This is the April 2020 issue

Boarding Pass


David at the doors to the Sheki Caravanserai.
Impressed with a guided tour of the Caucasus
By Linda Phillips
Appears on Page 6
View of the iconic Sydney Opera House.
Touring Australia’s Top End in winter
By Lorenz Rychner
Appears on Page 20
Chef Massimo Tomarchio showing the class how to prepare caponata, which included eggplant, zucchini, pine nuts, raisins, capers and other goodies.
“Cooking in Sicily” with Road Scholar
By George Anderson
Appears on Page 38

Travelers' Intercom

Children running toward us as we passed a school in Baranagar. Photos by Stephen Addison
Tips for first-time visitors to India
By Stephen O. Addison
Appears on Page 14
Typical monigotes in Puerto Villamil. Photo by Rod Smith
New Year’s Eve in the Galápagos
By Rod Smith
Appears on Page 16
Found Odysseys Unlimited’s air policies restrictive
By William Greenwood
Appears on Page 26
Italy with Oceania Cruises
By Philip A. Shart
Appears on Page 26
Stephen, Madeleine and Vera with orangutans in Tanjung Puting National Park, Indonesia. Photos by Stephen Dem
The Wow! of traveling with grandchildren
By Stephen Dem
Appears on Page 28
A 13-year-old Connor Harrison with 100-plus-year-old tortoises — Galápagos Islands. Photo by Nancy Kerr
Three generations enjoy Galápagos
By Nancy Kerr
Appears on Page 30
Tour guides in India
By Leonard Schiff
Appears on Page 32
Joan Cone on the hike between Kafr Malek and Al Auja — West Bank, Palestine. Photo by Bob Cone
Hiking in Palestine
By Bob Cone
Appears on Page 33
The torii tunnel, surrounded by azaleas, at Nezu Shrine — Tokyo. Photo by Clyde F. Holt
Azalea festival in Tokyo
By Jane B. Holt
Appears on Page 34
Carry local currency
By Cindy Tarnoff
Appears on Page 41
Vernon and Nancy Hoium in the Furnas Valley — São Miguel Island, the Azores.
Fine dining in the Azores
By Vernon S. Hoium
Appears on Page 41
Hotel Antumalal, Chile
By Joseph Whitehouse
Appears on Page 43

Calling All Readers!

A school of fish in Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands. Photo by Ann Cabot
‘Experience’ collections
Appears on Page 35

Calling All Readers! Call for Submissions

Ultimate Packing Lists
Appears on Page 17


Europe's timeless traditions
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

An exhibit at the SS <i>Great Britain</i> celebrates the engineering genius Isambard Kingdom Brunel, who designed the historic passenger ship. Photo by Rick Steves
Bristol, England: Suddenly sassy
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

Prague’s Strahov Monastery library was a center of Baroque learning. Photo by Rick Steves
Visiting Europe's great libraries
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

Borough Market, one of London’s numerous food halls and markets, can be a thrifty dining spot. Photo by Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli
London on the cheap
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

Nature is reclaiming a 19thcentury synagogue near the Danube in Vidin, Bulgaria, abandoned during the Soviet era.
Airbnb to authenticate its listings. Rolling out Real ID in the US
Boarding Pass

By David Tykol
Appears on Page 2
If booking same-day tickets to Dublin’s Book of Kells, you’ll find few crowds at the side-entrance ticket kiosks. Photo by Rick Steves
What’s new in Ireland for 2020
Rick Steves' Europe

By Rick Steves
Appears on Page 45
What is now known as the Pond Garden was a fish farm in medieval times — Hampton Court Palace, Surrey, England. Photos by Yvonne Michie Horn
A Hampton Court Palace favorite
The Garden Path

By Yvonne Michie Horn
Appears on Page 46
The Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania as seen from Gediminas Tower in the Upper Castle on Gediminas/Castle Hill. Photos by Julie Skurdenis
Reborn — Palace of the Grand Dukes in Vilnius
Focus on Archaeology

By Julie Skurdenis
Appears on Page 48
On-the-Road Travel Tips (part 1)
Far Horizons

By Randy Keck
Appears on Page 51

Funniest Thing

30 minutes or less or it's free
By Brad Boyle
Appears on Page 43

Where in the World? Correct Answers