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Painted limestone head of a bearded Queen Hatshepsut, Egypt’s first female pharaoh, at Cairo’s Egyptian Museum.

Dear Globetrotter:

Welcome to the 521st issue of your monthly foreign-travel magazine, which is assembled largely from YOUR travel reports and articles, that is, items submitted by our subscribers. It’s travelers like you informing other travelers, your fellow readers, with the focus on destinations outside of the US.

I’m just here, aided by the rest of the ITN staff, to coordinate things, make announcements and share additional news.

Here...

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The Falkirk Wheel, the world’s only rotating boat lift, connects the Forth & Clyde and Union canals in central Scotland. Visitors can take a round-trip boat ride, ascending and descending through the wheel, in an hour.

Dear Globetrotter:

Welcome to the 520th issue of your monthly foreign-travel magazine. I have a couple of things to tell you about this month.

On April 2, an American tourist and her guide were kidnapped and held for ransom in Uganda. They had been on a safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park when they were ambushed by gunmen. The kidnappers demanded $500,000 to release the woman. In a negotiation with Ugandan officials, $30,000...

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Completed in 1874, this neoGothic church was declared the Cathedral of Saint Florin in 1997 — Vaduz, Liechtenstein.

Dear Globetrotter:

Welcome to the 519th issue of your monthly foreign-travel magazine.

Last month, I described how, unlike members of the general public, ITN subscribers have special benefits on our website.

For one thing, if you’re a subscriber, you can have full and unlimited access to all posted articles, letters and news items from the magazine — great when planning a trip and looking for recommendations of...

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John Scott displaying the products of a cooking class in Seoul, South Korea, in 2013 (see April ’16, pg. 54).

Dear Globetrotter:

Welcome to the 518th issue of your monthly foreign-travel magazine.

When people who are not ITN subscribers visit our website, what they're seeing is essentially a preview of what it actually offers.

Nonsubscribers can read only a few selected articles from each issue in full, but for all the rest of the articles, letters and news items on the site, they're allowed to read only a limited number before being asked to subscribe in order...

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Toes of the 46-meter-long reclining Buddha at Wat Pho temple in Bangkok, Thailand. The figure was built with bricks, shaped with plaster, then gilded.

Dear Globetrotter:

Welcome to the 517th issue of your monthly foreign-travel magazine. This is our 43rd Anniversary issue! Thank you, all, for subscribing, telling others about the magazine, patronizing our advertisers, submitting articles and trip reports to print or just letting us know what you'd like to see. It all builds into the final product: International Travel News.

If you're reading ITN for the first time, having received a free sample copy, we hope...

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Interior of the Cathedral & Collegiate Church of St Saviour & St Mary Overie, since 1905 known as Southwark Cathedral, whose construction began in 1839 — London.

Dear Globetrotter:

Welcome to the 516th issue of your monthly foreign-travel magazine. With this issue, we have been publishing for 43 full years!

Covering destinations outside of the US and its territories, ITN is a participatory publication. We print articles, letters and photos sent in by our subscribers, people who enjoy traveling. That provides most of the content in each issue.

Your subscribing and encouraging other travelers to give ITN a try makes it possible...

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Cast in bronze, with a marble base, the Three Graces fountain (1869) in Place de la Bourse, Bordeaux, France, depicts Zeus’ daughters Aglaea (Splendor), Euphrosyne (Mirth) and Thalia (Good Cheer).

Dear Globetrotter:

Welcome to the 515th issue of your monthly foreign-travel magazine, which, nearly 43 years ago, became the first travel publication to print travelers' brutally honest assessments of tours, airlines, cruises, etc., without regard to whether or not a company was an advertiser or a potential advertiser.

But we are fair. When a letter of complaint about a travel firm comes in to ITN from one of our subscribers, the staff collects more information or...

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A Christmas market scene in Prague, Czechia, with the Old Town Hall in the background.

Dear Globetrotter:

Welcome to the 514th issue of your monthly foreign-travel magazine, where travelers pool their knowledge to help each other out.

Case in point, Linda J. Vogel of Pomona, California, wrote to ITN, "Thank you for printing the readers' letters and Editor's notes about airlines providing compensation to passengers for excessive delays of flights from or within Europe ("Consequences of Rebooking on Own," Oct. '18, pg. 26 & "Know...

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