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After reading Robert Carrelli's letter about self-drive travel (Dec. '17, pg. 27), Linda Beuret of Santa Barbara, California, wrote, "For 12 years, my husband and I planned and organized our own trips, mostly driving throughout Europe. Now, at 79, we seem to do more tours, leaving the driving to others. Mr. Carrelli stated that, at 86, he still rents cars and drives on his vacations. I know that, in some countries, many agencies will not rent autos to persons over 75. I am...

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The Laxey Wheel, once used to pump water from mines on the Isle of Man. Photos by Norman Dailey

In past issues, we've printed letters from subscribers who took customized private tours (outside of the US) that were arranged by tour companies and guides that are local to the destinations.

Anyone writing in should include the name and contact information of the foreign tour company or private guide (location, phone, email and/or website); an idea of the itinerary; the length of the tour (number of days/nights); when the tour took place (month/year), and the approximate...

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Ireland’s narrow Wild Atlantic Way is “No Country for Old Men.” Photo and caption by Ron Carlson

After reading Robert Carrelli's letter about self-drive travel (Dec. '17, pg. 27), Linda Beuret of Santa Barbara, California, wrote, "For 12 years, my husband and I planned and organized our own trips, mostly driving throughout Europe. Now, at 79, we seem to do more tours, leaving the driving to others. Mr. Carrelli stated that, at 86, he still rents cars and drives on his vacations. I know that, in some countries, many agencies will not rent autos to persons over 75. I...

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Pat Ove of Aurora, Colorado, wrote, "There must be many budget travelers reading ITN who are having exciting adventures discovering the world on $100 a day [not including overseas airfare]. I would love to read about their journeys."

Regarding traveling outside of the US on $100 a day (excluding international air), subscribers were asked to tell us how they did it and where and when they traveled, specifying modes of transport, types of accommodations used and how those were...

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A grey heron (white forehead and cheeks, yellow bill) with a frog in Amsterdam’s Vondelpark. Photo by Calvin Harfst

Subscribers were invited to write in about places, outside of the US, where they've had rewarding sightings of birds. (We cannot accept more submissions.)

In addition to the types of birds they saw, we asked travelers to each tell us where they were and the year/month/time their visit took place. We also wanted to know how difficult it was to reach an area, what equipment would be recommended and what the weather was like.

We've printed responses about sites in the...

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 My room at the hotel in Finisterre — compara-tive luxury for a pilgrim. Photo by Don Horel

Pat Ove of Aurora, Colorado, wrote, "There must be many budget travelers who are having exciting adventures discovering the world on $100 a day [not including overseas airfare]. I would love to read about their journeys."

Regarding traveling outside of the US on $100 a day (excluding international air), ITN subscribers were asked to tell us how they did it and where and when they traveled, specifying modes of transport, types of accommodations used and how those were found...

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Vickie Birdsall with king parrots (each of which has a red/orange head and/or breast and green or dark-blue wings) — Lamington National Park, Queensland, Australia.

Subscribers were invited to write in about places, outside of the US, where they've had rewarding sightings of birds. (We cannot accept more submissions.)

In addition to the types of birds they saw, we asked travelers to each tell us where they were and the year/month/time their visit took place. We also wanted to know how difficult it was to reach an area, what equipment would be recommended and what the weather was like.

We've printed responses about sites in the...

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One Hundred Dollar Bill

Pat Ove of Aurora, California, wrote, "There must be many budget travelers reading ITN who are having exciting adventures discovering the world on $100 a day [not including overseas airfare]. I would love to read about their journeys."

Regarding traveling outside of the US on $100 a day (excluding international air), subscribers were asked to tell us how they did it and where and when they traveled, specifying modes of transport, types of accommodations used and how those...

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