This is the February 2015 issue

Features

A serendipitous stay in Shanghai
By Larry Kritcher
Appears on Page 6
 
An end-of-tour excursion brings to life the history of ancient Crete
By Sandra Elligers
Appears on Page 22
 
Recommendations for a European rental car journey
By Steve Jones
Appears on Page 43
 

Travelers' Intercom

Double-check your Pre√ number
By Ted Haas
Appears on Page 14
 
Tips on exchanging currency
By David Selley
Appears on Page 14
 
Procuring Japan Rail Passes to follow the cherry blossoms
By Jane B. Holt
Appears on Page 16
 
Never mind what Mom said!
By Paula Prindle
Appears on Page 19
 
Expected twin beds in cabin
By Sonia Ibanez
Appears on Page 26
 
Expected single bed in cabin
By William Suter
Appears on Page 27
 
Hurricane Odile ordeal
By Barbara Ransford
Appears on Page 28
 
Marnella Tours for South America
By Mary K. Taylor
Appears on Page 29
 
Chiapas with Traditions Mexico
By Lilla Wise
Appears on Page 30
 
Armenia and Georgia
By Judy Mattlin
Appears on Page 31
 
ToursByLocals port guides
By Steve Drosman
Appears on Page 32
 
McComb’s in Northern Ireland
By Dave and Joan Gwynn
Appears on Page 32
 
‘Excellent guide’ in Venice
By Martha Lance
Appears on Page 33
 
Villa da Schio, near Vicenza
By Kathy Williams
Appears on Page 33
 
Driving in New Zealand
By Irving E. Dayton
Appears on Page 47
 
Aquis® towels help dry clothes
By Elizabeth Pugh-Zaleski
Appears on Page 47
 
Serendipitous memories
By Steve Goch
Appears on Page 48
 
"The Water of Life"
By Robert Habian
Appears on Page 65
 

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Columns

Eat, view, save: scenic dining in Europe
Rick Steves' Europe

By Rick Steves
Appears on Page 0
 
Historic, heroic Gdansk
Rick Steves' Europe

By Rick Steves
Appears on Page 0
 
Romantic Europe: Places in the heart
Rick Steves' Europe

By Rick Steves
Appears on Page 0
 
Europe's smart harborfront makeovers
Rick Steves' Europe

By Rick Steves
Appears on Page 0
 
What's New in Eastern Europe for 2015
Rick Steves' Europe

By Rick Steves
Appears on Page 0
 
Import duties (Third of three parts)
The Discerning Traveler

By Philip Wagenaar
Appears on Page 50
 
Paris’ hidden garden
The Garden Path

By Yvonne Michie Horn
Appears on Page 52
 
Iguaçu Falls, São Paulo and Bonito
Far Horizons

By Randy Keck
Appears on Page 54
 

Funniest Thing

You can't always get what you want
By Michele Burgess
Appears on Page 48
 

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