December 2018 Issue

Here are the other articles subscribers will be reading in the December 2018 issue.

Features: "Japan: With the guidance of a travel specialist, a return visit for one traveler and an introduction for the other turns into a journey of a lifetime" and "Ireland: Discovering the lovely lakes, green gardens and plentiful pubs of the western part of this hospitable country."

Columns: "The Mindful Traveler: For those who prefer to not check a bag on flights, Mark shares his knowledge of carry-on luggage and packing light," "Garden Path: The history and wonder of The Crystal Garden in southwestern Wales," "Rick Steves’ Europe: Tips on finding, and getting the best price on, the lodgings you want" and "Focus on Archaeology: A detailed look at Hili, a Bronze Age settlement in Abu Dhabi, plus things to see and do in the emirate."

Calling All Readers!: "Senior Drivers of Rental Cars In some places, rental agencies enforce age limits on renters. Travelers name the companies with which they had success (1 of 2)."

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Funniest Thing

This month's winner is KITTY CHEN DEAN of New York, New York:

While my husband, Richard, and I were checking in at our Ibis hotel in Budapest in October 2018, I asked the desk clerk, "Do you have an exercise room?"

Calling All Readers! Responses...

We asked our subscribers who recently had trouble renting vehicles outside of the US because they were above an age limit to each tell us which country it was, which rental company, what was said, what alternative was found and when it all occurred. Here are a few of the responses, and more will be printed in next month's issue.

As an octogenarian (84) who continues to rent cars outside of the US, I've been refused many times in various countries, usually at the Internet-booking stage.

Ireland’s narrow Wild Atlantic Way is “No Country for Old Men.” Photo and caption by Ron Carlson

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