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July 2021 Issue

Funniest Thing

This month’s winner is SONIA IBANEZ of Rego Park, New York:

Some time ago, my partner and I visited the Dominican Republic. Our resort by the beach was about 30 minutes from the capital, Santo Domingo.

Calling All Readers! Responses...

"2020 was going to be a good year for travel, as my husand, Leo, and I had two international trips planned. On April 13 we were to depart on the 'Essential Holland & Belgium Culinary River Cruise' with Vantage Deluxe World Travel -- our fourth trip with Vantage. ..."

-- excerpt from Ann Cyr's letter

Covid 19 Travel

"In October 1993 ... we took a cruise up the Danube to visit Melk Abbey. ... On the upper deck, there was a gathering going on between US astronauts and Russian cosmonauts. ... At one point, the late M. Scott Carpenter, one of the original Mercury Seven astronauts, pointed to my Super 8 movie camera and asked, "Excuse me, may I ask what that is? ..."

-- excerpt from Ada Green's letter

Jerry Vetowich talking to His Excellency the 9th Neyphug Trulku in Bhutan. Photo by Nili Olay

Essay Contest Winners

"We’d left a little later than planned, and now our car was careening down a one-lane road across a remote island in the South Pacific, literally racing the Earth’s rotation.

"It was Easter Day, and we’d come to Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, to watch the sun rise at Ahu Tongariki. ..."

-- excerpt from Angie Cosey's essay (2nd place winner)

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