This is the October 2017 issue

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Inside Bistro Fotić in Zagreb, Croatia. Photos by Deanna Palic.
Your Business Flights
By Deanna Palic´
Appears on Page 13
 
Bidding on seat upgrades
By Michael Dixon
Appears on Page 13
 
The Britannia Royal Naval College (commonly known as Dartmouth) and our guide, Peter. Photos by Bob Dear
Britannia Royal Naval College
By Bob Dear
Appears on Page 14
 
La Petite École – worth a detour
By Betty Serow
Appears on Page 15
 
Seeing Venice at 100
By George Mueden
Appears on Page 26
 
Drifter Sister + Arrivederci Puglia Travel 
By Sally Mee
Appears on Page 27
 
Private tour of northern Italy
By Judy Faitek
Appears on Page 28
 
Man selling snow cones from his cart in Las Palmas, Mexico. Photos by Victor Block
The ‘real’ Mexico near Puerto Vallarta
By Victor Block
Appears on Page 29
 
Depending on kindness
By Marilyn Hill
Appears on Page 31
 
What it means to be an ‘ugly tourist’
By Rick Steves
Appears on Page 52
 
On selfie sticks
By Norman Dailey
Appears on Page 52
 
Thinking of Singapore
By Bill O’connell
Appears on Page 53
 

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Swedish Flag
"I'm Sweet on Sweden"
Appears on Page 60
 

Columns

City transit lines that cover tourist sights (such as Rome’s notorious bus No. 64) are happy hunting grounds for pickpockets: Stay alert and keep your valuables secure.
Dodging sticky fingers: How to outfox pickpockets
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

 
	A statue of Martin Luther towers over the main shopping square of Erfurt, Germany, where he became a monk.
Visiting Germany's Lutherland
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

 
With flower-bedecked windows and a buzzing produce market, Bolzano feels equally Austrian and Italian.
AUSTRIA MEETS ITALY IN BICULTURAL BOLZANO
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

 
	St. Petersburg’s Church on Spilled Blood, with its fairy-tale onion domes, commemorates the spot where anarchists assassinated Czar Alexander II.
Stories of revolution in Russia's St. Petersburg
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

 
	The first leg of the Norway in a Nutshell experience is one of the prettiest train rides you’ll ever experience, taking you across Norway to a land of rocky landscapes and glaciers.
Europe's incredible journeys
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

 
 Cubes of Green Bean Cake being made — Hai Duong province, Vietnam.
What's Cooking in... Vietnam
What's Cooking in...

By Sandra Scott
Appears on Page 55
 
The Estonian National Opera in Tallinn. Photos by Randy Keck
The Baltics (Part 3 of 3)
Far Horizons

By Randy Keck
Appears on Page 57
 

Funniest Thing

Circular logic
Appears on Page 53
 

Where in the World? Correct Answers