This is the February 2022 issue

Boarding Pass


Portugal’s amazing Azores
By Elizabeth & Phil Eschbach
Appears on Page 6
Birsay Bay, Orkney Islands.
Art in Orkney
By Beth Habian
Appears on Page 20

Travelers' Intercom

Prefers Mobile Passport app to Global Entry
By Kathy Shindel
Appears on Page 12
Renewing a passport during COVID
By Ed Graper
Appears on Page 12
Sought refunds from Ryanair
By Mike Ross
Appears on Page 13
Back from Tanzania
By Mike Cristina
Appears on Page 14
Rome guide highly recommended
By Rick Hale
Appears on Page 15
Estelle Alcaraz by an heirloom credenza at the farmhouse in Pernes-lesFontaines. Photos by Victor Block
Living like locals in Provence with Untours
By Victor Block
Appears on Page 15
Those were the days
By Philip Shart
Appears on Page 21
Kenyan bravery
By Libby Cagle
Appears on Page 22

Travelers' Intercom USA

Alaska custom tour
By Nili Olay
Appears on Page 26

Calling All Readers!

Sometimes the very best breakfast eats are the simplest.
Favorite foods (Part 2)
Appears on Page 18


The old-time sweet shop in York's Castle Museum. Photo by Rick Steves.
Rick Steves’ Europe: York: Vikings, bygone days, and a ruined abbey
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

Herr Jung leads a group through Bacharach, Germany. Photo by Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli.
Rick Steves’ Europe: Lessons from a schoolmaster on the Rhine
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

Budapest’s House of Terror. Photo by Cameron Hewitt.
Rick Steves’ Europe: Cold War memories in Budapest
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

Capturing the colorful port of Nyhavn in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Online passport renewals on the horizon. Email scams on TSA program members
Boarding Pass

By David Tykol
Appears on Page 4
How do you know when it’s safe to travel again? (Part 4)
Far Horizons

By Randy Keck
Appears on Page 24
Market Square in Haarlem. Photo by Rick Steves
Flabbergasted in a Haarlem B&B
Rick Steves' Europe

By Rick Steves
Appears on Page 25

Funniest Thing

Breakthrough in communication
By Jennie and Denzil Verardo
Appears on Page 22

Where in the World? Correct Answers