This is the February 2018 issue

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The king protea <i>(Protea cynaroides)</i> flowers at Kirstenbosch during winter and spring, from May through November. Photo by Alice Notten for Kirstenbosch NBG
Hiking Table Mountain
By Alan Ramsay
Appears on Page 12
 
Travel documents were checked at the Latvia/Estonia border crossing. Photo by Bonnie Carpenter
Needed Schengen zone stamps
By Skip Carpenter
Appears on Page 14
 
Kish Island, Iran, and Kuthar, India
By Carl Boyer
Appears on Page 14
 
Found transfer service unreliable
By Francis Garcia
Appears on Page 22
 
Impressed with Grand Circle’s refund
By Doug Miller
Appears on Page 22
 
The Sphinx. Photo by Ron Merlo
Egypt with Archaeological Paths
By Ron Merlo
Appears on Page 24
 
Bestway custom Balkan tour
By Tony Leisner
Appears on Page 26
 
OWNRIDES for drivers in Taiwan
By Neil Johnson
Appears on Page 27
 
Options for travelers with mobility issues
By Ron Carlson
Appears on Page 27
 
People sampling various types of ramen at the Sapporo Ramen Show. Photo by Stanley Osur
Sapporo Ramen Show
By Stan Osur
Appears on Page 47
 
Lending a hand from a distance
By Robyn Rishe
Appears on Page 48
 

Calling All Readers!

Columns

They’re called smartphones for good reason (First of two parts)
The Mindful Traveler

By Mark Gallo
Appears on Page 50
 
Basket swings in the children’s glade of the Imbolc garden. Photos by Yvonne Michie Horn
Brigit’s Garden in County Galway, Ireland
The Garden Path

By Yvonne Michie Horn
Appears on Page 52
 
Castillo de los Tres Reyes del Morro, otherwise known as El Morro — Cuba. Photos by Julie Skurdenis
Quartet of Havana fortresses
Focus on Archaeology

By Julie Skurdenis
Appears on Page 54
 

Funniest Thing

Dressing the Part
By Joan L. Welch
Appears on Page 48
 

Where in the World? Correct Answers