This is the December 2014 issue

Features

Valencia’s fanciful Las Fallas festival
By Margo Wilson
Appears on Page 6
 
A luxurious first-time trip to Southern Africa
By Robert Ono
Appears on Page 18
 
Two generations on a language-study jaunt to Guatemala
By Richard Sundeen
Appears on Page 34
 
To Mt. Everest and beyond
By Bob Henson
Appears on Page 44
 

Travelers' Intercom

Lux Express in the Baltics
By Stephen O. Addison, Jr.
Appears on Page 12
 
Computers at JFK Customs
By Wanda Bahde
Appears on Page 14
 
Expo Milano 2015
By Fred Steinberg
Appears on Page 14
 
Pakistan border bombing
Appears on Page 16
 
Riots in Burkina Faso
Appears on Page 16
 
Yemen suicide bombings
Appears on Page 16
 
Mexican students missing
Appears on Page 17
 
Tragedy on a scenic Arctic cruise
By Al Kaltman
Appears on Page 25
 
SMCCU Dubai culture tour
By Nancy J. Norberg
Appears on Page 29
 
Boutique hotel in Prague
By Marian Lokay
Appears on Page 30
 
Agriturismo in Veneto
By Marilyn Hill
Appears on Page 31
 
Day tour from Lisbon
By Ann Cyr
Appears on Page 32
 
Joys of finding souvenirs and gifts
By Linnea Holmer
Appears on Page 32
 
Touring whisky distilleries in Scotland
By John Graham
Appears on Page 33
 
Dacey’s Cornish Tours
By Caroline (Lynn) W. Bishop
Appears on Page 51
 
Issues with Global Entry
By Judy Sullivan
Appears on Page 51
 
Having money saves money
By Joyce Bruck
Appears on Page 51
 
Barcelona’s Poble Espanyol
By Victor Block
Appears on Page 52
 
Joys of trip journals
By Jo Ann Michetti
Appears on Page 52
 
Travelogue blog
By Don Edmands
Appears on Page 53
 

Calling All Readers!

Essay Contest Winners

I’m Keen on Kenya - Winners
Appears on Page 49
 

Columns

Having fun with travel cliches
Rick Steves' Europe

By Rick Steves
Appears on Page 0
 
There's no place like Rome for the holidays
Rick Steves' Europe

By Rick Steves
Appears on Page 0
 
10 tips for a very Parisian Christmas
Rick Steves' Europe

By Rick Steves
Appears on Page 0
 
Pondering German history in Nurnberg
Rick Steves' Europe

By Rick Steves
Appears on Page 0
 
Import duties
The Discerning Traveler

By Philip Wagenaar
Appears on Page 55
 
The National Botanic Garden of Namibia
The Garden Path

Appears on Page 60
 
Japan Kyōto and Kinosaki
Far Horizons

By Randy Keck
Appears on Page 62
 

Funniest Thing

Piping off at the wrong time
Appears on Page 53
 

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