This is the September 2018 issue

Boarding Pass

Aerial view of Playa de las Teresitas, a Blue Flag beach near Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. Photo: ©dziewul/
Airline ticket name-check tip. Blue Flag beaches
By David Tykol
Appears on Page 2


Enjoying the “world’s best” gelato in San Gimignano.
Going carless in Tuscany
By Philip Early
Appears on Page 6
Trains run all day through the Dhaka slums.
Impressed with an almost-month-long tour of Bangladesh
By Gary LeClair
Appears on Page 20
Impalas wandering through the tall green grass.
Wine and wildlife in South Africa
By Audrey K. Darby
Appears on Page 38

Travelers' Intercom

Paula Owens and husband, Stephen Addison, enjoying a kebab lunch outside a small café in Moulay Idriss, Morocco. Photo by guide Abdellah El Harras
Morocco for first-time visitors
By Stephen Addison
Appears on Page 14
Getting a 52-page passport
By Jane B. Holt
Appears on Page 16
Boutique hotel in Berlin
By Edna R.S. Alvarez
Appears on Page 16
The indoor Ski Dubai
By Brenda Milum
Appears on Page 17
Kaieteur Falls from the plane — Guyana. Photos by Susan Dailey
The three Guianas
By Norman Dailey
Appears on Page 24
Swiss Rhine & Moselle with Vantage
By Philip A. Shart
Appears on Page 27
Claudia Kelly with village dancers near Jagdalpur, Chhattisgarh, central-eastern India.
East India tribes with Original World
By Claudia Kelly
Appears on Page 29
Island visits with Chilean Special Journeys
By Mary Attick
Appears on Page 42
‘REAL Guernsey Tour’ + cruise
By Ted & Carol Mullett
Appears on Page 42
Guide in Dubrovnik
By Judy Faitek
Appears on Page 42
Trip to the Netherlands
By Miyako Storch
Appears on Page 42

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One Hundred Dollar Bill
The world on $100 a day
Appears on Page 31
A pied kingfisher (black and white) — Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa. Photo by Emily Moore
A good bird-watching site
Appears on Page 34

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A bike ride between Levanto and the sleepy village of Bonassola offers up views of the Italian Riviera’s stunning coastline.
Italy's Riviera: Beyond the Cinque Terre
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

Icelandic waterfall could be fatal.
10 ways Iceland can kill you
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

The annual Dingle Food Festival hosts around 60 food and drink stalls and welcomes thousands of hungry foodies along its “Taste Trail.”
Ireland's culinary delights
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

You can see prime examples of fascist-era architecture in Mussolini’s E.U.R. suburb just south of Rome.
Pomp and consequence: Visiting 20th-century fascist sites
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

The abbey structures at Fontenay have remained virtually untouched by the outer world.
France's serene abbeys
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

Children passing by the shrine that remains of the monastery — Borromeo Garden, Brno, Czechia. Photos by Yvonne Michie Horn
Open Gardens in Brno, Czech Republic
The Garden Path

By Yvonne Michie Horn
Appears on Page 45
To avoid the worst crowds on a cruise ship, use amenities such as swimming pools during off-peak hours. Photo by Rick Steves
Making the most of your cruise
Rick Steves' Europe

By Rick Steves
Appears on Page 47
Walking on top of the medieval walls of Ávila — central Spain. Photos by Julie Skurdenis
The walls of Ávila
Focus on Archaeology

By Julie Skurdenis
Appears on Page 48
David’s selfie and caption: “Big rock, big hat, big chin — David Bentley at Ayers Rock.” Photos by David Bentley
Bentley’s 4WD cross-Australia adventure (Part two)
Far Horizons

By Randy Keck
Appears on Page 50

Funniest Thing

Time to brush up
By Mary Jenkins
Appears on Page 43

Where in the World? Correct Answers