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Eilean Donan Castle, Loch Duich, Scotland. Photo by Richard Semik/123RF
A Passenger Bill of Rights for US passengers in North America purchasing cruises, regardless of itinerary, with any CLIA member cruise line. Also, the British airline EasyJet encourages smaller carry-ons.
View of a man-made lake and the hotel The Address Downtown Dubai from Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE.

Dear Globetrotter:

Welcome to the 448th issue of your monthly foreign-travel magazine.

Mike Kalt wrote to us, “I am a longtime ITN subscriber, and I just started a travel-discussion group (CP Globetrotters) at the Carolina Preserve development in Cary, North Carolina. We have over 70 members in our group so far, and over 40 of them turned out for our first meeting.  

“One of the topics on the agenda was ‘What’s Your Favorite Travel Magazine...

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Some of the curiously eroded “fairy chimneys” in Zelve, Cappa­docia, Turkey. Photo: Tykol

Dear Globetrotter:

Welcome to the 447th issue of your monthly foreign-travel magazine. If you’re reading ITN for the first time, here’s what it’s all about: travelers keeping other travelers informed.

Basically, once you’re a subscriber, you qualify to have your own travel reports printed in this magazine. Send in an appraisal of any airline, tour, car rental company, restaurant or shop that you’ve made use of recently. Or tell everyone about your latest destination discovery...

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Statue of winged Virgin Mary of Quito, El Panecillo Hill, Quito, Ecuador. Photo:

Dear Globetrotter:

In a couple of recent issues, I wrote about some things to keep in mind when purchasing airline tickets for a multileg flight. Former ITN Contributing Editor Steve Venables of Woodland Travel (Woodland, CA; 530/662-5491) submitted the following advice: “Make certain to allow plenty of connection time between flights, and, if possible, find out the ‘on-time record’ of the first flight on your trip.

“A flight that is ‘on time’ is defined as one that operates...

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Eaves in Biwon, a six-acre private garden at Changdeok Palace in Seoul, South Ko

Dear Globetrotter:

Welcome to the 445th issue of your monthly foreign-travel magazine. Champagne all around — ITN is beginning its 38th year of publication!

ITN’s success is due to all of you who have subscribed. Whether you have sent in a trip report or Feature Article to be printed, have used the services or products of advertisers in the magazine or have sent us the addresses of traveling friends to each be sent a sample copy — or you just enjoy going along for the ride —...

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This statue at Reichsburg Castle in Cochem, Germany, overlooks the Mosel River.

Dear Globetrotter:

Welcome to the 444th issue of your monthly foreign-travel magazine, the one you and your fellow ITN subscribers help write. (Tell us about your latest discovery outside of the US.)

Here’s an item of interest for those of you planning a visit to Europe.

As of Dec. 31, 2012, all passengers traveling by sea and inland waterways in European Union nations will have rights similar to those of travelers on planes and trains in those countries, whether...

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A Luther rose in the courtyard of Martin Luther’s birth house in Lutherstadt Eis

Dear Globetrotter:

Welcome to the 443rd issue of your monthly foreign-travel magazine.

I’m about to take you on a long journey that touches on a few financial matters. While this article may be extensive, I suggest that you do not overlook the last few paragraphs or Uncle Sam may come calling.

If you fly often, it’s likely you’re a member of an airline’s frequent-flyer program. Each time you take a flight with the airline, you’re credited with “frequent-flyer miles,”...

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GeoEye-1 satellite image of part of Bangalore, India. Photo courtesy of eMap Int

Dear Globetrotter:

Welcome to the 442nd issue of your monthly foreign-travel magazine, the one that prints the reports you send in.

In the July issue, I wrote on the rules about having spare batteries, particularly lithium batteries, in checked luggage and carry-ons on planes. I then made this request of ITN subscribers: “After you next board a flight within or from India, or if you recently did so, tell us what regulations you were made aware of in regard to packing spare...

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