This is the May 2018 issue


Greenland landscape.
Exploring the harshly beautiful landscapes of Greenland and Canada’s Labrador
By Lynn Remly
Appears on Page 6
The royal chess match begins, against the backdrop of Marostica’s Lower Castle. Photos by David Prindle
Discovering two of Italy’s lesser-known gems
By Paula Prindle
Appears on Page 20
The ruins of the beautiful Sans-Souci Palace.
Getting a different view of Haiti
By Seth Sherman
Appears on Page 32
An enormous stainless-steel statue of Genghis Khan – Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
Crossing Russia in luxury on the Trans-Siberian Railway
By Alan Lichtenstein
Appears on Page 40

Travelers' Intercom

Glass paste mosaic flanked by frescoes in Casa di Nettuno e Anfitrite — Herculaneum.
See Herculaneum after Pompeii
By Stephen Addison
Appears on Page 13
Architectural marvels in Doha’s Al Dafna district. Photos by Theodore Liebersfeld
Rewards of a stopover in Qatar
By Theodore Liebersfeld
Appears on Page 14
Young Limeños dancing in a square in Lima, Peru. Photos by Albert Podell
Longtime traveler’s reactions to his first cruise
By Albert Podell
Appears on Page 24
Lost luggage with Icelandair
By David Smith
Appears on Page 26
Private tours of Réunion & Namibia
By Carl Herzog
Appears on Page 27
The Balkans with Original World
By Gary LeClair
Appears on Page 29
Pavilion at Vondelpark in Amsterdam. Photos by Francis Garcia
Solo trip to the Netherlands
By Francis Garcia
Appears on Page 29
Travelers’ accessories
By Brooks Goddard
Appears on Page 46
Geotagging tip
By Jane B. Holt
Appears on Page 46
Fan of Kerala backwaters
By Marian Spainhower
Appears on Page 46
‘Cashless’ in Iceland
By Warren R. Moe
Appears on Page 47

Calling All Readers!

Calling All Readers! Call for Submissions

Arranging things at home while away

The world on $100 a day
Appears on Page 17
Senior Drivers of Rental Cars
By Senior Drivers of Rental Cars
Appears on Page 59


The enormous Vasa, decorated with hundreds of wooden statues, was designed to show the power of Sweden’s king. The top-heavy ship sank on its maiden voyage.
Wrecks, rafts and replicas: Scandinavia's remarkable maritime museums
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

The interior of Strasbourg’s cathedral includes an elaborately carved stone pulpit from the 1400s (lower right) and an exquisite gold-leafed organ (upper right).
Strasbourg: The bicultural crossroads of Europe
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

At the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, artifacts recall the games’ ancient Greek beginnings.
Lake Geneva: Switzerland's Riviera
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

European emigrants crowd a dock in Antwerp, Belgium, before boarding a Red Star Line ship for New York.
Europe's emigration museums: Remembering the long goodbye
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

A hawksbill turtle can weigh up to 150 pounds, with a shell 45 inches long. Photo: ©Andrey Armyagov/
Paris Métro fine. Conscientious consumers and tortoiseshell. A drop in bumping by airlines
Boarding Pass

By David Tykol
Appears on Page 2
The Geografile
The Geografile

By Bryan Henry
Appears on Page 23
Maria Luisa Guzman with the fish balls mixture. Photos by Sandra Scott
What’s Cooking in… San Felipe, Mexico
What's Cooking in...

By Sandra Scott
Appears on Page 49
Getting comfortable in coach
The Mindful Traveler

By Mark Gallo
Appears on Page 50
Re-created Vikings’ blacksmith shop and church — Norstead, Newfoundland. Photos by Julie Skurdenis
Vikings in the Americas
Focus on Archaeology

By Julie Skurdenis
Appears on Page 52
The Geografile
The Geografile

By Bryan Henry
Appears on Page 53
“People-to-People” tour group members dancing with firstgraders at the Ibero-American Cultural Center in Holguín, eastern Cuba. Photos by Randy Keck
Cuba update 2018 (First of two parts)
Far Horizons

By Randy Keck
Appears on Page 54
The Geografile
The Geografile

By Bryan Henry
Appears on Page 55

Funniest Thing

Just a window seat, please
By Ellen Rado
Appears on Page 47

Where in the World? Correct Answers