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The Maya ruins of Chichén Itzá, on Mexico’s Yucatán peninsula, include the Warriors’ Temple pictured here.

Dear Globetrotter:

Welcome to the 546th issue of your monthly worldwide travel magazine, keeping the travel embers glowing.

Fair is fair. On July 9, President Biden signed an executive order proposing sets of rules to encourage competition and expand consumer rights across many markets, including air travel.

The order directs the US Department of Transportation, led by Secretary Pete Buttigieg, to propose a rule requiring airlines...

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Spa? Hammock? Tough choices at Le Bora Bora by Pearl Resorts in French Polynesia.

Dear Globetrotter:

Welcome to the 545th issue of your monthly worldwide travel magazine — not cowed by COVID, still in publication.

In my last column, I provided information on many countries’ and nonsovereign territories’ COVID-related entry requirements for American leisure travelers, or, rather, those that were in place on May 14, 2021, according to the US Department of State’s travel website travel.state.gov/...

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A Hoffman’s two-toed sloth — Costa Rica.

Dear Globetrotter:

Welcome to the 544th issue of your monthly worldwide travel magazine, keeping you abreast of your travel possibilities… and of travel news you might find of interest.

During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, many US airlines, including all of the big three (American, United and Delta), made it possible for travelers to change all tickets or get refunds without having to pay fees. This was especially...

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The 5th-century monastery of St. George lies in the gorge of Wadi Qelt, between Jerusalem and Jericho. Photo: ©kavram/123rf.com

Dear Globetrotter:

Welcome to the 543rd issue of your monthly worldwide travel magazine, keeping dreams of travel alive while actual travel has been on hiatus.

We recently heard from Joaquin Ho of Orlando, Florida, who was reflecting on his past travels. He has an information request for his fellow ITN subscribers: “What dishes or types of food have you enjoyed most on your travels and what was it that you liked about each?”

So tell us about some of your...

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Street scene in Oranjestad, Aruba

Dear Globetrotter:

Welcome to the 542nd issue of your monthly worldwide travel magazine. Focused on travel outside of the US, the articles and letters inside are mostly written by our subscribers, who share their experiences, travel tips and reflections. (Don’t overlook the ads. though; they’re keeping travel going.) The other component to our content is news, such as the following.

With the return of international travel on...

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Narikala Fortress, overlooking the Old Town of Tbilisi, Georgia, dates to the 4th century.

Dear Globetrotter:

Welcome to the 541st issue of your monthly worldwide travel magazine, “yours” because it is largely comprised of letters, articles and photographs submitted by you and your fellow subscribers.

One regular reader of ITN, Helen Harper of Mill Valley, California, wrote, “Thanks so much for all your work on this magazine. I love it and eagerly await its arrival each month, especially now that we can only dream and plan for travel, which we hope...

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The port town of Ålesund, Norway.

Dear Globetrotter:

Welcome to the 540th issue of your monthly worldwide travel magazine — our 45th anniversary issue!

The May 2020 and January 2021 issues had to be published online only (no mailed copies) due to the drop in supportive tour company advertising resulting from the COVID-caused shutdown in travel worldwide, but travelers are looking forward to the day when they can get back on the road and in the air.

I want to once again thank the many people who...

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The port of Corricella on the island of Procida, a 40-minute hydrofoil ride from Naples, Italy.

Dear Globetrotter:

Welcome to the 539th issue of your monthly worldwide travel magazine. Due to the shutdown of the travel industry because of the pandemic, last month’s issue had to be published online only, but, with a few more tour operators advertising this month — a hopeful sign — this issue is being printed and mailed as usual (and posted on our website, www.intltravelnews.com, of course).

To reiterate a couple of my announcements that some of you may...

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