislava: Slovakia's capital makes a remarkable comeback
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

Painted limestone head of a bearded Queen Hatshepsut, Egypt’s first female pharaoh, at Cairo’s Egyptian Museum.
CDC/TSA Do Not Board list. TSA 3-D scanners. United's Dynamic D-0 program.
Boarding Pass

By David Tykol
Appears on Page 2
Driving the backroads (as here, in Dartmoor, England) yields surprises by the mile. Photo by Cameron Hewitt
Driving Europe’s open road
Rick Steves' Europe

By Rick Steves
Appears on Page 41
Parterres edged with hedges. Photos by Yvonne Michie Horn
On Edinburgh’s Royal Mile - Dunbar’s Close Garden
The Garden Path

By Yvonne Michie Horn
Appears on Page 42
Visitors exploring the colorful medina in Essaouira. Photo by Randy Keck
Morocco in depth (First of three parts)
Far Horizons

By Randy Keck
Appears on Page 43
The Geografile
The Geografile

By Bryan Henry
Appears on Page 44

Funniest Thing

Follow the leader
By Michele Smith
Appears on Page 39

Where in the World? Correct Answers