April 2019 Issue

Here are the other articles subscribers will be reading in the April 2019 issue.

Features: "Europe: A canceled group tour leads to a private, guided journey to Greece, North Macedonia, Kosovo and Albania for two sisters on the lookout for amazing sights," "Germany: Joining friends and family for a tour of the towns along the Mosel River by bike and by barge" and "Asia: Heading out to explore the historical sites and lush landscapes of Indonesian Borneo and Java, with a pre-tour stop in bustling Hong Kong."

Columns: "What’s Cooking In…: Honduras. It’s Mariscada Teleña (Coconut Pineapple Seafood)" and "Far Horizons: A self-drive exploration of southern Portugal’s Algarve region, this second leg taking Randy and Gail from Salema to Lagos, Quarteira and Vilamoura (2 of 3)."

Calling All Readers: "Credit Card Trip-cancellation Coverage: Subscribers name credit cards that offer trip-cancellation/interruption insurance coverage on travel arrangements purchased with the card."

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Funniest Thing

This month's winner is TONY LEE of San Francisco, California:

Traveling on the Silk Road in China in July 2018, I arrived at Jiayuguan. The westernmost gate of China's Great Wall is located outside of that city, and I hired a driver to take me to several sites along the wall. Unfortunately for me, the driver spoke no English, and I had only a minimal understanding of Mandarin, so we had to rely on using the translation apps on our phones.

Calling All Readers! Responses...

Carol Anderson asked, "Are there any cards that do trip-cancellation coverage better" (than that provided by the United MileagePlus Explorer Visa card from Chase)? Yes, I know of one that's better, but it's very pricey: the United MileagePlus Club Visa card from Chase.*

At $450 a year, this card has a hefty annual fee, but among its many perks is a one-year membership to all the United Club airport lounges, which was important for my husband and me when the lounges at Newark Liberty International Airport were being renovated and not allowing anyone but members in. ...

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