This is the December 2021 issue

Travelers' Intercom

At 2,351 meters above sea level, the Azores' Mount Pico is Portugal's highest mountain. Photo by our guide Filipe
Post-vax trip to the Azores
By Norman Dailey
Appears on Page 12
A dragon’s blood tree — Socotra, Yemen. Photo by Alla Campbell
Unusual flora in Socotra, Yemen
By Alla Campbell
Appears on Page 14
Advice for when you arrive
By Stanley Mui
Appears on Page 20
‘I’ll never forget the kids’
By Ed Graper
Appears on Page 21

Travelers' Intercom USA

Red-rock formations at Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway, Texas. Photos by Stephen Strecker
Exploring the Texas Panhandle
By Stephen Strecker
Appears on Page 26

Calling All Readers!

United Airlines Plane
Travel etiquette
Appears on Page 18

Calling All Readers! Call for Submissions

I wanna go back
Appears on Page 17


My dinner with Franklin: <i>Indimenticabile</i>. Photo by Rick Steves
Rick Steves’ Europe: My dinner with Franklin
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

Helsinki’s Lutheran Cathedral. Photo by Cameron Hewitt
Rick Steves’ Europe: 800 Finnish singers march into battle
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

An elegant pool at the Caracalla Thermal Baths. Photo by Sandra Hundacker
Rick Steves’ Europe: Baden-Baden: Getting naked with strangers
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

Leon Hochman's travel room, with a world map, his <b><i>ITN</i></b> Travel Awards and souvenirs of his travels.
Which countries' digital COVID vaccine certificates does the EU accept? Within Canada, vaccinated passengers only.
Boarding Pass

By David Tykol
Appears on Page 4
Banana Blossom Salad ready to serve.
What’s Cooking in… Vietnam
What's Cooking in...

By Sandra Scott
Appears on Page 23
How do you know when it is safe to travel again? (Part 2)
Far Horizons

By Randy Keck
Appears on Page 24
To explore both the country and the barn, think of the cheese course as a tour of France. Photo by Rick Steves
The French restaurant — a spa for your taste buds
Rick Steves' Europe

By Rick Steves
Appears on Page 25

Funniest Thing

Chance meeting
By Jim Royle
Appears on Page 21