This is the February 2019 issue

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Rosenborg Castle is surrounded by the King’s Garden — Copenhagen. Photo by Diane Harrison
Parkmuseerne ticket in Copenhagen
By Diane Harrison
Appears on Page 11
 
Westminster Abbey — London. Photo by Lynn Cooper
Westminster Abbey after-hours tour
By Lynn Cooper
Appears on Page 11
 
Parking keepers in Morocco
By Stephen Addison
Appears on Page 14
 
Buksnes Church in the village of Gravdal, a Lofoten Piano Festival concert site. Photos by Edna R.S. Alvarez
Lofoten Piano Festival
By Edna R.S. Alvarez
Appears on Page 14
 
Floral arrangement outside the <i>Westerdam</i>’s main dining room. Photos by Marsha Caplan
To cruise or not to cruise?
By Marsha Caplan
Appears on Page 24
 
Praise for Wilderness Travel
By MJ Welchner
Appears on Page 26
 
Blue-spotted ribbontail ray at rest underneath staghorn coral — Red Sea. Photos by Debi's fellow diver Victor
Scuba diving in the Red Sea
By Debi Shank
Appears on Page 27
 
Sean and Joy Logan in Chile’s Rainbow Valley.
Recommended in Chile
By Sean Logan
Appears on Page 29
 
Two of the keeps at Parador de Oropesa in Spain. Photo by Connie Martin
Parador de Oropesa
By Connie Martin
Appears on Page 30
 
Lisbon guide’s service ‘impeccable’
By Lee & Vicki Kessler
Appears on Page 39
 
Airport security Down Under
By Ken Levine
Appears on Page 39
 
Outside of Cape Town
By Alan Ramsay
Appears on Page 40
 
Churchill Northern Studies Centre and polar bears
By Jim Delmonte
Appears on Page 40
 

Calling All Readers!

Calling All Readers! Call for Submissions

Ethnobotanical Explorations
Appears on Page 15
 
Where Were You in 2018?
Appears on Page 28
 

Columns

Frankfurt’s “new” Old Town, called the DomRomer Quarter, is a reconstruction of the half-timbered historic district destroyed during World War II.
What's new in Germany and the Low Countries for 2019
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

 
After several years of being covered in scaffolding, the Chateau d’Azay-le-Rideau has returned to its romantic glory.
What's new in France for 2019
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

 
Lisbon’s trolleys can get unbearably crowded, so have a plan if you want to ride one. CREDIT: Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli, Rick Steves’ Europe.
What's new in Spain and Portugal for 2019
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

 
Vienna’s Schonbrunn Palace is a world-class sight with crowds and lines to match, but those with Sisi combo-tickets can enter without a reserved entry time.
What's new in Eastern Europe for 2019
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

 
Clockwise from top: Garment folder, Cargo Hauler duffel, self-stowing Matador backpack and stacked packing cubes. Photos by Mark Gallo
Traveling ultralight
The Mindful Traveler

By Mark Gallo
Appears on Page 43
 
View of the pond in the Wallenstein Gardens — Prague. Photos by Yvonne Michie Horn
The Gardens below Prague Castle
The Garden Path

By Yvonne Michie Horn
Appears on Page 46
 
A footpath is all that connects Italy’s Civita di Bagnoregio to the “mainland.” Photos by Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli
Beyond the blockbusters: Discovering remote sites in Europe
Rick Steves' Europe

By Rick Steves
Appears on Page 48
 
The central mound, with statue-menhirs, at the megalithic site of Filitosa in Corsica, France. Photos by Julie Skurdenis
Prehistoric sentinels of Corsica
Focus on Archaeology

By Julie Skurdenis
Appears on Page 49
 

Funniest Thing

Conversation starter
By Linda Foxlow
Appears on Page 41
 

Where in the World? Correct Answers