This is the August 2020 issue

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Benefits of a Japan Rail Pass
By Jane B. Holt
Appears on Page 12
Our villa at Chabil Mar Villas, Placencia Village, Belize. Photo by Michael Brandt
An outstanding week in Belize
By Michael Brandt
Appears on Page 13
Banks of the Yangtze River near the Qutang Gorge, as seen from the Viking Emerald. Photo by Stephen Addison
Try the local tailor
By Stephen Addison
Appears on Page 14
Report rental problems to booking site first
By Wilbur Davis
Appears on Page 22
Lili and Don Tremblay enjoying a fiesta at a private hacienda in Montevideo, Uruguay.
Enjoyed ‘mystery cruise’ while it lasted
By Donald R. Tremblay
Appears on Page 22
Regent cruise curtailed
By Dale Wilson
Appears on Page 24
Patio of the Obermann Heuriger in Vienna. Photos by Kitty Chen Dean
Trying Heurigen in Vienna
By Kitty Chen Dean
Appears on Page 24
The sanctuary of Parroquia Franciscana Santa Marianita, located near Puerto Ayora’s main square — Galápagos. Photos by Wanda Bahde
Hidden treasure in Galápagos
By Wanda Bahde
Appears on Page 26

Calling All Readers!

Super-senior travel tips
Appears on Page 19

Calling All Readers! Call for Submissions

Should ITN Cover US Travel Too?
Appears on Page 2
Pleasant travel surprises
Appears on Page 15


Street leading to York Minster. (Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli, Rick Steves' Europe)
York Minster: England’s top church
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

Fado is sung from the heart. (Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli, Rick Steves' Europe)
Fado: The Lisbon blues
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

Neuschwanstein, “Mad” King Ludwig's dream. (Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli, Rick Steves' Europe)
Three Castles: Eltz, Rheinfels, and Neuschwanstein
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

“To live properly in Venice, you must have a boat.” (Cameron Hewitt, Rick Steves' Europe)
Venice: Piero’s boat
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

The serene side of Bruges from a canal-boat tour. (Cameron Hewitt, Rick Steves' Europe)
Bruges: Pickled in gothic
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

Chef Nicolas Preger at work. Photos by Sandra Scott
What’s Cooking in…Panama
What's Cooking in...

By Sandra Scott
Appears on Page 28
Treat yourself to a picnic in a park with a view — and make friends with the locals while you eat. Photos by Rick Steves
Foraging Europe’s markets for the perfect picnic
Rick Steves' Europe

By Rick Steves
Appears on Page 29
The magnificent Havana Cathedral (La Catedral de la Virgen María de la Concepción Inmaculada de La Habana) in Cathedral Square — Cuba. Photo by Randy Keck
On-the-Road Travel Tips (part 5)
Far Horizons

By Randy Keck
Appears on Page 30

Funniest Thing

“When are we?”
By Liz (Sarah) Fischer
Appears on Page 26