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Dear Globetrotter:

Welcome to the 401st issue of your monthly overseas travel magazine, the magazine YOU help write.

While you’re warming up your keyboard to report on your most recent trip, here are several chilling news items you may want to know about.

In Guayaquil, Ecuador, the US Consulate General warned visitors to practice extreme caution when taking taxis in the area. There have been several incidents in which passengers were threatened with guns, driven from...

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Dear Globetrotter:

Welcome to the 400th issue of your monthly overseas travel magazine. 400 issues! We’re having a staff party celebrating this milestone, and we have all of you subscribers to thank for it.

Whether you have simply enjoyed reading the magazine, chosen to travel with an advertiser or written up a trip, each of you has contributed to the continued success of this travelers’ forum.

This is the perfect issue in which to share with you some letters I received...

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Dear Globetrotter:

Welcome to the 399th issue of your monthly overseas travel magazine.

There’s plenty to tell you about this month.

In October, ITN reported on armed attacks and robberies on main roads between Guatemala City and Tikal. Tourists were urged to drive the route in convoys or to travel with a group on a bus.

In late January in Guatemala City, during rush hours several drivers were robbed of valuables by two armed men on a motorcycle.

In...

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Dear Globetrotter:

Welcome to the 398th issue of your monthly overseas travel magazine.

If you’re heading to Bali or other islands in Indonesia, be aware of recent shortages of wine, liquor and imported foods like cheese and crackers.

A trade regulation came into effect on Dec. 15 that restricts imports of electronics, textiles, toys, food and beverages. Where before smugglers had operated openly, now the rules are strictly enforced.

The crackdown has been...

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Dear Globetrotter:

Welcome to the 33rd anniversary issue of your monthly overseas travel magazine. ITN began publishing in March 1976, and 397 months later it is still inspiring travel, thanks to all of our subscribers, who write in with reports, warnings and tips for the benefit of their fellow readers. Keep it up, and we at the home offices will do our part by keeping you informed of travel news!

Early in 2008 at the airport in Delhi, India, drivers in illegal taxis and...

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Dear Globetrotter:

Welcome to the 396th issue of your monthly overseas travel magazine — 33 years in publication!

Though this magazine is all about world travelers looking out for each other, we also print news items that may affect travelers.

In Volgograd, Russia, an African-American exchange student survived a stabbing on Dec. 5, 2008, in what may have been either a robbery attempt or a racist attack.

Though attacks on Westerners are rare in Russia, in the...

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Dear Globetrotter:

Welcome to the 395th issue of your monthly overseas travel magazine.

Some of you are seeing ITN for the first time. Someone you know may have asked us to send you a free sample copy. Take a look at the many letters and articles in this issue, most written by ITN subscribers, themselves — people who love travel and want to share what they’ve found with others — and then consider participating. Write in with any helpful tricks of travel.

ITN also keeps...

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Dear Globetrotter:

Welcome to the 394th issue of your monthly overseas travel magazine, the one in which travelers like you pass along recommendations and warnings to others.

I can share a few news items with you, here.

Think twice before using an automatic teller machine in Lithuania. Banks there hope to have up-to-date security devices installed in all ATMs by 2010, but, for now, about 30% of them lack such safeguards, and criminals can use scanning devices to...

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