This is the April 2014 issue

Boarding Pass

The extent of viral outbreaks on cruise ships
By David Tykol
Appears on Page 2
 

Features

View of Khiva, Uzbekistan, from the Khodja Minaret.
A Silk Road journey, 25 years in the making
By Stuart Green
Appears on Page 6
 
A family of lions quite far from our camp in the Maasai Mara.
Reliving a magical trip to Kenya & Tanzania
By Bill Reed
Appears on Page 20
 
A canal winds past the brightly colored buildings of Burano.
Discovering three special places on an exploration of Italy
By Joyce Bruck
Appears on Page 36
 
Judy Licata in front of the Pyramid of the Moon at the north end of the Avenue of the Dead at Teotihuacán.
Getting a feel for the local culture on an extended weekend in Mexico City
By Marvin Herman
Appears on Page 46
 

Travelers' Intercom

Rathausplatz Christmas market — Freiburg.
Parking in Freiburg, Germany
By Stephen O. Addison, Jr.
Appears on Page 14
 
Amsterdam museums
By Marilyn Hill
Appears on Page 15
 
‘Otherworldly’ Yemen
Appears on Page 16
 
Li River extravaganza
By Irwin Schatzman
Appears on Page 17
 
Stymied on advance seating
By George Dottl
Appears on Page 26
 
Lufthansa bag lag
By Miyako Storch
Appears on Page 26
 
The QM2 transatlantic
By Kent Shamblin
Appears on Page 27
 
An Eastern Orthodox church in a small farm village in Russia.
70 hours on the Trans-Siberian Railway
By Skip Carpenter
Appears on Page 28
 
Relaxed-pace India with Worldview
By Doreen K. Hornback
Appears on Page 30
 
Arranged by Portugal Trails
By Ronald J. Trazenfeld
Appears on Page 31
 
Tropical paradise in Belize
By Sara Kras
Appears on Page 32
 
Rustic B&B in Samarkand
By Carl Boyer
Appears on Page 32
 
Timur’s summer palace
By David J. Patten
Appears on Page 33
 
Be nice to your airline agent
By James A. Thorson
Appears on Page 35
 
The Iron Age Farm at Ullandhaug, Norway, consists of two longhouses, smaller buildings, wells, stone fences and burial mounds from AD 350 to 550.
The pleasures of Plan B
By Paula Prindle
Appears on Page 51
 
A Massage to Die For: Shiatsu in Kathmandu
By Wanda Ross
Appears on Page 52
 
Macaws into the wild
By Nili Olay
Appears on Page 52
 
Wants affordable single rooms
By Karen Caldicott
Appears on Page 52
 
Pedicure in Vietnam
By Cicely Lawson
Appears on Page 53
 
Traveling & Giving: Coins to kids
By Dick Fee
Appears on Page 53
 
Goree Island, Senegal
Goree Island, Senegal
By Galen R. Frysinger
Appears on Page 69
 
An ancient Lycian rock sarcophagus
Lycian rock sarcophagus in Kas, Turkey
By Douglas Praksti
Appears on Page 73
 

Calling All Readers!

Columns

Eilean Donan Castle.
The Highland castle of Eilean Donan
Focus on Archaeology

By Julie Skurdenis
Appears on Page 0
 
What's cooking in...Thailand
What's Cooking in...

By Sandra Scott
Appears on Page 55
 
Sightseers visit Berlin’s new memorial honoring the Roma and Sinti victims of Hitler’s genocide. Photo by Rick Steves
What’s new in Germany for 2014
Rick Steves' Europe

By Rick Steves
Appears on Page 56
 
Madeira planning
Far Horizons

By Randy Keck
Appears on Page 61
 

Funniest Thing

The reluctant cook
By Samantha Sartain
Appears on Page 53
 

Where in the World? Correct Answers

Defenders of the Soviet Arctic
Appears on Page 77