This is the October 2018 issue

Boarding Pass

Features

A spice vendor in the market in Marrakech.
Making memories in Morocco
By Marcia Brandes
Appears on Page 6
 
Thatch-roofed croft houses in the village of Gearrannan on Lewis Island, the largest of the Outer Hebrides.
Maritime jewels – cruising the British Isles & Ireland
By Yvonne Michie Horn
Appears on Page 20
 
What’s pho breakfast? Noodle bowls with beef, fresh greens and broth, known as pho bo, are popular in Hanoi.
Epicurean escapades in Vietnam
By Belinda Breyer
Appears on Page 36
 

Travelers' Intercom

Affordable international cell service
By Harlan Sager
Appears on Page 14
 
Cell phone tower disguised as a palm tree at the Kasbah Tamadot hotel in Asni, Morocco. Photo by Stephen Addison
Using mobile phones in Morocco
By Stephen Addison
Appears on Page 15
 
Alltshellach with HF Holidays
By Jon Lafleur
Appears on Page 16
 
Kathy Dolan and Lorenz Rychner demonstrating an optical illusion.
Escher exhibit in The Hague
By Lorenz Rychner
Appears on Page 17
 
Consequences of rebooking on own
By Wayne & Leslie Elsaesser
Appears on Page 26
 
Know your rights in the EU
By Merle Crow
Appears on Page 27
 
KLM delivered!
By Helen Weismeyer
Appears on Page 27
 
Sailing along the Aysén Region of southern Chile. Photo by cruise passenger Forrest Smith
Zaandam cruise of South America
By Rosemary Stafford
Appears on Page 28
 
Jay and Joan at a shrine in Bangkok, Thailand.
Cycling from Saigon to Bangkok
By Jay Jacobson
Appears on Page 30
 
Travel Guard claim promptly paid
By Wanda Bahde
Appears on Page 32
 
'Fabulous guide' in Bulgaria
By Michael Weil
Appears on Page 47
 
Erik Illi at the Summer Palace in Beijing.
China with Chamber of Commerce
By Erik Illi
Appears on Page 47
 
Venturing through Paris
By Tom Kilroy
Appears on Page 48
 

Calling All Readers!

 My room at the hotel in Finisterre — compara-tive luxury for a pilgrim. Photo by Don Horel
The world on $100 a day (part 3)
Appears on Page 40
 
Vickie Birdsall with king parrots (each of which has a red/orange head and/or breast and green or dark-blue wings) — Lamington National Park, Queensland, Australia.
A good bird-watching site (part 5)
Appears on Page 44
 

Columns

Helsinki grew up around its busy harbor, overlooked by the gleaming white Lutheran Cathedral.
Helsinki highlights
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

 
Do your research on the big aggregator sites, but then book directly with a family-run hotel — like this one in Prague — for a glimpse into the local culture.
Book smart when looking for lodging in Europe
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

 
Wandering the ruins of Hadrian’s Wall is a highlight in northern England.
Europe's famous walls
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

 
A mannequin holding 1940s communication gear sits inside Fortress Furigen, a decommis-sioned bunker near Luzern that provides a peek at Switzerland’s hidden defense system.
Off the beaten track in Switzerland
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

 
Top Reasons Travel Insurance Claims are Delayed or Denied
Eye on Travel Insurance

By Wayne Wirtanen
Appears on Page 50
 
Save your places of interest with the star button.
More on travel made easier with smartphones
The Mindful Traveler

By Mark Gallo
Appears on Page 52
 
Wave Rock, near Hyden, Western Australia, is 110 meters long. Photos by David Bentley
Bentley’s 4WD cross-Australia adventure (Part three)
Far Horizons

By Randy Keck
Appears on Page 54
 

Funniest Thing

Accept no imitations
By Lisa Robertiello
Appears on Page 48
 

Where in the World? Correct Answers