This is the March 2014 issue

Features

The rocky beach near El Cantil that we crossed on our walk to the thermal baths.
Interacting with nature on an ecotour of Colombia
By Arthur Hanna
Appears on Page 6
 
Walking the walls of Dubrovnik, Croatia, provided great views of the city.
Eating our way along the Dalmatian Coast
By Wanda Bahde Summerfield, FL
Appears on Page 18
 
The stunning, 11th-century Romanesque bridge at Puente la Reina. Photo by G. Fairley
Walking the Camino de Santiago – an individual experience
By Esther Perica
Appears on Page 34
 
View of Potala Palace in Lhasa.
Traveling by train from Beijing to Lhasa
By Gloria Helmuth
Appears on Page 44
 

Travelers' Intercom

Side sights in Paris
By Don Kinser
Appears on Page 13
 
Moai in the quarry Rano Raraku.
A short visit to Easter Island
By Judith Anshin
Appears on Page 14
 
Turkmenistan — dangers and annoyances
By David J. Patten
Appears on Page 23
 
BushBaby Safaris in Southern Africa
By Susan L. Houser
Appears on Page 26
 
Luggage zippers not covered
By Pam Zent
Appears on Page 26
 
Nepal/Bhutan private tour
By Guenther Eichhorn
Appears on Page 27
 
Mexico and Guatemala + Honduras
By Nili Olay
Appears on Page 29
 
Slovakia genealogist/guide
By Ronald Reed
Appears on Page 31
 
Hired guide for Naples
By Linda Beuret
Appears on Page 32
 
B&Bs in France
By Jack & Liz Kaufman
Appears on Page 32
 
Traveling & Giving: Ribbons and lace
By Florence Drake
Appears on Page 33
 
Novel Approach: Hyderabad insights
By David Emery
Appears on Page 49
 
Are city folk all business?
By Nancy England
Appears on Page 50
 
Friendly Amsterdammers
By Marilyn Hill
Appears on Page 50
 
Cruise Critic helpful
By Paula Prindle
Appears on Page 51
 
La Ceiba music
By Jim Hendrickson
Appears on Page 73
 

Calling All Readers!

Essay Contest Winners

Roamin’ in Romania - Winners
Appears on Page 43
 

Columns

Etiquette in selected European countries
The Discerning Traveler

By Philip Wagenaar
Appears on Page 53
 
Visitors to the ‘Cutty Sark’ in London’s Greenwich district can walk under the ship, which has been raised 11 feet above her dry dock. Photo by Gretchen Strauch
New in Great Britain, Italy & France in 2014
Rick Steves' Europe

By Rick Steves
Appears on Page 55
 
The Butchart Gardens
The Garden Path

By Yvonne Horn
Appears on Page 59
 
Madeira touring
Far Horizons

By Randy Keck
Appears on Page 62
 

Funniest Thing

Drinking lesson in Ireland
By Glenn Nakadate
Appears on Page 51
 

Where in the World? Correct Answers

The tomb of John Russell Colvin.
Tomb of John Russell Colvin
Appears on Page 77