What I Learned on My First Post-Pandemic Summer Vacation Abroad

Night walk along the Rhine in Basel, Switzerland. Photo by the author.

“John, we love you!”

A woman behind my wife and me in the massive security check-in queue at JFK was shouting to man being escorted with his wife, VIP-style, to the front of the line. As we were trying to figure out who they were, the couple turned their masked faces to acknowledge the adulation and we realized it was John Legend and Chrissy Teigen. News…