This is the June 2014 issue

Boarding Pass

Boarding Pass
By David Tykol
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Features

Cuba – a long weekend in Old Havana
By Bob Henson
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SpongeBob SquarePants’ pineapple house, decked out for the Christmas season.
Discovering much to do at Singapore’s Changi Airport
By Irwin Schatzman
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Heading north toward Sighișoara, Romania. Photos by Fred Abeles
Biking the backroads of Bulgaria and Romania
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The Tam Ting caves are home to over 4,000 statues of Buddha.
Stepping back in time on a 4-day tour of Luang Prabang, Laos
By Fred Steinberg
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Travelers' Intercom

Stephen and Paula on the rue du Conseil in Turckheim, France.  Photo: Addison
Alsatian wine route with LCA Toptour
By Stephen O. Addison, Jr.
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Statue of Jesus in the Santa Maria Sopra Minerva Basilica in Rome. Photo by Nili Olay
Planning for Greece and Italy
By Nili Olay
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Found AmEx cheques nixed in Bodrum
By Irma Hess
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Neckargemünd dining
By Elizabeth Johnson
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Miami airport woes
By Emily Moore
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Giraffes at Giraffe Manor checking out the breakfast menu in the hotel dining room. Photos: Howland
Adventures in Kenya and Tanzania
By Lynda Howland
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Africa 2000 Tours
By Diane Steele
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Glob Metropoliten for Serbia
By Bob Cushman
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Girls selling food at the Holy Family Catholic Church yard sale — Taipei. Photo by Kevin O’Brien
Two days in Taipei
By Kevin O’Brien
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Lodging in Bur Dubai
By Nancy J. Norberg
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Houseboats in the Jordaan area of Amsterdam. Photo: Hill
Swissôtel Amsterdam
By Marilyn Hill
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At a medical facility in central Israel, volunteers packed medical supplies in backpacks for the IDF. Photo: Plotkin
Volunteers for Israel
By Steve Plotkin
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Traveling & Giving: Practical or playful
By Kay Fong
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The astronomical clock in Rouen, France. Photos: Shart
Uniworld Paris-Rouen cruise
By Philip A. Shart
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Airline fare extremes
By Kent Shamblin
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DiscoverWalks in Paris
By Judy Pfaffenberger
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Chip-and-signature card in France
By George Lauscher
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Eye on true chip-and-PIN cards
By José Kirchner
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The five ’Stans on a budget
By Carl Boyer
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Camera harness
By Marcia Brandes
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This altar is in a beautiful church in Bjolderup, Denmark, where my great-great-great-great-grandmother, Anna Sorensen, was baptized in 1747. Photo: Prindle
Not-so-distant family
By Paula Prindle
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The towering Grand Mosque
Grand Mosque in Senegal
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La Chilanguita Centro
La Chilanguita Centro
By Dorothy Aksamit
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Columns

What's cooking in...Laos
What's Cooking in...

By Sandra Scott
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Highland dancing is a popular activity at festivals in towns big and small throughout Scotland. Photo by Dominic Bonuccelli
Join in the festival fun
Rick Steves' Europe

By Rick Steves
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Three abbeys in the Scottish Borders
Focus on Archaeology

By Julie Skurdenis
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Your travel legacy — leaving a trail to follow
Far Horizons

By Randy Keck
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Funniest Thing

Funniest thing
By Fran Copp
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Where in the World? Correct Answers

Manaca-Iznaga Tower
Manaca-Iznaga Tower, Cuba
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