This is the July 2018 issue

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Comparing cruise values
By Linda Beuret
Appears on Page 14
 
Balance reimbursed by credit card
By Arne Pedersen
Appears on Page 15
 
PastBook for travel photo albums
By Cynthia Kenyon
Appears on Page 16
 
Missed out on Tunis and Algiers
By Stephen Addison
Appears on Page 26
 
North Africa cruise ports canceled
By Karen Wagner
Appears on Page 27
 
Fantasy Travel in Greece
By Kathy Parsons
Appears on Page 28
 
The Leisner family in Haiti.
A visit to Haiti
By Tony Leisner
Appears on Page 28
 
Solo trip around the world
By Jack Efird
Appears on Page 30
 
Louise and Bob Messner at Torc Waterfall in Killarney National Park, Ireland.
B&B vacation in western Ireland
By Louise Messner
Appears on Page 45
 

Calling All Readers!

Solo Tours Part 2
Advice for a solo on a custom guided tour
Appears on Page 39
 
The cocoi heron is quite regal on lilies, Guyana’s national flower. Photo by Denzil Verardo
A good bird-watching site
Appears on Page 41
 

Essay Contest Winners

aussie kangaroo flag
My Trail is Australia - Winners
Appears on Page 32
 

Columns

The picture-perfect village of Oia in Santorini, resting a thousand feet high on a volcanic crater, is a dream come true for photographers and sunset watchers.
Santorini: More than just a pretty face
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

 
On the colorful streets of Dingle, you’ll hear a steady beat of Irish folk music ringing out through vibrant pubs like Dick Mack’s.
Tidy and Tiny: Top towns of coastal Ireland
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

 
Workers at Scotland’s Speyside Cooperage fashion oak casks for aging Scotch whisky.
Scotland's most intoxicating places
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

 
To mentally reconstruct a ruined ancient site like Italy’s Ostia Antica, it pays to do some homework in advance.
Sightseeing skills for the ancient world
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

 
The “Barcode Project,” a sleek and distinctive collection of high-rises built on former industrial land, has reshaped Oslo’s skyline.
Futuristic Oslo
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

 
The Embankment Café is a casual place to take a break in London. Photos by Yvonne Michie Horn
London’s Victoria Embankment Gardens
The Garden Path

By Yvonne Michie Horn
Appears on Page 48
 
The Temple of Debod in Madrid, with two pylons in front and a reflecting pool. Photos by Julie Skurdenis
An Egyptian temple in Madrid
Focus on Archaeology

By Julie Skurdenis
Appears on Page 50
 

Funniest Thing

Daffy translation
By Jane B. Holt
Appears on Page 46
 

Where in the World? Correct Answers