This is the October 2013 issue

Boarding Pass

What airlines and airports do with lost luggage
By David Tykol
Appears on Page 2
 

Features

Iridescent beetles are woven into the headbands of these Wahgi Valley women.
Stepping into a different world on a journey to Papua New Guinea
By Knox Bell
Appears on Page 6
 
Let the Dream Come True,” at the 2013 Sun Island International Snow Sculpture Art Expo in Harbin, China.
Snow and ice – enjoying the winter festivals of China and Japan
By Miyako Storch
Appears on Page 18
 
Hvítserkur, a basalt rock formation at Húnafjörður.
Photographing the otherworldly landscapes of Iceland
By Gordon Kilgore
Appears on Page 34
 
Dutch gables are typical of the architeture found in Oranjestad, Aruba.
Cruising through the Panama Canal
By Harvey Hagman
Appears on Page 44
 
Fascinated with Poland and its people
By Karl and Ann Springer
Appears on Page 48
 

Travelers' Intercom

Of these three AutoBank ATMs on the left, we used the second and third machines.
Precautions for travelers
By Diane Steele
Appears on Page 12
 
Mexico City bus tour
By Stephen O. Addison, Jr.
Appears on Page 14
 
Brussels’ Rue des Bouchers
By Nancy Norberg
Appears on Page 15
 
Ground operator stiffed, travelers stuck
By Shabbir Khan
Appears on Page 22
 
Great views, cold rooms — Himalayas in winter with OAT
By Florence Drake
Appears on Page 25
 
Guide in Cambodia
By Mike Rothenberg
Appears on Page 29
 
Italy arrangements by IC Bellagio
By David E. Anderson
Appears on Page 30
 
Edinburgh and St. Andrews
By Marilyn Myers
Appears on Page 31
 
Panama Vacation Quarters
By Howard Landis
Appears on Page 33
 
Easter Island with Road Scholar
By Marilyn Stenvall
Appears on Page 33
 
The view of Berat, Albania, from our hotel. Photos: Dini
Returning to the homeland: Albania
By Jack Dini
Appears on Page 52
 
Andorra ‘a swell place’
By Harry Windland
Appears on Page 54
 
Music! Music! Music! — Locating recorded music
By Beverly Mendheim
Appears on Page 55
 
Pizza with a view, Bergamo
By David Collins
Appears on Page 55
 
Aruba a ‘happy island’
By Thomas Zook
Appears on Page 56
 
Torre dei Lamberti
By Beth Habian
Appears on Page 73
 

Calling All Readers!

Packed for the occasion
Appears on Page 38
 

Columns

Grilling the fish satay.
What's cooking in...Bali
What's Cooking in...

By Sandra Scott
Appears on Page 58
 
During the April-to-June yam festival on Pentecost island, land divers risk life and limb to show their masculine prowess.
Port Vila, Vanuatu — The least-known cruise destination?
The Cruising World

By Lew Toulmin
Appears on Page 59
 
In Belgium, the qualities of each local beer are highlighted by using a particular type of glass. Photo by Rick Steves
European beer basics
Rick Steves' Europe

By Rick Steves
Appears on Page 61
 
The beachfront at the Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort on Palm Beach.
¡Arriba, Aruba!
Far Horizons

By Randy Keck
Appears on Page 63
 

Funniest Thing

"Know your Scots"
Appears on Page 56
 

Where in the World? Correct Answers