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Starting Dec. 1, 2014, cruise ships of 96,000 tonnes or more will no longer be allowed to enter Venice, Italy’s, Giudecca Canal to pass by sites such as St. Mark’s Square and the Doge’s Palace. 
Houseboats in the Jordaan area of Amsterdam. Photo: Hill
During my September 2013 stay at the Swiss­ôtel Amsterdam (Damrak 96, 1012 LP, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; phone +31 20 522 3000, fax +31 20 522 3223), just off Dam Square, I found its location convenient for wa
Highland dancing is a popular activity at festivals in towns big and small throughout Scotland. Photo by Dominic Bonuccelli
A few fun festivals in Italy, Spain and Scotland
The 2014 British Birdfair takes place Aug. 15-17 at the Rutland Water Nature Reserve (Egleton, Oakham, Rutland, England, LE15 8BT, U.K.; phone 01572 770651, fax 755931). 
We received a surprising number of essays on the subject “Roamin’ in Romania,” but one essay was judged by ITN staff to be far more inspiring than the rest. It was written by ANNE SUPSIC of Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania.
This month’s winner is GLENN NAKADATE of Boulder City, NV:
Decorated cows at the Almabtrieb in Russbach, Austria. Photo: Bitman
My wife, Rosalie, and I were fortunate to be staying near Russbach, Austria, Oct. 4-6, 2013, during the Almabtrieb, a ceremonial cattle drive marking the end of summer.
14 days/13 nights.
12 days/11 nights, June 6-17,  July 4-15, 2014, and summer 2015. Focuses on Sephardic culture and effects of German deportation of Jews in Balkans in WWII.
What to know about Europe’s low-cost airlines