This is the May 2014 issue

Boarding Pass

Ten cities with the worst air pollution, plus more
By David Tykol
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Features

The rooftop of La Pedrera displays an arrangement of chimneys and ventilation towers for the apartments below. Photo by Margaret Mallory
Avoiding the crowds on an off-season visit to Barcelona
By Ken Mallory
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A young panda.
Playing with pandas in central China
By Gail Newlin
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A young novice’s initiation ceremony.
Palaces and pagodas on a private tour of Myanmar
By A young novice’s initiation ceremony.
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Travelers' Intercom

Seoul airport’s delights
By Dee Poujade
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Explore UNESCO sites
By Bob Parda
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Getting around in Dubai
By Nancy Norberg
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Portable WiFi router
By Judith Anshin
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Lessons learned in Australia
By Anne Adams Helms
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Praise for Chilean Special Journeys
By Doreen Kennard
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‘Greenland & Wild Labrador’
By Linda Jessell
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Altours private Bulgaria tour
By Helen Wolkow
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Driver in Cape Town
By Norman W. Petersen
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Guide in Ethiopia
By Tom Cassen
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‘Pleasant surprises’ of Turkmenistan
By Jeff Garrett
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Turkmenistan worth a visit
By Claus Hirsch
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Impressions of Turkmenistan
By Marilyn Armel
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Sunset World Resorts in Cancún
By Victor Block
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Money changer lesson in Laos
By Carole Shereda
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Public transport caution
By Myron Lee
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Pickpocket ploy
By Patsy Bush-Kruse
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Praise for tummy fiber
By Evenyl Roemmich
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Enjoyed airlines’ perks
By Fred Steinberg
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Air Tahiti Nui and Paris’ CDG
By Don Kinser
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Now carries a doctor’s note
By Ed Reynolds
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Panama, Costa Rica train rides
By Henrietta Hallaq
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Stave church near Bergen
By Paula Prindle
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Art old and new in Amsterdam
By Marilyn Hill
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Turkish dessert
By Albert Podell
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Calling All Readers!

Columns

Medigap and subrogation
Eye on Travel Insurance

By Wayne Wirtanen
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What if I get sick abroad?
The Discerning Traveler

By Philip Wagenaar
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Avoiding scams and pickpockets
Rick Steves' Europe

By Rick Steves
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Invoking Jane Austen
The Garden Path

By Yvonne Horn
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It’s time for ITN to flourish
Far Horizons

By Randy Keck
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Funniest Thing

By hook or by crook
By William Solof
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Where in the World? Correct Answers

Falkirk Wheel
Falkirk Wheel, Scotland
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