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The Samuel Beckett Bridge over the River Liffey joins Guild Street on the north bank to Sir John Rogerson’s Quay on the south — Dublin, Ireland. Photo ©Laurentiu Iordache/
Beware of professional pickpockets in Europe. Also, award-winning buildings announced at World Architecture Festival
Closeup of one of the two mirror-image statues that top the Cordonata on Rome’s Capitoline Hill. The statues represent the twins Castor and Pollux and date to antiquity. Photo by Beth Habian
(1) World's most visited cities (2) Results of ITN's informal poll "Where Were You in 2013?" plus winners of the prize drawings

Dear Globetrotter:

Welcome to the 460th issue of your monthly foreign-travel magazine, the one largely written by its subscribers.

I’ve got a few things to cover this month.

According to Project Visa, a website whose purpose is to guide travelers on how to apply for entry visas to different countries, having an Israeli stamp in your passport can make it difficult, if not impossible, to visit Algeria, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen...

Ten cities with the worst air pollution. US Secure Flight system grants some people expedited security screening without their applying for the Pre√TM program. determined how far in advance of a flight a traveler should purchase his ticket in order to get the lowest airfare.
Viewing from a larger perspective the extent of viral outbreaks on cruise ships. Also, considering the chances — and impact — of missing a tour departure. Also, it's been 100 years since the start of the first scheduled commercial airline service using winged aircraft.
A village woman encountered on a missionary trip to Acheber, Ethiopia, in the highlands  southwest of Addis Ababa. Photo by Theresa Cane, Elverta, CA

Dear Globetrotter:

Welcome to the 457th issue of your monthly foreign-travel magazine. We’re now into our 38th year of publishing ITN, the first travel publication based on articles and letters written by its subscribers, travelers like you, people who pay their own way on trips and wish to share their discoveries.

To all of you who have sent in a letter or Feature Article to be included in this magazine or who have patronized one of our advertisers or sent in the...

Canada’s Parliament and the Peace Tower — Ottawa, Ontario.

Dear Globetrotter:

Welcome to the 456th issue of your monthly foreign-travel magazine. With this issue, we have been publishing ITN for a full 38 years!

ITN was the first public forum where international travelers could candidly share notes. Before this magazine came along, there were no travel publications that talked about anything other than rosy sunsets and smiling waiters. ITN continues to tell it like it is.


In the past few years, a few ITN subscribers have...


Dear Globetrotter:

Welcome to the 455th issue of your monthly foreign-travel magazine, the one that invites its subscribers (including you) to share travel recommendations, tips and warnings from their experiences overseas. We’ll supplement those with additional researched material, columnists’ articles, relevant travel news and just plain fun.


Let’s start with the latest word on an online problem affecting travelers.

Those of you who rent...