Naturally, my column today is about our trip. I could have gone a different direction with it, theme-wise, but the Rick Steves angle seemed the easiest, given my lingering case of jet lag. The next column will contain those all-important travel tips Rick Steves doesn't tell you about, especially when trotting the globe with a partner who doesn't share your - shall we say - traveling style. (Our marital travel alert was elevated to the highest level more than once in the last few weeks.) I'm thinking it might even be good book material.