This is the July 2017 issue

Features

The Karneval crowd in Düsseldorf’s Altstadt.
Celebrating culture and Karneval in Düsseldorf, Germany
By Dan Barr
Appears on Page 6
 
Suburban homes near Port St. Mary spread across a picturesque valley.
Stepping back in time on the Isle of Man
By Janet Holloway
Appears on Page 20
 
The Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei.
A spontaneous getaway to Singapore plus a visit to the nearby island of Borneo
By Marvin And Carole Feldman
Appears on Page 34
 
Overlooking our anchorage during a visit to Îles des Saintes.
Relaxing in Les Îles de Guadeloupe
By Seth Sherman
Appears on Page 45
 

Travelers' Intercom

Johannesburg guide + caution
By Emilee Hines Cantieri
Appears on Page 14
 
Carry-on carried off
By Florence Drake
Appears on Page 14
 
View of a narrow medina street. Photos by Kimberly Edwards
Advice on visiting Morocco’s medinas
By Kimberly A. Edwards
Appears on Page 15
 
Warnings about ATMs
By Albert Podell
Appears on Page 17
 
Critique of ’Stans & South Caucasus tours
By Patricia Kuta
Appears on Page 24
 
Norman Dailey posing with a member of the Umubano family group of gorillas in Rwanda.
Praise for Gorilla Trek Africa
By Norman Dailey
Appears on Page 25
 
Insólitours in Mexico 
By Anne Lesnet
Appears on Page 28
 
Skyline of Yellowknife. Photos by Grant Oerding
Yellowknife in NWT, Canada
By James B. Oerding
Appears on Page 28
 
Enjoyed Grand Circle tour of Italy & France
By Iris Bing
Appears on Page 30
 
Mount Fuji with Lake Kawaguchi seen through momiji (colorful maple leaves) at the Momiji Tunnel — Lake Kawaguchi.
The Momiji Tunnel and Mt. Fuji
By Jane B. & Clyde F. Holt
Appears on Page 32
 
Adrian Dass pulling a muskie from Lake Stoney. Photo by Wendi Dass
Family R&R on Lake Stoney, Ontario
By Wendi Dass
Appears on Page 48
 
Smartertravel.com
By Philip Wagenaar
Appears on Page 49
 
View of Santiago from the funicular. Photo by Theodore Liebersfeld
Bird’s-eye views of Santiago
By Theodore Liebersfeld
Appears on Page 49
 

Calling All Readers!

travel insurance
Insurance company follow-through
Appears on Page 42
 

Essay Contest Winners

Peru flag
Perusing Peru - Winners
Appears on Page 40
 

Calling All Readers! Call for Submissions

A good bird-watching site
Appears on Page 17
 

Columns

Put your weary feet up in Luxembourg Garden, a picturesque place to recharge in Paris.
Finding urban getaways in Europe's top cities
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

 
My teenage self, on the far left, wasn’t wild about traveling to Europe in the 1960s, but I fell in love with my Norwegian relatives.
How travel pried open my hometown blinders
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

 
Colmar’s Germanic half-timbered houses combine with traditional French shutters to make this town a picturesque place to linger.
Alsace blends the best of France and Germany
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

 
European department stores (such as Galeries Lafayette in Paris) can be glamorous platforms for top fashion and people-watching.
In Europe, shop for memories -- not stuff
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

 
The architecturally fascinating Pena Palace in Sintra. Photos by Sandra Scott
What’s Cooking in… Portugal
What's Cooking in...

By Sandra Scott
Appears on Page 51
 
Tipping abroad
The Mindful Traveler

By Mark Gallo
Appears on Page 53
 
Let your teens lead the way sometimes, like this young traveler in Rothenburg, Germany. Photo by Rick Steves
Tips for traveling with teens
Rick Steves' Europe

By Rick Steves
Appears on Page 55
 
Èglise Sainte-Famille stands proudly with three bell towers — Île d’Orléans, eastern Canada. Photos by Julie Skurdenis
Île d’Orléans — French settlement in the New World
Focus on Archaeology

By Julie Skurdenis
Appears on Page 56
 

Funniest Thing

A mother's modesty
Appears on Page 49
 

Where in the World? Correct Answers